Here's to the believers.
The selfless. The givers. The loving. The kind.

Here’s to those who know that one person
can make a difference.

Who realize that doing right isn't always easy.
Who put others first and put their hearts into their work.
Who see helping others as a calling not a sacrifice.

Because those who believe they can change people's lives are the ones who ultimately change the world.

Meet the Network

Welcome to The Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to those who work in human services across Colorado.


Our mission is to create opportunities that help our members to provide better service to Colorado’s vulnerable populations. We offer educational workshops and training so you can expand your knowledge and keep your skills up-to-date. We work to unite the industry through networking events, forums and other resources where you can share experiences and viewpoints with people doing similar work in other organizations. We connect students, human services providers and front line human services workers by presenting a resource and career fair every year. Behind the scenes, we also work to build awareness and respect for the field of human services and those who dedicate their lives to assisting others.

Meet our board and executive director

John Dandurand

Executive Director

John has been a leader in the nonprofit sector for over 30 years. He is the former executive director of the Colorado Arts Consortium and Creating Caring Communities (an anti-bullying program). He has worked as senior management at the Colorado Nonprofit Association and the Denver Community Kollel. As a consultant and trainer, John has delivered countless hours of technical assistance and professional development to nonprofits statewide.

Shelly Hines, Jewish Family Service (JFS)

Chairperson

Shelly directs the Family Safety Net (FSN) department, which includes the Emergency Assistance Program and the Weinberg Food Pantry. She began her career at JFS as a case manager and then program manager in the FSN department. As director, Shelly designs, implements and manages homeless prevention programs that directly impact vulnerable populations in the community. Shelly’s emphasis is to lead in homeless prevention by providing quality case management services to help the people JFS serves achieve stability and lasting self-sufficiency.

Ian Kile, Volunteers of America (VOA)

Secretary/Treasurer

Ian is the training and quality assurance manager at VOA’s Denver Veterans Service Center. Ian has a training and education background as well as experience in compliance, grant oversight and nonprofit board advisement. These skills enable him to support the mission of HSN (to improve the quality and integrity of service provided to vulnerable populations) and strengthen the organization through the application of best practices for nonprofit management.

Marley Cunningham, Denver Rescue Mission

Director

Marley is a specialized gift coordinator with the Denver Rescue Mission. She has spent most of her adult life working/volunteering in health and human services. Marley has a heart for vulnerable populations and enjoys supporting the organizations that serve them. She shares The Network’s mission of improving the quality and integrity of services provided to vulnerable populations. Marley holds an associate of arts degree in human services from Central Piedmont Community College.

Julie Banuelos, Catholic Charities

Director

Julie is a family service worker with Catholic Charities’ Head Start & ECE Program. She has dedicated her career to serving others, especially communities that are most vulnerable. As a former educator, she believes learning is a lifetime experience. She participated in several professional development opportunities via The Network and values the relevancy of the coursework as it directly improves how we serve our clients.

How We Help Those in Human Services

TRAINING
NETWORKING
RESOURCES
ADVOCACY

Upcoming Events

NOV

07

 

&

NOV

14

Motivational Interviewing – Two-Day Basic

NOV

18

Understanding and Managing PTSD and TBI

9:00AM-4:00PM
55
DEC

05

Cultural Intelligence; Viewing Life through the Other’s Lens

9:00AM-12:00PM
DEC

12

Relaxation and Introspection Techniques

9:00AM-12:00PM

More training and events coming soon.

Trainers

The Network offers a variety of ways you can gain new knowledge that will help you in your day-to-day performance and throughout your human services career. In addition to our regular workshops, we also present webinars, Quicklearns and social networking events. For an interactive calendar of upcoming events with full descriptions, or to register for a training session, visit thenetwork-co.org/events.

Session length:
• full (7 hrs including breaks) • half (3 hrs) • webinar/Quicklearn (1.5 hrs)

The Network offers a variety of annual membership options to fit your personal or organizational situation.


As a member, you’ll get a special price on all training, notifications of all upcoming workshops and social events, and access to the premium content on our members-only portal. Students who join at our special student rate get full membership benefits, information about internships and access to working professionals in their field of study.

See our organizational members

JOIN THE NETWORK

Many Thanks to Our Fantastic
Organizational Members

Adams County Head Start • Advocacy Denver • Atlantis Community • Behavioral Healthcare • Boulder County Community Action • Colorado Child Support Services • Colorado Coalition for the Homeless • Community Resource Center • Center for Work Education & Employment • Denver Rescue Mission • Denver SB-94 Program • Family Resource Center Association • International Rescue Committee • Jefferson County Public Health • Jewish Family Service • Mercy Housing • Mi Casa Resource Center • mpowered • Rocky Mountain Human Services • Salvation Army • Senior Support Services • Tri-County Health Department • Volunteers of America • Worklife Partnership

Resources

Part of our mission is to be a resource for all those working in human services. We’ve compiled some links you might find useful. If you have ideas for additional resources, please send them to info@thenetwork-co.org.

Resources for All

The Network Event Calendar

Human Services Directory

Job Search


Member-only content

Access to the following requires a membership login

Research Publications

Best Practices

Directories & Resources

Online Training

Legislation & Advocacy Links

Vote-smart.org

Contact information for your legislators

Colorado Center on Law and Policy

Colorado legislation news that impacts those working in human services

Colorado Social Legislation Committee

As a member of The Network, you may attend CSLC’s monthly informational brown bags held at First Baptist Church on 14th & Grant in Denver, during the January‒May legislative session.

State Earned Income Tax Credit in CO
Colorado Legislature

Information on state bills.

Volunteers are the lifeblood of
The Network.


Volunteering with us is a great way to learn new skills and share your knowledge while being part of an organization committed to helping improve performance and education for those who work in human services and for the lives they touch. You can support our staff with your administrative skills or help plan and put on training and networking events. You can help shape the future of The Network as part of our marketing and membership, training or advocacy teams. You can also become a member of our all-volunteer board.

Contact info@thenetwork-co.org or call 720-252-3628 for more info about volunteering. It’s your opportunity to shape the future of The Network and impact the human services sector as a whole.

ONLINE VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

Contact

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions about The Network, want to check on your membership or have a suggestion for a training topic. We are always happy to hear from you.

Human Services Network of Colorado
PO Box 24788
Denver, CO 80224

p: 720-252-3628 f: 720-634-0788
e: info@thenetwork-co.org