Human Services

Human Services

Crowley County Department of Human Services is committed to providing assistance and protective services to its residents by encouraging personal, social and financial responsibility through a variety of services and educational opportunities.

How to contact us:

Our offices: Our offices are located in Ordway across from the High School.

Contact Information:

Crowley County Department of Human Services
631 Main Street Suite 100
Ordway, CO 81063
Phone: 719.267.3546
Fax: 719.267.5296


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.



The Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) helps eligible families pay a portion of child care costs while they are working, searching for work or in school.   School may be anything from high school, GED, college or vocational training.    Costs not covered by the department are paid directly to selected providers by the families.  The amount paid, parental fee, is based on your gross income, the number of people in your household, and the number of children in care. 

Who is Eligible?

  • Families receiving Colorado Works/TANF
  • Parents who are working
  • Parents who are searching for a job, within State established time limits
  • Teen parents (up to age 21) in a high school diploma or GED program
  • Parents needing child care for up to 24 months for post-secondary education or training (up to a first Bachelor’s degree or less)
  • GED, ESL, or Adult Basic Education, for up to 12 months
  • Applicants must be residents of Crowley County

How Do I Apply?

  • Visit Colorado PEAK to see if you are eligible and to apply online.  Applications will be automatically submitted to the Crowley County Department of Human Services. 
  • You may return the application by fax, mail, or in-person:

    • Fax: 719-267-5296
    • Mail/Office Location:  Crowley County Department of Human Services, 631 Main Street, Suite 100, Ordway, CO  81063

    Questions?  Call  719-267-3546

    Are you a licensed child care provider and want to become a CCCAP Provider?


    If a parent or caregiver has selected you as the child care provider for their children, please contact us by calling 719-267-3546 and we will send you a packet of information detailing the necessary documents.


    Are you a relative or friend of the child’s family and want to become a CCCAP Qualified Exempt Provider?


    Some child care providers may be legally exempt from licensing, meaning a person can still contract with CCCAP without having a license.  For example, if the provider is a friend or relative of the family, they may not need to apply for a child care license.  For CCCAP purposes, this person is identified as a Qualified Exempt Provider and will need to register with CCCAP to meet certain county requirements, including background checks for child abuse and neglect or other crimes.  Please contact us by calling 719-267-3546 for details about becoming a Qualified Exempt Provider.


    Selecting a child care provider

    Eligible families are responsible for selecting a child care provider for their children. The selection can be a licensed child care center, a licensed family child care home, or a friend, neighbor or relative caretaker. Families will decide the type of care that is best for their children and meets their family's needs. When choosing a provider, look for signs that your child will be safe, comfortable, and encouraged to grow and learn. 

    Children First identifies licensed providers that accept CCAP and provides helpful tips to find Child Care.  Please call 719-549-3411 or 719-549-3407 or visit  www.childrenfirstco.org to search for providers near you.

    You may also contact Mile High United Way toll free at 1-877-338-2273.

    The Attendance Tracking System (ATS) is used to access child care assistance once approved.  View Training on how to use the ATS system.


    View the USDA Nondiscrimination Statement



Apply Online for Child Support Services!


The Colorado Child Support Services (CSS) Program has launched a streamlined application that’s available 24/7 – apply online anywhere, any time.

About the Child Support Services Program:

CSS oversees that state’s child supports system. Individual child support orders are managed by Colorado’s county child support offices. You can find may helpful services on the CSS website including:

  • Applying for child support services
  • How to create an online account to view specific information on your child support case
  • How and when to request changes to a child support order
  • Different ways to make and receive child support payments
  • Frequently asked questions about child support in Colorado

Colorado Division of Child Support Services (state.co.us)