Health & Human Services

CONTACT INFORMATION

Location:  75 Ute Avenue, Kiowa, Colorado 80117 
Hours: 7:30a.m. to 5:00p.m Monday through Thursday
Mailing address: PO Box 924, Kiowa, Colorado 80117
Phone Number: 303-621-3149, Option 0
Fax Number: 303-621-0122
Director: Jerri Spear

                         









Child Abuse & Neglect Reporting   State-Wide Hotline 1-844-CO-4-KIDS
Child Support  Brandi  Snelling (303) 621-3203
LEAP   1-888-775-5327
CCAP   (303) 621-3195
Food & Medical Assistance 
  (303) 621-3206
TANF/Colorado Works   (303) 621-3206
Adult Financial & Medical/Long Term Care   (303) 621-3206
General Information & Questions   (303) 621-3149  Opt 0















2016 Holiday Schedule 

Thursday, January 1  New Year's Day 
Monday, February 16 Washington's Birthday 
Monday, May 25  Memorial Day 
Monday, September 5  Labor Day 
Monday, October 10  Columbus Day 
Thursday, November 10  Observance for Veteran's Day 
Wednesday, November 23  Thanksgiving Closure 
Thursday, November 24  Thanksgiving Day
Monday, December 26  Christmas Closure

 
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

Health and Environment

Public Health's goal is to protect, promote, and improve the health, environment, and quality of life to the residents of Elbert County.  The primary purpose of public health is to assure the conditions in which people can be healthy.  Most of the work of public health agencies is population based--that is, it focuses on improving the health of the entire community.  Public Health Services are available to the entire community and are partly funded by tax dollars. There is a fee with all services but no one is refused due to inability to pay. Elbert County Public Health is devoted to preventative services and education. We are unable to offer emergency or sick care.

Human Services

We are dedicated to ensuring the safety and well-being of children, maintaining and strengthening the family wherever possible, promoting self sufficiency and improving the quality of life within our community. We are committed to providing top-notch services, which promote independence, self-efficacy and family preservation. 

Programs
Child and Adult Protection
Childcare Assistance 
Food Assistance
Cash Assistance payments for low income persons, elderly and disabled residents who qualify
Child Support Services
Low Income Energy Assistance (LEAP)

Press Release 

ElbertCounty Health and Human Services Press Release  7/23/14

Colorado’s TANF Program is known as Colorado Works and is designed to support the federal and state purposes specified in statute at Section 26-2-705, C.R.S. The goal is to assist participants to terminate their dependence on government benefits by promoting job preparation, work and marriage, and to develop strategies and policies that focus on ensuring that participants are in work activities as soon as possible so that the State is able to meet or exceed work participation rates specified in the federal law. The Colorado Works Program operates in all counties in Colorado and is administered locally by the county departments of human/social services.

The Colorado General Assembly annually appropriates a total county block grant of state/local and federal funds for Colorado Works program administration, which is then allocated to individual counties through a statutorily authorized committee.
Colorado Revised Statues set uniform statewide basic eligibility and minimum levels for the Basic Cash assistance based on Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) rules that were in effect on July 16, 1996. In addition to the basic cash assistance grant, county departments of human/social services may provide other assistance in the form of additional benefits, services, and incentives to participants above the basic benefit level dependent on financial ability to do so. Additionally, counties may use available TANF funds to invest in community programs that support the federal and state purposes.
Due to increased needs to fulfill Basic Cash Assistance requirements for an increasing caseload, (see attached chart), the Elbert County Department of Health and Human Services is currently only able to provide direct client services with our available TANF funding. Subsequently, we are not able to entertain any community program contracts at this time.

Client Benefit Trend