CARING FOR DENVER APPROVES $6.7 MILLION IN GRANTS
Executive Director Lorez Meinhold and Board Chair State Rep. Leslie Herod of Caring for Denver Foundation recently approved $6.7M in grants to community-based non-profit organizations and departments within the City and County of Denver. These grants will support programs that help appropriately move Denver’s criminal justice response to public health, trauma, mental health, and substance misuse crisis response.
“This work will be transformational for more than 13,000 Denverites. When we don’t adequately fund mental health and substance misuse, we pay for it in the criminal justice system. These funded programs focus on care rather than incarceration,” said Rep. Leslie Herod, Board Chair.