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Colorado's response to Afghanistan situation and support for Afghan arrivals

The situation in Afghanistan is changing rapidly, and the State of Colorado is committed to providing the most accurate and up-to-date information we can. Check out this FAQ about Colorado's response to the situation, as well as support for people who will be coming here from Afghanistan.

 

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.

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.

I want to ...

Looking for information on how to apply for benefits assistance, find a quality child care program, locate behavioral health services, or contact CDHS staff members? Our "I want to" page can help you navigate our website and find what you're looking for.

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. Use our clickable map to locate and connect with your county's department of human services.

Get help with a behavioral health crisis

Colorado Crisis Services offers free, confidential, 24/7 counseling support to people who are experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis. No matter what you’re going through, you don’t have to go through it alone. Call 1-844-493-TALK, or text TALK to 38255. 

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.

Information about COVID-19 and benefits and services

CDHS would like to remind the public that services and benefits are available to help families and individuals who are struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. For information about how to obtain services and benefits, click here.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: 2-1-1 Colorado connects Coloradans to critical resources such as housing assistance, food support, help with utility bills and more. Visit their website or dial 2-1-1 on your phone.

FOOD ASSISTANCE FAQ: Visit this page for information, resources and answers to frequently asked questions about SNAP and other food programs in light of the COVID-19 crisis.

LEGAL NOTICE: CDHS's legal director has issued this Service of Process notice during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Recent press releases

September 7, 2021
The Early Childhood Leadership Commission (ECLC), Colorado’s early childhood advisory council, has announced the appointment of five new commissioners by Gov. Jared Polis.
September 2, 2021
Gov. Jared Polis declared September as National Recovery Month in Colorado as deaths due to overdose reached an all-time high in 2020, a rising trend exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
August 23, 2021
Colorado's Office of Behavioral Health is dedicating more than $920,000 in federal funding to a University of Colorado mental wellness program that will provide support for frontline health care providers, educators and school staff.

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