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Denver Rescue Mission STAR Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $268,305)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program (Byrne Discretionary Program) helps local communities improve the capacity of local justice systems and provides for national support efforts. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 08 Congressional Budget. Funds should be used for purposes recommended by Congress.

The Denver Rescue Mission will develop its Strategic Transitional Assistance and Response (STAR) program to reduce homelessness in the Denver area; increase self-sufficiency among clients; promote drug-free living; rehabilitate individuals involved with the criminal justice system; and further anti-gang efforts. Available to residents living at The Crossing, the mission's transitional facility for homeless families and individuals, the STAR program provides case management services coupled with financial, employment, and life-skills workshops. The STAR Youth Program educates youth about the dangers of gangs, drugs, and criminal mischief.

The mission will measure progress by tracking the number of households who transition into permanent housing and the number of households who maintain their housing for one year. Providing transitional units coupled with support services, The Crossing assists with: reducing the overall number of homeless families and individuals in Denver; removing families from crime-ridden neighborhoods and environments; and separating individuals involved with the criminal justice system from negative influences and transitioning them to productive, self-sufficient living.


Date Created: September 7, 2008