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Caring for Denver: Widespread, Community-Informed Support

OUT FRONT Magazine By Keegan Williams As the Denver community pushes forward in this new stage of the pandemic, the need for community services and resources is more dire than ever. Representative Leslie Herod saw this need to do better for our local communities,...

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Denver’s pivot from police is gaining popularity nationwide

Axios Markets via Yahoo News By Alayna Alvarez What started as a pilot program to reimagine policing primarily in downtown Denver is now expanding citywide and piquing interest across the country. Driving the news: The City Council this week voted to boost the...

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Alternatives to Calling the Denver Police Department

Denver’s STAR Program is a success. So much so that it’s expanding this year. Here are some more local resources to phone if you don’t want to call the police. 5280 by: Celeste Benzschawel Denver’s Support Team Assisted Response (STAR) program has responded...

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Alternative Dispatch Programs

A Strategy for Improving Emergency Responses and Reducing Police Violence Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Introduction Approximately 240 million calls are made to 911 every year in the United States.1 Only a small fraction of these calls are for serious or...

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Caring for Denver directs $11 million into jail diversion

Colorado Politics By Joey Bunch Caring for Denver Board chair Leslie Herod, a lawmaker from Denver, speaks with Lorez Meinhold, executive director of the voter-approved foundation’s board of directors.Courtesy of Caring for Denver The Caring for Denver...

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Philanthropy @ Work – Grants and Programs 

Grantmakers in Health Caring for Denver Foundation (Denver, CO) Youth are experiencing profound mental health challenges that put them at higher risk of mental health and substance misuse issues. Now, Caring for Denver Foundation has approved 47 grants...

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26 nonprofits receive Caring for Denver grants

Funding will support mental health, fight against substance misuse in community Life on Capitol Hill By Christy Steadman The goal is to do more to support mental health and the fight against substance misuse in the Denver community. In November 2018, Denver voters...

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26 nonprofits receive Caring for Denver grants

Funding will support mental health, fight against substance misuse in community The Washington Park Profile By Christy Steadman The goal is to do more to support mental health and the fight against substance misuse in the Denver community. In November 2018, Denver...

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Envision: You Awarded Caring for Denver Grant

Out Front By Denny Patterson Envision:You, a Colorado, LGBTQ, mental health and substance use disorder initiative, has been awarded a grant from Caring for Denver Foundation for increasing awareness and availability of affirming and culturally relevant...

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Program uses mental health pros, not officers 

The Denver Post By Elise Schmelzer A concerned passerby dialed 911 to report a sobbing woman sitting alone on a curb in downtown Denver. Instead of a police officer, dispatchers sent Carleigh Sailon, a seasoned mental health professional with a penchant for wearing...

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Should Police Respond to Mental Health Crises? 

Freethink By Doug Dais Video: https://youtu.be/qZ4b70dqews As tensions between law enforcement and the public continue to rise, many are beginning to evaluate the role of the police, and specifically – whether all 911 calls warrant a visit from armed...

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Denver Aims To Expand Behavioral Services In STAR Program

CBS 4 Denver By Tori Mason  August 24, 2020 at 10:58 pm CBS 4 Denver DENVER (CBS4) – More than 55 law enforcement agencies across Colorado participate in co-responder programs, pairing law enforcement and behavioral health specialists. The Mental...

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We are failing with COVID, let’s not fail on mental health

The Hill BY BENJAMIN F. MILLER, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 08/02/20 03:00 PM EDT  THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL © ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images If there ever was a time for our nation to embrace true reform for mental...

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