Department of Human Services (DHS)

The Department seeks to strengthen individuals, families and our community with the services provided and is dedicated to providing effective and efficient programs.


To contact ACDHS:

 Leave a message at 970-264-2182.  Be sure to leave a detailed message including your name and contact information.  Due to high call volume, please be patient; we will call you back as soon as possible. 

To report abuse or neglect of a child or adult, call the Hotline at 1-844-CO-4-KIDS (1-844-264-5437).

To apply for public assistance programs online: 

Archuleta County Department of Human Services reminds the public to:

• Wash your hands frequently or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer
 • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your inner elbow shirt sleeve
 • Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms
 • Stay home if you’re sick
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth