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RMHS expands services for homeless veterans

Rocky Mountain Human Services (RMHS) has received funding from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to expand services to homeless Veterans in Colorado and Wyoming.

RMHS, a nonprofit organization, began its Homes for All Veterans program in October of 2011 with a grant from the VA. Since that time, Homes for All Veterans has served more than 900 very low income veterans and nearly 550 family members who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless throughout Colorado.

Homes for All Veterans currently serves Veterans throughout the State of Colorado from offices in Denver, Colorado Springs and Grand Junction. With this funding increase, the program will add staff in Denver, Colorado Springs, Pueblo and Greeley and expand services in Grand Junction. Homes for All Veterans will also open an office in Cheyenne, WY to support Veterans from that community who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

RMHS also offers programs for active duty military personnel and Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan with traumatic brain injury and for homeless veterans seeking employment.

More information on Rocky Mountain Human Services’ programs can be found at www.rmhumanservices.org/mvp.

Mentoring friend raiser set

Adams County Youth Initiative is holding a friend raiser from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Baker St., 2831 W. 120th Ave. in Westminster.

The friend raiser is ACYI’s effort to get people to sign up to be mentors to the youth in Adams County.

Currently, ACYI is working with mentoring organizations including Metro Denver Partners, Save Our Youth, Senior Hub, and Young Life, all of which have a long history of building quality relationships between youth and caring adults.

All of these mentoring organizations are ready and willing to expand their services in Adams and Broomfield County, as soon as mentors are available. 

Taste of the Chamber set for Oct. 2

The Metro North Chamber of Commerce will roll out its red carpet to showcase the region’s best restaurants and entertainment opportunities through its 12th Annual Taste of the Chamber event 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Denver Mart - Expo Hall located at 451 East 58th Avenue, Denver. The event, which is open to the public, will feature over 30 restaurants and beverage providers who will offer ticket holders unlimited `tastes’ of their most popular menu items. 

The event is celebrating its 12th anniversary this year with free tickets to all local fire, police and emergency workers. 

Advance tickets for the general public are just $25 per person through Oct. 1, 2013 or $30 at the door. Children 12 years old and under are free. To purchase tickets or for more information please contact Amber Kirchmer at 720-259-2432 or visit www.MetroNorthChamber.com.