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 Yolanda DeHerrera 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.
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.
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