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riverbrdige Ten Tips classes
This free class teaches parents 10 tips they should know to protect their children from sexual abuse. The classes take place on Nov. 20 in Parachute and on Nov. 21 in Rifle.
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Nurturing Parenting
A Nurturing Parenting class takes place on Wednesdays, beginning January 9, for 15 weeks in Rifle. The workshops run from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., and teach families about the practices and philosophy of nurturing parenting.
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Girl with furnace knob Six-year extension for CHP+
Congress has approved a six-year funding extension for Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+). The program covers more than 75,000 children in Colorado. Program members will receive notification once the bill becomes law.

Child welfare review
The Garfield County Department of Human Services volunteered for a federal review of its child welfare practices. Of 17 cases reviewed in Garfield County, nine received a 100 percent strength rating on every criteria level.

child support

Girl with furnace knob Heating assistance
LEAP is a federally funded program that helps eligible hard working Colorado families, seniors and individuals pay a portion of their winter home heating costs. The LEAP season runs from November 1 to April 30.
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DHS honored by state
Department of Human Services employees were honored in April with C-Stat awards for their outstanding work in helping local families gain access to needed resources, including food and cash assistance.
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woman on phone Health First Colorado
The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (the Department) announced that beginning June 27, 2016, the Colorado Medicaid program will become Health First Colorado. The new name reflects the significant improvements that have been made to modernize Colorado's Medicaid program to better engage members and improve the quality and coordination of care.
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Natural gas vans for seniors
Two new compressed natural gas vans have been added to the Garfield County Senior Program Traveler system. The 14-passenger vehicles provide service to senior citizens and disabled travelers in the county.
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woman on phone Employment First program
Garfield County will introduce an Employment First program to promote self-sufficiency and independence through the development of skills, work experience and job search support activities. It will provide assistance while ensuring accountability for benefits.    
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Child abuse and neglect hotline
The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) now has one statewide number for reporting child abuse and neglect. If you suspect child abuse or neglect, the statewide toll-free number to use is 1-844-CO-4-KIDS.
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Mary Baydarian is the new Garfield County Director of Human Services Health assistance
Connect for Health Colorado offers individuals, families and small employers an online marketplace for health insurance and exclusive access to up-front financial assistance, based on income, to reduce costs. Visit the website for more information.    information-|

Frasier the Facility Dog
A new professional therapist at the River Bridge Regional Center is offering support to children who have suffered sexual abuse, attending forensic interviews, medical exams and court. His name is Frasier, and he is a Facility Dog.
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Our mission
Garfield County Department of Human Services staff is committed to developing and providing collaborative services to assist and promote the safety, well being and self-sufficiency of individuals and families.

Our vision

To increase the quality of life in the community by taking a proactive and innovative leadership role. Our work embodies the professional values and best practices of the human services field.
Employment First program

Child abuse hotline
1-844-CO-4-KIDS (1-844-264-5437) Las llamadas son grabadas para fines de control de calidad; el anonimato de las partes que presentaron estos informes continúa siendo protegidos.
Human Services - Rifle
195 West 14th Street Building A
195 West 14th Street, Building D
Rifle, CO  81650
Email Human Services

970-625-5282 | phone
970-625-0927 | fax

Child abuse and neglect hotline

  Human Services - Glenwood Springs
108 8th Street, Suite 300
Glenwood Springs, CO  81601
Email Human Services

970-945-9191 | phone
970-928-0465 | fax


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