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CARE Center

Our CARE Center, located in the Richard T. Castro Human Services Center, supports families and parents in need of services through onsite classes and workshops, help with basic or emergency needs, and support with navigating the city's assistance programs. We also provide areas for family visitation.


What You Need To Know

The CARE Center is open to any individual or family in need of services. Many of our services are particularly useful for families involved with child welfare and those providing kinship care.

At our site, located in the Richard T. Castro Human Services Center at 1200 Federal Blvd., families have access to computers, a printer/copier, baby supplies (formula, diapers, wipes, clothing, bibs), car seats, playpens, and strollers.

We can also connect you to resources in your community and guide you through the process of getting assistance for food, housing, medication, mental health services, transportation, and enrollment in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) cash assistance program.

The CARE Center offers the advantage of being open beyond normal business hours as well as on Saturdays:

Hours of Operation:
Monday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday, closed

The CARE Center is a gathering place where you can learn about tools and skills to help you and your family succeed. Classes and workshops cover such topics as:

  • Legal issues
  • Housing
  • Nutrition
  • Job readiness
  • Financial literacy
  • Tutoring and support groups for children and youth
  • Topics specific to fatherhood/parenthood, kinship, and teens
  • Parenting issues, including parenting a second time around for kinship families, and trauma-based parenting
  • Kinship orientation and certification classes
  • Fatherhood and parent orientations


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Get Started »

To learn more about the CARE Center and any of the services, trainings, or workshops we offer, call 720-944-4DHS (4347) or email



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).


Colorado PEAK

See if you're eligible and apply online for benefits, including food, cash, medical insurance, and early childhood assistance.


Food Programs

Learn about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and where to receive discounted groceries near you.



Main Office, Richard T. Castro Human Services Center
1200 Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80204


Customer Service

720-944-4DHS (4347)

If you need Colorado Relay/TTY services in Denver, please call 711. If you need Spanish-language relay services, please call 800-337-3242.


City Assistance

Call 3-1-1

Outside Denver: 720-913-1311
Emergencies: 911
TTY Service: 720-913-8479





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