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El Paso County continues to provide services, public assistance programs

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Posted at 12:24 PM, May 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 14:24:47-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — El Paso County continues to accept applications for assistance programs and provide essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We encourage families and others to pursue the help they may need to make sure themselves and their children are fed and that they are able to access medical care if needed,” said Julie Krow, executive director of the Department of Human Services, in a release.

Those needing to utilize these services can visit the Citizens Service Center at 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Road. The county has a temporary emergency lobby set up on the first floor.

People visiting the center can get help applying online for assistance programs, such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, dropping off paperwork, and issuing EBT cards. If you can access these resources online, the county is encouraging you to visit Colorado.gov/PEAK

You can visit that website to learn more about assistance programs, how to apply and receive benefits. This is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

If you are seeking additional resources or assistance beyond human services programs, call 2-1-1 to be directed to community resources and nonprofits.