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News Updates

Human Services Administrative and Planning Offices Have Moved!

The Human Services Administrative and Human Services Planning staff offices, formerly located at 1101 Arapahoe, 2nd Floor, have moved to 909 Arapahoe in Boulder.

Volunteer with the Boulder County Circles Campaign

Boulder County Circles Campaign is looking for Circle Allies to become part of a team of friends and advocates who gather regularly to support someone working to achieve long-term self-sufficiency.

Circles is an innovative program designed to eliminate poverty one family at a time by developing supportive relationships between community members. Allies work with the head of a family who has completed a 15-week Getting Ahead class and has become a Circle Leader. Participation in the Circles program includes support from the larger community to permanently move out of poverty.

Those volunteering to be Allies will receive training in the “Bridges Out of Poverty” program. Individuals interested in becoming a Cicles Ally need to submit an application prior to the Ally training.  Upcoming trainings:

Circles Boulder County is always seeking people who would like to contribute in a variey of ways.  For more information about how you can become an Ally or join the Circles community, please visit the website, email: or call 303-441-1503.

West Senior Center remodeling project

Remodeling has begun at the West Senior Center to improve space in the facility. Construction is expected to last through March 2015. The city is staging the remodel to minimize impacts on services and programs at the center.  Read more...

Reporting of Elder Abuse Mandatory Under State Law

Colorado’s elder abuse reporting law went into effect July 1, 2014. The law designates certain professionals, their staff and their volunteers as mandatory reporters of suspected elder abuse. It requires that any mandatory reporter who observes the abuse or exploitation of a person who is 70 years of age or older (“at-risk elder”) or has reasonable cause to believe that an at-risk elder has been abused, neglected or exploited, report the elder abuse to local law enforcement within 24 hours after making the observation or discovery.

For more information, call 303-441-1000 or visit Boulder County Adult Protection & Senior Services.  Read the State Law.

Human Services information now on Channel 8's "Inside Boulder" TV show

The Human Services Department has launched a new TV show called "Human Services Insight" that's part of the popular "Inside Boulder" program.  New segments debut twice each month and focus on the services provided by the Human Services Department and our community partners.

Topics covered on the show include how to find child care in Boulder, help for seniors and caregivers, and information on homelessness in Boulder. See the current Channel 8 Program Schedule pdf, for "Inside Boulder" air times.

You may also view Human Services News on Channel 8.

Human Services Department Mission

Our mission is to create a healthy, socially thriving and inclusive community by providing and supporting human services to Boulder residents in need. The department has four primary areas of work including Senior Services, Family Services, Community Relations and Human Services Planning.

We envision a healthy, diverse and sustainable community in which all residents are successful and contributing members.

We provide direct services to the community where there is a need and funding to nonprofits to support their vital work in the community.  We work with local and regional partners and residents to identify social trends and plan for meeting the human service needs of the community.




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