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We are so excited to share some pretty dope news with you this week!

Mark your calendars, because BIG plans are underway…

CHOW Announces:

Wellness in the Park 2022

CHOW Community, we are so excited to announce Wellness in the Park 2022!


This rad community initiative will be taking place June 12th, 2022 from 10-1PM MST at Sloan’s Lake (Denver).

This free three-hour event will feature health and wellness activities, substance use recovery and mental health tools, and of course some fun!

Our intention is to bring industry leaders, restaurant ambassadors and community members together to connect and support one another. 

💚 Are you an owner/manager/employee of a Denver restaurant?

We would love for you to join us for ‘Wellness in the Park’!

For our restaurant community we are inviting you to utilize June 12th as your Restaurant Wellness Day. Each participating restaurant or restaurant group can set up a 10×10 tent and invite your staff to join you for a day of fun alongside CHOW! 

You will also have the opportunity to market your business as an employer who focuses on your team’s health and wellness to the greater community. 

💚 Are you a wellness organization?

Do you offer services that may be relevant to our hospitality community?

We would love to invite you to join us for ‘Wellness in the Park’ to support and connect with the restaurant and hospitality community.

Email community@chowco.org to review our partnership deck and explore awesome opportunities to support this event! 

CHOW’s mission is to support wellness within the hospitality industry and to improve the lives of our community through shared stories, skills, and resources. 

CHOW is working towards reducing the stigma and continues to address concerns that have been long overlooked in the hospitality industry. 

Raise the Bar Training

Small things can have a big impact: Consider your messaging – Who is your audience when addressing harassment at your bar/restaurant? Are you speaking to potential victims or potential harassers?

Signs speaking to a potential victim might look like this: “Are you being harassed? Order an Angel Shot for help!”

Signs speaking to a potential harasser might look like this: “We do not tolerate harassment of any kind. You will be asked to leave.”

Pros to gearing your message to potential harassers: 

  1. It’s proactive not reactive
  2. Everyone knows the expectation
  3. Shifts burden of action from potential victim to potential harasser
  4. Empowers everyone to call out or report harassment
  5. Focuses on a behavior not a population…we know that anyone can be victimized, and anyone can harass others!

For more pro tips, schedule a Raise the Bar training for your bar or restaurant! Contact SAVA at 970 472 4204 or visit our website at savacenter.org

LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Provider Training Program: 

Population Specific Survey 

​Thanks to a grant awarded by Caring for Denver, Envision:You is able to expand its LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Provider Training Program by developing four population-specific modules intended to help behavioral health counselors, peer specialists, and social workers provide identity affirming and culturally relevant care to the LGBTQ+ community.

Each module will focus on one of these four groups: Transgender & Gender Expansive Communities, LGBTQ+ Young Adults, LGBTQ+ Older Adults, and LGBTQ+ People of Color.

We have developed a survey to help us identify the areas of focus for each of these modules, and hope that anyone belonging to one of these four groups will help us keep them community informed. By taking this survey, you will help us educate providers in what they need to know to provide better care to LGBTQ+ folks with intersecting identities.

Text “Voice” to 844-428-0903 to receive the link to the survey.

Unite Us Colorado Resources

Unite Colorado is a coordinated care network of health and social service providers to address people’s social needs and improve health across communities

Partners in the network are connected through Unite Us‘ shared technology platform, which enables them to send and receive electronic referrals, address people’s social needs, and improve health across communities. 

A message from Unite Us:

“As spring arrives in Colorado, I hope you will take a moment to log into your Unite Us dashboard and check out the new resources that have been added in the first three months of 2022. There are now over 720 organization locations to serve people all across Colorado and more organizations are sending and receiving referrals than ever before. Our community engagement team is thrilled to be getting to meet more of you in person and in community and we look forward to doing even more in 2022. Community organizations have made amazing transformations to increase impact over the last two years.”

Visit www.colorado.uniteus.com

FoodService Powerplant x John Hinman

Our resident pie guy and Founder, John Hinman had a rad conversation with Jason Wange from FoodService Powerplant Network and we are ALL ABOUT IT.

“While John Himan makes some of the best pies in all of Colorado, it’s his willingness to be real with his journey, and in turn allow others to do the same, which continue to earn he and his team at CHOW (Culinary Hospitality Outreach & Wellness) the gratitude and honor of an industry. Colorado Restaurant Association’s 2021 “Outstanding Philanthropist” Awardee, John recognizes the potential of his amazing pies to fill a physical and relational need. “The truth is, crafting pie and sharing pie has provided me with grace to do the next right thing, and meet the next right person.” And now you get to meet John and learn more about how CHOW can serve you and your community.”

Watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ESrUYITAaY

Have a rad weekend!