DHS Shift to Maintain Critical Programs

El Paso County Human Services will continue to provide essential services, even as many in-person services will be modified to comply with orders and recommendations related to COVID-19. “In many ways, our DHS team is like other first responders such as fire department, law enforcement, and medical professionals – we are on the front lines…

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…