CONEJOS COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
Conejos County Department of Social Services will strive to educate, motivate, and protect individuals
and families in order to achieve self-sufficiency and secure a stable home environment.
People are our business. Together we can achieve our goal.
Conejos County offers financial, medical, and food assistance. Information for each of these programs can be found on the Colorado Peak website or by contacting Kayte Mora at our main office. We can also assist our community in other ways. This year we were able to help our school aged children by offering Back to School Care Packages.
This institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex and in some cases religion or political beliefs.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture also prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through
the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027), found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.
Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For any other information dealing with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) issues, persons should either contact the USDA SNAP Hotline Number at (800) 221-5689, which is also in Spanish or call the State Information/Hotline Numbers (click the link for a listing of hotline numbers by State); found online at: SNAP Hotline.
To file a complaint of discrimination regarding a program receiving Federal financial assistance through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), write:
HHS Director, Office for Civil Rights, Room 515-F, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201
or call (202) 619-0403 (voice)
or (800) 537-7697 (TTY).
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Adult Protection Services
Adult Protection Services investigates reports of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of at risk adults. APS assists with resources and referrals to improve an at risk adults lifestyle and reduce their risk of neglect, abuse and exploitation. Referrals can be made by contacting 719-376-5455. After hours please contact State Patrol at 719-589-5807 and ask for the on call worker for Conejos County.
Interested in becoming a Foster Parent? Check out the following link.
Are you interested in becoming a foster care parent in Conejos County?
Please contact any of the following:
Michelle Ferrera, Child Welfare Supervisor (Conejos) @ (719) 376-5455
Matthew Tulley, Foster Care Coordinator ( Alamosa) @ (719) 589-2581
Sheena Sutter, Foster Care (Alamosa) @ (719) 589-2581
Child welfare employees work directly with families to strengthen a family’s ability to protect and care for their own children, minimize harm to children and youth, and ensure timely permanency planning. When safety is not possible within the family, services focus on the child’s need for a stable, permanent home as quickly as possible. See the below chart to see the process of how Child Welfare calls are handled.
Department of Social Services
Child Care/Child Support Supervisor:
Child Welfare/Adult Protection Supervisor:
PO Box 68
12989 County Rd. G.6
Conejos, CO 81129