Contact Information
510 29 1/2 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81504

Mailing Address
Department 5035
P.O. Box 20,000
Grand Junction, CO 81502-5001

(970) 241-8480

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About Us

Contact Us at Department of Human Services 

(970) 241-8480

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:

Mission Statement

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.

Vision Statement

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.


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Values: Humanity, Balance, Honesty, Inclusion, Teamwork

Mission Statement

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.

Vision Statement

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.


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Options for Long Term Care

2013

      • Referrals - 71
      • Assessments - 53
      • Cases - 1,335

2012

      • Referrals - 86
      • Assessments - 64
      • Cases - 1,394

Adult Protection

2013

      • Referrals - 52
      • Assessments - 40
      • Cases - 155

2012

      • Referrals - 37
      • Assessments - 37
      • Cases - 106

 

2013

    • Average Food Assistance Monthly Caseload: 8,054
    • Average Colorado Works Monthly Caseload: 539
    • Average Number of Children Receiving Child Care Assistance per Month: 862
    • Average Number of Medicaid Recipients per Month: 24,986

2012

    • Average Food Assistance Monthly Caseload: 7,771
    • Average Colorado Works Monthly Caseload: 483
    • Average Number of Children Receiving Child Care Assistance per Month: 871
    • Average Number of Medicaid Recipients per Month: 22,063

2013

    • Child Protection Referrals Received 
    • Referral Assessments 
    • Confirmed Child Abuse/Neglect Victims 
    • Child Abuse Fatalities 0

2012

    • Child Protection Referrals Received 
    • Referral Assessments 
    • Confirmed Child Abuse/Neglect Victims 
    • Child Abuse Fatalities 0


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  

Mesa County Child Protection Hotline
(970) 242-1211 
Colorado State Child Protection Hotline
1 844 CO-4-KIDS

Child Welfare Staff Directory  

Western Colorado 211
2-1-1 or (970) 244-8400  
Foster Parent Info Line
(970) 248-2794 
Workforce Center
(970) 248-0871