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Report Suspected Abuse and Neglect

We help and protect people of all ages. Children and adults alike deserve to live in safe environments, and we strive to help both individuals and families in crisis.

Ensuring the safety and well-being of children and at-risk adults requires the involvement of everyone in a community. If you suspect child abuse or neglect, call 1-844-CO-4-KIDS (1-844-264-5437). If you suspect the abuse, neglect, or exploitation of an older or at-risk adult in Denver, call us at 720-944-4DHS (4347).


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Child Abuse & Neglect

We all play a role in keeping children safe. To report suspected child abuse or neglect, call 1-844-CO-4-KIDS (1-844-264-5437). This hotline is available 24/7.  If you see a child in a life-threatening situation, call 911 immediately.


Abuse and Neglect of Older and At-Risk Adults

If you suspect that an older adult—or any adult that is considered "at-risk"—is being abused, neglected, or exploited, call our Adult Protective Services hotline at 720-944-4DHS (4347). This hotline is available 24/7. In the case of a life-threatening emergency, dial 911 immediately.    






Ideas to Keep Your Family Strong

Keeping our children safe and well is essential for a happy home. By developing positive parenting skills, you can build healthy, supportive relationships with your children, even when they make mistakes.



Main Office, Richard T. Castro Human Services Center
1200 Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80204


Customer Service

720-944-4DHS (4347)

If you need Colorado Relay/TTY services in Denver, please call 711. If you need Spanish-language relay services, please call 800-337-3242.


City Assistance

Call 3-1-1

Outside Denver: 720-913-1311
Emergencies: 911
TTY Service: 720-913-8479





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