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

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Legal notice

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

Recent press releases

December 6, 2022
The Colorado Office of Civil and Forensic Mental Health hosted a grand opening event today for a new wing at the Colorado Mental Health Hospital in Fort Logan. This new wing will serve Coloradans in need of competency restoration services to proceed in criminal trials. 
November 15, 2022
The Colorado Commission for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind recently received the Outstanding Partner of 2022 award from Deaf Overcoming Violence through Empowerment (DOVE) during the nonprofit organization's annual benefit celebration.
November 8, 2022
In celebration of National Adoption Month in November and to encourage more Coloradans to consider adoption from foster care, CDHS recognized five exceptional adoptive families from across the state in an event at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science on Saturday.

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