Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the biggest changes in his life since moving into Fusion Studios, says Jesse Parris, who spent 13 years sleeping on Denver’s streets.
An interview with Rep. Diana DeGette in mid-May, the day before she returned to Washington, DC to vote on the new $3 trillion HEROES Act, a stimulus package that addresses some of the gaps in the CARES Act.
“I felt a little outraged,” says “Linda” when describing how clients began canceling her housecleaning services, before either the local or state stay-at-home orders were announced.
How might we slowly and safely get to our new normal as a nation? “Front Porch” asked this question of Rep. Jason Crow.
For many Denver parents and their children, it was undoubtedly the March 12 announcement from Denver Public Schools that signaled life as we knew it was about to change radically.
Typically run on tight budgets with minimal staff, local nonprofits can often be more nimble than other entities, refining or pivoting programming to quickly adapt to changes.
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s March 23 “Stay at Home” order underscored the half-hearted response to social isolation. The weekend before this order, Denver parks and playgrounds were crowded again after a thaw in the late March snow. Buy-in for social isolation is understandably challenging for many in a society that cherishes individual freedoms and individualism over the collective.
Sam Gary made a tremendous fortune in the oil and gas industry—and made a commitment to use his fortune to give back to the community. “Sam’s vision was to find the ways to make a big impact on the community—and he never really cared if he got the credit,” says Mike Johnston, a former state senator and Stapleton resident who was just recently named CEO of Gary’s charitable organizations, the Piton Foundation and Gary Community Investments (GCI).
Talking about mental health issues is difficult for children and parents, but should not dissuade people from having these conversations, especially given the current challenges facing us all. “Having frequent open conversations with your child that convey trust and respect and really listening to what they say they want and need is the best approach hands down—no matter what the problem is.”
“We know there is no silver bullet. Nobody has gotten it right,” says city planner Laura Aldrete, Executive Director of Denver’s Community Planning and Development (CPD) office, when asked what can be done to fix Denver’s housing crisis.