Charles Wingate and his wife, Sharon Starkey were charged Thursday with child neglect following a welfare check call.
Officers responded to a home on the 6100 block of Corinth Drive and found a 13-year-old boy inside, home alone. Police say the teen was not clothed and had been living... more »
April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month, and some doctors are pointing to Colorado's lax marijuana laws as potential risks for children.
Doctors at Children's Hospital in Denver are reporting a significant increase in hospital visits due to kids getting their hands on marijuana treats like brownies. Between 2005 and... more »
"Anytime somebody goes from one living situation to another there is some adjustment period," Lee Hodge, a Child Welfare Manager for the Colorado Department of Human Services tells News 5.
DHS is placing troubled kids living at the Axios Youth Community in Green Mountain Falls into new homes after... more »
The El Paso County Department of Human Services will finish its move to the Citizens Service Center at 1675 Garden of the Gods Road starting tomorrow and over the weekend. Tomorrow all DHS offices will close at 2 p.m. Offices will open Monday at 1 p.m. at the new location.... more »
The Department of Human Services is moving to 1675 Garden of the Gods Road. The following is the moving schedule:
Friday March 18 - All DHS offices will close at 2 p.m.
Monday March 21 - All DHS offices will open at 1 p.m.
Monday, March... more »
Investigators continued into the weekend, scouring near the home that Edward Bryant junior and his brother Austin were last know to live at on Granite Circle in Monument; but they wouldn't have known there was a disappearance to look into at all if it wasn't for family friends saying the... more »
The El Paso County Department of Human Services will complete its move to 1675 Garden of the Gods during the third week in March.
The relocation of offices will occur over two consecutive weekends.
The following schedule will affect client services during the move:
Friday March... more »
Sam Choate drives an hour from Yoder to get help with food and health care at the Sand Creek office of El Paso County Department of Human Services (DHS), located on South Murray Boulevard.
"Medicaid mostly and some food stamps, because right now I'm unemployed," explains Choate. Marrio Cardenes... more »
Call after call - about 40 a day.
"We take calls between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm from members of the community with concerns of child abuse or neglect," said Nikki Edmiston, supervisor of the DHS child abuse or neglect hotline.
"It's pretty steady, non-stop," she said.
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Seven children have died from abuse in El Paso County so far this year, according to the Department of Human Services (DHS). Many of those cases never made it to DHS.
“That worries me,” says Child Protective Services Intake Manager Marian Percy, “the calls we... more »