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.
Due to the government shut down all redeterminations for FOOD ASSISTANCE that would normally be due by January 31 MUST BE received by the Department of Human Services by Monday January 14, 2019 at 5 pm. This will allow the department time to process the documents by the newly established deadline given by our state and federal partners. To accommodate this our office located at 201 W 8th Street Suite 120 will be open Saturday January 12 from 7:00 am-3:00 pm, Sunday January 13 from 12:00 pm-5:00 pm, and Monday January 14 from 7:30 am-5:00 pm. Please enter the building the through the designated DHS door located on the West side of the building. We will accept paperwork during these hours; however, if you are not able to drop off your paperwork during these hours you can place them in the drop box which is located at this location. Redeterminations can also be submitted via PEAK at www.colorado.gov/PEAK
Pueblo County Department of Human Services assists individuals and families in improving their quality of life as they strive to reach their self-defined potential.
- Child Welfare, including protective services, foster care, adoption and adolescent services
- Adult, including protective services, financial assistance, and options for long-term care
- Basic cash assistance for eligible individuals and families, including food and medical assistance
- Employment and become self-sufficient
- Child Support services
Colorado Benefit Management System (PEAK)
The Peak website (PEAK) is allowing clients to perform an eligibility screen as well as check when their benefits will be placed into production. http://colorado.gov/PEAK
Paper applications for medical and/or financial assistance may be printed using the links located on the right side of the page.
Colorado Medicaid recently changed its name to Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program)
While the name and look have changed, member eligiblity, benefits, and choice providers will remain the same. Visit HealthFirstColorado.com for more information.
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The Colorado Department of Human Services 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.
Our non-discrimination policy. This institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex and in some cases religion and political beliefs. The U.S Department of Agriculture also prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination with USDA, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at email@example.com. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). For any other information dealing with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) issues, persons should either contact the USDA SNAP Hotline Number at (800)221-5689, which is also in Spanish or call the State Information/Hotline Numbers; found online at http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/contact_info/hotlines.htm. To file a complaint of discrimination regarding a program receiving Federal financial assistance through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), write: HHS Director, Office for Civil Rights, Room 515-F, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20201 or call (202) 619-0403 (voice) or (800) 537-7697 (TTY). USDA and HHS are equal opportunity providers and employers.