Denver County Social Services

Find Denver County Colorado departments of social services, DSS, DPSS, and human services. Departments of social services provide information on food stamps, public assistance, welfare, housing, healthcare, emergency assistance, and child services.


Colorado State Social Service Department 4112 South Knox Court Denver CO 80236 303-866-7210


Colorado State Social Service Department 1161 South Perry Street Denver CO 80219 303-318-8441

Denver Social Service Department 1961 Stout Street Denver CO 80294 303-844-3372

Denver Social Service Department 1391 Speer Boulevard Denver CO 80204 303-376-6727

About Denver County Social Services

Social Services are Colorado State, Denver County and local government agencies responsible for providing a wide range of health and human services and programs in Denver County, CO. The range and types of programs may vary significantly from one jurisdiction to the next, but Social Services in Denver County tends to emphasize safety net programs, the provision of basic necessities, and the protection of children, elderly, and dependent or vulnerable adults.

You may contact Social Services for questions about:
  • Denver County Social Services programs
  • Government benefits and welfare
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Food stamps and EBT cards
  • Denver County Medicare and Medicaid
Denver County SNAP Program & TANF Benefits

Denver County Social Services Departments administer assistance programs, including those that are funded by Federal resources. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides food assistance (Denver County food stamps and EBT cards), while Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) provides general assistance for eligible low-income households in Denver County. The Colorado State and Denver County governments operate additional benefits programs that are geared toward helping low income households pay for basic necessities. Denver County Social Services Departments employ caseworkers to conduct intake, determine eligibility, approve benefits, and ensure compliance with these and other programs.

Medicare and Medicaid in Denver County, CO

Departments of Social Services may also administer Federal government health programs, including Medicare and Medicaid, as well as Colorado health programs that provide coverage to low-income uninsured or underinsured groups that are not eligible for Federal health coverage. Health programs for otherwise uninsured children and women are common in Denver County.

Health and Human Services

In Denver County and at the local level, the Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) often works with Denver County community human service providers to ensure the needs of individuals and families are met. Denver County referral services may cover preventive health care, housing, substance abuse and addiction services, home energy assistance programs, mental health services, and supportive services for people with disabilities. Local providers of basic necessities such as food pantries, temporary and homeless shelters, and child care are usually accessible through Denver County Social Services Departments.

Denver County Human Services

Denver County State Social Services Offices typically administer social and human service programs by contract with Denver County, local government, or community providers. In Colorado the Social Services Department may also be responsible for coordinating and regulating the foster care system and adoptions processes. They may also investigate and support Denver County law enforcement in cases of child welfare or abuses and neglect of the elderly, as well as assisting child support enforcement.