El Paso County Department of Human Services (DHS) is looking for families interested in making a tremendous impact. El Paso County has the highest number of youth in need of supportive and stable homes from which to launch into adulthood.
El Paso County DHS licenses a select number of specialized foster homes to meet the needs of older youth who require an extra layer of support and services. Foster parents who work directly with El Paso County receive a high level of support from a designated support worker as well as the youth’s caseworker.
El Paso County DHS is uniquely positioned to use creative solution-finding and front-loaded supports in order to enhance the placement experience for the provider and the youth, whether the youth returns home, to a relative, or achieves permanency with a family who responded to the need in our community.
If you are interested in learning more, please contact Children, Youth and Family Services (CYFS) Supervisor for the County Foster Home Program Jin Tassler at DHSFosterCareProgram@elpasoco.com or (719) 650-4433.
The Chafee program provides assistance to help youth currently and formerly in foster care successfully transition to adulthood.
Child Placement Agencies
El Paso County Department of Human Services contracts with Child Placement Agencies that provide placement for foster care, group home care, treatment or adoption for county children. The Child Placement Agencies, or CPAs, handle training, support and recruiting.
Make a Difference
Foster and adoptive families truly change the lives of children in our community. If you are interested in becoming a foster parent in El Paso County, please contact the County or one of the agencies listed below.