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 Madlynn Ruble, deputy communications director, at

2023 press releases

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

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

2022 press releases

OCFMH congratulates Larimer County’s competency docket and seeks to fund dockets in more communities (Dec. 22)

Colorado’s Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) sees record number of applications for 2022 heating season (Dec. 7)

CDHS opens new mental hospital wing to serve competency patients (Dec. 5)

Colorado Commission for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind receives domestic violence award (Nov. 15)

CDHS recognizes five Colorado adoptive families in celebration of National Adoption Month (Nov. 7)

Colorado’s Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) to begin accepting applications Nov. 1 (Oct. 31)

Colorado’s Division of Youth Services receives national program of the year award (Oct. 26)

CDHS recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month (Oct. 19)

Colorado child abuse and neglect prevention plan approved (Oct. 12)

CDHS announces new incentives for current, prospective employees (Oct. 12)

CDHS announces the new Division of Economic and Workforce Support (Oct. 11)

CDHS hires new chief equity, diversity and inclusion officer (Sept. 23)

Introducing Colorado's new Office of Civil and Forensic Mental Health (Sept. 22)

Veterans Community Living Center at Fitzsimons ranked No. 1 by Newsweek (Aug. 15)

August proclaimed to be Child Support Awareness Month (Aug. 2)

CDHS hires Pedro Almeida as deputy executive director (July 26)

CDHS hires first director of homelessness initiatives (July 19)

CDHS names new director of the Office of Behavioral Health (July 18)

Colorado food assistance program receives grant from USDA (June 13)

Bill to establish Behavioral Health Administration signed into law (May 25)

CDHS calls for applicants to Colorado Commission on Aging, celebrates Older Adult Month (May 24)

Gov. Polis, Mothers’ Milk Bank announce partnership to address formula shortage (May 17)

Colorado’s youth have extended access to free therapy (May 11)

Five Colorado families recognized in celebration of National Foster Care Month (May 9)

Colorado among first in nation to gain approval for ongoing P-EBT child care program (April 11)

CDHS statement on ‘CODA’ winning three Academy Awards (March 28)

Polis administration announces child care grant program to save Colorado families money, support child care workforce (March 8)

Calls to Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline increase as more mandatory reporters are seeing kids in person (March 7)

CDHS celebrates behavioral health care transformation with the introduction of HB22-1278 (March 4)

CDHS announces early childhood mental health support line (March 2)

Fellows named to national equity-grounded behavioral health leadership program (Feb. 28)

Colorado families will continue to receive nutrition benefits for the 2021-22 school year (Feb. 28)

CDHS increases access to quality sign language interpreting services in rural communities (Feb. 14)

Increased emergency SNAP benefits continue in 2022 (Feb. 2)

CDHS encourages Coloradans to apply for LEAP on National Energy Assistance Day (Feb. 1)

CDHS vendor experiences potential data breach in fall prevention program (Jan. 27)

I Matter program gains momentum, addresses growing stress and anxiety facing youth (Jan. 26)

Polis administration makes key resources available for child care providers (Jan. 21)

Colorado activates disaster food benefits for communities affected by Boulder fires (Jan. 20)

Colorado is requesting donations to support resettling Afghans (Jan. 12)

CDHS announces launch of monthly food box for older adults (Jan. 11)

Gov. Polis announces Dr. Morgan Medlock as behavioral health commissioner (Jan. 4)