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Department of Human Services
Economic Assistance  
  • Aid to Needy and Disabled  - The program provides financial assistance to low-income Colorado residents age 18 to 59 who have at least a six-month total disability that precludes them from working.
  • Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)  - CCAP provides financial assistance to eligible low-income families who need child care to support their efforts toward self-sufficiency. CCAP provides benefits for children from birth to age 12.
  • Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) -  is a low-cost health and dental insurance for Colorado children and pregnant women.
  • Child Support  - The Child Support Enforcement Unit (CSEU) provides child support enforcement services to residents and assist in many areas of child support collection.
  • Colorado Works/Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)  - is a federal program that provides cash assistance to needy families with dependent children.
  • Family and Children's Medicaid- Medicaid provides comprehensive health and dental insurance for low-income families, including pregnant women, eligible adults and children ages birth to 19 years.
  • Food Assistance (FA)  - formerly known as Food Stamps and also referred to as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), assists individuals or families with the costs of purchasing food.
  • Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)  - is a seasonal program available yearly from November 1 through April 30 that helps low-income families and individuals with a portion of their heating costs.
  • Old Age Pension (OAP)  - Old Age Pension (OAP) provides financial assistance to residents ages 60 or older with little or no income, and may provide medical assistance for eligible applicants.
Important Numbers - Main
Department of Human Services
Main Line (970) 241-8480
LEAP
(970) 244-8400  
Adult Protective Services
(970) 248-2888 
Parent Help Line
(800) 244-5373 
Area Agency on Aging
(970) 248-2717 
Public Relations/Media Inquiries
(970) 256-2453  
Assistance Programs - Fax Number
(970) 248-2849 
Welfare Fraud Hotline
(970) 256-2421  

Mesa County Child Protection Hotline
(970) 242-1211 
Colorado State Child Protection Hotline
1 844 CO-4-KIDS

Child Welfare Staff Directory

Western Colorado 211
2-1-1 or (970) 244-8400  
Foster Parent Info Line
(970) 248-2794 
Workforce Center
(970) 248-0871  

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