Social Services

Everyone in the community plays a role in the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Colorado has one toll-free phone number to report child abuse and neglect 24/7, 365 days a year.

Please call the Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at
1-844-CO-4-KIDS (1-844-264-5437)


Rio Grande/Mineral County Department of Social Services is located in Del Norte, Colorado.

Our services include: Food Assistance (SNAP), Medical Assistance, Colorado Works/TANF, Child Care Assistance, Child Support, and LEAP as well as others.

For more information on these services visit the county website at: https://www.riograndecounty.org/departments/business-offices/social-services

A staff member from the county office is in Creede the first Tuesday of every month. To verify time and location contact our office at 719-657-3381.

Contact Social Services
Jody Kern, Director
Social Services (w/Rio Grande County)
(719) 657-3381
(719) 657-4013 fax
1015 6th Street
PO Box 40
Del Norte, CO 81132