Native American Services (NAS)
Native American Services (NAS) has been facilitating Talking Circles and culturally-celebratory programming since 2003, and has expanded to include dedicated Outreach Case Management and White Bison Inc.’s “The Red Road to Wellbriety” recovery groups.
Weekly Talking Circles are a vital part of the Coalition’s Native American Services program. Talking Circles are considered a sacred space where Indigenous Peoples share information and stories confidentially to promote healing in their lives and build community. Find the scheduled Talking Circle Gathering times through the calendar below.
Native American Services Outreach Case Management works collaboratively within CCH, especially with providers at the Stout Street Health Center and colleagues in the Department of Outreach and Engagement Services, and externally with homeless service providers and Indigenous-serving organizations to maintain optimum care coordination, communication, and continuity of services for our unhoused relatives.
In addition to the weekly Talking Circles at CCH and in other community locations, NAS also offers Red Road to Wellbriety recovery groups and classes twice annually and coordinates a calendar of seasonal events, outings, and celebrations.
Native American Services is a program for all Indigenous Peoples from a wide spectrum of Tribal Nations seeking support, recovery, and connection to culture, including those who may have little or no concept of their history or traditions.
No referral is needed. All Indigenous people are welcome to join our Talking Circles and other cultural programming, but please see the calendar for more details.
NAS provides comprehensive case management services to unsheltered Indigenous adults and adult couples at NAS events and through street outreach in the Denver Metro area.
NAS Outreach Case Management helps unhoused relatives connect to services and resources to survive, stabilize, and exit homelessness. Our services include:
referrals to emergency shelter, Safe Outdoor Spaces, Transitional Housing, Bridge Housing
referrals and navigation to medical care, behavioral healthcare, and substance treatment
housing applications and housing systems navigation
referrals to vocational programs and employment services
assistance with obtaining vital documents, CIBs, and benefits
Our program is not currently able to directly provide emergency shelter, motel vouchers, or crisis counseling. We do not currently have capacity to provide case management for housed relatives, families, or individuals currently receiving supportive services from other programs. When possible, we attempt to make referrals to other sources for these supports.
Native American Services at the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless is a proud and active participant in the larger Indigenous community in the Denver Metro Region. Please see below for more organizations providing cultural support, child welfare services, healthcare, and housing for American Indians and Alaska Natives in our area.
Denver Indian Family Resource Center (DIFRC)
Who We Are - DIFRC | Denver Indian Family Resource Center
Denver Indian Family Health Services (DIFHS)
DENVER INDIAN HEALTH AND FAMILY SERVICES - Home (dihfs.org)
Denver Indian Center Inc. (DICI)
Denver Indian Center Inc. – Serving the Crossroads of Indian Country
Native American Housing Circle (NAHC)
Native American Housing Circle - DIFRC | Denver Indian Family Resource Center
All Native American Services events are held at 2100 Broadway unless otherwise specified. Reach out to the Program Manager with any questions.