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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.…

El Paso County Releases First CARES Act Transparency Report

June 30, 2020 – El Paso County Controller Nikki Simmons delivered the first transparency report regarding how the County has used CARES Act funding. The transparency report given to the Board of County Commissioners will be updated and redistributed monthly. It is available online in both PDF and excel formats. During the meeting, Controller Simmons…

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County Seeks Community-Minded Volunteers for Emergency Services Authority

July 1, 2020 – The Board of El Paso County Commissioners seeks community-minded citizen volunteers to serve on the El Paso County Emergency Services Authority. Applications for the open positions are due by July 17, 2020. The Emergency Services Authority is currently seeking one member who is a Colorado Springs resident and either a current or…

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El Paso County Coroner’s Office Releases 2019 Annual Report

June 23, 2020 – On Tuesday, Dr. Leon Kelly, El Paso County Coroner, presented the Coroner’s Office 2019 Annual Report to the El Paso County Board of Commissioners. With four board-certified forensic pathologists, nine death investigators, four toxicologists, one histologist, five morgue technicians and two administrative staff, the Coroner’s Office serves El Paso County by…

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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…