STAR alternative to Denver police response may expand services
(Denver, Colo.) A Denver City Council committee will consider Wednesday paying $2.3 million to Servicios De La Raza to manage a community engagement component for the STAR program.
Denver alternative to police response needs more bandwidth, councilmember says
A STAR team takes a break between calls.City and County of Denver. Denver City Councilmember Chris Hinds said Friday that the city’s alternative police response program, STAR, only is available for one half of 1 percent of those who need it.
Solutions Center gives homeless place to blow off steam
(Denver, Colo.) When homeless people suffer, they do so publicly. There is no private room they can walk off to and calm down. But now the city has a place for homeless people in duress. It’s called the Solutions Center, and it offers help to homeless people in crisis.
MHCD, now WellPower, offering free online counseling
(Denver, Colo.) Mental Health Center of Denver has a new name and a new service for people needing emergency counseling. The organization has rebranded as WellPower and is offering free online therapy sessions called TherapyDirect.