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Human Services
Locations

Citizens Service Center 
1675 W. Garden of the Gods
Colorado Springs, CO  80907
(719) 636-0000
Hours: 8 - 5 Weekdays
Except Holidays

Lorraine Center
301 E. Iowa Ave.
Fountain, CO  80817
(719) 444-8303
Hours: 8 - 4:30 Weekdays
Except Holidays

Calhan Office
328 10th Street
Calhan, CO  80808
(719) 520-7897
Hours: 10 - 4:00 Wednesdays

Except Holidays

Family Visitation Center
701 E. Boulder St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 444-5898
Hours: 9 - 7 Mon - Thurs
Hours: 9 - 5 Fri
Hours: 9 - 3 Sat
Except Holidays

Important Information

To Report Child Abuse or Neglect:

 719-444-5700 or e-mail

childabusereport@elpasoco.com

 

To Report Adult Abuse or Neglect:

719-444-5755 or e-mail

DHS-APS@elpasoco.com

 

Apply and Check

Your Benefits Online (PEAK)

 

 Food Stamps & Family Medical Ongoing Customer Service Line    

719-444-5124

 

Fraud Hotline: 719-520-6903

 

Request For Records Form

 

Effective 3/15/10, DHS will replace only one EBT/Quest card for clients every six-month period. Any further card replacements need to be requested through J.P. Morgan at 1.888.328.2656.

Colorado child care assistance program
(CCCAP)

Welcome to the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) information page of the El Paso County Department of Human Services. CCCAP is a program designed to provide child care subsides to low income families for child care during employment, job search or school/college. Access to quality child care is available and workers assist families to meet their self-sufficiency goals by providing referrals to needed support services. A short overview of the eligibility guidelines can be found on this page. If you have any questions or would like more information please contact us at (719) 444-8178 or Fax (719)444-8108.
 
If you are currently active with TANF please apply with your technician.

Applicants must be under the income guidelines and in an eligible activity to receive day care assistance.

INCOME GUIDELINES

Number of Persons in Family

Maximum Gross Monthly Income

2

$ 1,939

3

$ 2,441

4

$ 2,944

5

$ 3,446

6

$ 3,949

7

$ 4,451

8

$ 4,954

9

$ 5,456

To Calculate income: Example
Weekly Gross  X  4.33 = Total Monthly Gross
NOTE: Household income includes all income earned and unearned gross income.
 

ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES

  • Employment
  • 30 days of job search once every 12 months
  • High school or GED study
  • 12 months of post secondary education up to first bachelor's degree

NOTE: In a two parent household both parents must be in an eligible activity during the same time and days.

Application & the Job Search Tracking Form may be submitted at the El Paso County Department of Human Services, 1675 W. Garden of the Gods, 3rd Floor, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 AM and 4 PM.
 
GENERAL QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS

Are you presently receiving TANF (formerly AFDC), or Diversion II?
If yes, you must request Child Care Assistance through your Technician in that program.

Are you presently receiving Child Care Assistance?
If yes, you must contact your current Child Care Technician.

To be eligible for Low Income CCCAP, you must be in an eligible activity:  employment, job search, school/college.  If yours is a 2 adult family, both adults must be in an eligible activity during the same days/hours, or one adult incapacitated and cannot care for the child/ren, medical verification will be required.  In addition, the total family gross income must be under the maximum income guidelines for the family size as listed below.

Are the children that will use the child care under the age of 13? If so, the children needing child care are within the age restrictions for child care subsidies.  Children who are 13 or over but under the age of 18 and meet the “special needs” criteria and have written verification from a physician or other appropriate professional, may be eligible.

Is the Child Care Assistance for Job Search?  30 days in a 12-month period is available (if all 30 days in the prior 12 months have not been used). 

Is the Child Care Assistance for GED, high school diploma, or post secondary education?  You may receive no more than 12 months of child care benefits while in a college (bachelors degree or less) or job skills training program; and, not more than a total of 12 months of child care benefits while in an adult GED, high school diploma, English as a Second Language or other basic skills program.

Are you the biological parent, a legally established guardian, a blood or adoptive relative, or unrelated individual who is taking the place of a parent and need child care for a child/ren? An unrelated individual who is taking the place of a parent is required to obtain an affidavit from the child’s biological parent or legal guardian which identifies the unrelated individual as the child’s primary caretaker.