• Contact Information

    Kinship Support Unit


    7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

    Contact Us

    900 Jefferson County Pkwy.
    Room 110
    Human Services Building
    Golden, CO 80401

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    Kristen Caswell, kcaswell@jeffco.us

  • Kinship Relative Caretaker Benefits

    You must apply for kinship relative caretaker benefits. Once you’ve applied, you can visit the Colorado Program Eligibility and Application Kit (PEAK) website View exit disclaimer policy page for links to 3rd party websites. to check for eligibility or to check the status of your benefits.

    STEP 1 – Complete the Application for Assistance Packet

    The application for assistance View exit disclaimer policy page for links to 3rd party websites. can be submitted upon placement and is not dependent on custody status.
    • If applying for food stamps, complete the income and expense pages (eligibility for food stamps is based on the entire household income).
    • Eligibility for all other benefits (except food stamps) will be determined based on the income of the child/youth.

    STEP 2 – Return Your Completed Application

    Return completed application to:
    Jefferson County Human Services
    900 Jefferson County Pkwy., Room 110
    Golden, CO 80401

    STEP 3 – Processing Your Application

    Benefits will not begin until the application is received and processed. You will be contacted with an intake appointment date and time.

    • Additional services or assistance may be discussed at your intake appointment.
    • If applying for TANF, you will be required to cooperate with Child Support Services, or your application cannot be processed

    Please note: Benefits such as TANF must be applied for in the caregiver's county of residence. If you are the kinship caregiver and do not live in Jefferson County, please locate your county of residence below for their contact information. You may contact us if you need assistance in applying for benefits in your county of residence.

    Adams County: 303-412-7855 x 20
    Arapahoe County: 303-636-1465
    Boulder County: 303-441-1476
    Broomfield County: 303-438-6390
    Denver County: 720-944-3666
    Douglas County: 303-688-4825 x5341
    Elbert County: 303-621-3204
    El Paso County: 719-444-5220
    Gilpin County: 303-582-5444

    Last Updated: 7-26-2017