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Commissioners Honor Foster Families

The Board of El Paso County Commissioners at its regular meeting Tuesday, recognized May as National Foster Care Month, and thanked foster families for opening their hearts and homes to children in need. “All children deserve and benefit from enduring, positive relationships with caring adults, especially when their own families are in crisis and unable…

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Family Visitation Center, Center on Fathering Will Move

Two properties near downtown Colorado Springs that have served for decades as home to several Department of Human Services Programs are in the process of being sold. Services and programs at the Family Visitation Center at 701 E Boulder St. and the neighboring Center on Fathering at 325 North El Paso St. will continue uninterrupted…

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Temporary DHS Lobby Remains Open on 1st Floor of CSC

El Paso County Human Services continues to provide essential services, however there are some changes to in-person services to comply with orders and recommendations related to COVID-19. The pandemic has created significant hardships for many families and individuals, and they may need assistance for the first time. Assistance programs are designed to assist people in…

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Everyone Can Help Families Thrive

In this time of global health crisis, it is even more important to find ways to strengthen families such as focusing on parental resilience, building social connections and connecting families to concrete supports in times of need, as stated in the Proclamation for Child Abuse Prevention Month approved unanimously Tuesday by the Board of El…

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DHS Shift to Maintain Critical Programs

El Paso County Human Services will continue to provide essential services, even as many in-person services will be modified to comply with orders and recommendations related to COVID-19. “In many ways, our DHS team is like other first responders such as fire department, law enforcement, and medical professionals – we are on the front lines…

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State Behavioral Health Task Force Schedules Testimony Event Feb. 26

The state Behavioral Health Task Force (BHTF) wants to hear from individuals about their experiences accessing behavioral health services to help direct improvements, and is leading an event Feb. 26 in El Paso County to collect public testimony. State staff know the system is working for some, but it’s not working for everyone. In order…

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Register for November Opportunities

Looking for a way to boost your own knowledge while helping your business? The Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is offering the following workshops in November: Wednesday, November 06, 2019 Is My Business Sellable? Considerations for Creating an Optimal Exit Strategy Time: 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM Location: Tri Lakes Chamber of…