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

2021 press releases

Colorado delivers more than $13.5 million to families in need (Oct. 15)

CDHS-funded co-responder programs effectively reducing arrests and improving access to services (Oct. 13)

State releases draft plan for new Department of Early Childhood, calls for public comment (Oct. 8)

Coloradans to see increase to SNAP benefits (Sept. 22)

State launches work and education opportunities for Coloradans (Sept. 21)

Governor appoints new commissioners to Early Childhood Leadership Commission (Sept. 7)

September is National Recovery Month in Colorado (Sept. 2)

CDHS dedicates $920,000 to CU Anschutz mental wellness program for health care workers and educators (Aug. 23)

State agencies with 24/7 facilities to require COVID-19 vaccinations for staff members (Aug. 17)

CDHS and CDE distribute backpacks with materials to support kindergarten readiness to libraries and migrant families (Aug. 16)

CDHS announces continuation of free sign language interpretation service for rural Coloradans (Aug. 5)

Gov. Polis and CDHS declare August to be Child Support Awareness Month (Aug. 3)

CDHS launches PSAs to encourage families to fill out school meal applications (July 21)

CDHS celebrates BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month in July (July 13)

CDHS statement on SB 201, the Elle Matthews Act for Increased Safety in Child Care (June 16)

Colorado receives $94 million federal funding boost for behavioral health services (June 14)

CDHS announces Safe Child Care Task Force (June 3)

P-EBT benefits coming to SNAP households with children under age 6 (June 2)

CDHS awards seven community grantees through the Colorado Fatherhood Program (May 28)

CDHS launches public service campaign to promote food benefits for Colorado children (May 17)

Ten counties recognized by CDHS for outstanding performance (May 5)

CDHS, CDA release Food Pantry Assistance Grant report (May 4)

CDHS calls for public comment on Colorado’s child care development plan (April 29)

Bill to support unemployed Coloradans’ mental health passes committee (April 26)

Gov. Polis signs bill to transform Colorado's behavioral health system (April 22)

Colorado families with school-aged kids to again receive P-EBT food benefits (April 14)

Notice: Coloradans to experience delayed food assistance benefits (April 1)

Colorado begins planning for 9-8-8 suicide prevention number (March 17)

Bill to create new state Behavioral Health Administration passes committee (March 9)

One year into COVID-19 pandemic, CDHS continues to offer important services to Coloradans (March 8)

CDHS partners with Children’s Hospital Colorado to vaccinate child care providers against COVID-19 (March 4)

CDHS offers grants to expand access and availability of licensed child care (March 3)

Colorado youth selected for state behavioral health leadership program (Feb. 19)

Licensed child care providers and staff can now receive the COVID-19 vaccine (Jan. 29)

CDHS and Colorado Coalition for the Homeless to expand supportive housing services (Jan. 28)

$35 million in relief grants available to Colorado child care providers (Jan. 11)

2020 press releases

Colorado SNAP recipients can use EBT cards online at Safeway and Albertsons (Nov. 25)

Colorado and four Latin American consulates to collaborate in child welfare cases (Nov. 23)

Colorado crisis line continues record-breaking volume during COVID-19 pandemic (Nov. 23)

Colorado receives $7.5 million grant to support fathers (Nov. 13)

CDHS recognizes five adoptive families in celebration of National Adoption Month (Nov. 9)

Colorado Heart Gallery celebrates 15 years of connecting children in foster care with adoptive families (Nov. 2)

Colorado adds Western Slope route to opioid use disorder mobile health services program (Oct. 29)

CDHS partners with CSU-Pueblo to enroll DYS youth in college courses (Oct. 7)

Colorado partners with local company to safely deliver food to low-income families (Sept. 29)

Colorado awards $4.3 million in grants to prevent substance use disorder (Sept. 28)

Colorado releases guidance on learning pods (Sept. 10)

Colorado Child Support Services receives $1 million grant (Sept. 9)

State launches innovative campaign to improve the health of Colorado youth (Sept. 3)

Colorado receives $41.6 million over two years to address opioid crisis (Aug. 31)

Electronic Benefits Transfer card error (Aug. 28)

Child Development Associate scholarships offered in Colorado (Aug. 26)

Colorado provides funding to support child care providers during COVID-19 (Aug. 18)

Colorado reports SNAP benefit notice error (Aug. 18)

MINDSOURCE Brain Injury Network releases state plan (Aug. 13)

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis appoints new commissioners to Early Childhood Leadership Commission (Aug. 5)

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis proclaims August as Child Support Awareness Month (July 31)

Colorado Behavioral Health Task Force considers bold recommendations (July 29)

CDHS statement on 30th anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act (July 24)

Colorado families with school-aged students to begin receiving P-EBT food benefits (July 21)

Las familias de Colorado con niños en edad escolar recibirán beneficios de comida P-EBT
(July 21)

Colorado Crisis Services statement on FCC approval of federal 988 number (July 16)

Nearly $900,000 awarded to support survivors of domestic violence during COVID-19 (July 14)

Teachers call on all Coloradans to look out for kids this summer (June 25)

CDHS recognized by Human Rights Campaign Foundation for LGBTQ+ inclusion efforts (June 22)

Colorado Division of Youth Services decreases youth population by 30% (June 9)

Behavioral Health Task Force examines COVID-19 impacts (June 4)

Colorado resumes some regular child care group sizes (June 3)

Colorado SNAP recipients now able to make purchases online (May 28)

Colorado announces new veterans behavioral health program (May 28)

Eligible Colorado families with school-aged students to receive Pandemic-EBT benefits (May 26)

Department of Agriculture and CDHS release rural mental health documentary and resources (May 20)

"Tough as a Mother" campaign connects Colorado moms to substance use disorder treatment services (May 8)

CDHS recognizes five Colorado foster families for National Foster Care Month (May 5)

CDHS announces COVID-19 testing results from Veterans Community Living Center at Fitzsimons (May 2)

CDHS announces plans to increase support for families in need of child care (April 23)

Survivors of domestic violence can leave their homes for safety reasons under Colorado's safer-at-home policy (April 22)

Colorado awarded $2 million grant for behavioral health crisis services during COVID-19 (April 21)

Essential baby supplies delivered to Colorado from FEMA (April 15)

FEMA envía suministros esenciales para bebés a Colorado
(April 15)

Colorado extends LEAP heating assistance beyond April 30 (April 8)

Youth leaders to develop messaging for Colorado Crisis Services during COVID-19 emergency (April 8)

State mental health hospital in Pueblo experiences potential data breach (April 7)

Gov. Jared Polis and CDHS launch National Child Abuse Prevention Month (April 7)

Emergency child care extended to all essential workers in Colorado (March 30)

La Coalición de Emergencia de Cuidado Infantil de Colorado Extiende el Cuidado Infantil a Todos los Trabajadores Esenciales
(March 30)

Colorado Department of Human Services open for business (March 13)

Colorado awards $4.6 million for substance use treatment in rural communities (March 12)

Colorado details vision to increase access to high-quality early childhood programs (Feb. 14)

CDHS to honor veterans at Fitzsimons with Valentine roses (Feb. 13)

Helping parents and caregivers prepare Colorado children for kindergarten (Jan. 28)

Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline marks five-year anniversary (Jan. 14)