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SAGUACHE COUNTY GOVERNMENT SERVICES DURING COVID-19

In an effort to slow the potential spread of COVID-19 in our community, the Saguache County government
will be closing public access to buildings 
starting on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 12pm. 


Staff will be providing limited essential services via phone and online avenues. In-person contact for receiving
essential services will have limited restrictions during this time. 
These adjustments to county services and public access will be in place until further notice.

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Saguache County Dept Social Services - Revised Office Access

Due to the COVID-19 Outbreak, Center and Saguache Social Service offices are open to the public only to the front window.  All programs continue to be processed within normal timelines.  

Applications can be emailed, faxed or done on PEAK website., or dropped off at the front window of either office.

Current and potential clients for Food Assistance, Adult Financial programs will be interview by phone and verifications by accepted by fax, email, or through the front window of either office. Crestone hours are suspended until further notice. Any business can be conducted by phone and/or email. Pictures of documents are accepted also.

EBT cards can be issued through the mail or at either office front window.

Food banks will be open 8-4pm, Mon thru Friday in both Center and in Saguache. Commodities will be distributed at all locations as previous; clients are encouraged to remain in their vehicles so no one should be in line. We will bring your items to your car.

TANF emergency funding can be utilized for people who are laid off or are staying at home with children, or are otherwise off work.  Includes help with rent, utilities or other necessities.  Come to apply at the Center or Saguache office.  

2020 Connect for Health Colorado: COVID Special Enrollment Period

Connect for Health Colorado understands that during these trying times, there are still Coloradans who are uninsured. A new Special Enrollment period will provide uninsured Coloradans the peace of mind of having health coverage should they need it. 

2. This Special Enrollment Period is especially beneficial to uninsured residents who are determined eligible for financial help through the Marketplace or for coverage through Health First Colorado (Medicaid). 

3. Coloradans must shop by April 3rd to receive coverage under this COVD-19 rule. 

4. As a reminder, Coloradans who experience a life-change event, including losing job-based coverage, can use a special enrollment period throughout the year. Please learn more about life changing events that are eligible for a special enrollment period for 60 days following that event on the Connect For Health website

 

2020 Connect for Health Colorado Message Platform: COVID Special Enrollment Period 

Connect for Health Colorado’s mission is to increase access, affordability and choice for individuals and small employers purchasing health insurance in Colorado. Everything we do works to fulfill our mission. 

Read more: 2020 Connect for Health Colorado: COVID Special Enrollment Period

Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail:

U.S. Department of Agriculture 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW 
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email:  

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Child Abuse Prevention Month

The County Commissioners have dedicated the month of April 2015 as "Child Abuse Prevention Month". Please click here to review the resolution that has been approved.

Applying for our assistance programs

To apply for any of our assistance programs you may come into our office and pick up an application or fill-out an application online. If using the online application, please complete all the steps in the PEAK Program Eligibility questionairre, print the results and bring it in to our office.

ColoradoPEAK-LogoTo check you elegibility and/or benefits you can click here, Colorado Program Eligibility and Application Kit (PEAK).

The website has a step-by-step process by which you can determine your eligibility for assistance. The first step takes about 10 minutes to complete.

 

 

Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline

Everyone in the community plays a role in the prevention of child abuse and neglect. 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.