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Jun 25, 2020, 15:30 ET Teachers call on all Coloradans to look out for kids this summer

Colorado teachers are calling upon Coloradans across the state to be their eyes and ears this summer, and call the Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect...


Jun 22, 2020, 15:45 ET Colorado Division of Child Welfare Recognized by Human Rights Campaign Foundation for LGBTQ+ Inclusion Efforts

The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) Division of Child Welfare has received the Innovative Inclusion Seal of Recognition – the highest...


May 05, 2020, 11:54 ET CDHS recognizes five foster families in celebration of National Foster Care Month

In celebration of National Foster Care Month and to encourage more Coloradans to become foster parents, the Colorado Department of Human Services...


Apr 07, 2020, 16:15 ET Governor Polis and CDHS Launch National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Focus on Building Parental Resilience

Today, Governor Jared Polis and Michelle Barnes, Executive Director of Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS), joined community partners,...


Jan 14, 2020, 11:30 ET Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline Marks its Five-Year Anniversary

In January 2015, the Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline ― 1-844-CO-4-Kids ― was launched to provide one easy-to-remember phone number for...


Nov 03, 2019, 09:00 ET CDHS Recognizes Five Colorado Adoptive Families at National Adoption Month Event

Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) today recognized five dedicated Colorado families at an event at the Governor's Mansion to mark National ...


Jun 05, 2019, 08:45 ET When Summer Break Begins, Reports of Child Abuse and Neglect Decline

When school ends and summer break begins, calls to the Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline — 1-844-CO-4-KIDS — drop significantly. Last year...


May 11, 2019, 17:54 ET Five Colorado Foster Families Honored by Governor Jared Polis

Governor Polis and Minna Castillo Cohen, director of the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) Office of Children, Youth and Families (OCYF),...


Apr 02, 2019, 15:16 ET Governor Polis and CDHS Executive Director Launch National Child Abuse Prevention Month at the Capitol

Governor Jared Polis and Michelle Barnes, Executive Director of Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS), joined community partners, county...


Jan 10, 2019, 10:00 ET Concerns about Child Abuse and Neglect in Colorado Continue to Rise

The Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline 1-844-CO-4-KIDS (1-844-264-5437) saw a record number of calls in 2018 (221,969 in 2018 as compared to a...


Nov 03, 2018, 17:00 ET CDHS Recognizes Five Colorado Adoptive Families

The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) recognized five dedicated families on Saturday, Nov. 3 as part of National Adoption Month. Nearly...


May 12, 2018, 05:15 ET As Colorado Experiences a Foster Family Shortage, Five Foster Families Inspire Others to Make a Difference

First Lady of Colorado Robin Hickenlooper and Reggie Bicha, executive director of the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS), hosted an event...


Apr 03, 2018, 02:41 ET Lieutenant Governor and CDHS Staff Kick Off National Child Abuse Prevention Month at the Capitol

Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne and Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) staff joined community partners, county leaders and advocates today to kick off ...


May 13, 2017, 17:13 ET CDHS Recognizes Five Colorado Foster Families

First Lady of Colorado Robin Hickenlooper and Reggie Bicha, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS), today recognized...


Apr 27, 2017, 16:30 ET Colorado Leads the Nation in Child Maltreatment Prevention Strategy

At an event in Denver this afternoon, Governor Hickenlooper and the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) unveiled the Colorado Child...


Apr 04, 2017, 19:04 ET Lieutenant Governor Kicks Off National Child Abuse Prevention Month at the Capitol

Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne joined community partners, county leaders, advocates and members of the Colorado Department of Human Services today to kick off...


Jan 18, 2017, 09:00 ET Colorado Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline 1-844-CO-4-KIDS Enters its Third Year with Significant Changes

The Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline 1-844-CO-4-KIDS (1-844-264-5437) in 2016 received an increased proportion of its calls from friends,...


Nov 05, 2016, 04:30 ET CDHS Recognizes Five Colorado Adoptive Families

First Lady of Colorado Robin Hickenlooper and Reggie Bicha, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS), on Saturday...


May 14, 2016, 05:48 ET CDHS Recognizes Five Colorado Foster Families

First Lady of Colorado Robin Hickenlooper and Reggie Bicha, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS), on Saturday...


Apr 01, 2016, 04:15 ET Governor and Miss Colorado Kick Off National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Gov. John Hickenlooper, Miss Colorado Kelley Johnson and child advocates from across the state today marked the beginning of National Child Abuse...


Sep 04, 2015, 01:06 ET Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline Restored After CenturyLink's Nationwide Phone Outage

CenturyLink has informed us that toll-free service has been restored to Colorado's Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline (1-844-CO-4-KIDS). The outage,...


Sep 03, 2015, 09:32 ET CenturyLink Nationwide Phone Outage Impacts Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline

This afternoon Colorado Department of Human Services learned that users are unable to connect through any 800 numbers hosted by CenturyLink...