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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…

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Colorado Department of Human Services Honors El Paso County

El Paso County DHS staff recognized for efforts to meet and surpass goals. The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) on Wednesday recognized El Paso County for 2019 C-Stat Distinguished Performance. The county’s outstanding performance efforts were tied to programs that help Coloradans, including helping more local families move toward a stronger economic future by keeping…

Nonprofit Works with DHS to Help More Than 8,000 Children

A key partnership between the El Paso County Department of Human Services and a faith-based nonprofit has reached a milestone of more than 8,000 children served. CarePortal is an online platform that connects churches and other volunteers to those in need. DHS caseworkers have worked closely with CarePortal for almost four years to help provide…

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June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

El Paso County Department of Human Services, Silver Key and others in the Pikes Peak Elder Abuse Coalition (PPEAC) work collaboratively year-round to help protect a vulnerable segment of the population. However, June offers a special opportunity to share the message of abuse and neglect prevention. June 15th has been designated as World Elder Abuse…

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…

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…

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…

Pinwheels are a symbol of the happy childhood desired for all children. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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…