Important notice for SNAP recipients: Emergency allotment benefits are ending in March. Learn more.



Find a career, receive a $2,000 to $14,000 hiring bonus

CDHS is excited to offer hiring bonuses of $2,000 to $14,000 for positions in nursing and other health care careers, dining services, custodial services and more. We have openings across Colorado, including in Denver, Pueblo, Grand Junction and others.

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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.

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 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.

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.

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. We're currently offering $2,000 to $7,000 sign-on incentives for certain positions.

Legal notice

CDHS's legal director has issued a Service of Process notice during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Recent press releases

March 21, 2023
Sixteen court-qualified American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters and real-time captioners were sworn in during a special ceremony at the Colorado Supreme Court on Feb. 24. Justice Monica M. Márquez presided over the ceremony.
March 15, 2023
The Colorado Department of Human Services is recruiting nurses nationwide, and is offering a $14,000 sign-on bonus and other benefits for nurses to work in the state’s two psychiatric hospitals in Denver and Pueblo.
March 14, 2023
Colorado's Office of Civil and Forensic Mental Health is piloting a first-of-its-kind program to identify and treat individuals with brain injuries who are either already receiving or are on the waitlist for competency services.

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