Looking back: A Year of Accomplishments
We have much to celebrate as we look back on our year, which ended June 30. The smiles on our consumers’ faces testify to the value of the assistance we were able to provide. Here are just a few highlights:
- DRS responded to over 6,000 requests for assistance and provided over 550 individuals with on-going assistance and peer mentoring.
- An on-going partnership with Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) was begun whereby three previously homeless DRS consumers began sharing a N2N house managed by DRS.
- Our Youth Transition Coordinator assisted in planning the first statewide Youth Leadership Forum for youth with disabilities (pictured above).
- Loveland staff assisted 81 consumers in successfully completing the judicial system’s Jumpstart program, and began outreach to Berthoud one day per week.
- Rent deposit assistance totaling $20,074 was made available to 65 formerly homeless people.
Wine Fest generated a net income of over $54,000.
- Consumer survey results: 97% said DRS met their needs and were satisfied with services received, 88% said staff helped them become more independent and in control of their lives, and 81% said they learned to set their own goals, a principal of independent living.
Photo above: Participants in the first ever Youth Leadership Forum enjoy rock climbing in July 2018.