Washington County Department of Human Services

The Colorado Department of Human Services is a state-supervised, county-administered system for traditional social services, including programs such as public assistance and child welfare services.

The Colorado Department of Human Services operates within the Colorado State Executive Branch, the Governor's Office.

The CDHS includes three main areas of service, which are also referred to as "service clusters." These service clusters are called:Administrative Services, Adult Services, and Children, Youth and Family Services.

Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline

  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) to report concerns about a child’s safety and well-being. All calls are confidential and will be routed to the county where a child resides. If it is an emergency or you are witnessing a child in a life-threatening situation, call 911 immediately.

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Rick Agan - Director

126 West 5th
P.O. Box 395
Akron, Co. 80720
Phone: (970) 345-2238
Fax: (970) 345-2237
Toll Free: (888) 844-2238
After Hours: (970) 345-2244

Guiding Principles and Outcome


To realize our vision, mission, and organizational goals, we are committed to the principles of:

· Demonstrating leadership that encourages internal teamwork, external partnerships, open communication, and mutual trust.

· Identifying the critical needs of our customers, devoting our resources to meeting those needs, and being accountable for the outcomes of our services.

· Focusing on results, quality, and continuous improvement, and on using state-of-the-art technology to be more efficient and effective.

· Delivering comprehensive services through the establishment and use of effective partnerships among public and private entities.

· Exhibiting high levels of integrity and fairness, and expressing respect for individuals and our cultural diversity.

· Offering Opportunities for challenging, rewarding, results-oriented work in an environment that respects, values, and recognizes the contributions of departmental staff.

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· Persons are able to provide financially for themselves and their families.

· Persons have positive and rewarding relationships with their families and their communities.

· Persons are able to achieve and maintain optimal physical and mental well-being.

· Persons are able to achieve and maintain personal responsibility.

· Persons do not harm themselves, others, or their communities.

· Persons are in stable and safe environments.

The guiding principles are a set of statements designed to communicate how the employees in the Department are expected to perform, and how they are expected to interact with each other internally, and with customers and stakeholders externally. The outcomes describe the end results the Department expects to achieve as goals and objectives are met.

Washington County Dept. of Human Services Staff

Rick Agan, Director
Teresa Traxler, Financial Operations
Betty Peck, Administrative Assistant/CCAP
Barbara Page, Technician
Deanna Annand, Technician
Jean Glosson, Child Support
Pamela McKay, Child Welfare Administrator
Bena Coates, Caseworker
Robin Henson, Caseworker
Chris Dudley, Caseworker
Leta Brandon, Adult Protection

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For more information on Government's role in your local Human Services office, visit the Colorado Department of Human Services.