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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…

Julie Crow Professional Portrait

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,…

Author Lindsay Lackey and another woman speak at Pikes Peak Library Branch

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…

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Colorado Reports SNAP Notice Error

More than 17,000 households in Colorado that receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits may have received a notice that they received zero benefits for the month of August due to an error in the state system. Additionally, separate notices were also sent that indicated households were receiving the maximum allotment allowed. The two state…

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August is Child Support Awareness Month

Family support is critical for the well-being of children. “The Department of Human Services strives to help families become self-sufficient,” said Julie Krow, DHS executive director. “Child support is one way to make sure children have the financial support they need to thrive, and parents are engaged in their children’s lives.” National Child Support Awareness…

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SNAP Redeterminations Not Completed Will Delay Assistance

DHS wants to help families in need maintain eligibility for SNAP. As of Wednesday, Aug. 5, more than 2,000 SNAP recipients had files that were not complete and must take immediate action to submit documentation to receive benefits. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps feed families. The program experienced…