Social Services

Provides protective services to children and adults, income maintenance, medical and food assistance to eligible individuals and families, and self-sufficiency services to assistance recipients.

Mission

Pueblo County Department of Social Services expects and assists families and individuals to be as self reliant as possible. This is accomplished by providing innovative and flexible social and economic services aimed at improving individual functioning, strengthening families, eliminating family violence and reducing poverty.

 

Mandated

To provide protective services to children and adults, income maintenance, medical and food assistance to eligible individuals and families, and self-sufficiency services to assistance recipients.

 

Services Provided

  • Child Welfare Services, including protective services, foster care, adoption and adolescent services
  • Adult services, including protective services, financial assistance, and options for long-term care
  • Basic cash assistance for eligible individuals and families, including food and medical assistance
  • Self-sufficiency services to enable recipients to obtain employment and become self-sufficient
  • Child Support services

 

Colorado Benefit Management System (PEAK)

 A new website (PEAK) allowing clients to perform an eligibility screen as well as check their benefits will be placed into production. http://coloradopeak.force.com/

Paper applications for medical and/or financial assistance may be printed using the links located on the right side of the page.

 

Connect for Health Colorado

http://connectforhealthco.com/

 

Fraud Hotline

719-583-6191

The Colorado Department of Human Services

The Colorado Department of Human Services recently launched the state’s first ever statewide mental health crisis hotline, 1-844-493-TALK (8255). The line is staffed with trained professionals and peer counselors 24/7, providing counseling and referral sources to Coloradans experiencing a mental health crisis.  Please see attachment for more information regarding this PSA and links.

 

Locations

DSS Main Office
201 W. 8th Street
81003 Pueblo, CO
United States
Phone: 719-583-6160
Fax: 719-583-6748
38° 16' 28.7004" N, 104° 36' 32.4576" W
Family Service Center
805 Desert Flower Blvd
81008 Pueblo, CO
United States
Phone: 719-253-7850