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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.

Fountain Valley Senior Services

Senior Services Bus

Senior Services, under the Department of Human Services, is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for older adults by providing County-wide leadership, direct services as needed, information and referral, networking, advocacy and collaboration for adult protection.

The department serves as a focal point where older adults receive valuable services and participate in activities which enhance dignity, support independence and self-sufficiency, and encourage involvement in the community keeping the quality of life at optimum levels and avoiding premature institutionalization.  Fountain Valley Senior Center Video

Service Area

In Southern El Paso County, transportation assistance is available to eligible individuals living in Fountain, Widefield, Security, Stratmoor Valley, Stratmoor Hills, Fort Carson and south of Drennan Road. In Eastern El Paso County transportation is available for those residing in Falcon, Ellicott, Rush, Yoder, Peyton and Calhan. For more information please call 719-520-6470.

Who is Eligible for Transportation

Any person age 60 and over or those who are non-elderly disabled (confined to a wheelchair) who live in Southern and Eastern El Paso County. General public passengers under sixty are allowed to ride our vehicles as caregivers or escorts of the eligible population that we serve. Some services eligible for those aged 55 and over, please contact Fountain Valley Senior Services for more information 719-520-6472.

Services provided include:

  • Transportation program

    Provides demand responsive, door-to-door and door-through-door, wheelchair accessible transportation service that helps facilitate independence and reduce isolation. Transportation is provided for medical/dental appointments, grocery shopping, nutrition site, employment/education, recreation and socialization. This service is available to those 60 and over (applies to transportation services only) who reside in Widefield, Security, Stratmoor Valley, Fort Carson, Ellicott, Rush, Yoder, Peyton and Calhan regardless of ability to make a donation. General public passengers under sixty are allowed to ride our vehicles as caregivers or escorts of the eligible population that we serve. Ridership fee is based on suggested donation. Donation suggestions may be obtained through the Fountain Valley Senior Center Monthly Newsletter and the Transportation Office at 719-520-6472. Service destinations include the areas of Fountain Valley, Eastern El Paso County, Colorado Springs and Air Force Academy. Special outings include Calhan, Denver, Pueblo and other areas within the State of Colorado. Suggested donations vary according to the destination circumference.
     
  • Nutrition Program (Rural Area Meal Program (R.A.M.P))

    Serves as a meal site for the Golden Circle Nutrition Program. A hot nutritious meal is served daily. Cost for the meal is based on a suggested donation feel schedule
  • Fitness & Wellness Programs

    These include exercise classes (Forever Fit and Healthy Bones) Tai Chi, Chi Kung, Modern Interpretive Dance, Line Dancing classes and a variety of health screening services including Blood Pressure Checks, Foot Clinic, Hearing Aid Checks and Vision Screening, Diabetic Support Group and Flu Shots.
  • Community Volunteer Participation

    Provides an opportunity for seniors to volunteer in a variety of areas at the Center. The Center continues to rely on its consumers to help carry out its day-to-day operations. Older adults also have an opportunity to be a part of a self-managed, senior volunteer team to address community needs by participating in the Seniors in Service program, a collaborative project with El Pomar Foundation.
  • Indoor Recreation & Socialization

    Indoor recreation helps facilitate socialization and creates friendship for many seniors who do not have families and are often isolated. Indoor activities include Game Day, Billiards, Bowling, Ping Pong, Movie Day, Bingo and Harmonizers.
  • Arts & Crafts

    These include Porcelain Doll Making, Wood Carving, Quilting, Knitting & Crocheting, Oil Painting, and Card Embossing classes are offered at the Center.
  • Educational Opportunities

    These include Computer classes, Driver’s Safety classes, Nutrition classes, and health-related presentations.
  • Community Partnerships

    Many organizations use the Center to hold special events or provide specific services. The Salvation Army holds its’ annual Community Holiday Dinners. It is also one of the voting poll sites for the County Clerk & Recorder during election, and serves as a venue where numerous community groups hold their meetings and other functions.
  • Information and Referral

    The Fountain Valley Senior Center serves as a point of contact for other essential services in the community. Inquires can be made by contacting 719-520-6470.
  • Benefits Checkup

    Assistance is available in accessing government benefits information through the Internet that older adults might be entitled to.
  • Widowed Friends and Military Widows

    Support groups for widows and widowers that meet one Saturday of the month.
  • Trips and Outings

    This includes planned trips to dinner theatres, local attractions, and places of interest within Colorado. Plans for senior center group travel out of Colorado also are ongoing. All details are listed in the monthly newsletters.
  • Thrift Shop

    The “Has Bin” thrift shop sells a variety of donated items. It is open on Monday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Breakfast Corner

    Nutritious breakfast is available to help jumpstart your day. The Breakfast Corner is open Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 

Calhan Senior Services operates every other Wednesday with a hot meal program served at noon at the 'Swink Hall' located on the County Fairgrounds in Calhan.  Cost of the meal is $2.25 and is available to anyone age 55 and over.  Meals are cooked on site, are homemade, and are delicious!

Transportation for those living in Eastern El Paso County is available Tuesday, Thursday, and every other Monday. Reservations are needed for transportation and can be made by calling Jean Gaddy at 347-2221. (Age 60 and older criteria applies to transportation only in Calhan.)

Hours and Days of Operation
Southern El Paso County (Fountain Valley) 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
Eastern El Paso County (Calhan)
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Fountain Valley Senior Services
5745 Southmoor Drive,
Fountain, Colorado 80817
Phone: 719-520-6472
Fax: 719-392-2994
Calhan Senior Services East
366 10th Street,
Calhan, Colorado 80808
Phone: 719-347-2221

Send any concerns or comments to: DennisCrosser@elpasoco.com