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Human Services

News Updates

2015 Human Services Fund round closes July 11, 2014

The City of Boulder's Human Services Fund (HSF) is accepting applications to award approximately $2 million to community nonprofit agencies and organizations, educational or governmental entities - public or private - delivering services in support of the Human Services Master Plan to residents living within the city limits of Boulder.

The 2015 fund round Request for Proposals will be available June 13, 2014 for electronic submission by 5 p.m. on Friday, July 11, 2014.  For more information see HSF Information and RFP.

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

In March, Human Services 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.

Viewers will see discussions on topics ranging from finding child care in Boulder, to how to get flood relief help. See the current Channel 8 Program Schedule pdf, including "Inside Boulder" air times.

View Human Services Insight TV segments online.

Help for residents impacted by 2013 flood

The Long Term Flood Recovery Group (LTFRG) of Boulder County is a collaborative partnership between government organizations, nonprofits, businesses and faith-based organizations, dedicated to meeting the unmet needs of Boulder County residents resulting from the September 2013 flooding. The LTFRG, a program of Foothills United Way, has established a recovery center in Boulder (at 4775 Walnut St., Suite A), to help people navigate available resources, including financial, volunteer, and construction assistance, and to develop a personal flood recovery plan. Services available through the Long-Term Flood Recovery Center include assistance with:

  • Applying for direct financial assistance through the Foothills Flood Relief Fund;
  • Connecting with volunteers to assist with repairs, rebuilding, debris removal or other projects;
  • Accessing donated goods;
  • Accessing construction assistance; and
  • Accessing mental health and emotional support services.

The recovery center intake process is the first point of contact to assess and identify unmet needs and determine available resources and services. To be connected with a case manager to coordinate assistance call 303-895-3429, or visit

Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA)

Boulder residents affected by flooding may also be eligible for assistance from EFAA for basic needs such as food, rent, transportation, housing deposits, emergency shelter and much more. To make an appointment with a caseworker to discuss your situation and available assistance that you may be eligible for visit website or call 303-442-3042.

Flood-related questions and answers for landlords and tenants

The City of Boulder Community Mediation Program hosted a question and answer (Q&A) session with local landlord-tenant attorneys on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. The program was free and open to the public. Attorneys answered flood-related questions and explained legal rights under the Colorado landlord-tenant law, including the warranty of habitability.

Four-part Video Series:  The Sept. 26 Q&A session was divided into four annotated videos, allowing viewers to skip ahead to the specific sections most relevant to them. 

To view:

  • annotated videos, click on "Boulder Flood Updates and Resources" link in right column and select "Landord and Tenant Relations" tab. 
  • four complete videos click on the "Flood Q&A for Landlord and Tenants Complete Videos" link on right.

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, Children Youth and Family Services, Community Relations and Office of Human Rights 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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