State Behavioral Health Task Force Schedules Testimony Event Feb. 26

The state Behavioral Health Task Force (BHTF) wants to hear from individuals about their experiences accessing behavioral health services to help direct improvements, and is leading an event Feb. 26 in El Paso County to collect public testimony. State staff know the system is working for some, but it’s not working for everyone. In order…

County Offices and Affiliated Agencies Two-Hour Delay on Tuesday, February 4

All El Paso County administrative, elected administrative offices and affiliated agencies, including El Paso County Combined Courts will open at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, due to inclement weather and hazardous driving conditions in El Paso County. The delayed opening includes El Paso County Public Health, the Department of Human Services, the Pikes…

Commissioners Recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15th is designated as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and highlights the problems of physical, emotional, and financial abuse of elders, and encourages proactive response and prevention. The Board of El Paso County Commissioners at its regular meeting Thursday, June 6, recognized June 15th as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day with a Proclamation. “Abuse, neglect…

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…