Denver Human Services (DHS)

Skip the Trip
Our services and benefits are available in person, by phone and online.

Available Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.: 
In most instances, we can help you without you needing to come to our building. See how you can "Skip the Trip"(PDF, 421KB) for many common services and transactions. Please call 720-944-4DHS (4347) for more information. Se habla español. 

Available 24/7:
Apply for food, cash, medical, or child care assistance online at Colorado PEAK features an automated customer service help desk, PEAK Chatbot(PDF, 457KB). You can also apply for food or cash assistance and check the current balance of your benefits with the MyCOBenefits app. The app is available for iOS and Android.

We're Here to Support You


Building and Service Operations

Denver Human Services’ programs are available online or over the phone at 720-944-4DHS (4347). In most instances, we can help you get what you need without you having to come to our buildings.

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Locations and Hours


Visit our contact page for a list of all Denver Human Services locations, including Neighborhood Resources Sites that are conveniently located at the Federico F. Peña Southwest Family Health Center, St. Francis Center, Families Forward Resource Center and Rocky Mountain Human Services.

- Welcome Center (2929 W. 10th Ave., Denver, CO 80204)
- Denver Human Services East (3815 Steele St. Denver, CO 80205)
- Arie P. Taylor Municipal Center (4685 Peoria St. Denver, CO 80239)


Our buildings are open Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Please call 720-944-4DHS (4347) to make an on-site appointment for Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT). Se habla español.

Apply for Assistance

We all need to ask for a little help sometimes. From housing to healthy food or child support and medical assistance—no matter your need, our team is here to help you be supported.

We're here to support you. Find information about food, cash, and medical assistance, and all the ways you can apply.


Report Abuse or Neglect

If you suspect child abuse or neglect, or the abuse, neglect, or exploitation of an at-risk adult in Denver, call the Denver County Child Welfare and Adult Protective Services hotline at 720-944-3000.

To report abuse or neglect of a child outside Denver County, contact the statewide hotline at 1-844-CO-4-KIDS (1-844-264-5437).




It is your right to access oral or written language assistance, sign language interpretation, real-time captioning via CART, or disability-related accommodations. To request any of these services at no cost to you, please email with three business days’ notice.

Denver Human Services is an equal opportunity provider.

Civil Rights Plan, Policy and Complaint Form

Denver Human Services (DHS) has created a Civil Rights Plan(PDF, 191KB) (updated October 2023). This plan was developed in collaboration with the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF).

You can also download and view the DHS Civil Rights policy and complaint form(PDF, 2MB) (updated July 2023).