Denver Human Services
Important notice: SNAP emergency allotments ending | Due to recent congressional action, the temporary increase to SNAP benefits, also known as emergency allotments, is ending. February will be the last month the temporarily increased SNAP benefits will be paid. Most SNAP households will receive lower monthly benefit amounts; this is not due to a change in your household. To learn more about what this means for you and find useful tips and resources, visit the State of Colorado's SNAP emergency allotments page (link opens in new window).
Have questions about your SNAP benefits or case status? There’s a new statewide hotline! Call (800)-816-4451.
Skip the Trip
Our services and benefits are available by phone and online.
Available Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.:
In most instances, we can help you without you needing to come to our building. See how you can "Skip the Trip"(PDF, 421KB) for many common services and transactions. Please call 720-944-4DHS (4347) for more information. Se habla español.
Apply for food, cash, medical, or child care assistance online at Colorado.gov/PEAK. Colorado PEAK features an automated customer service help desk, PEAK Chatbot(PDF, 457KB). You can also apply for food or cash assistance and check the current balance of your benefits with the MyCOBenefits app. The app is available for iOS and Android.
We're Here to Support You
Visit our Contact page for a list of frequently asked questions about Denver Human Services.
Building and Service Operations
All of Denver Human Services’ programs are available online or over the phone at 720-944-4DHS (4347). In most instances, we can help you get what you need without you having to come to our buildings.
- Apply for food, cash, medical and child card assistance, and RTD's LiVE transit program, at Colorado.gov/PEAK.
- Do you need rent or eviction support? Looking for mortgage and utility assistance, or property tax relief? Visit our Additional Assistance page.
- Find out how to apply for Child Support, or how to make payments.
- Learn more about making a Child Care Benefit Claim Repayment.
- Learn more about making a Food, Cash or Medicaid Benefit Claim Repayment.
- Need to pick up an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card? Once your application is processed, you can pick up your EBT card at any of our three locations. You can also make an appointment for pickup, or we can deliver the card to you via priority mail. Call 720-944-4DHS (4347) for more information, or to make an appointment.
- To report the suspected abuse or neglect of a child, call 844-CO-4-KIDS 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- You can pick up a paper application, or drop off a completed application at any of our three offices. Find the location nearest you on our contact page.
- Visit our FAQ section on how to obtain DHS records. You can also learn more about making a records request payment.
Locations and Hours
Visit our contact page for a complete list of Denver Human Services locations, including Neighborhood Resource Sites at the Pena Clinic, St. Francis Center, and Families Forward.
- Our services have moved from the Richard T. Castro Human Services Center to our new location across the street (Welcome Center - 2929 W. 10th Ave., Denver, CO 80204)
- Denver Human Services East (3815 Steele St. Denver, CO 80205)
- Arie P. Taylor Municipal Center (4685 Peoria St. Denver, CO 80239)
Our buildings are open Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. by appointment. Please call 720-944-4DHS (4347) to make an on-site appointment for Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT). Se habla español.
Report Abuse or Neglect
We all play a role in keeping children safe. To report suspected child abuse or neglect, call 1-844-CO-4-KIDS (1-844-264-5437).
For more information about reporting suspected child abuse or neglect, or the abuse, neglect, or exploitation of an at-risk older adult, visit our report page here
Denver Human Services is an equal opportunity provider.