Rocky Mountain Human Services (RMHS) serves humanity, provides opportunity and encourages a community of compassion and hope.
We utilize our human services expertise to improve the health, self-sufficiency and overall quality of life for individuals who face challenges resulting from developmental delays, cognitive and intellectual impairments, or military service.
RMHS, originally known as Denver Options, was incorporated in 1991 and officially opened Jan. 2, 1992, to provide person-centered case management and direct service programs for children and adults with intellectual disabilities .
In 2003, Denver voters approved a mill levy property tax to benefit Denver residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities. As a result, residents can access free programs and services and receive funds to pay for individualized services and resources not available from Medicaid or other funding sources. Most property tax funds that come from that mill levy are directed to RMHS to support services provided by community agencies, providers and family members, as well as RMHS.
In 2011, RMHS began serving homeless veterans through the Homes for all Veterans program, which has staff in Denver and Colorado Springs.
In 2012, Denver Options became Rocky Mountain Human Services.
In 2018, RMHS launched the Momentum program, a statewide endeavor that assists children and adults to transition from inpatient mental health facilities and acute hospitals to community living.
More than 200 RMHS staff members located throughout the Front Range and Western Slope currently serve over 6,000 individuals throughout Colorado.
"We've been with Rocky Mountain Human Services for 17 years now. When we first moved to Colorado, RMHS was the first call we made. Our daughter has done tremendously well thanks to the support and enthusiasm of the RMHS staff. I trust Rocky Mountain Human Services, and I feel we're in good hands."
- Eileen, mother of a daughter with disabilities
"Homes for All Veterans saved our family. The program helped us find employment and housing, which is especially tough on the Western Slope. We will be forever grateful to the generosity and compassion of the RMHS staff who helped us provide our two little boys a safe home."
- Lydia and Mike, Homes for All Veterans clients
"Chrissy wanted to learn to cook and she's learned every stage of the process, from planning, to shopping for the right ingredients to creating a wonderful meal. Her Life Skills & Support Specialist helped Chrissy compile a cookbook of favorite recipes - pasta's her specialty. She's become much more independent because of the program."
- Pam, mother of a developmentally disabled young woman