Jefferson County DHS Office Golden

Jefferson County DHS Office Golden

(303) 271-1388

900 Jefferson County Pkwy
Golden, CO - 80401

Office hours: Mondays through Fridays 7:30am to 5:30pm.

Our office must receive a completed Application for Assistance, View exit disclaimer policy page for links to third-party websites. including:
    Proof of monthly income
    Social Security numbers for all household members
    Proof of pregnancy (if applicable)
    Proof of residence
    Valid Colorado ID
    Proof of lawful presence and a signed affidavit for applicants 18 years and older
Once the application is received, an appointment is scheduled for an interview with an Intake Program Specialist to determine eligibility.
    Applicants are assessed during the interview and a determination is made on what supportive services will best assist the family in reaching their self sufficiency goals.
    The applicant may qualify for a State or County Diversion which assists in meeting immediate needs.

The Colorado Works - Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program is designed to help needy families achieve self-sufficiency. States receive grants to design and operate programs that accomplish one of the purposes of the TANF program.
The four purposes of the TANF program are to:
Provide assistance to needy families so that children can be cared for in their own homes
Reduce the dependency of needy parents by promoting job preparation, work and marriage
Prevent and reduce the incidence of out-of-wedlock pregnancies
Encourage the formation and maintenance of two-parent families

Colorado PEAK is a State online service for Coloradoans to screen themselves and apply for medical, food, and cash assistance programs.

Eligibility Criteria:
Must meet ColoradoWorks income, resource, and non-financial criteria.
Families must have a dependent child in the home.
Participation is based on the employability assessment and job readiness – as defined by the client.
Services Provided: The client is involved in job search designed to help the family find employment within 60 days. Services and payments are based on need and agreed upon during the development of an Individual Responsibility Contract. Services include, but are not limited to: job search assistance, career counseling, financial assistance and case management. They also receive child care assistance (CCCAP), Medicaid, and Food Stamps. Participants can access on-site partners and other community referrals.

Time Limits: Diversion II is a time-limited program lasting 60 days in most cases. Failure to gain employment within the 60 day period can result in a roll over to Colorado Works or if the family failed to follow the contract they can be denied Colorado Works for 90 days.


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