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Social Services

 Department of Social Services is open 8 am-5 pm Monday through Friday

EBT cards will be issued from 8 am to 4:30 pm Fridays 8 am to 4:00 pm except when the office is closed.

All documents may still be placed in our dropbox located at the front entrance or emailed to


Community members will receive services to promote self-sufficiency, independence, safety, and well-being.


Montezuma County Department of Social Services will collaborate and advocate to help children, families, and individuals work towards stability through the utilization of programs and resources.

Latest News and INFORMATION

  • Department of Social Services main lobby is open 8 am-5 pm,
  • We have special hours for EBT card issuances (Monday – Thursday from 8 am to 4:30 pm, Friday until 4:00 pm).
  • We are still mailing out EBT cards if clients prefer that they be mailed.
  • All documents may be placed in our secure drop box, located at the main front entrance, e-mailed to or dropped off in our main lobby.
  • MCDSS is accepting all applications for Food Assistance, Medicaid, Child Care, Old Age Pension, Aid to the Needy and Disabled, Medicare Savings Programs and LEAP (through April 30th).


Individuals can apply for LEAP by picking up an application at MCDSS which comes with a pre-paid return envelope. Individuals can apply through, or they can visit Discover Goodwill at and apply.

If an individual has an emergency and shut-off notice, they can bring their application and shut-off notice to the MCDSS office and their application will be faxed to Goodwill the same day to prevent their heat source is shut off.
The LEAP eligibility requirements can be found at under “program eligibility”

Contact Montezuma County Social Services
109 West Main Street,
Room #170
Cortez, CO 81321
Phone: 970-565-3769
FAX: 970-565-8526
Office Hours: 8 am-5 pm Monday through Friday

State Social Services

Phone: 303-866-4300


(for current customers only)


Montezuma County Abuse and Neglect Reporting

Phone: 970-564-4128

Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline

Phone: 1-844-CO-4-KIDS (1-844-264-5437)

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