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Nov 8, 2019

23 Children United with Adoptive Families During Annual Denver Adoption Day

Laughter, joy, and a few tears filled the Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse today as 23 Denver children were officially united with 20 adoptive families during Denver’s 15th Annual Adoption Day celebration.

Nov 4, 2019

Support Your Community This Season Through Annual DHS Donation Drive

Denver Human Services is launching the ninth annual Adopt-a-Family, Teen, or Senior Holiday Gift Drive. The drive pairs donors in the community with hundreds of families, teens, and seniors receiving services from DHS programs, regardless of their financial or family situation.

Nov 1, 2019

Denver Human Services Offers Annual Energy Assistance Program

Denver residents can stay warm this winter with help from Denver Human Services through the Low-income Energy Assistance Program, or LEAP, which begins accepting applications November 1. LEAP, a statewide program, is available for qualifying households through April 30, 2019. Applying for LEAP is simple. Applications may be requested by calling 1-866-HEAT-HELP (432-8435), or by visiting

Aug 15, 2019

Denver Human Services Disagrees with Audit of Services for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Denver Human Services (DHS) has made improvements in recent years to the administration and oversight of critical services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and will continue to cultivate best practices in partnership with Rocky Mountain Human Services (RMHS), the state’s designated Community Centered Board for Denver. Those improvements are noted in detail in DHS’s response to a recent city audit.

Jul 31, 2019

Denver Human Services and Partners Expand Discount Cultural Opportunities for Denver’s SNAP Families

Denver families receiving food assistance can now add Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, Butterfly Pavilion, and the Denver Art Museum to the list of cultural institutions they can enjoy with their families at deeply discounted prices, thanks to an expanding partnership with Denver Human Services (DHS).

Jul 3, 2019

DHS Kicks Off 9th Annual Adopt-a-Student School Supply Drive

Purchasing school supplies has long been a rite of summer for children and families everywhere – creating excitement about the new school year and setting the stage for success in the classroom. Yet for many Denver children, school supplies are an expense their families can’t afford, leaving these students without the basic tools they need to succeed.

Jun 27, 2019

Denver Human Services and Denver Botanic Gardens Kick Off Annual Farm Stands in Sun Valley and Montbello

As the peak of the summer harvest nears, Denver Human Services (DHS) and Denver Botanic Gardens have resumed their weekly farm stand on Fridays, bringing nutritious, locally grown produce to Denver neighborhoods that lack access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

May 24, 2019

Denver Human Services Joins Participants, Private Sector Employers, and Nonprofit Partners to Celebrate Two and Half Years of Denver Day Works Success and Growth

Denver Human Services Executive Director Don Mares today joined program participants, employers, and partners to celebrate the many achievements of the innovative Denver Day Works program. Since launching in 2016, Denver Day Works has provided more than 320 people with work opportunities, connected more than 150 to permanent employment, and housed 37 Denver residents experiencing homelessness.

May 1, 2019

Denver Human Services Invites Community to #BeAGiver and Donate Hygiene Items to Support the Health and Safety of Denver Residents

The simple ability to purchase lotion and deodorant is out of reach for many people experiencing homelessness or struggling to make ends meet. Ordinary items like 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 is asking you to be a giver and donate hygiene items through May 31 as part of our fifth annual Spring Showers Hygiene Drive.

Apr 29, 2019

Denver Launches Expansion, New Name for Property Tax Relief Program

Mayor Michael B. Hancock today launched the expansion of Denver’s Property Tax Relief Program. Beginning May 1, families who own a home and earn 40% of Area Median Income or less can now qualify for the city’s Property Tax Relief Program. The more than 60-year-old program was previously called the Elderly and Disabled Tax Rebate Program and has served seniors and people with disabilities.