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Oct 18, 2018

Denver Launches Shower Pilot for People Experiencing Homelessness

Denver’s Road Home and Denver Parks & Recreation are partnering to pilot a program to provide shower access at the La Alma Recreation Center for people experiencing homelessness.

Oct 10, 2018

BP Donation to Denver Will Power Local Shelters for 12 Months

Mayor Michel B. Hancock and Denver’s Road Home will join representatives of BP Lower 48 on World Homeless Day to announce a $350,000 donation from BP to power local shelters for those experiencing homelessness by paying the electric and gas utility costs for the next 12 months.

Sep 21, 2018

DHS Releases Results of Needs Assessment of Services for Denver Residents with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Denver Human Services today released the findings of a first-of-its-kind assessment to identify gaps in services for Denver residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). The four-month effort gathered more than 500 responses from people living with I/DD, their families, service providers and advocates via interviews, surveys, focus groups, social media, phone, and public meetings.

Aug 30, 2018

1,000 Volunteers Needed for Project Homeless Connect

Denver’s Road Home is issuing a call for more than 1,000 volunteers for the annual Project Homeless Connect event on November 15 at the Colorado Convention Center. This free, one-day event is open to people of all ages who are experiencing homelessness or who are experiencing housing instability.

Aug 13, 2018

Chris Conner Named Director of Denver’s Road Home

Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Denver Human Services announced today that Chris Conner has been selected to lead Denver’s Road Home, the city’s program to support and connect people experiencing homelessness to vital resources and housing. Conner steps into the role after serving as interim director of Denver’s Road Home since September and has already initiated a refocusing on the mission of the office and its large network of community service providers.

Aug 08, 2018

DHS to Help Hundreds #BeSupported at Family & Child Support Resource Fair

Free food, fun, back-to-school supplies, child support incentives and other resources to be available at free event on Saturday, Aug. 11.

Aug 07, 2018

SNAP Families Can Now Visit Denver Botanic Gardens for $1

For just one dollar, families receiving food assistance can now enjoy the sights and sounds of Denver Botanic Gardens and Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in addition to four other cultural facilities participating in the Denver Human Services (DHS) One Dollar Museum and Cultural Center Admission Program. The program lets families who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) support show their EBT card at the ticket window to receive one-dollar admission at participating sites for themselves and up to nine additional people (admission is $1 per car at Chatfield Farms).

Jun 28, 2018

DHS Kicks Off Eighth-Annual Adopt-a-Student School Supply Drive

Starting the school year off on the right track and setting a course for year-long success in the classroom requires the right resources, but for many students in Denver, these resources are unaffordable and hard to come by. To help give students the tools they need to succeed, Denver Human Services (DHS) is excited to announce the 2018 Adopt-a-Student School Supply Drive. Now through July 31, staff at DHS’ GIVE Center are collecting backpacks filled with school supplies to give to hundreds of children before the start of the 2018-2019 school year.

May 24, 2018

Denver Zoo, History Colorado Center Join $1 Museum & Cultural Center Admission Program for Families Who Receive Food Assistance

Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Denver Human Services (DHS) today welcomed the Denver Zoo and History Colorado Center into the city’s $1 Museum and Cultural Center Admission Program. The DHS program gives families and individuals who participate in the SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program) food benefits program access to four local cultural institutions: Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, History Colorado Center, and the Denver Zoo.

May 01, 2018

DHS Invites Community to Donate Hygiene Items to Support the Well-being of Denver Residents

For people experiencing homelessness or anyone struggling to make ends meet, even basic hygiene items can be unaffordable. Something as ordinary as shampoo or toothpaste can make a world of difference for someone interviewing for a job or getting their kids ready for school. That’s why Denver Human Services (DHS) is collecting hygiene items through May 25 as part of their fourth annual Spring Showers Hygiene Drive.