Resources for Coloradans in need during COVID-19 outbreak

As COVID-19 continues to affect Colorado, our fellow citizens still need human services, and there are easy, online ways to apply and get benefits for you and your family. Below is a list of benefits and services that CDHS is continuing to provide, with links and information on how to find them.

Benefits

Apply for cash assistance (TANF)

Apply for child care assistance

Apply for employment assistance

(For resources related to COVID-related job loss, check out OnwardCO.org.)

Apply for energy assistance (LEAP)

Apply for food assistance (SNAP)

(For more information about food assistance, read this FAQ.)

Apply for disability assistance (DDS)

Services

Access child support services

Find domestic violence services

Find services for brain injury

Find services for deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind individuals

Find services for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities

Find services for older adults

For older adult services such as caregiver support, nutrition services, transportation, in-home services, care coordination and outreach, contact your local Area Agency on Aging.

Find services for refugees

Find behavioral health services

The Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) aims to limit disruption of services while protecting patients and staff from infection risk. Read the guidance that OBH sent to mental health and substance use providers.

Get help with a mental health or substance use crisis

Colorado Crisis Services remains open 24/7. If you don’t know where to begin getting mental health, substance use or emotional help for yourself or someone you know, text TALK to 38255 or call this toll-free number 1-844-493-TALK (8255) to speak to a trained professional.

The Office of Behavioral Health has recommended that crisis providers throughout the state adopt this protocol before dispatching mobile response.

Children and families

Adopt a child

Become a foster parent

Find a quality child care program

Get help raising a child in my family or another child I am close with

Make a child-support payment

View Colorado's early learning and development guidelines

Apply for a child care license

Apply for a criminal and/or child abuse and neglect records check

General information

Contact the Colorado Department of Human Services

Contact my county human services department

Contact the communications office

Submit a Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) request