Our services

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The Colorado Department of Human Services empowers Coloradans to thrive and to live a stable life now and in the future. We support people and families at every stage of their journey through life. Browse our services below to see how we may be able to support you and your family.

Behavioral health services

Behavioral health includes mental health and substance use. Our services include two state mental hospitals, as well as forensic services.

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Child and family services

CDHS serves children and families through various programs. Services include adoption and foster care, child support, child welfare, domestic violence, and sexual health.

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Disability services

CDHS's disability services include three Regional Centers, which care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities; services for deaf and deaf-blind people; and brain injury services.

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Older adult services

CDHS's older adult services include five Veterans Community Living Centers, as well as Adult Protective Services, Nutrition Services, the State Unit on Aging, and caregiver support.

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Refugee services

The Colorado Refugee Services Program, part of CDHS's employment division, facilitates resettlement of refugees and promotes advancement past self-sufficiency and to long-term integration.

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Youth services

CDHS's Division of Youth services provides for the care and supervision of youth involved in the justice system. DYS operates 12 secure youth centers that serve youth between the ages of 10-21.

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