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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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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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