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Press Release

Kinship care reaches a new statewide milestone

From February 2023 through January 2024, 50% of children and youth placed in foster care had their initial placement with kinship caregivers. This is the first time Colorado’s child welfare system has hit this milestone.

CDHS helps nearly 1,000 Coloradans obtain employment-training credentials

Nov. 27, 2023: The Colorado Department of Human Services is happy to announce that 987 Coloradans earned employment-training credentials during the 2023 fiscal year, aligning with Gov. Jared Polis’ overall objective to assist 62,000 residents in attaining quality credentials for workforce success.
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About CDHS

The Colorado Department of Human Services connects people with assistance, resources and support for living independently in our state. For more information about our organization, visit the CDHS organizational structure page.


Our mission

Together, we empower Coloradans to thrive. 

Our vision

To serve Coloradans through bold and innovative health and human services.

Our values

People-first approach. Balance. Accountability. Transparency. Ethical. Collaboration.

Our motto

We're the people who help people.


State of Colorado accessibility statement

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