The Colorado Department of Human Services is a state-supervised, county-administered system for traditional social services, including programs such as public assistance and child welfare services.
The Colorado Department of Human Services operates within the Colorado State Executive Branch, the Governor's Office.
The CDHS includes three main areas of service, which are also referred to as "service clusters." These service clusters are called:Administrative Services, Adult Services, and Children, Youth and Family Services.
The Washington County Department of Social Services administers programs for Food Stamps, Child Care Assistance, Adult Programs, TANF, Child Welfare and Child Support.