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Welcome to the Colorado Department of Human Services.
We're the people who help people.

CDHS supports people and families by connecting them with assistance, resources and support at every stage of their lives. We serve Coloradans through bold and innovative health and human services. And together, we empower Coloradans to thrive.

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Benefits assistance

CDHS helps ensure Coloradans have what they need to live a stable life now and in the future. We can help your family consistently put food on the table, heat your home, find livable-wage work, and afford basic necessities. Visit our Benefits Assistance page to learn more.

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I want to ...

Looking for information on how to apply for benefits assistance, find services, locate forms, search for jobs, or contact CDHS programs and staff members? Our "I want to" page can help you navigate our website and find what you're looking for.

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Find my county

Many of CDHS's programs, benefits and services — such as food and heating assistance and child welfare — are administered by county human services departments. Search our county contact page to locate and connect with your county's department of human services.

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Report abuse of a child or older adult

If you suspect child abuse or neglect, please call the Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 844-CO-4-KIDS. To report abuse or neglect of an older adult, visit our Adult Protective Services page for contact information.

Find your next career with us

A career with the Colorado Department of Human Services offers fulfillment and purpose as you use your talents to help fellow Coloradans thrive. Check out our Careers page to learn more and apply for your next career.

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Notice of MOVEit data security incident 

Maximus Human Services, Inc. (Maximus) is providing notice of an incident that may affect certain individuals’ information. Maximus is a contractor to the Colorado Department of Human Services' Division of Child Support Services and provides services to support certain government programs including the State Directory of New Hires. Individuals’ information may have been involved because CDHS uses Maximus services to collect information employers are legally mandated to report to state child support divisions throughout the country.

Recent press releases

From February 2023 through January 2024, 50% of children and youth placed in foster care had their initial placement with kinship caregivers. This is the first time Colorado’s child welfare system has hit this milestone.
Feb. 1, 2024: After an extensive search, the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) is pleased to announce the official appointment of Minna Castillo as the deputy executive director of Community Partnerships, effective immediately.
Jan. 31, 2024: CDHS is celebrating Feb. 1 as National Energy Assistance Day. All potentially eligible Coloradans are encouraged to apply for Colorado’s Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP), a federally funded program that helps save eligible households money by paying a portion of winter home heating costs.

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