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Caring for Denver Receives Outstanding Foundation Award

News Release [November 29, 2022 – Denver, Colo.]: Caring for Denver Foundation has received the Outstanding Foundation Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals Colorado Chapter, an honor recognizing an organization that has demonstrated outstanding...

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Denver jails expand medication-assisted addiction treatment

By David Heitz / NewsBreak Denver (Denver, Colo.) Denver jails will expand their medication-assisted treatment program for inmates battling addiction. The City Council accepted a $1,054,387 grant Monday from the Caring for Denver Foundation. The money will...

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Park rangers: The unseen frontline for mental health

Over the years, rangers have found themselves dealing with more mental health crises. The co-responder program aims to help with that. 9News Author: Anusha Roy (9NEWS) Published: 7:01 PM MDT September 16, 2022 Updated: 7:21 PM MDT September 16, 2022  ...

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Denver audit finds mental health money unused

Gabrielle Franklin / KDVR Fox 31 DENVER (KDVR) — An audit found that the Denver Police Department and Department of Public Safety failed to use some dollars meant for mental health help. According to a new report, the Denver Auditor’s Office found the grant money...

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Caring for Denver Receives Community Builder Award

News Release [September 17, 2022 – Denver, Colo.]: Caring for Denver Foundation has received the Community Builder Award from Servicios de la Raza, an honor recognizing individuals and organizations who have provided incredible benefits to the Indigenous and...

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Take our 2022 Community Check In Survey!

Caring for Denver Foundation was founded and funded with overwhelming voter support to address Denver’s mental health and substance misuse needs. Guided by community input, the organization has funded more than $82.2 million in the areas of alternatives to jail, care...

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Caring for Denver Invests $12.1M in Alternatives to Jail Grant

Out Front Magazine (OFM) AUGUST 9, 2022 Photo courtesy of Caring for Denver on Facebook A previous poll by The Colorado Health Foundation found that many people consider mental health and substance use serious problems for Coloradans. This is especially true for BIPOC...

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Study: Denver’s STAR program reduced crime, costs

Fox 31 by: Alex Rose Posted: Jun 8, 2022 / 03:03 PM MDT Updated: Jun 9, 2022 / 12:56 PM MDT DENVER (KDVR) — Denver’s Support Team Assistance Response (STAR) program has been operating in the Mile High City now for two years. A new study shows how...

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Denver, Aurora boost alternative police response programs

Newsbreak Denver, CO David Heitz By David Heitz / NewsBreak Denver (Denver, Colo.) Aurora and Denver both agreed Monday to provide more money for alternative police response teams. At their respective City Council meetings, Aurora agreed to spend $230,000 on salaries...

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PlatteForum’s Big Year

Westword EMILY FERGUSON MAY 17, 2022  PlatteForum staffers (from left, back row): Michael Gadlin, Sigri Strand, Zaia Sever, Kendall Kultgen, Axel Leonhardt. Front row: Destany Rodriguez, Kevin Sandoval-Torres. Sigri Strand PlatteForum will celebrate its twentieth...

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PlatteForum Opens New Space, New Exhibit

YourHub – Denver Post Posted by ddascalos on May 3, 2022  Resident Artist, Annette Isham, To Open New Exhibit in New Space May 27, 2022. PlatteForum just announced they opened a new gallery and studio space at 3575 Ringsby Ct. #103 Denver, CO 80216 and...

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DPS awarded more than $500k for mental health services

Colorado Politics DAVID MULLEN david.mullen@gazette.com Isabelle Espana, front, gets help from then-Denver Public Schools Superintendent Susana Cordova in August as the young girl works on a laptop in a classroom in Newlon Elementary School. The Associated Press...

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Sending Mental Health Pros, Not Police

Front Porch (Northeast Denver) April 1, 2022 / Tracy Wolfer Osborne /  Announcements, Community Issues, Denver News, Health & Wellness / Mamie Tissue, a clinician with the Mental Health Center of Denver, and her partner, Seth Humphreys, a Denver Health Paramedic...

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Envision:You Receives New Grant to Fund Training Program

Out Front Magazine Envision:You Receives New Grant to Fund Training Program DECEMBER 10, 2021 Envision:You will surely have all the more momentum to help members of Colorado’s LGBTQ community; The Caring for Denver Foundation awarded the initiative a grant to...

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