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.

2020 press releases

Teachers call on all Coloradans to look out for kids this summer (June 25)

CDHS recognized by Human Rights Campaign Foundation for LGBTQ+ inclusion efforts (June 22)

Colorado Division of Youth Services decreases youth population by 30% (June 9)

Behavioral Health Task Force examines COVID-19 impacts (June 4)

Colorado resumes some regular child care group sizes (June 3)

Colorado SNAP recipients now able to make purchases online (May 28)

Colorado announces new veterans behavioral health program (May 28)

Eligible Colorado families with school-aged students to receive Pandemic-EBT benefits (May 26)

Department of Agriculture and CDHS release rural mental health documentary and resources (May 20)

"Tough as a Mother" campaign connects Colorado moms to substance use disorder treatment services (May 8)

CDHS recognizes five Colorado foster families for National Foster Care Month (May 5)

CDHS announces COVID-19 testing results from Veterans Community Living Center at Fitzsimons (May 2)

CDHS announces plans to increase support for families in need of child care (April 23)

Survivors of domestic violence can leave their homes for safety reasons under Colorado’s safer-at-home policy (April 22)

Colorado awarded $2 million grant for behavioral health crisis services during COVID-19 (April 21)

Essential baby supplies delivered to Colorado from FEMA (April 15)

FEMA envía suministros esenciales para bebés a Colorado (April 15)

Colorado extends LEAP heating assistance beyond April 30 (April 8)

Youth leaders to develop messaging for Colorado Crisis Services during COVID-19 emergency (April 8)

State mental health hospital in Pueblo experiences potential data breach (April 7)

Gov. Jared Polis and CDHS launch National Child Abuse Prevention Month (April 7)

Emergency child care extended to all essential workers in Colorado (March 30)

La Coalición de Emergencia de Cuidado Infantil de Colorado Extiende el Cuidado Infantil a Todos los Trabajadores Esenciales (March 30)

Colorado Department of Human Services open for business (March 13)

Colorado awards $4.6 million for substance use treatment in rural communities (March 12)

Colorado details vision to increase access to high-quality early childhood programs (Feb. 14)

CDHS to honor veterans at Fitzsimons with Valentine roses (Feb. 13)

Helping parents and caregivers prepare Colorado children for kindergarten (Jan. 28)

Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline marks five-year anniversary (Jan. 14)

2019 press releases

State of Colorado notifies people impacted by correspondence error (Nov. 29)

CDHS shares resources for child care in Colorado (Nov. 20)

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)