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The Mesa County Department of Human Services Values:
Humanity, Balance, Honesty, Inclusion, and Teamwork
The Mesa County Department of Human Services, established in 1936, provides multiple services to the citizens of Mesa County. The Department is administered by the Mesa County Commissioners, acting as the County Board of Human Services. DHS employs and/or contracts approximately 250 employees, providing supportive or direct services to clients with a $24 million budget. Of the $24 million, 17-19% is county share, the rest being state/federal funds.
Colorado is one of 13 state-supervised, county-administered states, which means that the MCDHS administers state and federal programs locally to Mesa County residents. These programs are administered pursuant to state and federal statutes and guidelines.
The Department is structured into various divisions and provides services for:
The Mission of the Department of Human Services is to help individuals and families achieve safety, independence and self sufficiency through the provision of professional, fiscally responsible quality human services in a progressive, collaborative and customer service oriented environment.
The Department of Human Services is a respected partner in a healthy, safe, interconnected community where the basic needs of all are met in an environment of independence and dignity that affords opportunities for a better quality of life as determined by individual choice. The Department of Human Services values compassionate service through shared decision making while promoting responsibility and accountability in an atmosphere of respect.