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Dec 4, 2013

Community and city rally to help homeless during cold snap

The City and County of Denver and Denver’s Road Home are working hand-in-hand with homeless shelter providers to prepare for the frigid cold snap this week. Several organizations and programs are expanding regular services to ensure the homeless have a safe and warm place to stay.

Nov 22, 2013

Denver celebrates 47 child adoptions in honor of National Adoption Day

Hundreds of people gathered at the Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse today to witness and celebrate 37 families adopt 47 children  in honor of National Adoption Day, a day to celebrate adoptive families while raising awareness for kids still looking for permanent, loving homes.

Nov 13, 2013

Heating assistance now available

Denver Human Services is now accepting Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) applications. This seasonal program helps households that qualify pay a portion of their home heating bill.

Oct 31, 2013

Denver and Jeffco partner with Savio House to prevent child abuse through SafeCare Colorado

Denver Human Services and Jefferson County Human Services announced its partnership with Savio House as it implements SafeCare Colorado, an evidence-based model the Colorado Department of Human Services has embraced to build stronger families, while preventing child abuse and neglect.

Oct 17, 2013

Denver Human Services Statement on Denver Auditor’s Report

At Denver Human Services, we are confident we have complied with all audit requests within the confines of current state and federal statute. Of the five recommendations made by the Denver Auditor's Office, we have fully embraced the two specific to practice within our agency and are moving forward with changes designed to improve service to our community. The final three recommendations are not under the purview of Denver Human Services. Any future changes in legal opinion or policy made by outside entities such as the City Attorney’s Office, the State Attorney General, and/or the State Legislature must be pursued outside of our agency.

Oct 17, 2013

Denver Veterans Day Celebration, Saturday, Nov. 9

United Launch Alliance presents the 2013 Denver Veterans Day Celebration, Run • Rejoice • Remember. The celebration will honor those who have served in the armed services at the Denver Veterans Day Celebration, Run • Rejoice • Remember, on Saturday, November 9 in downtown Denver. The event will kick off at with the Denver Veterans Day 5K race, followed by a parade and honor roll reading, and conclude with a celebration on Auraria Campus that will feature a variety of family-friendly activities.

Oct 14, 2013

City partners with homeless providers to shelter those in need this winter

The City and County of Denver and Denver’s Road Home are working hand-in-hand with homeless shelter providers to launch its Winter Overflow Shelter Operation, which will remain in effect through April 30.

Oct 8, 2013

DHS Statement regarding child abuse arrest

Denver Human Services is deeply concerned when we hear about children being found in deplorable conditions and troubled that any child would have to endure neglect. As an agency of committed caseworkers and other professionals dedicated to helping children, any time we hear of child abuse and neglect, it has a saddening and sobering effect on our staff, and makes evident there is still work to be done in our community.

Sep 23, 2013

Community connects 1,400 homeless people to critical services

Over 1,400 homeless people and individuals facing homelessness gathered at the Colorado Convention Center to access free services offered by nearly 100 organizations at Project Homeless Connect 13; a one-day event that connects people to multiple services in one location.

Sep 23, 2013

Denver RAP Encourages Parents to Take Simple Steps to Prevent Teen Drinking and Drug Abuse

Organizations throughout the Denver Metro Area will be hosting family day events throughout the week to encourage families to eat together as part of the effort to prevent risky substance use in children and teens. Family Day: A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children is a national movement to celebrate parent engagement as an effective tool to help keep kids substance free.