Colorado Works


Colorado Works (TANF)

Colorado Works or TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) offers cash assistance and employment services to adults who are responsible for a dependent child or who are pregnant. Cash benefits may be provided to families in need. In most cases, parents must participate in work activities. Benefits are limited to 5 years in a lifetime.

Who is Eligible?

  • You are an adult responsible for a dependent child or are pregnant
  • You cooperate with Child Support Services
  • Your income does not exceed Colorado Works income limits. For more information, please contact our main office at (719)846-2276.


Colorado Works supports families' efforts to reach economic security.

  • Cash assistance

Employment supports, such as:

  • Job Search
  • Master Application
  • Resume Assistance
  • Interview Techniques
  • Work Experience Programs
  • Employment & Career Exploration
  • Development of a Road Map – a plan that leads to economic security
  • Post TANF program supports intended to help you stay employed and move closer to an independent life

How Do I Apply?

You may return the completed application by fax, mail or in-person:

  • Fax: 719-846-4269
  • Mail to: Las Animas County DHS, 219 S. Chestnut Street, Trinidad, Colorado 81082
  • Office Location: 219 S. Chestnut Street

Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

For more information or to check the status of an application, email infolasanimascountydhs@gmail.com or call (719)846-2276.


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