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Mesa County Department of Human Services (MCDHS), established in 1936, provides multiple services to the citizens of Mesa County.

  • The Department is administered by the Mesa County Commissioners, acting as the County Board of Human Services.
  • MCDHS employs approximately 315 employees, providing supportive or direct services to clients with a $32 million budget.
  • Of the $32 million, 17-19% is county share with the rest being state or federal funds.

Colorado is one of 13 state-supervised, county-administered states, which means that MCDHS administers state and federal programs locally to Mesa County residents. These programs are administered pursuant to state and federal statutes and guidelines.

DHS Building

 The Department is structured into various divisions and provides services for


The Mission of Mesa County Department of Human Services is to help individuals and families achieve safety, stability and opportunity for meaningful employment.


The Vision for Mesa County Department of Human Services is a coordinated, collaborative, respected partner in a healthy, safe, interconnected community where the basic needs of citizens are met in an environment of independence and dignity.  


Mesa County Department of Human Services values represent our behavioral anchors for how we conduct ourselves. Simply stated, we value Humanity, Balance, Honesty, Inclusion and Teamwork.