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Jul 31, 2012

Denver receives Hunger Champion Award from USDA

Denver Human Services (DHS), Family and Adult Assistance program was awarded the national USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) 2011 Bronze Hunger Champion Award this week by Sue McGinn, Colorado Department of Human Services Food Assistance Director, and Kathy Underhill, Executive Director of Hunger Free Colorado. The annual award is bestowed upon organizations that help bring the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), previously known as Food Stamps, to low-income people in creative ways.

Jul 25, 2012

Local substance abuse experts release Denver drug trends report: Alcohol and marijuana rank highest in treatment admissions

Findings from the eighth Proceedings of the Denver Epidemiology Work Group Report show the latest substance abuse trends for the City and County of Denver and metro area.  Denver Epidemiology Work Group (DEWG) members examine data from dozens of local and national systems to create this semi-annual report.

Jul 16, 2012

Denver Human Services and Xcel Energy team up to offer “Heat Wave Help” for summer utility bill assistance

Denver Human Services and Xcel Energy are teaming up to offer “Heat Wave Help”, a new program that provides assistance to people who need help paying home energy bills during the hot summer months.

Jun 27, 2012

New deputy manager oversees Denver Human Services, Protection and Prevention division

Denver Human Services (DHS) announces Jeffrey Holliday, MBA LCSW, as the agency’s deputy manager of protection and prevention services. Holliday has over 20 years of experience in the realm of child welfare in both the public and private sectors.

Jun 18, 2012

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day shines spotlight on speaking up and mandated reporting

Public officials urged people to speak up and report suspected elder abuse and exploitation during the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day event on June 15.

May 21, 2012

“Bags 4 Kids” Drive Aims to Make Transitions a Little Easier for Foster Youth

The Denver Human Services GIVE Denver program and Colorado Baggage launched the Bags 4 Kids Drive in an effort to make sure foster youth have a duffel bag or suitcase to carry their belongings. Donations will be accepted from May 21 - July 22, 2012.

May 7, 2012

Grill & Chill at the Safe Summer Kickoff

Families are invited to Grill & Chill at the Safe Summer Kickoff on Saturday, May 12 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Kepner Middle School. Families and kids will enjoy face painting, balloon animals, food, a salsa demonstration, games, live entertainment and many more fun activities.

Apr 30, 2012

Amendment: 2011 City of Denver Consolidated Plan: Annual Action Pla

Denver Human Services has prepared a substantial amendment to the 2011 City of Denver Consolidated Plan: Annual Action Plan. This is specific to a second allocation of funding for the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program. For more information about this substantial amendment, please contact Ben Levek at (720) 944-2875 or by May 9, 2012.

Apr 23, 2012

Time’s running out for heating assistance: Last day to apply for LEAP is April 30

The last day to apply for heating assistance through LEAP is April 30, 2012. Denver Human Services urges people that may qualify to submit their application.

Apr 12, 2012

DHS Community Engager: April 2012 Edition

The DHS Community Engager captures the latest news at Denver Human Services and various community partners. Check out our April 2012 edition.