Protection & Prevention

Denver Human Services works to protect Denver's children, youth, adults, and elders by providing services and advocacy while promoting family stability, respecting diversity, and working to create and strengthen connections to community resources.

We work to prevent abuse by providing education, resources, and support to parents, families, and community organizations.


Child Abuse Prevention Month Mini-Grants

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness about preventing child abuse and neglect across the country. The Prevention Services program at Denver Human Services is dedicated to creating awareness about this important issue and to finding ways to prevent child abuse and neglect from ever occurring. 

To further expand our community engagement and educational outreach in the community, DHS is providing community organizations interested in promoting Child Abuse Prevention Month events in April 2015 the opportunity to apply for $1,500 mini-grants to support their efforts. Grants are open to any community organization serving the Denver area or Denver residents. 

Applications are due to DHS by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2015. 

Click here for more information on applying for a $1,500 mini-grant to support your Child Abuse Prevention Month activity.

Child Abuse Hotline

Report suspected child abuse and neglect

Statewide: 1-844-4-CO-Kids (264-5437)

Denver: 720-944-3000

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