Family Resources

The resources on this page have been put together by Hamilton’s Whole Child Team. Be sure to bookmark this page to learn about new resources updated frequently.


Way to Go Schoolpool

Join Schoolpool

Are you looking for a way to be eco-friendly? Save on gas? Or maybe just have some time to connect with others in our community? Sign up for Way to Go SchoolPool! Use it to plan carpools, walking groups, bike trains, or to find buddies to ride RTD together. 

If you need help getting your children to and from school, Way to Go can help you get started with Schoolpool for FREE.

This secure matching system will connect you with families in your neighborhood to share the responsibilities of going to school and back by carpooling, walking, biking, or riding either RTD or the school bus together. Thousands of other families are already connected.

All schools have their own Schoolpool network. For login information for Hamilton, contact our school liaison, Dimarlys Suarez, by email dimarlys_suarez@dpsk12.net.

Carpool participants are advised to discuss and agree to precautions like wearing masks, opening windows, washing hands, getting as much distance as possible between the driver and unrelated parties, riding with the same people, reviewing risk-level comfort, and following county health guidance.

Denver Health Pediatrics at Denver Public Schools School-based Health
HMS Family Engagement and Workshops
Whole Child Resources for Families

Whole Child Resources for Families

This website has information on family resources, parenting tips, online learning, academics, career, self-care tips, college, and SEL.

FACE University

FACE University

This website offers resources that DPS community and families can use to access tips, tools, webinars and trainings that help them to support, advocate and engage with their student and their education. All trainings are recorded and closed captioned in Spanish, Arabic, Amharic, French, Mandarin, Nepali, Somali, and Vietnamese. 

Face Resources for Families

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)
This is a new federal program that helps low-income households offset their monthly cost of a new or existing internet service and connected devices. Family could receive up to a $30 discount for broadband service, up to a $75 discount for those qualifying on Tribal lands, or a one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet purchased through a participating provider if the household contributes more than $10, but less than $50 towards the purchase price. Learn more by clicking on the link above!

Immigration Resources

We at Hamilton are proud that Hamilton Middle School is such a diverse community. Our diversity makes us stronger.

If your family is facing legal or law enforcement issues related to immigration, please utilize the resources below. 

We want all Hamilton families to know that we value you and want to support your safety.

Denver Public Schools is committed to making sure that our schools are safe and welcoming places for all students, including for our immigrant students, and that our families know their rights. Please read this letter from DPS Superintendent Dr. Alex Marrero HERE.

Resources for Immigrant Families

Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock has said, “We are an inclusive, compassionate and welcoming city and the threats of this White House, which are only a distraction from its failures, will never weaken our resolve. Denver is aware of recent reports that immigration enforcement would increase in the coming days, but Denver Police and the City of Denver would never receive advance notice of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) activity.  However, we want to reiterate that Denver stands with our immigrant and refugee families, that we do not support family separation or the round-up of immigrant families to spread fear in our community.”

For more information about the City of Denver Office of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs, click HERE.

Be Happy Boutique

The Be Happy Boutique is designed to be an opportunity to ensure every person has the chance
to experience the joy of formal school dances and other formal occasions. Everything is FREE or “pay what makes you happy”. The boutique is stocked with dresses, men’s formal wear, shoes, and
accessories.

City of Denver Resources

City of Denver Resources

For families provided by the City of Denver. This list is not summer specific and offers resources of a wide range including services around mental health, food pantries, housing, utilities assistance, women and families, and more. 

MY Denver Card

MY Denver Card
The MY Denver card is a library and recreation card all in one! Youth ages 5-18 can have this key to the city that will get them free access to recreation centers, swimming pools, numerous cultural facilities and more. The best part? It’s FREE!

DPS Compiled Summer Resources

DPS Compiled Summer Resources

This resource has a plethora of summer resources for the 2022 summer break. It is organized and broken up into age groups. It also consists of both DPS-run programs as well as DPS partner programs.

RTD Discount Fares

Discount Fares are Available for Those Who Qualify

Discount fares are available for all seniors 65+, individuals with disabilities, Medicare recipients, and youth (ages 6-19). Children five years of age or younger ride free with a fare-paying adult (limit three children with each fare-paying adult). An income-based fare discount is available for qualifying riders who enroll in RTD’s LiVE ProgramActive duty members of the U.S. military ride for free on all RTD services. Proof of eligibility is required for all passengers using discounted fare products.

The Youth Special Discount Card (SDC) is one method of verification to receive the 70 percent fare discount for youth ages 6-19 on all regular bus and train service. If the passenger has a current middle or high school ID, or government-issued photo ID showing the passenger’s age, then the Youth SDC is not required. The youth discount is not offered on Access-a-Ride service. Youth must provide proof of eligibility when using discounted fare products when boarding a bus and when asked by a fare inspector. See eligibility requirements below.

For more information on other programs visit RTD’s website.

Be Happy Boutique

The Be Happy Boutique is a pop-up shop that is open seasonally (fall and spring).  We are located at Streets of Southglenn – across the street from H&M. 6851 S. Gaylord St. Suite 236, Centennial, CO 

Homecoming ‘22 Store Dates:

September 16-18

September 23-25

September 30-October 2

October 7-9

Homecoming ‘22 Store Hours:

Fridays: 3p-6p

Saturdays: 10a-6p

Sundays: 11a-5p No appointment necessary, just stop on by! If you would like to arrange a field trip outside of normal hours, please let me know and we can make arrangements. For more information, the website is www.ryliesark.org.

PRIDE Toolkit for Families

The Denver community has come together to create this resource-filled toolkit in response to concerns raised by Denver LGBTQ+ youth. Youth have lived experiences that show how necessary it is for adults who work with queer youth to provide more informed, compassionate and affirming support.

Food Resources

Denver Food Cluster

FREE WEEKLY FOOD DELIVERY FOR HOME-AGED CHILDREN 6 TO 18! Denver Food Cluster is providing free weekly food deliveries of 7 meals, 14 snacks, and 7 cartons of milk for each child in the home aged 6-18. This is for all Denver families living within 20 miles of the capital building. Once a family signs up, deliveries start within a week or 2.  Learn more information or to register your children. call or text 720-699-9978 or email cfc@bondadosa.org.

  • Food Pantry at Denver Green School, 6700 E. Virginia Ave. Denver, CO 80224- Saturdays 8:00 am come and get FREE food from the Food Pantry. Follow the line of cars for entry. This Food Pantry will be open year-round. This is part of the Food Bank of the Rockies and you can find more locations here.
  • Denver Library Food Boxes– Follow this link to find a Denver library near you that provides FREE food boxes.
  • There are many farmers’ markets this summer throughout October and November in the metro area.  Please save this map for locations and times.
  • SNAP benefits provide money on an EBT card.  This is a public program open to anyone regardless of documentation status.  More information here.
  • Shepard’s Pantry– Every 3rd Saturday for a Pancake Breakfast! ‘Shop’ for what you need, or help distribute food to those who could use the assistance!
Rent Assistance

DENVER’S DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING STABILITY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM!

This program can assist households at risk of eviction due directly or indirectly to COVID-19 hardships. They can provide up to 15-months of rental arrears as well as relocation assistance including security deposit and application fee assistance. Any households with language/technology barriers may also call the Colorado Housing Connects hotline (1-844-926-6632) for assistance with their application. While this program only serves Denver residents, the State of Colorado is also running their own Emergency Rental Assistance Program which is serving counties throughout the state. Click HERE for more information.

DO YOU KNOW THAT FACE CENTER IS SUPPORTING FAMILIES WITH PAYMENTS FOR ESSENTIAL BILLS!

If you are having issues with payments for essential bills, FACE CENTER is supporting families with utility bills – rent, energy etc. They will also help walk families through completing your application. There is also support for undocumented families available and they will connect families to those who are processing the apps. If you are interested, please reach out to: FACE Center – Johnson Elementary School – Phone: 720-424-2970 FACE Center – Phone: 720-424-2961.

TEMPORARY RENT AND UTILITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (TRUA)!

If you are a renter or homeowner and need assistance with paying utilities, including Denver Water and Xcel Energy, you may be eligible for utility assistance through Denver’s Temporary Rent & Utility Assistance Program. Immigration status is not a requirement for the Temporary Rent & Utility Assistance Program. To connect with a representative CALL OR TEXT:  1-888-480-0066 / M – F 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. mountain time, Saturdays 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE!

If you are a tenant or homeowner and need emergency rent or mortgage assistance, please check out the options below. We receive a high number of calls and are not able to respond to all requests for emergency assistance. The need for assistance is greater than the funding available. Contact 303.597.5000, address 3201 South Tamarac Dr., Denver, CO 80231 If you need emergency rent or mortgage assistance due to financial hardship caused by COVID-19, visit cdola.colorado.gov/rental-mortgage-assistance for full details and to apply for state funding. This is the state’s main COVID-19 response site and the best place to start. JFS funds go through the state’s program and all requests for assistance must go through the application process on their website – please follow that link. Contact United Way’s Helpline at 2-1-1 for an up-to-date list of multiple agencies that are accepting calls about rental assistance.

2-1-1 COLORADO!

2-1-1 is a confidential and multilingual service connecting people to vital resources across the state. No matter where you live in Colorado, you can find information about resources in your local community.

2-1-1 COLORADO!

2-1-1 is a confidential and multilingual service connecting people to vital resources across the state. No matter where you live in Colorado, you can find information about resources in your local community.

Family Constituency Services

CONNECTING FAMILIES WITH SCHOOL AND DISTRICT RESOURCES!

For general Denver Public Schools questions or concerns, contact the Family & Community Helpline at 720-423-3054 or email FACEHelpline@dpsk12.org.

FACE Community Hubs

UPCOMING at FACE UNIVERSITY

June 2nd: Summer Safety & Violence Prevention On the last day of school, we will launch a video opening FACE University’s new content section- Climate and Safety. This video will feature DPS staff on the topic of keeping summer funContinue Reading

Beautiful Lives Project

FREE opportunity for any student with a disability to experience softball this summer (June 28). Beautiful Lives Project is a nonprofit organization helping people with disabilities to live their dreams through sports and other programs across the country. Learn moreContinue Reading

Fayola Man Summer Academy For Boys

Fayola Man Summer Academy For BoysWe are excited to announce the dates and locations of our annual Fayola Man Summer Academies! Like last year, we will host two camps. One camp will be for incoming 4th and 5th-grade boys. The other campContinue Reading

PTHV Advisory Committee

We are still looking for more families to join our very first PTHV Advisory Committee! One of the main reasons for starting this committee is to bring more family voice into the program to help is grow and thrive. Please personally reach outContinue Reading