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Aug 01, 2016

Denver Child Support Services Encourages Parents to Invest In Their Child's Future

Denver Human Services (DHS) Child Support Services is recognizing August as National Child Support Awareness Month by encouraging parents to “Invest in Your Child’s Future” by providing for both their emotional and physical needs. When a family’s structure changes, the needs of the child(ren) remain the same. Child Support Services works with parents of all income levels to establish child support orders and paternity so the custodial parent can receive financial support for the child; to protect the rights of the non-custodial parent and; to assist in modifying current child support orders when changes in income or circumstances occur.

Jul 01, 2016

DHS Launches 2016 Give Denver Adopt A Student School Supply Drive

Every student should begin the school year with the school supplies they need to be successful in class. Today, Denver Human Services launched the 2016 GIVE Denver Adopt A Student Drive to help equip children served by DHS with the supplies they need to start the school year off on the right track. The drive runs from July 1 – 31 and pairs generous donors with children served by DHS. In 2015, donors helped GIVE Denver provide backpacks of school supplies to 515 students.

Jun 27, 2016

DHS & Denver Botanic Gardens Launch Summer Farm Stands in Sun Valley, Montbello

Denver Human Services and Denver Botanic Gardens today officially kicked off the annual fresh foods farm stands at DHS, just in time for people to pick up fresh produce for their Independence Day picnic! Each week, fresh produce grown at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, in partnership with farmers from the Veterans to Farmers program, will be available for purchase at DHS offices in Sun Valley and Montbello on specific days and times. Customers who visit the farm stand and use their SNAP food assistance program benefits card (EBT/Quest Card) also will qualify for various discounts, including a Double Bucks incentive that allows them to swipe their EBT card and receive double the money to spend on fruits and vegetables. Double Bucks are made possible by a collaboration led by LiveWell Colorado with funding support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Jun 14, 2016

Denver Human Services Recognizes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Denver Human Services is joining agencies and advocates across the globe in recognizing Wednesday, June 15, 2016 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Each year, an estimated five million, or one in ten, older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect or exploitation. In Denver, following Colorado’s implementation of mandatory reporting of elder abuse for adults age 70 and older in July 2014, DHS’ Adult Protective Services (APS) received more than 3,000 reports of elder abuse, neglect or exploitation. In Colorado, more than 11,000 reports of adult abuse, exploitation, or neglect are received each year. Unfortunately, that’s just part of the picture. Experts believe that for every case of elder abuse or neglect reported, as many as 23.5 cases go unreported.

Jun 13, 2016

Denver Awarded $3.5 million in Grants to Provide Permanent Supportive Housing for Hundreds of People Experiencing Homelessness

The City and County of Denver will receive nearly $3.5 million in federal grant funds to support permanent supportive housing for people who are homeless and living with special needs. The funds are awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Homeless Assistance Continuum of Care Program and will support five homeless housing programs. The Tier 2 Continuum of Care (CoC) grants support HUD’s efforts to end homelessness by providing housing and support services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Earlier this year, Denver received $728,388 in HUD Tier 1 CoC funding to support five programs that deliver permanent supportive housing to dozens of homeless youth, veterans, women with disabilities and people with mental health needs.

Jun 03, 2016

Community Donates 1,800 Gallons of Hygiene Items During Second Annual GIVE Denver Spring Showers Hygiene Drive

Hundreds of Denver residents donated nearly 1,800 gallons of hygiene items and more than $1,500 in cash donations to help those in need during this year’s GIVE Denver Spring Showers Hygiene Drive April 25 through May 13.

Apr 26, 2016

Denver Debuts New Way for Donors to “Give a Better Way” to Help Those Who Are Experiencing Homelessness

Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Denver’s Road Home, the Downtown Denver Partnership and Downtown Denver Business Improvement District today added text-to-give as another way for Denver residents to “Give a Better Way” to help those who are experiencing homelessness. The new giving option is part of the longstanding “Give a Better Way” campaign, which was created in 2007 to encourage people to contribute in ways that will most effectively connect homeless individuals with the resources they need.

Apr 26, 2016

Denver Receives $728,000 in Grants to Provide Permanent Supportive Housing for Dozens of Homeless and Disabled Persons

The City and County of Denver will receive more than $728,000 in federal grant funds to support permanent supportive housing for people who are homeless and living with special needs.

Apr 25, 2016

Denver Joins with Community Partners for Spring Showers Hygiene Drive

After taking in more than 1,000 gallons of hygiene items from hundreds of donors last year, GIVE Denver hopes to reach new heights with this year’s annual Spring Showers Hygiene Drive. The Denver Human Services charitable giving program provides hundreds of simple hygiene items like soap, shampoo and toothpaste to thousands of people including the homeless, foster children, veterans, at-risk and disabled seniors, and those living on the brink of poverty each year through the GIVE Center located at DHS’ main building.

Apr 04, 2016

Mayor Hancock, DHS, Denver Health Announce New Program Aimed at Strengthening Family Wellness

DENVER – Feb. 25, 2016 – Keeping children safe from harm is a job that requires the entire community’s help. Denver Human Services (DHS) is seeking to partner with community groups from across the Mile High City during the month of April to fund unique, engaging and educational events designed to strengthen families and promote awareness about ways to prevent child abuse.