Department of Human Services (DHS)

graphic image of mountain peaksUse Colorado PEAK to apply for or manage your medical, SNAP, cash or other State of Colorado benefits.

graphic image of two children playingChild Support Services

The Teller County Child Support Services consist of:

  • Locating hard-to-find parents who have a child support (or foster care) case
  • Establishing paternity if a child is born out of wedlock
  • Establishing a child financial and medical support order
  • Enforcing an order
  • Modifying an order if either the mother's or father's income substantially changes

graphic image of family walking on sidewalkFoster Care Program

"Help a child with the greatest adventure: LIFE! 
Be a Foster Parent."

What is Foster Care?
Foster care means the placement of a child into the legal custody or legal authority of a county department of human/social services for physical placement of a child in a certified or licensed facility. Foster care is intended to provide a substitute family for children for a temporary period of time, during which the family can work towards the goal of reunification.

graphic image of child and bubblesProtective Services

graphic image of a family grocery shoppingPublic Assistance Programs

Vision, Mission & Guiding Principles


Engage with families and individuals in our communities so they are safe, stable and self-empowered.


Collaborate with families, individuals and community partners to assist with basic needs, ensure safety, and promote quality of life.

Guiding Principles

Our Families

  • Understand their rights
  • Engage and participate in their service plans
  • Are treated with empathy and professionalism
  • Are provided assistance and guidance in the least intrusive manner

Our Programs

  • Focus on safety, well being and permanency
  • Respect the rights of families/individuals
  • Engage families and individuals while utilizing their strengths
  • Are dynamic and responsive to changing needs in our community

Our Staff

  • Professional 
  • Accountable 
  • Respectful
  • Engages with families and individuals

Apply for Benefits Via Colorado PEAK

  • Colorado PEAK website
  • Child Abuse and Neglect and Adult Protection Hotline: 719-686-5550
  • Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline: 844-CO-4-KIDS (844-264-5437)

Note: Everyone in the community plays a role in the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Colorado has one toll-free phone number to report child abuse and neglect 24/7, 365 days a year.

Please call the Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline to report concerns about a child's safety and well-being. 

All calls are confidential and will be routed to the county where a child resides. If it is an emergency or you are witnessing a child in a life-threatening situation, call 911 immediately.