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DHS Alamosa - Department of Human Services Alamosa

Website: http://www.alamosacounty.org

Alamosa, CO - 81101

Financial Help Provided: financial assistance

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

The Department of Human Services provides services which assist individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency and social well being. Services provided by the Department of Human Services include financial assistance for shelter, food and medical care. Services may be provided either directly by department personnel, and/or through collaborations or contracts with other community agencies.

The Alamosa County Department of Human Services Financial Assistance division is to provide temporary financial assistance to help low-income families and individuals, including children, the elderly and disabled become and remain self-sufficient.  Services include:
    Provide short-term temporary financial assistance to help low-income households with home winter heating costs.
    Assist low-income households with purchasing food products.
    Provide income assistance and supportive services to low-income families with children to help participants become and remain self-sufficient.
    Provide assistance with health insurance coverage for low-income families with children.
    Provide financial and medical assistance services to elderly and disabled adults

Colorado Supplement to SSI (Supplemental Security Income)
This program is for person who are receiving SSI but not receiving the full SSI amount.

Colorado Works/TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)
Through the Colorado Works Program, counties provide family stabilization assistance and other supportive services to enable eligible low-income families to find and retain employment and to provide for their children. Assistance and services provided may include child care, housing and transportation, cash payments, counseling for those experiencing domestic violence, mental health or substance abuse problems, and services aimed to reduce the incidences of out-of-wedlock births and encourage the formation and maintenance of two parent families.

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Tips For Prompt And Professional Assistance
1. Make an appointment - Always attempt to make an appointment. Oftentimes this will save you hours waiting in lines. When on the phone make sure you ask for the documentation needed in order to receive assistance.

2. Do not be late for your appointment - This tip should speak for itself.

3. Dress appropriately - If you want to be treated with respect, dress as appropriately as possible. We are not saying wear a suit. Just make sure you and your clothes are clean and non offensive. We have found that clients who dress in this manner have a better chance of receiving aid.

4. Bring all pre determined documentation - Bring all of the documents you were advised to bring from your appointment phone call. Without them, you will not receive aid.

Mission Statement
To help the needy find financial aid and assistance. This nation is going through tough times and providing a helping hand can help make the world a better place.