CDHS press releases

CDHS press releases

Stay informed about what's going on at the Colorado Department of Human Services with our press releases. If you would like to be added to our distribution list or view press releases prior to 2018, contact Madlynn Ruble, deputy communications director, at or 303.866.3411.

2019 press releases

CDHS recognizes five Colorado adoptive families at National Adoption Month event (Nov. 2)

Colorado Refugee Speakers Bureau announces showcase (Oct. 2)

Gov. Jared Polis and CDHS announce launch of Recovery Cards Project (Sept. 19)

Construction begins on Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo expansion (Sept. 10)

Colorado's refugee resettlement program ranks among nation's best (Aug. 22)

Colorado Behavioral Health Task Force seeking public testimony (Aug. 19)

CDHS renews 2Generation Opportunities grants for four groups (Aug. 8)

August is Child Support Awareness Month (Aug. 1)

Colorado Division of Child Welfare recognized for LGBTQ+ inclusion efforts (July 8)

Youth escapes from Lookout Mountain Youth Services Center (June 25)

CDHS announces funding for opioid treatment in 17 county jails (June 14)

CDHS announces membership of Colorado Behavioral Health Task Force (June 12)

Colorado Behavioral Health Task Force members to be announced soon (June 7)

When summer break begins, reports of child abuse and neglect decline (May 30)

Five Colorado foster families honored by Gov. Jared Polis and CDHS (May 11)

CDHS shares 11 new stories in Lift The Label opioid addiction campaign (May 10)

Advocates unveil resource helping Coloradans achieve mental wellness and addiction recovery (May 1)

Lookout Mountain Youth Services Center employee arrested (April 26)

Colorado Behavioral Health Task Force recruiting begins (April 19)

Colorado receives $5 million to enhance mental health services for homeless youth (April 9)

Gov. Jared Polis and CDHS launch Child Abuse Prevention Month (April 2)

CDHS Announces New Contracts for Colorado Crisis Services (March 26)

Agreement aims to expand community behavioral health services and shorten wait times (March 15)

Commission to hold public meetings about rural sign language interpreting services (March 1)

Colorado selected as a partner site for federal grant (Feb. 21)

Gov. Polis appoints Michelle Barnes as executive director of CDHS (Feb. 8)

February SNAP benefits will be early for most recipients (Jan. 17)

Shutdown affects food benefits for 220,000 Colorado families (Jan. 11)

Concerns about child abuse and neglect in Colorado continue to rise (Jan. 10)

CDHS funds treatment locator in opioid overdose app (Jan. 4)

Colorado receives $5.8 million to boost early childhood education (Jan. 2)

2018 press releases

Commission holds meetings on sign language interpreting services in rural Colorado (Dec. 5)

2GO award winners announced (Nov. 19)

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week highlights need to enroll for assistance (Nov. 7)

CDHS recognizes five Colorado adoptive families (Nov. 3)

2018-19 LEAP applications now being accepted online (Oct. 28)

Colorado receives $2 million in federal bonuses for success of SNAP food aid program (Oct. 24)

Commission for deaf Coloradans to hold public meetings about rural pilot program (Oct. 18)

CDHS to reopen Circle Program in Pueblo (Oct. 12)

Below the Surface campaign seeks to combat teen suicide (Oct. 8)

CDHS breaks ground on new youth services center in Adams County (Oct. 3)

Office of Behavioral Health receives over $30 million to address opioid crisis (Sept. 20)

CDHS recognizes Douglas County for outstanding performance (Sept. 11)

Hickenlooper announces two-generation grant program fostering community innovation (Aug. 23)

CDHS Awards Child Welfare Training System Contract to Kempe (Aug. 22)

New CDHS anti-stigma campaign urges Coloradans to “Lift the Label” on substance use disorders (May 14)

As Colorado Experiences a Foster Family Shortage, Five Foster Families Inspire Others to Make a Difference (May 11)

Sabina Genesio is 2018 CDHS Employee of the Year (April 24)

New CDHS programs combat Colorado’s opioid crisis (April 12)

Lieutenant Governor and CDHS Staff Kick Off National Child Abuse Prevention Month at the Capitol (April 2)

CDHS’s SNAP Education program reaches 400,000 Coloradans (March 28)

State Hospital announces new CEO, CNO (March 6)

Colorado Domestic Abuse Fund supports local programs (Feb. 1)

Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline begins its fourth year (Jan. 22)

CDHS Announces New Community Behavioral Health Partnerships with Local Law Enforcement (Jan. 10)

Committee​ ​to​ ​Evaluate,​ ​Improve​ ​Colorado’s​ ​Crisis​ ​System (Jan. 5)

CDHS Chief Medical Officer named Distinguished Fellow by American Psychiatric Association (Jan. 3)