Working on Individual and System Levels to Address Unmet Needs
Without the appropriate level of care, children with individual/developmental disabilities (I/DDs) and mental/behavioral health issues are at risk of incarceration, institutionalization and homelessness. People affected by both are at huge risk. Rising requests told us that the overlapping needs of this group are sorely unmet. This is why AdvocacyDenver launched the Mental Health Advocacy Program in 2016.
Making Mental Health Part of Our Advocacy Work
The Mental Health Advocacy Program is integrated with our whole advocacy program. Our advocates are empowered to address overlapping I/DD and mental health needs in the course of their daily work.