Human Services

Clear Creek County Human Services

The Human Services Department provides multiple services to all age groups from prenatal to senior citizens. The department's focus is primarily on vulnerable and "at risk" clients, such as low-income families, children in need of protection, the aged, and the disabled.

Child Welfare

The Child Welfare Unit is housed in the Clear Creek County Courthouse in Georgetown and is comprised of a dedicated team of caseworkers and a caseworker supervisor. The areas covered by this staff are: Child Protection and Youth in Conflict. Some of the services offered by this unit are:

  • Adoptions
  • Child Abuse Investigations
  • Child Care Assistance
  • Out-of-Home Placement
  • Referrals to Community Resources

Adult Protection

The Adult Protection Services (APS) Unit is comprised of one supervisor and one caseworker serving at-risk adults in the community.  An at-risk adult is a person 18 years of age or older who is susceptible to mistreatment or self-neglect because they are unable to perform or obtain services necessary for their health, safety or welfare.  The services provided by the APS unit are:

  • Screening and investigating reports of mistreatment and self-neglect
  • Assessment of client's strengths, needs and cognition
  • Provide casework services

To report a concern about mistreatment of an at-risk adult, call 1-844-264-5437.

For general questions about APS or for training to your agency or group, please call the supervisor, Betsy Kalkstein, at 303-517-8464.


Additional Services

Human Services also helps to finance services for families, including therapy, drug and alcohol evaluations, psychological evaluations, and parenting classes.

Additional programs offered:

  • Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC)
  • Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)

Mission

The Department of Humans Services' mission is to assist eligible clients in securing core needs, such as shelter, food, and health care, while working toward self-sufficiency, independence, and safe family surroundings.