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Oct 21, 2014

Denver DHS Engages Office of Colorado’s Child Protection Ombudsman in Review of Child Fatality Case

Denver Department of Human Services (DHS) Executive Director, Penny May, announced the agency has engaged the Office of Colorado’s Child Protection Ombudsman in an independent review of the case work involved in the Natalee Skinner-Hurst case.

Sep 15, 2014

DDHS Statement Regarding the Placement of Children

Nothing is more important than keeping Denver’s children safe, and we take that responsibility very seriously.

Denver Department of Human Services (DDHS) is severely limited in the amount of information we can share regarding specific cases. What DDHS can provide is an overview of our processes as they relate to Colorado child abuse and neglect rules. 

Sep 8, 2014

Community Network Meeting

Denver Human Services welcomes service providers to our next community engagement meeting on Tuesday,September 16, 2914 from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. at our East office located at 3815 Steele Street.

Jun 30, 2014

85 Days of Summer Fun Features Fun Activities and Encourages Youth Not to Drink

A recent Healthy Kids Colorado survey reports that 85 percent of middle school students in Denver do not drink alcohol. To continue this positive momentum, various Denver city agencies are teaming up to connect youth to positive activities this summer.

Jun 16, 2014

Gearing Up for Mandatory Elder Abuse Reporting Law

Hundreds of service professionals attended the Speak Up It’s the Law Conference to learn about Colorado’s new mandatory elder abuse reporting law, which goes into effect July 1, 2014.

Apr 14, 2014

Denver Human Services staffer Dana Niemela honored as White House Women Veteran Leader “Champions of Change”

The White House recently honored 10 leaders for its “Women Veteran Leader Champions of Change” for their contributions to the nations business, public, and community service sectors. A Denver Human Services staffer, Dana Louise Niemela was among them. Niemela is a veteran of the United States Navy where she served eight years and is the coordinator of the Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP) at Denver Human Services. HVRP links homeless veterans to housing, job training and employment opportunities that assist individuals in attaining self-sufficiency.

Apr 14, 2014

Caring Grown-ups Help Kids Thrive

Nonprofits, businesses, government agencies and dozens of organizations throughout Colorado are partnering to raise awareness to Help Kids Thrive in observation of Child Abuse Prevention Month this April.

Jan 31, 2014

Mayor’s Super Bowl Challenge for a Cause Heats Up Between Denver and Seattle

Hurry! Hurry! Denver’s Road Home needs our community’s help to win a Super Bowl challenge with Seattle’s Lifelong AIDS Alliance.

Jan 30, 2014

Denver Human Services Health Coverage Guides

Denver Human Services (DHS) offers certified Connect for Health Colorado Health Coverage Guides who are available to help people compare health insurance plans and apply for coverage, and to explain tax credits associated with the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Jan 14, 2014

Denver’s Best PJ Party Gathers Local Advocates to Put Homelessness to Bed

Residence Inn Denver City Center, a Sage Hospitality hotel, will hold the Ninth Annual PJ Party from 5:30 -10 p.m. on Feb. 6, 2014 to benefit Denver’s Road Home, the city’s program to help end homelessness.