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Child and Family Services
Report Abuse and Neglect to 303-636-1750
If you believe a child is in immediate danger, please call 9-1-1. If you have concerns that a child is being abused or neglected but is not in immediate danger, please call our 24/7 hotline at 303-636-1750. Your report is anonymous and confidential.

Services for Children and Families
Arapahoe County’s Department of Human Services offers financial assistance and a wide variety of services to support children and families in our community. 
  • Child support services works to ensure that children receive the financial and medical support that they need and deserve from both parents
  • Child protection responds to concerns about child abuse and neglect, and provides services to families to help strengthen parenting and resolve concerns for children’s safety and well-being
  • The Collaborative Foster Care Program recruits, trains and supports foster families who provide temporary care for children while biological parents work to address safety concerns
  • The Adoption Program finds ‘forever families’ to adopt our waiting children who cannot be reunified with their parents due to unresolved safety concerns
  • Adolescent/Youth in Conflict services serves families and teens when the youth face serious conflicts and behavioral concerns
  • Food, financial and medical benefits for parents and children, which can include the following benefits:
    • Child Care Assistance
    • Child Health Plan Plus
    • Colorado Works
    • Medicaid
    • Food Assistance
    • General Assistance
    • Heat / Energy Assistance
    • Military Family Assistance

Contact Us
Cheryl Ternes
Cheryl Ternes
Director
Email

14980 E. Alameda Drive
Aurora, CO 80012

Main: 303-636-1130
Fx: 303-636-1426
TDD: 711

Abuse/Neglect Hotline: 303-636-1750
Statewide Abuse/Neglect Hotline: 1-844-CO-4-KIDS

Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.