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Jun 11, 2015

DHS Receives Grant to Boost Medical Assistance Enrollment in Underserved Neighborhoods

DENVER – June 10, 2015 – Denver Human Services is working to boost medical assistance enrollment in Denver’s underserved neighborhoods thanks to a $245,200 grant from the Colorado Health Foundation.

Jun 3, 2015

Denver Community Donates 1,152 Gallons of Hygiene Items to Needy During First GIVE Denver Spring Showers Hygiene Drive

Hundreds of Denver residents donated more than 1,000 gallons of hygiene items to help those in need during the first GIVE Denver Spring Showers Hygiene Drive which was held April 27 through May 8.

Apr 27, 2015

GIVE Denver Launches First Annual Spring Showers Hygiene Drive

For those experiencing homelessness or struggling to make ends meet, it can be difficult to obtain even basic hygiene items. Each year, the GIVE Denver Center at Denver Human Services provides hundreds of simple hygiene items like soap, shampoo or toothpaste to more than a thousand people in need. That’s why GIVE Denver is asking the community to donate hygiene items to those in need through the First Annual Spring Showers Hygiene Drive from April 27 through May 8, 2015. Monetary donations are also accepted.

Apr 2, 2015

Mayor Hancock, DHS Join Community to Launch Campaign to Help Kids Soar

Surrounded by dozens of community partners and child advocates, Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock today proclaimed April “Help Kids Soar – Child Abuse Prevention Month” in Denver. Each year, Denver Human Services joins agencies, nonprofits and businesses across the city to recognize April as national child abuse prevention month by displaying blue and silver pinwheels as a reminder of our commitment to helping kids soar by strengthening families and keeping kids safe. 

Apr 1, 2015

Mayor Michael Hancock, DHS to Kick-Off Child Abuse Prevention Month

Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock will join Denver Human Services (DHS) Executive Director Penny May, DHS employees, city agency representatives and more than a dozen community partners to Help Kids Soar at the kick-off for National Child Abuse Prevention Month in Denver on Thursday, April 2 in the 2nd Floor Rotunda of the City and County Building. 

Mar 26, 2015

DHS Statement on Results of CDHS Assessment Review

DENVER – March 26, 2015 – Caseworkers with the Denver Department of Human Services (DHS) completed and filed accurate accounts of all contacts made, according to a state review of DHS assessment practices released today. 

Feb 2, 2015

Southwest Airlines® and Downtown Denver Partnership Host PJ Day Kick-off Event at the Southwest Rink at Skyline Park

Wear PJ’s and skate for a chance to win two roundtrip tickets on Southwest Airlines

PJ clad ice skaters will take over the Southwest Rink at Skyline Park on Wednesday, February 4 as Southwest Airlines and the Downtown Denver Partnership join forces with Denver’s Road Home to kick off the 10th Annual PJ Day. PJ Day is Denver’s annual fundraising event to support Denver’s Road Home and draws attention to the fact that not everyone has a place to put on their PJ’s and sleep each night. This year’s PJ Day kick-off event at the Southwest Rink at Skyline Park will feature open skating and a most creative PJ’s contest. The ice skater with the most creative PJ’s will win a pair of roundtrip tickets on Southwest Airlines.

Jan 22, 2015

DHS Statement Regarding Arrest of Former Employee

DENVER – January 22, 2015 – Denver Human Services (DHS) Executive Director Penny May today released the following statement regarding the arrest of former DHS employee, Rotchana Madera, in relation to charges of forgery, tampering with physical evidence and official misconduct in the case of two month old Natalee Skinner-Hurst.

Jan 5, 2015

Mayor Michael B. Hancock Encourages the Community to Join the 10th Annual PJ Day on February 5

Mayor Michael B. Hancock today encouraged local businesses, restaurants, retailers, hotels and schools to join the city’s effort to put homelessness to bed by participating in the 10th annual PJ Day fundraising event on February 5, 2015. The annual event is just one month away and benefits Denver’s Road Home. Funds raised go directly to helping the homeless in Denver.