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RMHS Anniversary Year of Service

Executive Director Shari Repinski
RMHS Executive Director Shari Repinski

This year marks Rocky Mountain Human Services’ 30th anniversary. We opened our doors as Denver Options, Inc. on January 1, 1992 as the Community Centered Board (CCB) for the City & County of Denver.

A lot has changed in our organization over those thirty years. We’ve spread geographically to become active members of communities across the state, supported an exponentially growing number of people, increased our knowledge and awareness of diverse and changing needs, and creatively sought opportunities and solutions in order to simplify access and offer the right supports.

When we reflect on the last 30 years, we can’t help but feel thankful. Some employees have worked for the organization for most (or all) of those 30 years. Others have worked for a decade or longer, and even others for just a short time. But we all feel privileged to be able to do what we love to do.

We are grateful.

When we reflect on the last 30 years, we are mindful of so many who have supported us along the way. Those who have given us heartfelt feedback about what we do well and where we can improve. We pause to respect the partnerships with other organizations who show up to collaborate on new ideas and solutions. We honor the many different members of our Board of Directors who have volunteered countless numbers of hours to guide and challenge us to learn and grow. We appreciate the care and generosity of policy makers and community leaders. And we acknowledge the members of the general-public and those who provide donations so that we can use those resources to directly support unique needs in our communities.

When we reflect on the last 30 years, we know that simply saying “thank you” does not feel adequate.

That is why this year, to celebrate our 30th anniversary, we’re giving back to our communities. We get to do what we love and in return, we want to give back as a gesture of our appreciation for the 30 years of support.

RMHS employees are declaring this anniversary as the year of service. Employees will likely choose to give back in a way that aligns with personal values, gifts, or abilities, but could include helping to raise funds for a specific cause, participating on an advisory board, volunteering at a food bank, picking up small volunteer jobs at the neighborhood school, or cleaning up a park. For many employees, this is a familiar practice. So many of our talented employees find ways to contribute to their communities every day. This year, we dedicate those efforts to you and the amazing communities you live in.

You might see us. If you do, I hope you will allow us to tell you thanks for your support for the past 30 years.


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