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Oct 1, 2012

Families spend time reflecting on Family Day

Sariah Archibeque-Vasquez giggled as her older sister told an elaborate story about being born in France before migrating to Denver to a dinner table guest during the Family Day celebration at Barnum Recreation Center, which was sponsored by the Denver Resource for Awareness and Prevention (Denver RAP) and Strengthening Families.

Sep 28, 2012

More than 1,800 people helped at Project Homeless Connect 12

More than 1,800 homeless individuals and families in need crowded into the Colorado Convention Center for Project Homeless Connect (PHC) 12, making this the largest attendee turnout ever at a PHC event in Denver.

Sep 26, 2012

African-American Community Discusses the Welfare of Denver’s Children

Over 100 community leaders representing religious congregations, nonprofit organizations, and other community groups gathered at the African-American Community Summit on Child Welfare in Denver on Saturday, September 22nd at Emmanuel Christian Center to address why African-American children are 3.75 time more likely to be involved in child welfare than their Caucasian counterparts, and more importantly, what to do to change that disparity.

Sep 24, 2012

Project Homeless Connect offers free help Wednesday to those in need

More than 60 community partners will offer free services to those in need from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Colorado Convention Center, as part of Project Homeless Connect (PHC) 12. PHC is a resource fair for families and people of all ages who are homeless or are at risk of losing their home. Individuals seeking assistance can find the help they need in one location, rather than having to go from place to place to get back on their feet.

Sep 17, 2012

Frequent family dinners linked to lower alcohol and drug use by kids

Teens who have frequent family dinners are less likely to use alcohol, tobacco, or marijuana, according toThe National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA Columbia).

Sep 17, 2012

Youth face raw emotions to create masks for charity

“Creativity happens when your intelligence plays games,” said Denver Art Museum artist Beatriz Gomez, in an attempt to show at-risk youth residing at the Family Crisis Center (FCC) how to express their emotions through artistry.

Aug 29, 2012

Mayor Hancock thanks Denver Broncos Defensive Tackle Kevin Vickerson for helping GIVE Denver fulfill school supply lists

Mayor Michael B. Hancock thanked Denver Broncos Kevin Vickerson for adopting 200 students through the GIVE Denver Adopt-A-Student School Supply Drive today during a reception for selected families at the Denver Public Library Downtown Children’s Library.

Aug 23, 2012

Denver Office of Drug Strategy recognized for its fight against drugs

The Partnership at Drugfree recently presented the Denver Office of Drug Strategy (DODS), Denver Resource for Awareness and Prevention (RAP) program, with the 2011 Alliance Achievement Award. Denver RAP is one of just six Alliances nationally to receive this award in recognition for its outstanding and creative efforts in delivering substance abuse prevention messages to the Denver community.

Aug 13, 2012

100,000 Homes Campaign reports Denver’s Road Home on track to end chronic and vulnerable homelessness

The 100,000 Homes Campaign, a national initiative of Community Solutions, announced that Denver’s Road Home is one of just 15 communities in the country that is measurably on track to end chronic and vulnerable homelessness.

Aug 1, 2012

Denver Child Support Application Fees Waived in August thanks to Colorado Bar Association

In support of parents putting their child first and in observation of National Child Support month, Denver County residents that apply for child support throughout August will have the $20 application fee paid by the Colorado Bar Association.