Important Notice: SNAP Emergency Allotments Ending
All Coloradoans who receive SNAP benefits will see a reduction in their monthiy
benefit amount after February. The temporary additional benefit amounts
(emergency allotments) that were approved by Congress during the COVID-19 pandemic
are ending due to the result of recent congressional action.
Learn more about what this means for you and find useful tips and resources
The mission of the Department of Human Services is to provide prevention, protection, advocacy and support services to families, children and adults so they can maximize their quality of life, well-being and potential.
ONLINE APPLICATIONS FOR HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAMS
PEAK is an online service for Coloradans to screen and apply for:
Colorado's Health Insurance Marketplace
Health Care Resources in La Plata County
Human Services Department Programs
The purpose of the Adult Services program is to provide advocacy, support and protection services to seniors and at-risk adults so they can enhance their quality of life and be safe.
You can access the training from the Colorado Department of Human Services Adult Protection https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdhs/report-abuse-older-adult
The purpose of the Child and Family Services program is to provide protection, support and therapeutic services to at-risk children and their families so they can have a safe and permanent home.
Assists parents in locating non-custodial parents, establishing paternity, establishing court orders for financial and medical support and support payment collections.
The purpose of the Financial and Support Services program is to provide resource referral, financial assistance and child support services to individuals and families so they can support themselves
The purpose of foster care is to place at-risk children in caring, supportive foster families and provides resources to foster families to promote successful and positive relationships.
The office of La Plata County Senior Services is located at the Durango/La Plata Senior Center, 2424 Main Avenue in Durango. The Durango/La Plata Senior Center offers a variety of services including nutritional meals, a home chore program, recreational and social activities, information, referral and outreach.
Provides assistance in accessing veterans benefits and programs, including providing information and referral services to veterans with regard to medical assistance, pension awards, home loans, and other benefits.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (833) 620-1071, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to:
Food and Nutrition Service, USDA
1320 Braddock Place, Room 334
Alexandria, VA 22314; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or