Economic Assistance

Aid to Needy and Disabled/Blind

Aid to Needy & Disabled provides financial assistance to low-income Colorado residents age 18 to 59, who have at least a six-month total disability that prevents them from working.

Child Care Assistance Program

Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) provides financial assistance to eligible low-income families who need child care to support their efforts toward self-sufficiency. Benefits are provided for children from birth to age 12.

Child Health Plan Plus

Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) is a low-cost health and dental insurance for Colorado children and pregnant women

Child Support

The Child Support Enforcement Unit (CSEU) provides child support enforcement services to residents and assist in many areas of child support collection.

Colorado Works / TANF

Colorado Works/TANF is a federal program that provides cash assistance to needy families with dependent children.

Family and Children Medicaid

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

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), assists individuals or families with the costs of purchasing food. Formerly known as Food Stamps.

Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)

Low Income Energy Assistance (LEAP) is a seasonal program available yearly from November 1 through April 30 that helps low-income families and individuals pay a portion of their heating costs.

Old Age Pension

Old Age Pension (OAP) provides financial assistance to residents ages 60 or older with little or no income, and may provide medical assistance for eligible applicants.

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