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Human Services Board

The Human Services Board mission and goals are to provide assistance in food, health, mental health services and housing for the citizens of Westminster. The Human Services Board reviews, evaluates and recommends to City Council funding levels for the budget year based on applications from outside human service agencies and other nonprofit organizations, considering how to best allocate funds to provide human services to the residents of Westminster. Members of this board should represent expertise in health services, housing, community services, senior citizens, education and/or cultural services. This board meets during the year on an as needed basis during evening hours, with four to six meetings each year. Meetings last about two hours each.

2019 Human Services Board Funding Application

The Human Services Board funding application was open from April 4 to May 17, 2018. The grant timeline is below. If you have any questions about applying to the Human Services Board, please contact the board's staff liaison (contact information below).

2019 Grant Timeline:

• April 3, 2018 – HSB applications are posted on city website for download.

• May 17, 2018 – HSB applications are due.

• June 2018 – HSB reviews applications.

• July 2018 – HSB forwards funding recommendations to Westminster City Council.

• September/October 2018 – City Council reviews HSB funding recommendations.

• November 2018 – HSB staff emails notice of award to applicants.

• January 2019 – HSB staff mails award checks to grant recipients.

• January 31, 2020 – HSB grant report due to city.


2018 Human Services Board Grantees

A Precious Child
Access Housing
Adams County Housing Authority - LIFE
Almost Home
Arvada Community Food Bank
Audio Information Network
Brothers Redevelopment
CASA of Adams & Broomfield Counties
CASA of Jefferson & Gilpin Counties
Catholic Charities of Denver
Center for People with Disabilities
Clinica Family Health Services
Cold Weather Care
Colorado Homeless Families
Family Tree, Inc.
FISH, Inc.
Food Bank of the Rockies
Growing Home
Have a Heart Project
Jefferson Center for Mental Health
Kids First Health Care
Project Angel Heart
Ralston House
Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis
Senior Hub
St. Anthony North Health Foundation
Volunteers of America Colorado Branch
Westminster Public Schools Foundation

Board members:

Darci Polla (Chair)
Rick Gabrielsen (Vice Chair)
Katie Ruske 
Joe Sloan 
Karen Zimmerman 
Catherine White (Alternate)

Council Liaison: Kathryn Skulley

Staff Liaison: Kathryn Schroeder