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  • 03/07/2012 3:09 AM | John Dandurand (Administrator)
    A number of you asked about handouts for this workshop. Joe Lewis was kind enough to make them available. You can download them HERE
  • 07/18/2011 12:26 PM | Deleted user

    Hi all,

    We are trying to get more savvy with gathering Census data, but don't have any really formal training. Based on information on the Census Bureau's website trainings can be organized through the Denver office. We really only have 3-5 people that would attend a Census training, so I'm wondering if any other organizations have Census training planned and wouldn't mind letting us attend their workshop(s)? We would be happy to pay a fee to do so.

    If not, could this be a Network training?


    Kristin Delcamp
    Habitat for Humanity

  • 04/21/2011 11:14 AM | Anonymous


    I'm working w/a client that is in need of housing ASAP. She and her daughter (8yo) will need non-shelter housing. She is working PT (25 hrs/week), and her spendable income is pretty low.

    Any ideas for who has openings?

    Thank you,

    Regina Fetterolf

    303-589-7412 or

  • 01/21/2011 2:19 PM | Heidi Baker (Administrator)
    The Network has touched on aha Process, Inc.'s Culture... and Bridges... programs. 

    We know there are other curricula and strategies out there.  If you're good at research and would like to compile a list, there are manny community organizations looking for this info right now.

    Tools: Books:

    What others do you use?
    Want to do more?  The Network would like to form a workgroup to compile a community presentation about these issues.  Interested?

  • 11/10/2010 5:29 PM | Heidi Baker (Administrator)
    A list of alternative holiday shopping markets--do you know of others?  Log in and comment on this post to share...


    First United Presbyterian Church, Alternative Market 11/12 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. Angel House, Africa Bags, and 10,000 Villages, 400 East 4th St. Loveland, 80537

    Meet the Artist Fair, 11/13, 9:30AM-1:30PM, The Gathering Place, 1535 High St., including vendors from TGP Card Project, Arts of Recovery, EarthLinks, Mission Wear, A Little Something, Namlo, & Inner City Parish

    Colorado Springs Indian Fair, 11/13, 9AM-4PM, Trinity United Methodist Church, 719-633-9295 for more info; 701 North 20th St. 80904

    Alternative Christmas Fair 11/13-11/14, from 9AM-3PM, Evergreen Lutheran Church, 5980 Highway 73, Evergreen

    Regis Peace Market 11/17-18 from 10AM-2PM, cafeteria of Regis University, 3333 Regis Boulevard, Denver, 80221

    World/Alternative Gift Market, 11/20-21, 9AM-4PM Saturday & 9AM-2PM Sunday, 3501 S. Colorado Blvd., 80113, First Plymouth Church and First Universalist Church , SW and NE corners of Colorado Blvd. and Hampden

    Highland's Holiday Art and Gift Show and Sale, 11/20-21 11AM-4PM, 32nd and Osceola St., 80212

    World Holiday Bazaar, 11/20-21, 10AM-5PM, 4101 East Hampden Ave. (at Colorado Blvd.), First Universalist Church

    Alternative Marketplace, 11/21, 8AM-2PM, Boulder, First Presbyterian Church, 1820 15th St., Boulder


    Holiday World Gift Fair, 12/4, 9AM-5PM, St. Andrew’s UMC, 9300 S. Colorado Blvd., 303-792-9933

    Holiday World Gift Fair, 12/5, 11:30AM-1PM, Green Mountain United Methodist Church, 12755 W. Cedar Dr., Lakewood 80228

    Arvada United Methodist Church, 12/5, 8:30AM-12PM, 6750 Carr Street, Arvada, CO 80004

    Advent Marketplace, 12/12 8:30AM-12PM, Mountain View United Methodist Church, Boulder, 355 Ponca Place, 80303

  • 09/17/2010 11:38 AM | Deleted user

    Metro Crisis Services is a new hotline, staffed by mental health professionals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  See article below.|New_Crisis_Hotline_Promises_Help_Big_Savings

    New Crisis Hotline Promises Help

    by Eric Whitney


    Last week, we reported that Colorado's suicide rate is the highest in 20 years. The economy and the lack of mental health services are partly to blame, experts say. There’s a new resource that could help bring the suicide rate down at least in Metro Denver. A new ‘round the clock crisis hotline is now available for free. There's broad agreement the crisis line could help people. But as Colorado Public Radio Health Reporter Eric Whitney explains, that’s only if it survives.

    The number to reach the crisis hotline in metro Denver is  888-885-1222.

  • 09/17/2010 11:20 AM | Deleted user

    Notable news below:

    The link below is to an op ed by Zeik Saidman – a partner in The Colorado Trust’s suicide prevention initiatives. You may remember that numbers were released last week that there were 940 deaths by suicide in Colorado in 2009 – a 2% increase from previous years.

    NIMH News: HHS launches first of its kind consumer focused website.

    HHS unveiled, the first website in Spanish of its kind to help consumers take control of their health care by connecting them to new information and resources that will help them access quality, affordable health care coverage.  Consistent with the mandate in the Affordable Care Act, is the partner site of, which was launched in July 2010, and is the first website in Spanish to provide consumers with both public and private health coverage options tailored specifically for their needs in a single, easy-to-use tool.
    Press Release:
    In Spanish:

    Real Warriors: Five Resources for Returning to School

    Many veterans decide to take advantage of the GI Bill and other education benefits in their post-military careers by enrolling in a higher education degree or certificate program. While this transition is often challenging, there are many opportunities available to veterans. The five resources outlined in this Real Warriors article can help make the transition easier and provide the tools for academic success.

  • 09/10/2010 6:50 PM | Heidi Baker (Administrator)
    Ever suggested to a participant that they should do a budget, knowing that you yourself don't have a written spending & saving plan??

    It is in that spirit that a dozen of your colleagues came together in May to discuss what they might like to learn about finances. The Network and some gracious and knowledgeable community providers helped us do so, and I can say I have been impacted by the account savings, investment learning, and credit and refinancing issues discussed, and touched by the human experience of those who joined us.

    This was a pilot effort by the Network to provide a peer learning circle, or an opportunity to share experiences and learn new things directly with your work colleagues--this time around personal finance.  Will we do it again?  It's not currently on the books, but the ongoing discussion and evaluation will depend on what you--those that the Network serves--want to see.
  • 07/27/2010 6:51 PM | Heidi Baker (Administrator)

    The Network is beginning to look at our advocacy policies that further our mission of improving services to participants.

    As part of that, we want to make sure that we--and you--are connected with organizations who are already working to advocate for systems change and legislation. We're already a part of the CBMS Coalition and the Colorado Social Legislation Committee.

    With what advocacy organizations should the Network connect?  What are your thoughts?

  • 02/28/2010 6:29 PM | Heidi Baker (Administrator)
    The front porch has long been a symbol of openness and community.  And with this post, the Network reiterates that concept to you, our consumers.

    In human services, a Front Porch approach is an integrated system of care and services. A client-centered vision is the pinnacle of care, and the Network aims to increase the quality of services provided to those in need.

    In "Building a Coalition of Non-profit Agencies to Collaboration with a County Health & Human Services Agency", from Changing Welfare Services: Case Studies of Local Welfare Reform Programs by Margaret K. Libby and Michael J. Austin (editors), the attempt at a Front Porch system for specific health care in Napa, California was highlighted.  A coalition with a local human services agency as a non-voting member was created, and funding was received to replace de-funded government services much like block grants are often used.  Of course, interest goes where the money is, and non-profits were motivated to be involved in the collaborative because of the funding. 

    For us in Colorado, what might a Front Porch look like for the Human Services Network?  How, especially in times of little to no new funding, might we work together to create a client-centered vision or streamline services?  What ideas do you have for collaboration?
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