El Paso County Commissioners unanimously approved a Proclamation recognizing November as National Adoption Month at their regular meeting Thursday, Nov. 15, honoring adoptive families, staff and organizations supporting adoption and foster homes.

Commissioners Recognize National Adoption Month

Adoptive families, staff and organizations supporting adoption and foster homes were honored Thursday, Nov. 15. El Paso County Commissioners unanimously approved a Proclamation recognizing November as National Adoption Month at their regular meeting. “The El Paso County Department of Human Services, with its many private, community based and non-profit partners, plays a vital role in…

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MyCoBenefits App Helps People Manage Assistance Details

The El Paso County Department of Human Services is joining forces with Colorado DHS in announcing the launch of the MyCoBenefits mobile device app that will make managing personal benefits and getting information much easier. This new mobile app follows last year’s release of the Peak Health app launched by Health Care Policy and Finance…

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NACo Recognizes Three County Programs for Innovation

The El Paso County Department of Human Services, El Paso County Planning and Community Development and El Paso County Public Health were recently recognized with Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents. DHS started a program last year that co-located…

El Paso County was honored with three awards at the National Association of Counties conference in July 2018.

NACo Recognizes Programs for Innovation, Efficiencies

The El Paso County Department of Human Services, El Paso County Planning and Community Development and El Paso County Public Health were recently recognized with Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents. DHS started a program last year that co-located…

Seniors, caregivers and professionals listen as El Paso County Deputy Department of Human Services case worker Amanda Bandfield presents Friday, June 15, for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day at Silver Key Senior Services.

Seniors Learn How to Protect Themselves, Others

Seniors, caregivers and professionals listen as El Paso County Department of Human Services Deputy Executive Director Chris Garvin speaks Friday, June 15, for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day at Silver Key Senior Services. Nearly 70 seniors, caregivers and professionals attended workshops Friday, June 15, for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. El Paso County Department of…

CCCAP Waitlist to be Lifted

There will no longer be a waitlist process in El Paso County for the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program, known as CCCAP. House Bill 18-1335 redesigned the funding structure allocating an additional $21 million statewide for the program. El Paso County’s share of that funding is about $3.1 million. CCCAP provides subsidies to eligible low-income…