If the resources in your community or in your home are running low, we will work with you to get you back on your feet so you and your family can stay safe, supported, and well.
Our trained and compassionate staff will help you see if you qualify for Colorado Works or other types of cash assistance, and connect you to community resources that can help you reach your goals.
Mail or Fax
Have an application sent to you by mail or fax. Call 720-944-4DHS (4347) for more information.
Call 720-944-4DHS (4347) to apply over the phone. Se habla español.
The main cash assistance program is called Colorado Works, part of the federal Temporary Aid to Needy Families program. Through Colorado Works, income-qualified families receive monthly cash assistance payments, help with emergency household expenses, and get support in preparing for and finding work.
Other types of cash assistance include:
You can apply in person by visiting one of our offices or community outreach locations. For a list of where we are in the community, call 720-944-4DHS (4347). You can also apply online through Colorado PEAK, which is a statewide application service for medical, food, cash, and early childhood assistance programs.
If you receive cash assistance from Colorado Works, you’ll be required to look for a job or be involved in a work activity. Work activities can include some approved education or job skills training programs, volunteer work or community service, job readiness and job search activities, and full and part-time employment. Your case manager can help you identify quailfiying activities and will work with you to help you reach your goals, such as finding full-time work or advancing your education.
Yes! When you apply for Colorado Works, your case worker will talk with you about your goals and how we can help you reach them.
In some cases, yes. Your case manager can help you determine what work activity you may need to complete, as some of your schooling may count toward your work hours.
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Stop by one of our offices or call us at 720-944-4DHS (4347) to set up an appointment to apply or learn more about the programs and services available to you.
Ready to apply now? Visit Colorado PEAK and start the application process online. Once you're finished, one of our staff will contact you to schedule an interview.
Together, we’ve got this.
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