Social Services

Department of Social Services’ main lobby is now open 8 am-5 pm, please respect social distancing rules and wear your face mask upon entering the building.

EBT cards will be issued from 8 am to 4:45 pm except when the office is closed.

All documents may still be placed in our dropbox located at the front entrance or emailed to benefits@co.montezuma.co.us

INFORMATION

Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP)

The Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) helps families that are homeless, working, searching for work or in school find low-income child care assistance. Families that are enrolled in the Colorado Works Program can also use CCCAP services.

Each county’s Department of Social/Human Services and the Colorado Office of Early Childhood, Division of Early Care and Learning manage the CCCAP program. Each county sets eligibility requirements for families but must help families that have an income of 185% or less of the federal poverty guideline. Counties will not serve families that have an income over 85% of the state median income.

Montezuma County DSS was opened to the public starting on May 4th from 8 AM to 5 PM.  

  • Department of Social Services main lobby is open 8 am-5 pm,
  • Please respect social distancing rules and wear your face mask upon entering the building.
  • There is a waiting line (6 ft. apart) for customers and we are practicing the 6 ft. physical distancing for both staff and clients. 
  • Staff must wear masks when seeing customers and customers who are presenting as ill will not be served. 
  • We have special hours for EBT card issuances (Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:45 pm). 
  • We are still mailing out EBT cards if clients prefer that they be mailed. 
  • We will serve ONLY seniors (60 years and older) and the State Aid to the Needy and Disabled recipients on Weds. from 8 am to 11 am.
  • All documents may still be placed in our dropbox located at the front entrance or emailed to benefits@co.montezuma.co.us

Department of Social Services’ main lobby is now open 8 am-5 pm, please respect social distancing rules and wear your face mask upon entering the building. EBT cards will be issued from 8 am to 4:45 pm. All documents may still be placed in our dropbox located at the front entrance or emailed to benefits@co.montezuma.co.us MCDSS is accepting all applications for Food Assistance, Medicaid, Child Care, Old Age Pension, Aid to the Needy and Disabled, and Medicare Savings Programs.

LOW-INCOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM -LEAP

Individuals can apply for LEAP by picking up an application at MCDSS which comes with a pre-paid return envelope. Individuals can apply through www.colorado.gov/PEAK, or they can visit Discover Goodwill at www.discovermygoodwill.org 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 https://cdhs.colorado.gov/leap under “program eligibility”

VISION:

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

MISSION STATEMENT:

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.

Contacts

Montezuma County Social Services

109 West Main Street, Room #170 Cortez, CO 81321

Phone: 970-565-3769
Fax: 970-565-8526

Eligibility

(for current customers only) Email: benefits@co.montezuma.co.us

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)