Commissioners Recognize DHS Executive Director

El Paso County commissioners, County staff, Department of Human Services staff, community members and others celebrated the retirement of DHS Executive Director Julie Krow at the regular meeting June 29, 2021. El Paso County Department of Human Services Executive Director Julie Krow was recognized by the Board of El Paso County Commissioners at the regular…

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Community Support Key to Protecting Seniors

Seniors need protection throughout the year, and June offers a special opportunity to share the message of abuse and neglect prevention. El Paso County Department of Human Services, Silver Key and others in the Pikes Peak Elder Abuse Coalition (PPEAC) work together to help protect a vulnerable segment of the population. June 15th has been…

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Foster Families Play Critical Role in Helping Children

May is National Foster Care Month. The immeasurable and ongoing gifts of time and caring given by foster families in El Paso County are greatly appreciated and deserve public thanks. The month is an opportunity to acknowledge foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals, and other members of the community who help…

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DHS Ranks No. 2 in the State for Performance

The Colorado Department of Human Services recognized hard work and accomplishments in El Paso County on Wednesday. The El Paso County Department of Human Services received a 2020 C-Stat Distinguished Performance award. “I could not be prouder of the entire El Paso County DHS team for keeping children and adults safe and making sure families…

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Award Recognizes DHS Executive Director

We are thrilled to announce Julie Krow, the El Paso County Department of Human Services Executive Director, is the 2020 winner of the Colorado Human Services Directors Association Director of the Year award. Ms. Krow was nominated by El Paso County Commissioner Cami Bremer, a fellow director, and local DHS staff members, and the award…

The new Department of Human Services lobby opened in late February 2021 and is accessed by the outside door near the parking garage. The El Paso County Department of Human Services main lobby is on the first floor of the Citizens Service Center building, 1675 Garden of the Gods Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80907.

Permanent DHS Lobby Now Open at CSC

People visiting the Citizens Service Center for help with Department of Human Services programs can now access the lobby directly from outside the building, and no longer must walk down the halls. The new DHS lobby at the Citizens Service Center, 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Road, opened last week. The new entry is…

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November is National Adoption Month

El Paso County Commissioners approved a Proclamation honored adoptive families, staff and organizations supporting adoption and foster homes at their regular meeting Tuesday, Nov. 17, with a Proclamation. Also Tuesday, the annual Adoption Excellence Awards were announced at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) virtual ceremony for National Adoption Month. The awards,…

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Library, Author Donate Books to DHS Youth

There are many ways to support foster children, as illustrated with a partnership involving the Department of Human Services, the library district and an author. The All Pikes Peak Reads book this year for young adults is All the Impossible Things by Lindsay Lackey. The middle-grade novel is about a young girl navigating the foster…