About Us

The Mesa County Department of Human Services Values

Humanity, Balance, Honesty, Inclusion, and Teamwork

Contact Us: (970) 241-8480


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 280 employees, providing supportive or direct services to clients with a $30 million budget. Of the $30 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 Mesa County Department of Human Services is to help individuals and families achieve safety, stability and opportunity for meaningful employment.


Mesa County Department of Human Services values represent our behavioral anchors for how we conduct ourselves. Simply stated, we value Humanity, Balance, Honesty, Inclusion and Teamwork



Important Numbers - Main

Department of Human Services
Main Line (970) 241-8480
(970) 244-8400  
Adult Protection Hotline
(970) 248-2888 
Parent Help Line
(800) 244-5373 
Area Agency on Aging
(970) 248-2717 
Public Relations/Media Inquiries
(970) 248-2703
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


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