The Mission Supports Program

About Mission Supports

The Mission Supports Program, a unique and long-standing Denver resource for individuals with intellectual and development disabilities (I/DD) who are experiencing housing instability, helps to identify those who may qualify for disability benefits, walks them through the eligibility process required to access Colorado’s Home and Community-Based programs, supports in accessing the appropriate wraparound services available through RMHS, and connects them with the individualized support they need to pursue a future away from homelessness. 

Young woman bending down to support an older man struggling with housing insecurity.

Supporting eligible Denver-area residents who are struggling with housing instability to obtain appropriate disability benefits and services and connecting them with the resources and support they need.

An older man struggling with housing insecurity sitting outside.

What Mission Supports Offers

  • Identifies individuals in Denver who have an I/DD and experiencing housing instability to help assess eligibility for disability services and benefits.
  • Works with eligible participants who need side-by-side assistance to obtain necessary I/DD benefits, medical care, legal assistance, guardianship, and available permanent housing.
  • Supports self-advocacy and provides case management for those individuals who qualify for I/DD services and benefits.
  • Offers service alternatives for those individuals who are not determined to have an I/DD.

Program Eligibilty

The Mission Supports program is accessible to people of all ages who have an I/DD and are unhoused in the city of Denver.

Submit a Referral

If you would like to submit a referral to the Missions Supports program, please use our online form.

Contact Mission Supports

If you have questions, please call 303-636-5782 or email

Arnie Swensen, Associate Director of Mission Supports, helps an individual complete paperwork.