Denver Mill Levy Services

In 2003, Denver residents approved a mill levy, or property tax, to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Denver.

Denver Human Services directs most property tax income from the mill levy to RMHS to help individuals with I/DD and their families by:

  1. Increasing access to services.

  2. Increasing options to address individual needs.

Denver residents with I/DD and their families can access mill levy funding.

RMHS accepts application from the community for mill levy-funded projects that would increase the service options and provider base to benefit Denver residents with I/DD.

From Surviving to Thriving: Accessing the Mill Levy Program to Support your “New Normal” 

Please join us as we provide information about the services and supports available through the RMHS Mill Levy program.

October 14, 2020

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

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+1 720-372-0556  United States, Denver (Toll)

Conference ID: 774 488 264#

Agenda

6:00 p.m. - An Introduction to the RMHS Mill Levy Program.

6:15 p.m. - Choose one of the following presentations.

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Successfully Learning and Living at Home: Children and Family Services

This presentation will give an overview of the supports and services available to support children with developmental delays or disabilities and their families.

Supply Packages

  • Children are learning in virtual settings outside of the school and need additional supports that may not be found in the home. Schools are able to provide some basics, but the Mill Levy program can assist with purchase of individualized items to meet the needs of the child. For those that are returning to in person learning, funds are available for meeting safety needs in the classroom.   

Dependent Care & Educational Support

  • Children are continuing to learn at home or receive care in the home while parents need to manage many needs. The RMHS Mill Levy program can assist with dependent care for support with virtual learning, care for children during telehealth, or support during trainings to benefit the child receiving services.   

Homemaker Services

  • The Mill Levy program is able to support parents and caregivers during this time to have an environment that is conducive to learning and wellbeing. Parents and families are often home and juggling multiple needs in this new normal. We have identified that housecleaning, meal planning and other basic necessities are the foundation to making this shift from surviving to thriving. 

Individual Requests

  • The Mill Levy program is able to provide support to meet individual needs. Residents and their families can request services and supports that meet their individual needs. All requests must meet certain requirements, such as ensuring other resources do not exist. 

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Filling the Gaps: Adult Services and Waitlist

This presentation will provide an overview of the supports and services available to adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

Mill Levy Service Plans

  • RMHS works with each Denver resident to develop a mill levy service plan to fill gaps in support needs and provide services that are unfunded or underfunded by Medicaid or other funders. 

Individual Requests 

  • The Mill Levy program is able to provide support to meet individual needs. Residents and their families can request services and supports that meet their individual needs. All requests must meet certain requirements, such as ensuring other resources do not exist. 

Internet Service and Devices

  • A virtual world calls for the proper equipment. The Mill Levy program is assessing the need for internet to inform future planning. Devices including smart phones or tablets can be funded to support individuals during this time. 

7:00 p.m. - Choose one of the following presentations.

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Successfully Learning and Living at Home: Children and Family Services Spanish Session

The session offered at 6:15 p.m. will be presented in Spanish.

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Thriving in the Virtual World: Technology Supports

Financial Health Institute will share information about their mill levy-funded project. This project will ensure the Denver I/DD community has a safe, engaging and supportive space to gain access, familiarity and comfort to utilize the digital and virtual world.   

If you have questions about this event or would like to request translation services or any additional accommodations, contact Nicole Maes at MillLevy@rmhumanservices.org or 303-913-9244.

For any questions about these programs, please contact us at MillLevy@rmhumanservices.org or 303-636-5865 or join us at our next Community Advisory Council meeting. You can also provide input by taking our Community Priorities Survey which is available in Spanish.

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Tel: 303-636-5600

9900 E. Iliff Ave.

Denver, CO 80231

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