Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS)

Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS)
1575 Sherman Street
Denver, CO 80203
United States
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CDHS oversees the state's 64 county departments of social / human services, the state mental health system, the Colorado system of services for people with developmental disabilities, the state's juvenile system and the state all corrections and nursing homes for veterans. Colorado is a state supervised by the county administration system of traditional social services, including programs such as welfare and child welfare services. The Department of Human Services serves Colorado's most vulnerable populations, more than 3,500 work shifts department staff care and supervision 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Their commitment is to be "people helping people."

CDHS Colorado assists struggling families who need food, cash and energy assistance to support their families, families in need of child care and affordable insurance, children at risk of abuse or neglect, families struggling to care for their adult children with developmental disabilities disabilities, youth who have violated the structure of law and the need and guidance to become responsible and compassionate adults, of Colorado who need an effective treatment for mental illness or substance abuse and families who need resources to care for their elderly parents or nursing home care for their parents veterans. CDHS staff are committed to providing adequate services to the right people at the right place at the right time.

The government can not, and the CDHS not do this job alone. The department partners with valuable county departments of human services / social issues in our state supervision, the county government system. We work with 20 rooms Colorado Community in providing services to people with developmental disabilities. CDHS partners with 17 mental health centers in the state to ensure the provision of effective treatment of mental health.

CDHS is the third largest agency in Colorado State Government, with more than 5,000 employees and a budget of $ 2.2 billion for fiscal year 2011. CDHS oversees the state's 64 county departments of social and human services in the administration of public assistance and child welfare programs, the state of public mental health system, including the operation of two state mental health institute at Fort Logan and Pueblo, as well as licensing mental health treatment, Colorado system for people with developmental disabilities, including the operation of three regional centers and state oversight of community meetings focused, system state juvenile justice corrections, including facility operations, supervision of private management programs and all programs of Senate Bill 94 and the operation of all state veterans nursing homes. In addition, CDHS is the designated state agency for vocational rehabilitation programs and services of high standard.

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