Denver START

About Denver START

The Denver START program at Rocky Mountain Human Services is a proven, evidence-based approach that provides accessible and timely crisis mental health care for Denver residents with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD).

We provide:

  • 24hr/7day crisis prevention and intervention

  • Access to START certified team members with unique experience in the mental health aspects of I/DD

  • Person and family-centered approach

  • Cultural humility and competency 

  • Coordinated care and assistance for the person supported, their families, and their service providers

Who We Serve:

The Denver Start Program is available to individuals 6 and older with an I/DD and co-occurring mental health condition who reside in the City of Denver.

Submit a Referral

To submit a referral to join the program, please fill out our online form or call 303-636-5600 and select option #8 or email us at