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General contact information  |  Media inquiries  |  CORA requests  |  Complaints  |  Executive director speaking requests  |  CDHS offices and divisions  |  CDHS's 24/7 facilities

General contact information

Colorado Department of Human Services
1575 Sherman St., 8th Floor 
Denver, CO  80203
Phone 303.866.5700  | Fax 303.866.5563

Media inquiries

Please direct media inquiries to:

Madlynn Ruble
Deputy Director of Communications

Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) requests

CDHS is committed to transparency and open government. CDHS complies in all respects with the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) and meets all of its constitutional and statutory duties to the people of Colorado in an orderly and expeditious manner. You can submit a CORA request by email or mail:

Colorado Department of Human Services
Attn: CORA manager, 8th floor
1575 Sherman St.
Denver, CO 80203

Click here to view the current CORA policy for CDHS.


If you have a complaint in one of the following areas, we will do our best to assist you:

Adult Protective Services  |  Behavioral Health  |  Child, Youth & Family  |  Child Support  |  Child Welfare  |  Colorado Child Care Assistance Benefits (CCCAP)  |  Domestic Violence  |  Early Childhood  |  Foster Care  |  Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)  |  Old Age Pension  |  Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)  |  Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)  |  Veterans Community Living Centers

If your complaint is in one of the areas listed above, please contact the Client Services and Controlled Correspondence Manager via one of the following methods:

Online: Please fill out this form

Phone: 303.866.4511

Fax: 303.866.5563


If you need to submit a complaint about child welfare, please use this form. If you need to submit a complaint about abuse or neglect of an older adult, please click here to visit Adult Protective Services.

Executive director speaking requests

To invite CDHS Executive Director Michelle Barnes to speak at your event, please fill out this form.

CDHS offices and divisions

Office of Administrative Solutions

Phone: 303.866.5890

Office of Behavioral Health

Phone: 303.866.7400

Office of Children, Youth & Families

Phone: 303.866.4119

  • Division of Child Welfare

Phone: 303.866.5932

  • Domestic Violence Program

Phone: 303.866.3150

If you are in immediate danger, dial 911. Search for direct assistance locations with the Domestic Violence Assistance Search.

  • Division of Youth Services

Phone: 303.866.7956

Office of Community Access and Independence

Phone: 303.866.3901

  • Adult Protective Services

  • Disability Determination Services
    3190 S. Vaughn Way
    Aurora CO, 80014-9833
    Phone: 303.368.4100 | Fax: 303.752.5692
  • Regional Centers

Phone: 303.866.3671

  • Veterans Community Living Centers

Phone: 303.866.6425

Office of Early Childhood

Phone: 800.799.5876 | Fax: 303.866.4453

Office of Economic Security

Phone: 303.866.5368

CDHS Emergency Manager 

Office of Colorado’s Child Protection Ombudsman and other child welfare resources

  • Complaints About County Child Welfare Practice - A complaint about Colorado county child welfare practice or a 24-hour facility licensed by the Division of Child Welfare should be sent to CDHS. Fill out the form attached to the bottom of this page or contact Client Services.

    Each county has a Citizens Review Panel that provides a forum for grievances concerning the conduct of county department personnel in performing their duties. Further information is available regarding the Citizen Review process at Conflict Resolution Process (C.R.S. 19-3-211).
  • Complaints Involving the Courts and the Judicial Systems - Complaints involving the Courts and the Judicial Systems should be made to each respective office.  Complaints involving the Guardian Ad Litem, Attorney Special Advocate or Child's Representative should be made to the Colorado Office of the Child's Representative.  Complaints about Respondent Parent Attorneys should be made to the Colorado Office of Respondent Parent Counsel

  • The Office of Colorado’s Child Protection Ombudsman - The Office of Colorado’s Child Protection Ombudsman is required by the Legislature to serve as an independent state agency that investigates complaints and grievances about child protection services, seek and recommend system improvements and serve as a resource.

CDHS's 24/7 facilities


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