Colorado Emergency Support Function (ESF) #6

The Colorado Department of Human Services is statutorily responsible for Colorado Emergency Support Function (ESF) #6, based on the State Emergency Operations Plan. ESF #6 addresses mass care, emergency assistance, housing and human services. CDHS has a seat in the State Emergency Operations Center and serves as the coordinator for all ESF #6 activities across the state.

Below is a list of resources for our partners and other organizations related to Colorado's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information, please contact CDHS emergency manager Jaclyn Kurle at

General resources


The Colorado Department of Local Affairs website provides homelessness resources, CARES Act information, eviction prevention, multifamily affordable housing resources, and external homeowners programs.


Non-congregate sheltering
Congregate sheltering

Human services

Resources include:

  • Office of Behavioral Health
  • Office of Adult, Aging and Disability Services
  • Office of Children, Youth and Families
  • Office of Early Childhood
  • Office of Economic Security
  • Department of Health Care Policy and Financing
  • Office of Information Technology
  • Emergency Support Function (ESF) 6



Volunteer organizations