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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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County Offices Will Be Closed Friday in Observance of Independence Day

July 2, 2020 – In observance of Independence Day, all El Paso County administrative, elected administrative offices, and county affiliated agencies, including El Paso County Public Health, the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, CSU extension, the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the El Paso County Public Trustee will be closed Friday, July 3.…

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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…

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County Offices Will Be Closed Monday in Observance of Memorial Day

All El Paso County administrative, elected administrative offices, and county affiliated agencies, including El Paso County Public Health, the Department of Human Services, the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, CSU extension, the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the El Paso County Public Trustee will be closed Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial…

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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…

El Paso County Adjusts In-Person Services Due to COVID-19

El Paso County government is still open for business, even as many in-person services will be modified to comply with orders and recommendations related to COVID-19. Those temporary changes will be outlined below. “We are open for business,” Commissioner Mark Waller stated. “We’re taking additional proactive, short-term steps to be available for essential public services…