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Food, Cash, and Medical Assistance

Let’s start where you are. Whether you need financial assistance to get back on your feet, help with grocery bills, or support finding health insurance, we’re here to help you stay safe and well and get where you want to be.

You can apply for food, cash, and medical assistance at the same time online through Colorado PEAK. You can also apply in person at one of our offices or outreach locations. Call 720-944-4DHS (4347) to find the outreach location nearest to you.

Or, download an application (en español) and mail it to us.




Food Assistance

Having access to enough fresh food every day is necessary for building a strong foundation and succeeding in life.

Learn more about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and where to receive discounted groceries near you.


Cash Assistance

See the different types of cash assistance available and the requirements for each.





Medical Assistance

Find the medical insurance that's right for you or your family.


More Information

No. Learn more about the other types of assistance we offer at our Additional Assistance page.

If you don’t qualify for food, cash, or medical assistance, we encourage you to visit our GIVE Center, located on the first floor of the Richard T. Castro Human Services Center at 1200 Federal Blvd. in Denver. GIVE Center staff can connect you to vital document fee waivers, clothing referrals, and monthly hygiene items, and connect you to community partners for additional support.

Yes. Denver has a history of welcoming immigrants and refugees and will continue to act as a welcoming city and an ally for all new arrivals. Our mission is to protect those in harm’s way and help all people in need, regardless of citizenship or immigration status.

Our staff can help you apply for benefits in person. You may stop by our lobby during regular business hours or call to make an appointment. If you need language interpretation services, our staff will make those arrangements for you. A sign language interpreter or open captioning via CART will be provided upon request by contacting

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Together, we’ve got this.


Colorado Works

Monthly cash assistance for individuals and families, plus connections to community resources to help you get back on your feet.


Colorado PEAK

See if you're eligible and apply online for benefits, including food, cash, medical insurance, and early childhood assistance.


Food Programs

Learn about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and where to receive discounted groceries near you.



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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