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Provides protective services to children and adults, income maintenance, medical and food assistance to eligible individuals and families, and self-sufficiency services to assistance recipients.

Additional food resources are listed in the Local Food Bank Resources document available under the Related Files section on this web page. Or you may click the link below  

   Local Food Bank Resources.



Pueblo County Department of Human Services assists individuals and families in improving their quality of life as they strive to reach their self-defined potential.

Services Provided

  • Child Welfare, including protective services, foster care, adoption and adolescent services
  • Adult, including protective services, financial assistance, and options for long-term care
  • Basic cash assistance for eligible individuals and families, including food and medical assistance
  • Employment and become self-sufficient
  • Child Support services


Colorado Benefit Management System (PEAK)

 The Peak website (PEAK) is allowing clients to perform an eligibility screen as well as check when their benefits will be placed into production.

Paper applications for medical and/or financial assistance may be printed using the links located on the right side of the page.

Colorado Medicaid recently changed its name to Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program)

While the name and look have changed, member eligiblity, benefits, and choice providers will remain the same. Visit for more information.

Connect for Health Colorado


Fraud Hotline



The Colorado Department

of Human Services

The Colorado Department of Human Services launched the state’s first ever statewide mental health crisis hotline, 1-844-493-TALK (8255). The line is staffed with trained professionals and peer counselors 24/7, providing counseling and referral sources to Coloradans experiencing a mental health crisis.  Please see attachment for more information regarding this PSA and links.



Our non-discrimination policy. This institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex and in some cases religion and political beliefs. The U.S Department of Agriculture also prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination with USDA, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). For any other information dealing with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) issues, persons should either contact the USDA SNAP Hotline Number at (800)221-5689, which is also in Spanish or call the State Information/Hotline Numbers; found online at To file a complaint of discrimination regarding a program receiving Federal financial assistance through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), write: HHS Director, Office for Civil Rights, Room 515-F, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20201 or call (202) 619-0403 (voice) or (800) 537-7697 (TTY). USDA and HHS are equal opportunity providers and employers.


DHS Main Office
201 W. 8th Street
81003 Pueblo , CO
United States
Phone: 719-583-6160
Fax: 719-583-6748
38° 16' 28.7004" N, 104° 36' 32.4576" W
Colorado US
Family Services
405 West 9th Street
81003 Pueblo , CO
United States
Phone: 719-253-7850
Colorado US
DHS Mailing Address
320 W. 10th St Ste 207
81003 Pueblo , CO
United States
38° 16' 34.6512" N, 104° 36' 27.81" W
Colorado US