Our Results

2016 Highlights

  • Eight Denver public housing neighborhoods participated.
  • Supported 82 families transform their public housing neighborhoods to make animals safe and healthy.
  • Of the 125 animals needing veterinary and life-saving services, 100% were fulfilled.
  • 1,759 volunteer hours were donated by Denver public housing residents.
  • 25 youths participated in multiple youth service projects with Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots.
  • 16 youths participated in education pipeline programs.

2015 Highlights

  • 14 Denver public housing neighborhoods participated.
  • Supported 64 families transform their public housing neighborhoods to make animals safe and healthy.
  • Of the 101 animals needing veterinary and life-saving services, 100% were fulfilled.
  • 794 volunteer hours were donated by Denver public housing residents.
  • 25 youths participated in 5 youth service projects.
  • Public housing youths had the opportunity to tell Jane Goodall how they transformed their neighborhoods on behalf of animals.
  • Formally changed the organization’s name to “Docs from the Block” in recognition of the heroic work done by the people who live and work in public housing.
  • Extended the job creation partnership with the City and County of Denver Office of Economic Development to create an IT Project Manager position.
  • Formalized youth service projects under the Jane Goodall Roots & Shoots youth model.
  • Strengthened the organization’s infrastructure with the implementation of cloud computing via salesforce.com

2014 Highlights

  • 13 Denver public housing neighborhoods participated.
  • Supported 58 families transform their public housing neighborhoods to make animals safe and healthy.
  • Of the 101 animals needing veterinary and life-saving services, 100% were fulfilled.
  • Provided externship for one veterinary student at Feline Fix.
  • Provided veterinary surgery field trips for K-12 students.
  • Initiated veterinary medicine education pipeline for high school students.
  • Prepared research prospectus for evaluation of the expansion of the community-based animal health care model.

2013 Highlights

  • 14 Denver public housing neighborhoods participated.
  • Supported 74 families transform their public housing neighborhoods to make animals safe and healthy.
  • Of the 98 animals needing veterinary and life-saving services, 100% were fulfilled.
  • Received funding from the Animal Assistance Foundation to document the organization’s activities and outcomes in a logic model.

2012 Highlights

  • 12 Denver public housing neighborhoods participated.
  • Supported 32 families transform their public housing neighborhoods to make animals safe and healthy.
  • Of the 160 animals needing veterinary and life-saving services, 100% were fulfilled.
  • A neighborhood TNR project reduced stray and cat population by 85%.
  • Served on University of Denver/ Denver Public Schools community panel on animal welfare.
  • First student from public housing entered Colorado State University vet school.

2011 Highlights

  • 10 Denver public housing neighborhoods participated.
  • Supported 40 families transform their public housing neighborhoods to make animals safe and healthy.
  • Of the 67 animals needing veterinary and life-saving services, 100% were fulfilled.
  • 2 undergraduate students completed veterinary internship program.
  • 2 public housing neighborhoods provided care for community cats by public housing residents.
  • Caring for feral and stray cats was approved for satisfying resident community service by public housing authority.

2010 Highlights

  • Four Denver public housing neighborhoods participated.
  • Supported 10 families transform their public housing neighborhoods to make animals safe and healthy.
  • Of the 36 requests for veterinary and life-saving services, 100% were fulfilled.

2009 Highlights

  • Four Denver public housing neighborhoods participated.
  • Supported 7 families transform their public housing neighborhoods to make animals safe and healthy.
  • Of the 10 requests for veterinary and life-saving services, 100% were fulfilled.
  • Expanded veterinary medicine internship.

2008 Highlights

  • Three Denver public housing neighborhoods participated.
  • Supported 15 families transform their public housing neighborhoods to make animals safe and healthy.
  • Of the 15 requests for veterinary and life-saving services, 100% were fulfilled.
  • Began veterinary medicine internship for undergraduate students intending to apply to veterinary school.

2007 Highlights

  • Three Denver public housing neighborhoods participated.
  • Supported 10 families transform their public housing neighborhoods to make animals safe and healthy.
  • Jane Goodall met the children again and recalled the conversation from the previous year.

2006 Highlights

  • Three Denver public housing neighborhoods participated.
  • Supported 15 families transform their public housing neighborhoods to make animals safe and healthy.
  • Began the community cats program at South Lincoln Homes.
  • Children attended a lecture by Jane Goodall.

2005 Highlights

  • Two Denver public housing neighborhoods participated.
  • Supported a handful of families begin transforming their public housing neighborhoods to make animals safe and healthy.
  • Began field trips to veterinarian to observe surgeries and learn about animals.

2004 Highlights

  • Received exempt status under Internal Revenue Code 501 (c) (3).
  • Two Denver public housing neighborhoods participated.
  • Supported a handful of families provide veterinary (spay/neuter) and life-saving services for animals.
  • Children began helping neighborhood animals in need of help.