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




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

January 17, 2023
A new program created by the Colorado Office of Civil and Forensic and Mental Health has restored 25% of clients to competency without the need for inpatient hospitalization since it began in July 2022.
January 12, 2023
All Coloradans who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will see a reduction in their monthly benefit amount after February. This is due to the end of emergency allotments that began at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
December 22, 2022
The Office of Civil and Forensic Mental Health congratulates Larimer County’s competency court docket for being recognized with the 2022 Fort Collins Human Relations Award.

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