Colorado Works or TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) offers cash assistance and employment services to adults who are responsible for a dependent child or who are pregnant.  Cash benefits may be provided to families in need.  In most cases, parents must participate in work activities. Benefits are limited to 5 years in a lifetime. 

Who is Eligible?

  • You are an adult responsible for a dependent child or are pregnant
  • You cooperate with Child Support Services
  • Your income does not exceed Colorado Works income limits. View the income limit table for benefits.


Colorado Works supports families' efforts to reach economic security. 

  • Cash assistance

Employment supports, such as:

  • Job Search
  • Master Application
  • Resume Assistance
  • Interview Techniques
  • Work Experience Programs
  • Employment & Career Exploration
  • Development of a Road Map – a plan that leads to economic security
  • Post TANF program supports intended to help you stay employed and move closer to an independent life

How Do I Apply?10

You may return the completed application by fax, mail or in-person:

  • Fax: 719-253-7947
  • Mail to:  Pueblo County DHS, 320 W. 10th Street, Pueblo, Colorado 81003
  • Office Locations:  405 W. 9th Street OR 320 W. 10th Street

Office hours are Monday-Friday, 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

For more information or to check the status of an application, email [email protected]


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