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The Mission Supports Program at RMHS

Helping Denver-area residents who have an intellectual or developmental disability and are struggling with homelessness to obtain appropriate disability benefits and services and connecting them with the resources and support they need to safely thrive.

Submit a Referral

Please use our online form to submit a referral. If you have questions or would like to speak with someone, please call (720) 589-6613.




About Mission Supports

It is estimated that 20 percent of the homeless population in Denver may qualify for intellectual and development disability (I/DD) services, and many just don’t know it. This lack of knowledge can lead to dire outcomes, but with access to the right services and supports, these individuals can pursue a bright future of health, safety, and independence away from homelessness. 

The Mission Supports Program, a unique and long-standing resource for unhoused individuals with I/DD, helps to identify those who may qualify for disability benefits and walks them through the appropriate steps to get them the individualized support they need.

Since its inception in 2017, Mission Supports has played a crucial role in helping unhoused individuals navigate the eligibility process required to access Colorado’s Home and Community-Based programs and wraparound services available through RMHS.

What Mission Supports Offers

  • Identifies individuals in Denver who are struggling with homelessness and might also quality for I/DD services and benefits.

  • Works with eligible participants who need side-by-side assistance to obtain necessary I/DD benefits, medical care, legal assistance, guardianship when needed, and available permanent housing.

  • Provides ongoing advocacy, case management, and support for those individuals who qualify for I/DD services and benefits.

  • Offers service alternatives for those individuals who are not determined to have a diagnosed I/DD.


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