Partners

The Colorado Department of Human Services works with a number of partners, including Colorado's county human services departments, other government agencies, and nonprofit agencies, to carry out our mission.

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Boards and commissions

CDHS administers several types of boards and commissions, including the State Board of Human Services, as well as governor-appointed and internal boards and commissions.

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Counties

Colorado has a state-supervised and county-administered human services system. County departments are the main provider of direct services to families, children and adults.

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Service providers

CDHS licenses a number of behavioral health providers and child care providers, as well as child welfare placement services.

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State-tribal relations

CDHS is committed to working with the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and the Southern Ute Indian Tribe on a government-to-government basis. CDHS and the tribes hold annual formal consultations.

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Training

Several of CDHS's offices, divisions and programs offer training for their partners. They include boards and commissions; foster, adoptive and kin families; and child abuse mandatory reporting.

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ESF #6

CDHS is the state coordinator for Colorado Emergency Support Function (ESF) #6, which addresses mass care, emergency assistance, housing and human services.

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