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Icon (02/14/2014) Mandatory Reporting 101

As of July 1st o f this year, reporting elder abuse will be mandated by Colorado State Law. Senate Bill SB13-111 was passed last year and will be implemented statewide by July 1, 2014. Before July Coloradoans will need to know who is a mandatory reporter and how to report suspected abuse. Mesa County Department of Human Services is offering this training on mandatory reporting of at-risk elder abuse, neglect and exploitation. The training will answer questions about the new law and provide information on the following:

Icon (03/03/2014) Colorado Selected to Improve Care Coordination

The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing announced today it will partner with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to implement a new program designed to better coordinate care for clients who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. The State Demonstration to Integrate Care for Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees (Demonstration) will integrate and coordinate physical, behavioral and social health needs for Medicare-Medicaid clients. Colorado is one of 10 states to enter into an agreement with CMS to implement the Demonstration and is now eligible to receive up to $12.5 million in first year funding to implement the program. The Department expects to enroll clients into this new initiative in the summer of 2014.

Icon (02/26/2014) CDHS & Casey Family Help Foster Youth

The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) has received $300,000 from its national partner Casey Family Programs to help foster youth find a loving, caring family.

Icon (02/12/2014) Matter of Balance Classes

Chances are you know someone who has fallen or who is afraid of falling. A “Matter of Balance” is a proven fall prevention program designed to help people manage concerns about falls and increase physical activity. Classes are taught by trained volunteer coaches. Home Care of the Grand Valley, Mesa County Department of Human Services, and the Adult Resources for Care and Help (ARCH) have partnered to bring the “Matter of Balance” program to Mesa County and are now looking for participants to take the FREE class.

Icon (02/14/2014) WFC Open House

After a full year of construction, the new Mesa County Workforce Center is celebrating their Grand Opening-Open House.
When: Tuesday February 11, 2014
Time: 2pm-6pm
Where: 512 29 ½ Rd, Grand Junction, Adjoining the Department of Human Services Building

Important Numbers - Main
Department of Human Services
Main Line (970) 241-8480
LEAP
(970) 244-8400  
Adult Protective Services
(970) 248-2888 
Parent Help Line
(800) 244-5373 
Area Agency on Aging
(970) 248-2717 
Public Relations/Media Inquiries
(970) 256-2453  
Assistance Programs - Fax Number
(970) 248-2849 
Welfare Fraud Hotline
(970) 256-2421  
Child Protection Hotline
(970) 242-1211 
Western Colorado 211
2-1-1 or (970) 244-8400  
Foster Parent Info Line
(970) 248-2794 
Workforce Center
(970) 248-0871  

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