Human Services

**Archuleta County Department of Human Services (ACDHS) is closed to all public access.  ACDHS employees have been provided with means to work remotely if not assigned essential duties on site and will conduct business from remote locations during regular business hours 7:30 am- 4:00 pm, M-F.  All public contact will be completed by phone and email. 

A drop box for corresponding with DHS is located at 551 Hot Springs Blvd. in front of the ACDHS entrance. The drop box is checked on a regular daily schedule.  Weather resistant document holders are attached to the drop box and contain applications for public assistance programs. 

Information about applying for benefits using PEAK is available on this page.**

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.


As you all are aware, many service needs provided by the Department must be sustained and/or will grow during times of need.  At ACDHS we will proactively continue to monitor public health recommendations and provide response in an effort to continue to meet individual, community and employee needs. 


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