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Human Services

News Updates

West Senior Center Getting a New Look: 

The West Senior Center will be closed Monday, July 6 through Sunday, July 12, 2015 for its annual maintenance closure. In addition to routine maintenance this year, we will be updating and modernizing the main public areas of the center.  See for more information pdf
The West Senior Center and Meals on Wheels' Cafe Classico will re-open on Monday, July 13, 2015.

"Do Homeless People Come Here for Our Services?" New Human Services Issue Brief Available

The first in a new series of issue briefs on human services topics and frequently asked questions is now available.  Read the April 2015 Brief pdf.

2016 Martin Luther King Date Request for Proposals Being Solicited

The City of Boulder Human Relations Commision and Youth Opportunities Advisory Board are soliciting Request for Proposals from local organizations that would like to participate in a coordinated City of Boulder Martin Luther King Day of activities on Jan. 18, 2016. Read more...

2015 Outstanding Youth Volunteer Awards Recipients Announced

Find out about the awards program, this year's recipients and view the Awards Ceremony video. See it all here...

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:

  • Volunteer Ally Training pdf - Saturday, June 20, 2015, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Central Longmont Church, Longmont
  • Coming up:  Volunteer Ally Training - Saturday, July 11, 2015, Lafayette, time and location TBA.

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.

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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