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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.

Recent press releases

July 11, 2024: CDHS has announced that it has begun rolling out benefits through the Summer EBT program, which provides a one-time payment of $120 to eligible students to help pay for nutritious meals during the summer months when schools are not in session.
June 12, 2024: Colorado families whose children are placed in foster care will no longer automatically be required to make child support payments, thanks to a Colorado Department of Human Services rule change implemented in 2023 and recently turned into law by the passage of Colorado Senate Bill 24-202.
A medida que el verano se acerca, los defensores del bienestar infantil solicitan a todos los residentes de Colorado a aprender a reconocer las señales de abuso y descuido infantil y a llamar a la Línea Directa de Abuso y Descuido Infantil (844-264-5437) si sospechan que un niño, niña o joven está sufriendo abuso o descuido.

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