Department of Human Services

Stacie Kwitek-Russell, Director

172 Justice Center Road
Cañon City, CO 81212

(719) 275-2318
Fax: (719) 275-5206

Hours: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Child Welfare Mission Statement
"The Child Welfare Unity believes that all children and youth have the right to live in a permanent, safe and stable home, while preserving the rights and promoting the responsibilities of the family by respectfully partnering with families to support, strengthen and empower them in a culturally responsive and collaborative manner."

Services Available
Child Welfare offers casework, case management, and services to children (0-18 years) and their families who meet specific program requirements in the following areas:

The Department accepts reports of known or suspected abuse or neglect 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. To make a report call:

Child Welfare Mandated Reporter Training

New State Child Welfare Hotline Number
The Colorado Department of Human Services has launched a new statewide child abuse and neglect hotline:


This hotline is designed to provide one, easy-to-remember phone number for individuals to use statewide to report suspected child abuse and neglect. The hotline serves as a direct route to Colorado's 64 counties and two tribal nations, which are responsible for accepting and responding to child abuse and neglect inquiries and reports. All callers will be able to speak with a call-taker 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
For more information, please visit