March Community Resources Newsletter

Posted February 29, 2024

Public Benefit Resource

There is a new online resource that allows families to find benefits they might be eligible for: You can read more about it here

Upcoming at FACE University

Click here for more information.

Webinar Series: Parenting While Black 2024

We are excited to relaunch our Parenting While Black series in 2024, Believe, Liberate, and Behold: Beautifully Brilliant Black Babies and Children. This free, engaging webinar series will offer real conversations for and between Black parents. Join the open and unapologetic conversations with inspiring guests. The Parenting While Black 2024 series will provide a welcoming space for sharing strength-based and culturally affirming ideas, narratives, and mindsets. Let’s discuss raising Black children and families: 

  • The collective experience of Black parenting, while recognizing our “differences” 
  • Raising bold, brilliant, and culturally grounded Black children  
  • Birth Equity and Reproductive Justice – fertility, pregnancy, postpartum and beyond 
  • Achieving Health and Mental Health Equity for Black children, youth, families, and communities
  • Neurodiversity and other Developmental Differences across the Early Years 
  • Thriving in the midst of harmful environmental barriers 
  • Strategies for protecting and liberating Black children, families, and communities

The five-part series begins on Monday, March 18, and continues through June 24, 2024. Each webinar is 1 hour followed by a 30-minute Q&A session with our parent panelists. The series is moderated by Eurnestine Brown, Ph.D., Director of Relational Equity and Belonging at the Brazelton Touchpoints Center.

  • Episode 1: Monday, March 18
    • 1 – 2:30 PM MT
  • Episode 2: Monday, April 22
    • 1 – 2:30 PM MT
  • Episode 3: Monday, May 20
    • 1 – 2:30 PM MT
  • Episode 4: Monday, June 10
    • 1 – 2:30 PM MT
  • Episode 5: Monday, June 24
    • 1 – 2:30 PM MT

Register today!

Tuesday, March 5, 5-6 p.m.: Social-Emotional Learning At Home – Learn how to bring SEL skills to life in your home for yourself, your child and your family. RSVP here.

Tuesday, March 12th, 5-6 p.m: Social Media Safety – Join us for a detailed overview of social media safety, discussion, and Q&A as we launch our Social Media Training module for families! RSVP HERE

April and May 4 Part Series: Empowering Black Families – Strategies for Navigating the Colorado Education System – In collaboration with Black Parent Network, FACE University is hosting a 4 part virtual series- Navigating the School District. Our goal? To empower Black families with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the complexities of the Colorado education system effectively. All DPS families & staff are welcome to attend.

Please USE THIS FORM to RSVP – this is how you will receive the Zoom link!

  1. Tuesday, April 2nd, 5:30 – 7 pm: Session 1: Key Components
  2. Monday, April 15th, 5:30 – 7 pm: Session 2: History, Challenges, and Opportunities
  3. Tuesday, April 30th, 5:30 – 7 pm: Session 3: Advocacy, Resources, and Support
  4. Monday May 13th, 5:30 – 7 pm: Session 4: Educational Policies, Practices, and Next Steps

Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Resources

Get a Ride to Work with Colorado Employment First!

Employment First programs offer support to SNAP recipients to help them gain long-term self-sufficiency through employment and can offer a variety of services, including rides to and from their workplace depending on their county. Learn more about how to access these services and edibility on the Colorado Employment First webpage.

Refugees, migrants and access to services

Colorado has recently welcomed many newcomers arriving from the Southwest border. New arrivals are often in need of many of the programs and services offered by county Human Service offices. Though these migrants may be fleeing similar circumstances as refugees, there are some crucial terminology and immigration status differences to understand, as human service departments assess individuals’ eligibility for benefits and services.

Check out this document created by the Colorado Office of Economic Security that lists out different resources for our Migrant and Refugee families.

5th Annual Prom Dress Event!

You and your families are invited to the 25th Annual Prom Dress Event! This event helps all students to be able to afford a prom dress for just $10! The event will be on Saturday, March 23rd from 9 am-3 pm at 1500 E. 128th Ave. Thornton, CO 80241. Click on this flyer for more information

Department of Housing Stability: Temporary Rental & Utility Assistance

The Temporary Rental and Utility Assistance (TRUA) Program assists eligible households with:

  • Rental Assistance – Up to 6 months of rental assistance may be provided to an eligible household within a 12-month period (calendar year). This may include rental arrears, the current month’s rent, and one future month’s rent.
  • Utility Assistance – This program provides utility assistance to Denver Water and/or Xcel Energy (electric, gas) for renters and homeowners. Utility assistance may be provided to eligible households one time per utility within a 12-month period (calendar year).
  • Relocation Assistance – This may include a security deposit, the first month’s rent, and application fees. The deposit and first month’s rent will count as one month each toward the 6-month maximum.

Learn more about the Department of Housing Stability and apply for the TRUA Program and share this flyer with your families today!

Community Resources | Recursos de la comunidad

Health Insurance for Coloradans who are Undocumented
OmniSalud is a new health insurance program that provides Coloradans who are undocumented with a safe way to compare affordable health insurance plans and sign up on a secure online platform. Thanks to a new Colorado law passed in 2021, every company that sells health insurance in the state has to offer plans with a specific set of lower, fixed costs and make them available to everyone – no matter their documentation status.
OmniSalud Family Flier (Spanish)
To find an expert and make an appointment visit click here.
To learn more about OmniSalud visit click here.

Seguro médico para residentes de Colorado indocumentados
OmniSalud es un nuevo programa de seguro médico que brinda a los residentes de Colorado indocumentados una manera segura de comparar planes de seguro médico asequibles e inscribirse en una plataforma segura en línea. Gracias a una nueva ley de Colorado aprobada en 2021, todas las empresas que venden seguros médicos en el estado deben ofrecer planes con un conjunto específico de costos fijos más bajos y ponerlos a disposición de todos, sin importar su estado de documentación.
Folleto familiar de OmniSalud (español)
Para encontrar un experto y concertar una visita, haga clic aquí.
Para conocer más sobre OmniSalud visite haga clic aquí.

The Family Support Clinic

The Caring for Denver Foundation is funding our Family Support Clinic where we are doing psychoeducational support groups for parents who have children (ages 13-27) who are affected by significant mental health conditions. Our next groups start in April and go for 8 weeks.  We’ll be doing a group in English and one in Spanish.  Parents or those referring may call us at (303) 871-3879 or (303) 756-1651.

Altitude Ultimate is now a My Spark Denver-approved partner. Visit to apply OR view available programs.

Tasty Food Program | Programa de Comida Sabrosa

Enrichments for Girls | Enriquecimientos para niñas

Pre-College Program for Aspiring Black Designers!

Pre-College Program for Aspiring Black Designers!
Be sure to check out this great resource for your Black students who are looking to become a designer! Here you will find a list of programs available to CWC Summer 2024 fellows. The deadline for applications is February 27th!

¡Programa preuniversitario para aspirantes a diseñadores negros!
¡Asegúrese de consultar este excelente recurso para sus estudiantes negros que buscan convertirse en diseñadores! Aquí encontrará una lista de programas disponibles para los becarios de CWC Summer 2024. ¡La fecha límite para presentar solicitudes es el 27 de febrero!

Healthy School Meals for All Program |Programa de Comidas Escolares Saludables para Todos

Be Happy Boutique | Ser Feliz Boutique

Free Formal Wear! -First Two Weekends in March-Be Happy Boutique

¡Ropa formal gratis! -Primeros dos fines de semana de marzo-Be Happy Boutique

2024 SCFD Free Days at Your Favorite Venues (w/ Free Printables!) |Días gratuitos de SCFD 2024 en sus lugares favoritos (¡con imprimibles gratuitos!)

Homework Club with Denver Library- read more Club de Tareas con la Biblioteca de Denver – Lee más

Free things you didn’t know you could get from the Denver Public Library. Cosas gratis que no sabía que podía obtener en la Biblioteca Pública de Denver.

New DHS Neighborhood Resource Site Now Open!

Denver Human Services (DHS) is excited to announce that a new Neighborhood Resource Site (NRS) has opened to the public on Wednesday, Nov. 8, within the Rocky Mountain Human Services (RMHS) building (9900 E. Iliff Ave., Denver, CO 80231). This new site is strategically located in an underserved area of southeast Denver near the boundaries of Denver and Arapahoe counties. Learn more here!

Catholic Charities of Denver Immigration Services | Servicios de Inmigración de Caridades Católicas de Denver

Catholic Charities provides a wide range of immigration services to the Northern Colorado community. From legal advice about immigration concerns to assistance on immigration applications, we can help. Scroll down the page to find additional details about our mission and opportunities.

Caridades Católicas ofrece una amplia gama de servicios de inmigración a la comunidad del norte de Colorado. Desde asesoramiento legal sobre inquietudes de inmigración hasta asistencia con solicitudes de inmigración, podemos ayudarlo. Desplácese hacia abajo en la página para encontrar detalles adicionales sobre nuestra misión y oportunidades.

Oral Health Resources for DPS Students

DPS recognizes that cavities are the number one chronic childhood disease in the world. Free dental care for currently enrolled DPS students is available. Please ask your School Nurse for details on qualifying. Click here for a multilingual flyer.