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


Rocky Mountain Human Services (RMHS) is hosting an online community forum Oct. 14 to showcase new services and supports offered to Denver residents with developmental delays or intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families.

The Mill Levy program services and supports are intended to address the special challenges that have emerged in 2020, including needs that have come out of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated economic distress.

Beginning at 6 p.m., RMHS will present an overview of the Mill Levy program. That will be followed by more detailed information in separate sessions for children and families, and adults with I/DD. RMHS staff will be on hand during the event to support attendees in accessing the presentation in which they are interested.

The presentations for children and families will include information about the following services and supports offered through the Mill Levy program:


Supply Packages

  • Mill Levy can assist with purchase of individualized items to meet the needs of children participating in remote learning. For those returning to in-person learning, funds are available for meeting safety needs in the classroom.

Dependent Care & Educational Support

  • Mill Levy 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

  • Mill Levy can support parents and caregivers during this time so they may create an environment conducive to learning and wellbeing. Housecleaning, meal planning and other necessities are foundational in making this shift from surviving to thriving.

Individual Requests

  • Mill Levy can provide support to meet individual needs. All requests must meet certain requirements, such as ensuring other resources do not exist.

For adults with I/DD the presentations will include information about the following services and supports:

Mill Levy Service Plans

  • The RMHS Service Coordination team works with Denver residents 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

  • Mill Levy can provide support to meet 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. Devices including smart phones or tablets can be funded to support individuals during this time.

Technology Supports from Financial Health Institute

  • This mill levy-funded 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.

RMHS is grateful to have this unique resource available to support Denver residents with developmental delays or disabilities and we look forward to sharing more information and answering your questions about the Mill Levy program.

To view the full event schedule and attendance information visit www.rmhumanservices/ml.

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