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Human Services

Human Services - General Information

The La Plata County Department of Human Services serves individuals and families in La Plata County through a variety of programs. These programs include child care, financial assistance for families, the elderly, and the disabled, food stamps, Medicaid and other health care plans, energy assistance, child support assistance, child protection services, adult protection services, and a variety of counseling services. If you or someone you know would like information about any of the programs the department offers, you can call 382-6150 Monday through Friday from 8 - 5.

Low-Income Energy Assistance (LEAP) Is Now A Mail-In Program Only

Release Date: 
Oct 24 2011 - 12:30pm

Durango, CO - As Coloradans prepare to face another cold winter; help is available for La Plata County residents struggling to pay their heating bills through Goodwill Industries in Colora

Computer Workshops Offered for Seniors

Release Date: 
Apr 28 2010 - 12:00pm

   Durango, CO – On every Tuesday in May 2010, the Durango La Plata County Senior Center will be offering computer workshops for seniors (60 years and over).  Workshops are: Basic Computer Literacy, Introduction to Internet Part 1 and 2, and will be held at the Durango La Plata County Senior Center, 2424 Main Avenue, Durango.  Each class is scheduled for three hours and will be taught by Fort Lewis College Professor Jon Cordalis for $15 per class.


The following is a link to the Foster Parent Newsletters. 

Public Assistance

Financial Assistance

Human Services 

Helping Eligible Families in need of Food, Temporary Financial Assistance, and Medical Services

Senior Center Locations

There are three Senior Centers within La Plata County. Durango, Bayfield and Ignacio all offer a varity of services to area seniors.

Senior Services Staff

Durango La Plata Senior Center Front Desk & Lunch Reservations : 382-6445

La Plata County Cares

There are kids in La Plata County who need help. They’ve been abused, neglected, or abandoned. We have a team that is helping these kids and their families to put their lives back together.

Foster Parenting: the toughest job you’ll ever love.

Prescription Drug Discount Card

This program has been provided to you in a joint effort of La Plata County and the National Association of Counties (NACo).  You can obtain a free discount drug card to be used at a retail par

Application for Assistance

Child Care and LEAP applications are separate. Documents must be viewed and printed with Acrobat Reader.

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