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

May 23, 2023
May 22, 2023: As summer approaches, child welfare advocates are asking all Colorado residents to call the CO4Kids Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline (1-844-CO-4-Kids or 844-264-5437) if they are concerned a child may be experiencing abuse or neglect.
May 12, 2023
May 6, 2023: To mark National Foster Care Month and encourage more Coloradans to become foster parents, the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) recognized five foster families during a luncheon at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science on Saturday. 
April 24, 2023
April 24, 2023: The Colorado Department of Human Services’ Office of Children, Youth and Families launched a new Child Welfare Family Advisory Council focused on strengthening and enhancing Colorado's child welfare system.

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