Children and Family

Adolescent Services

The Adolescent Services Team (Con Ops Team) provides case management services for youth ages 11-18.


Limited adoption services for children who no longer have homes due to a variety of stressors.

Child Care Assistance Program

Provides Financial Assistance to eligible low-income families who need child care to support their efforts toward self-sufficiency

Child Protection

The Child Protection Team conducts assessments from referrals received as possible abuse or neglect of children.

Child Support

Child Support Services can help establish paternity, child support, modifications orders, health insurance orders and income assignments.

Colorado Works / TANF

Colorado Works Program/TANF provides temporary assistance and intensive support to help eligible families secure employment and attain self-sufficiency.

Family and Children Medicaid

Provides comprehensive health and dental insurance for low-income families, including pregnant women, eligible adults and children ages birth to 19 years.

Food Assistance

The Food Assistance or Food Stamp Program provides supplemental assistance to help low-income individuals and families purchase food.

Foster Care

Learn about the different types of Foster Care and all of the various components


Helps needy Colorado residents pay their winter utility bills

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