Despite the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines, the pandemic and its economic consequences continue to affect Colorado. We recognize that Coloradans still need human services, and there are easy, online ways to apply for and get benefits for you and your family. Below is a list of benefits and services that CDHS is continuing to provide, with links and information on how to find them.
Apply for cash assistance (TANF)
Apply for child care assistance
Apply for employment assistance
(For resources related to COVID-related job loss, check out OnwardCO.org.)
Apply for energy assistance (LEAP)
Apply for food assistance (SNAP)
(For more information about food assistance, read this FAQ.)
Apply for disability assistance (DDS)
Find domestic violence services
Find services for brain injury
Find services for deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind individuals
Find services for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities
Find services for older adults
For older adult services such as caregiver support, nutrition services, transportation, in-home services, care coordination and outreach, contact your local Area Agency on Aging.
Find behavioral health services
Get help with a mental health or substance use crisis
Colorado Crisis Services remains open 24/7. If you don‚'t know where to begin getting mental health, substance use or emotional help for yourself or someone you know, text TALK to 38255 or call this toll-free number 1-844-493-TALK (8255) to speak to a trained professional.
Children and families
Get help raising a child in my family or another child I am close with
Apply for a criminal and/or child abuse and neglect records check
Contact the Colorado Department of Human Services
Contact my county human services department
Contact the communications office