Department of Human Services

The El Paso County Department of Human Services (DHS) strives to protect our most vulnerable citizens while providing efficient access to the services provided by local, state and federal governments. We aim to keep families together and help them to become self sufficient. We work closely with community organizations to stretch the safety net we provide even further.

Telephone: (719) 636-0000

Main Location:
3rd Floor
1675 West Garden of the Gods Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Additional locations

COVID-19 Operations and Availability Modifications

Help us keep the community healthy. Limited in-person services are available only to people without internet access or other extreme circumstances.

You can apply for or manage your assistance benefits case online at Colorado PEAK.

The free MyCoBenefits app is available through the Apple and Android app stores. PEAKHealth is a free app for current Medicaid and CHP+ members who have a Colorado.gov/PEAK account.

Child Support Services can be reached by phone at 719-457-6331 or email info@elpasocountycss.com.

If you would like to read more on changes, please read the news release.

School Meals

The response and restrictions due to COVID-19 can create hardships for families. This online map may not include all options, but it includes information provided by school districts about meal programs in the Colorado Springs area.

Scam Warning

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) warns Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants that potential scammers are using the COVID-19 situation to steal personal information. For more information, please read this release from the USDA.

Protecting People of All Ages and Helping Families

County staff work around the clock to partner with their community to protect children and at-risk adults, and strengthen families.

Assistance available from DHS includes food assistance, medical assistance, child care assistance, and other programs. Many of these programs are paid for using state and federal funds and may be available to citizens who meet the eligibility requirements of each program. DHS provides abuse and neglect protection and prevention services through child and adult protection.

DHS works closely with community organizations to assist with handling many challenges faced by families in our region.

If it is an emergency, or an urgent situation, please contact law enforcement at 911.

Child Abuse Or Neglect Hotline:

  • The hotline is staffed 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
  • 1-844-CO-4-KIDS
  • 1-844-264‑5437

Adult Abuse or Neglect Intake Line:

  • Monitored between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, closed holidays
  • (719) 444-5755

Fraud Hotline:

General Information Customer Service Line:

  • (719) 636-0000

Apply and Check Your Benefits Online

Colorado PEAK is the fast and easy way to access benefit information – anytime and anywhere. PEAK is an online service for Coloradans to screen and apply for medical, food, cash, and early childhood assistance programs.

https://coloradopeak.secure.force.com/

Food Resources for Families

The response and restrictions due to COVID-19 can create hardships for families. This online map may not include all options, but it includes information provided by school districts about meal programs in the Colorado Springs area.

El Paso County DHS provides protection services for those most vulnerable in our region. The agency is an integral part of assistance programs and services. If you are seeking records for your case, please download the Request For Records Form for submission.

El Paso County DHS works extensively with organizations, nonprofits and other entities to extend the reach of the safety net.

This section links to basic information about El Paso County Human Services, including locations, hours and contact information for department leadership.

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider. The non-discrimination statement can be found online: USDA Nondiscrimination Statement.

Notice of Reasonable Accommodation