Welcome to the Chaffee County Human Services website. We offer a variety of services to our local communities, including Salida, Poncha Springs and Buena Vista.
Everyone in the community plays a role in the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Colorado has one toll-free phone number to report child abuse and neglect 24/7, 365 days a year. Please call the Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 1-844-CO-4-KIDS (1-844-264-5437) to report concerns about a child’s safety and well-being. All calls are confidential and will be routed to the county where a child resides. If it is an emergency or you are witnessing a child in a life-threatening situation, call 911 immediately. If you have a concern regarding Adult Protection, please call 530.2500 during normal business hours. After normal business hours, please call police dispatch at 539.2596 and your call will be routed to an on-call case worker.
The Chaffee County Health and Human Services departments work together to advocate and provide for the health and wellness of our citizens. We provide responsive programs for the entire community, young and old.
Family & Youth Initiatives is a Prevention Division that serves 350 kids and families a year through mentoring, parenting programs, and teen educational/ activity programs. To find out more, visit Chaffee County FYI.