Human Services

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Mission Statement:  Lincoln County Department of Human Services promotes a safe, healthy community while protecting individuality and encouraging self-sufficiency.

Department Vision: Lincoln County Department of Human Services partners with our community to encourage the growth and development of quality resources that ensure the well-being of all citizens. The Department respects diversity and an individual’s right to self-determination.  We believe in an individual’s inherent capacity to change.  The Department will provide quality, professional services as defined within the guidelines of the Department. 

Patricia Phillips - Director

103 3rd Avenue
PO Box 37
Hugo, CO 80821

719-743-2404 - Office
719-743-2879 - Fax

Email lcdss@esrta.com

Office Hours:
8:00am - 4:30pm
Closed Saturday, Sunday and Holidays
After Hours Emergency Phone: Sheriff’s Dispatch 719-743-2426

USDA Program Discrimination

English

This institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex and in some cases religion or political beliefs.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture also prohibits discrimination 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: How to File a Complaint, 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: program.intake@usda.gov.

For any other information dealing with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) issues, persons should either contact the USDA SNAP Hotline Number at (800) 221-5689, which is also in Spanish or call the State Information/Hotline Numbers (click the link for a listing of hotline numbers by State); found online at: SNAP Hotline.

To file a complaint of discrimination regarding a program receiving Federal financial assistance through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), write: HHS Director, Office for Civil Rights, Room 515-F, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20201 or call (202) 619-0403 (voice) or (800) 537-7697 (TTY).

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Spanish

Se prohíbe a esta institución discriminar sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, discapacidad, edad, sexo y, en algunos casos, creencias religiosas o políticas.

El Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. también prohíbe la discriminación por motivos de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, credo religioso, discapacidad, edad, creencias políticas, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.

Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.

Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: How to File a Complaint. y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:

(1)        correo: 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; o

(3)        correo electrónico: program.intake@usda.gov.

Para obtener información adicional relacionada con problemas con el Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria (SNAP, por sus siglas en inglés), las personas deben comunicarse con el número de línea directa USDA SNAP Hotline al (800) 221-5689, que también está disponible en español, o llame a los números de información/líneas directas de los estados (haga clic en el vínculo para ver una lista de los números de las líneas directas de cada estado) que se encuentran en línea en: SNAP Hotline

Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación relacionada con un programa que recibe asistencia financiera federal a través del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de los EE. UU. (HHS, por sus siglas en inglés), escriba a: HHS Director, Office for Civil Rights, Room 515-F, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20201, o llame al (202) 619-0403 (voz) o al (800) 537-7697 (sistema TTY).

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

 

DEPARTMENT DIRECTORY

Department Staff Job Title Phone Extension
Amy Seymour Social Caseworker IV 157
Andrew Lorensen Adult & Child Services Administrator 144
Bailey Mares Administrative Assistant III 156
Debi Klapplerich Income Maintenance Tech IV 153
Kimberly Quintana Income Maintenance Tech III 160
Larissa Lukins Social Caseworker II 168
Melissa Gossett Social Caseworker III 143
Patricia Phillips Director 145
Robert Kraxberger Assistance Payment Supervisor 142
Samantha Winterberg Social Case Aid 148
Sherri Hansen Account Clerk V 154
Shonda Yowell Social Caseworker I 147
Tricia Borns CSS Administrator, Legal Tech IV 151

 

PROGRAMS offered by the Department

  • Adult Protection
  • Aid to the Blind
  • Aid to the Needy Disabled
  • Child Care Assistance Program
  • Child Support Enforcement
  • Child Welfare Services - Child Protection, Adoption, Foster Parenting, Permanency Planning, CORE Services, Colorado Works - TANF (Temport Assistance to Needy Families)
  • Food Assistance Program
  • LEAP - Low Income Energy Assistance Program
  • Medicaid - eligibility including Baby Care and Kids Care programs and Medicaid Transportation
  • Old Age Pension
  • Options for Long Term Care - services provided in partnership with Kit Carson County, phone 719-346-8732