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Oct 21, 2015

DHS Awarded Three-Year Grant to Train Community in Mental Health First Aid

Mental health crisis can strike anyone at any age. In an effort to help young adults facing a mental health crisis, Denver Human Services (DHS) is partnering with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) on Project AWARE Community, a program to train a diverse group of adults in Youth Mental Health First Aid. The project is part of a three-year, $124,763 grant from SAMHSA. The training will help adults detect and respond to mental illness in youth in the Denver community. Youth Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to the risk factors and warning signs of mental health issues and builds an understanding of the importance of early intervention. Participants are introduced to local mental health resources, national organizations, support groups, and online tools for mental health and addictions treatment and support.

Oct 16, 2015

1,000 Volunteers Needed for Project Homeless Connect 15

Denver’s Road Home and the Mile High United Way are issuing a call for more than 1,000 volunteers to guide homeless persons through the services provided during Project Homeless Connect 15. The annual event connects more than a thousand homeless persons to needed services in one place at one time.

Oct 15, 2015

GIVE Denver Kicks Off Annual Masquerade Fundraiser

Denver Human Services' GIVE Denver Program is pleased to announce "Masquerade 5.0: An Online Affair" fundraiser silent auction is now up and ready for bidders. The fundraiser pairs unique entertainment and memorabilia packages with beautiful, hand-painted masks created by children served by Denver Human Services.

Oct 13, 2015

Be the First to Stay in One of Westin Denver International Airport’s New 35 Luxurious Suites

Denver’s Road Home, Denver International Airport and the Westin Denver International Airport are teaming up to provide lucky bidders with a night of luxury at one of Denver’s newest hotels. The special VIP experience will take place on November 19 in conjunction with the opening of the 519-room Westin Denver International Airport.

Oct 09, 2015

DHS Selects Colorado State University to Conduct Third Party Review of Child Welfare Division Practices

The Denver Department of Human Services announced today that it has selected Colorado State University to lead a third party review of the department’s child welfare processes and procedures.

Sep 24, 2015

GIVE Denver Helps More Than 500 Students Through Adopt-A-Student Drive

More than 500 Denver students are equipped with classroom essentials this school year thanks to donations provided by the community through the annual GIVE Denver Adopt-A-Student school supply drive. The annual drive pairs children who are in foster care or are experiencing homelessness or poverty with generous donors who help ensure each child starts the school year with essential classroom supplies they might not otherwise be able to afford.

Aug 26, 2015

Child Safety Net Impact Team Announces Phase I Actions

Mayor Michael B. Hancock and members of Denver's Child Safety Net Impact Team today announced phase one immediate actions and recommendations of the impact team.

Jul 17, 2015

Mayor Hancock Announces Members of Child Safety Net Impact Team

DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Denver Department of Human Services, Denver District Attorney’s Office, Denver Public Schools and Denver Human Rights and Community Partnerships will announce the organizations will lead the Mayor’s Child Safety Net Impact Team.

Jul 08, 2015

GIVE Denver Collecting School Supplies to Help Students in Need

DENVER – July 7, 2015 – Every student should begin the school year with the school supplies needed to be successful in class and GIVE Denver is seeking donations from the community to ensure children in need start the school year off on the right track through the annual Adopt-A-Student donation drive.