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…

Complete New Food Assistance Applications by Jan. 29

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) is providing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits through February 2019 in response to the partial government shutdown. At federal direction, all states including Colorado will distribute SNAP funds for February much earlier than normal, which required the early deadline for processing. All redeterminations were due by 3 p.m.…

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…

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…