Department of Social Services (Buena Vista) - Chaffee County

Department of Social Services (Buena Vista) - Chaffee County

 
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Pikes Peak United Way - PPUW
General Information
Description of ServiceThe Chaffee County Department of Social Services (DSS) offers a variety of services for those in need. Go online to apply for services at www.coloradopeak.secure.force.com or in person at the Department of Social Services office. Services include:

Aid to the Blind (AB): Cash assistance to low income, 18+, blind

Aid to the Needy Disabled (AND): Cash assistance to low income, 18+, disabled and pending SSI/SSDI

Child/Adult Protection Services (CPS/APS): Child abuse and neglect reporting and services, as well as elder abuse/at risk adult reporting and services

Children's Health Plan Plus (CHP+): Health insurance, low income children, usually for those not eligible for Medicaid

Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP): Child care subsidy for low income families

Low Income Energy Assistance Program: Heating assistance for low income, available Nov 1 - April 30 every year. Call (866) 432-8435 or go into the Chaffee County DSS office to obtain an application. All applications need to be mailed, faxed, or emailed (if available) to your local LEAP office. Chaffee County LEAP: P.O. Box 1007 Salida, CO 81201 Fax# (719) 539-6430

Medicaid: Health Insurance for low income, adults and children

Medicare Savings Programs: Several programs to help with Medicare costs

Old Age Pension (OAP): Cash assistance to low income 60+

Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP): Formerly known as Food Stamps, provides funding to purchase food for low income families

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF): Cash assistance to low income families with minor children in the home
LocationChaffee County
Geographical AreaR5, Chaffee County
Intake ProcedureGo online to apply for services at www.coloradopeak.secure.force.com or in person at the Department of Social Services office.
 
Client Information
GenderEither
Languages SpokenEnglish
 
Availability
Hours of Operation Monday - Tuesday 8:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Wednesday - Thursday 1:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
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Specific Hours: Child /Elder Abuse Reporting Hotline 24 / 7
 
Contact Information
 
Contact's Phone (719) 395-0344
Physical Site Address 1 114 Linderman Avenue
Physical Site City, State, Zip Buena Vista, CO 81211
Main Phone (719) 395-0344
Hotline Phone (719) 395-0344 (Child/Elder Abuse Reporting)
Emergency/After Hours Phone (844) 264-5437 (Child/Elder Abuse Reporting)
TDD Phone 7-1-1 (CO Relay)
Web Address www.chaffeecounty.org
 
Additional Information
SourcePPUW
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Chaffee County
Affiliated Program: Department of Social Services (Buena Vista) - Chaffee County
This Service: Department of Social Services (Buena Vista) - Chaffee County
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Child Abuse Reporting/Emergency Response (PH-6500.1500-140)
Child Care Expense Assistance (NL-3000.1500)
CHIP Programs (NL-5000.1500)
Elder/Dependent Adult Abuse Reporting (PH-6500.0500-180)
Electric Service Payment Assistance (BV-8900.9300-180)
Food Stamps/SNAP (NL-6000.2000)
Medicaid (NL-5000.5000)
State Administered SSI Supplement Programs (NL-1000.2400-800)
TANF (NL-1000.8500)