Human Services

Our Vision

The Routt County Department of Human Services strives to be a respected partner in a healthy, safe, interconnected community by assisting people in meeting identified needs to attain a better quality of life.

Our Mission

To strengthen families and individuals, and to promote safety and self-sufficiency. 

Guiding Principles by which We Serve

  • Respect diversity
  • Preserve legal compliance
  • Be family focused
  • Increase public awareness and education
  • Support clients in assuming personal responsibility
  • Collaborate with the community
  • Strive consistently for quality improvement
  • Maintain professional and competent staff
  • Deliver accessible, quality services
  • Emphasize prevention and early intervention
  • Be fiscally responsible
  • Provide the least intrusive service delivery
  • Treat the public with respect and dignity

Our Organization

The Routt County Department of Human Services (DHS) administers numerous state and federal programs while providing social services to the population of Routt County. Some of the programs include:
  • Child and Adult Protective Services
  • Child Care Assistance Program
  • Child Support Services
  • Family Preservation
  • Fatherhood Program of Routt County
  • First Impressions, Early Childhood Council

  • Food Assistance
  • Low Income Energy Assistance Program
  • Medicaid and Medicaid Transportation
  • Old Age Pension
  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) through Colorado Works
  • Economic Security
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Please call the Routt County Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at
(970) 367-4056 or the
Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 1-844-CO-4-KIDS (1-844-264-5437) to report concerns about a child's safety and well-being.