Denver Human Services helps and protects people of all ages.

Denver Human Services provides both assistance services and protection and prevention services to Denver’s most vulnerable residents. Assistance programs are provided to eligible Denver residents in financial need and include federal food, cash and medical benefits, as well as child care, child support, energy, rental and burial assistance, all designed to help families and individuals toward financial self-sufficiency. Protection & Prevention services are provided via child, youth and adult protection services, along with community focused programming including veterans’ services, homeless services, and drug awareness campaigns. The department seeks to strengthen individuals, families and communities with the services provided and is dedicated to working with our partners in the community. We welcome volunteers and partner organizations in getting involved in our important work.

News and Announcements

Jul 17, 2015

Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Denver Department of Human Services, Denver District Attorney’s Office, Denver Public Schools and Denver Human Rights and Community Partnerships will announce the organizations will lead the Mayor’s Child Safety Net Impact Team.

Jul 12, 2015

Fresh, locally grown produce available weekly at DHS Offices at reduced costs through Oct.
Denver Human Services and the Denver Botanic Gardens today kicked-off an expanded partnership designed to bring fresh, locally-grown produce to more Denver neighborhoods.

Jul 08, 2015

GIVE Denver’s annual Adopt-A-Student School Supply Drive begins July 1 and runs through July 31. The annual drive helps fill backpacks full of school supplies for hundreds of children each year.

Jun 11, 2015

Denver Human Services is working to boost medical assistance enrollment in Denver’s underserved neighborhoods thanks to a $245,200 grant from the Colorado Health Foundation. The grant supports DHS’ SNAP Into Health Initiative which connects people in need of assistance to food, cash and medical benefits right in their own neighborhood.

Contact Us

Main Office
1200 Federal Boulevard
Denver, CO 80204

Assistance Benefits Customer Service:

Child Abuse Report Hotline:
Statewide: 1-844-CO-4-KIDS (264-5437)
In Denver: 720-944-3000

Child Support:

Colorado Relay/TTY: 711
Spanish-language Relay: 

Visit our Contact Us page to find other useful phone numbers.

Denver 311 Help Center
Call 3-1-1 | Outside Denver Call (720) 913-1311
Emergencies: 911
TTY Service: 720-913-8479

Useful Phone Numbers

Child Abuse Hotline
Statewide: 1-844-CO-4-Kids (264-5437)
or in Denver: 720-944-3000
Adult Protection Hotline
DHS Customer Service

Colorado Relay/TDD

Child Support Services

Foster Care

GIVE Denver
720-944-GIVE (4483)

Denver City & County Information