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Rocky Mountain Human Services, founded in 1992, was born of the collective will of a determined group of parents, advocates and civic-minded individuals who wanted more and better for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
They wanted better services and more choice. More meaningful employment opportunities. And they wanted to see people with I/DD play a greater role in making the kinds of decisions that shaped their lives.
These ideas, which came to be called a person-centered approach, were the foundation of RMHS and continue to guide our work to this day. RMHS certainly is a larger and more complex organization than it was at its inception, but that central belief system is an unshakable part of our heritage.
In 2020, RMHS supported more than 17,000 people through a diverse group of programs. That work includes helping children with developmental delays catch up to their peers, assisting homeless veterans in finding housing, working with people who are transitioning from mental health treatment facilities to find a home and jobs in their communities and a broad spectrum of case management work in which we help people connect with the services they need and want.
"Thank you so much for the peace you have helped provide my family during uncertain times. If you only knew the tranquility RMHS' supports have brought the entire family." Parent of Child Receiving Family Support Services
"I was impressed by the professionalism and cordiality of the entire staff at RMHS Colorado Springs. They were patient with me and clearly explained answers to any questions that I had. This type of service was unknown to me but I am sure glad that they are available to Veterans looking for a hand-up during tough times." - Homes for Veterans Client
"I was at my last apartment complex from when I was 12 until last year. Without you guys I probably wouldn't have been able to move. I was thankful I was just able to get it done."
"Moving was one of the hardest things I've ever done, but it's been better for me. I have everything I've ever wanted all in one place. I look at it like I bettered myself."
Person supported by RMHS