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CDHS press releases

Stay informed about what's going on at the Colorado Department of Human Services with our press releases. If you would like to be added to our distribution list or view press releases prior to last year, contact Jordan Saenz, interim deputy communications director, at

2024 press releases

Kinship care reaches a new statewide milestone (Feb. 22)

CDHS hires Minna Castillo as deputy executive director of Community Partnerships (Feb. 1)

CDHS celebrates Feb. 1 as National Energy Assistance Day and encourages Coloradans to apply for LEAP (Jan. 31)

Colorado Division of Child Welfare awarded prestigious recognition for LGBTQ+ inclusion by the Human Rights Campaign (Jan. 8)

2023 press releases

Colorado’s Low-income Energy Assistance Program sees a record-breaking number of applications (Dec. 12)

CDHS helps nearly 1,000 Coloradans obtain employment-training credentials (Nov. 27)

CDHS and RISE celebrate 10 years of jail-based evaluation and restoration (Nov. 9)

CDHS opens 22 mental health beds to serve competency patients (Nov. 7)

CDHS recognizes four Colorado adoptive families in celebration of National Adoption Month (Nov. 1)

Colorado Department of Human Services invests $7.5 million to address homelessness and mental health (Oct. 30)

Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) begins accepting applications Nov. 1 (Oct. 27)

Counties kick off Colorado Kinnected Kinship Navigator Program (Sept. 19)

Some stolen SNAP benefits may now be eligible for replacement (Aug. 28)

CDHS leader receives top award from Council of Juvenile Justice Administrators (Aug. 15)

August proclaimed to be Child Support Awareness Month in Colorado (Aug. 1)

Colorado Mental Health Hospital in Pueblo re-opening 39 mental health beds (July 20)

CDHS prepares to open new mental health homes (July 10)

Calls to the Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline are experiencing after-hours routing issues (June 29)

Colorado holding same-day hiring event to recruit nurses (June 16)

Housing voucher bill provides stability for youth who have emancipated from foster care (June 7)

CDHS recognizes 15 counties for distinguished performance (June 7)

Drop in calls to the Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline expected this summer (May 22)

Colorado recognizes five foster families in celebration of National Foster Care Month (May 6)

CDHS takes bold action to re-imagine child welfare system (April 24)

OCFMH celebrates five years of the outpatient competency restoration program (April 24)

Coloradans who are eligible for LEAP energy assistance are encouraged to apply by May 1 (April 11)

Colorado launches Child Abuse Prevention Month at Capitol event (April 3)

Colorado Supreme Court swears in ASL interpreters and captioners (March 21)

Colorado offering $14,000 hiring bonuses to mental health nurses (March 15)

Colorado pilots first-of-its-kind legal competency program for individuals with brain injuries (March 14)

Colorado celebrates March as Brain Injury Awareness Month (March 1)

Pueblo Regional Center launches virtual reality staff training program (Feb. 28)

Fostering Opportunities paves the way toward improving educational outcomes for foster care youth (Feb. 21)

CDHS to put $1.15 million toward services for survivors of sexual violence (Feb. 7)

Coloradans encouraged to apply for LEAP on National Energy Assistance Day (Jan. 30)

Calls to Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline remained steady in 2022 (Jan. 24)

New program reduces waitlist for court-ordered treatment (Jan. 17)

Emergency additional SNAP benefits are ending in February (Jan. 12)