The Commonwheel Arts Festival in Manitou Springs highlights the work of many artists who specialize in clay, sculpture, jewelry, glass, photography, and wood.
“It takes a village…” We all have heard that phrase and in this case, the Division of Youth Services (DYS) is connecting with services provided by other CDHS divisions to help create that village of support for the families they serve.
Employee's with the Division of Youth Services at Lookout Mountain Youth Services Center teamed up with six youth from the Eagles Program to help Habitat for Humanity with the True Value Convention.
The few dozen paper ornaments hanging from the Christmas tree in the lobby of the state human services department were gone in little more than an hour last year.
Employees snatched them up, eager to buy the requested gifts: a box of diapers, a warm coat, a baby doll. Like most other giving trees, this one’s branches were filled with the wishes of needy children. Except these were the infants, toddlers and preschoolers whose parents were locked up in youth detention centers throughout Colorado. Read the full story here
Lt. Gov Donna Lynne and other local dignitaries joined CDHS Executive Director Reggie Bicha and Division of Youth Services (DYS) Director Anders Jacobson as the DYS broke ground Oct. 3 on a new youth services center to replace the current Adams Youth Services Center. The new facility will increase the department’s capacity to serve the 17th Judicial District, one of the state’s fastest-growing juvenile populations.
The Eagles Program at Lookout Mountain Youth Services Center spent the weekend volunteering at the 22nd annual Rocky Mountain Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk at City Park in Denver.
Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) recently recognized the Division of Youth Services (DYS) for reducing the use of seclusion. Research does not show that the common practice reduces problem behavior in juveniles.
Youths and staff from the Lookout Mountain Youth Services Center recently took part in a cleanup of the roadside in an area of Golden, where YSC has been partnering with their local community for several years.
Youths and staff members at Pueblo Youth Services Center recently worked together to have a school-supplies drive. The school was very thankful that both youth and staff in the facility thought of their children, and they were excited to recieve the supplies.
Several youth from the Division of Youth Services (DYS) spent the morning at the Denver Urban Gardens having a work day. This is the seventh year that youth from Lookout Mountain Youth Services Center partnered with Rite of Passage, Martin Friedman (a DYS Client Manager) and the Globeville community in this endeavor.