Rio Blanco County Department Of Social Services

Our mission is to promote family and individual independence and well-being.
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Address:
345 Market Street
Meeker CO 81641
Hours:
Monday through Friday
Office open to public 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
By phone: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
209 E Main Street
Rangely CO 81648

Phone: (970) 878-9640
Fax: (970) 878-4893
After hours: To report child abuse or
neglect, call the Rio Blanco County Sheriff's
Office at 970-878-9600 and ask them to
page the on-call caseworker.
Si usted habla español, llame a nuestra oficina al 970-878-9640
Contact Information
Bonnie J. Ruckman, Director, bonnie.ruckman@state.co.us, Ext 1221

Kathleen Maybury, Services Supervisor, kathleen.maybury@state.co.us, Ext 1229

Nancy Harris, Eligibility Supervisor, nancy.harris@state.co.us, Ext 1225

Andrea Harmon, Child Support Administrator, andrea.harmon@state.co.us, Ext 1225

Pamela Lani, Bookkeeper, pamela.lani@state.co.us, Ext 1230

Debra Barney, Nutrition Director, White River Roundup, dbarney@co.rio-blanco.co.us 970-878-9650

Our Programs (Click on for more information)

Adoption
Adult Financial Assistance
Adult Medical Assistance
Adult Protection
Child Protection
Child Care
Child Support Enforcement
Child Welfare Core Services
Colorado Works
Family Medical Assistance
Food Stamps
Foster Home Certification
Long Term Care
Low Income Energy Assistance Program
White River Roundup Senior Nutrition Program
Youth in Conflict


Program Descriptions

Adoption - This program links children legally free for adoption with potential adoptive parents. For more information about children available for adoption, see http://www.adoptex.org/site/PageServer.

Adult Financial Assistance - Programs to assist low-income elderly and disabled persons by providing basic financial assistance. Includes Old Age Pension, Aid to the Needy Disabled and Aid to the Blind. For eligibility information or to apply, call us at 970-878-9640 or apply online athttp://www.Colorado.gov/PEAK.

Adult Medical Assistance - Public health insurance programs for low-income elderly and disabled persons. For eligibility information or to apply, call us at 970-878-9640. You can also download an application at http://www.colorado.gov/hcpf (click on Medicaid).

Adult Protection - A program designed to intervene with or on behalf of at-risk adults to correct or alleviate situations in which actual or imminent danger of abuse, neglect, or exploitation exists and to utilize support systems to provide continuing safety from abuse, neglect, or exploitation. To report a concern about an adult at risk, call us at 970-878-9640.

Child Protection - A program to prevent or remedy neglect or abuse of children unable to protect their own interests, and to preserve, rehabilitate and reunite families as appropriate. To report child abuse or neglect, call us at 970-878-9640. For more information about child protection seehttp://www.cdhs.state.co.us/childwelfare/Intake.htm.

Child Care - Provides eligible families a subsidy for child care of their choosing. For eligibility information or to apply, call us at 970-878-9640. For more information about the child care program seehttp://www.cdhs.state.co.us/childcare/.

Child Support Enforcement - Established by federal and state law to locate non-custodial parents and to obtain from them financial support for their children. Services include: location of non-custodial parents and their assets, establishing paternity, establishing child support and medical support orders, enforcing child support orders and collecting child support payments, plus enforcing medical support orders. To apply for these services, call us at 970-878-9640. For more information about the program seehttps://childsupport.state.co.us/siteuser/do/vfs/Frag?file=/cm:home.jsp.

Child Welfare Core Services - A set of mandated services provided to children at imminent risk of out-of-home placement and their families. For more information, call us at 970-878-9640.

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Colorado Works - Provides financial assistance to eligible families and offers job preparation and supportive services. This program is available for a lifetime benefit maximum of 60 months. For eligibility information or to apply, call us at 970-878-9640. For more information or to apply online, go tohttp://www.Colorado.gov/PEAK.

Family Medical Assistance - Public health insurance programs for children and families. For eligibility information, call us at 970-878-9640. You can also download an application at http://www.colorado.gov/hcpf.

Food Stamps - To alleviate hunger and malnutrition, a food stamp program permits low-income households to obtain a more nutritious diet by increasing food purchasing power. For eligibility information or to apply, call us at 970-878-9640. For more information or to download an application, seehttp://www.cdhs.state.co.us/fap/, or apply online at http://www.Colorado.gov/PEAK.

Foster Home Certification - Provide a temporary home to a child who cannot live with their family because of abuse or neglect or severe family conflict. Foster parents become part of the treatment team working with the child and their family to alleviate the reasons for out-of-home placement and help reunite the family. For more information about fostering, call us at 970-878-9640.

Long Term Care - Long Term Care is a Medicaid program which includes nursing facility care and Home and Community Based services where medical providers come into the home to render the necessary services to keep a disabled individual from being institutionalized in a nursing facility or hospital. For eligibility information or to apply, call us at 970-878-9640. For more information, seehttp://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/HCPF/HCPF/1205745755264.

Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) - This program is designed to assist with utility bills during the winter months. The program runs from November through April each year. For an application, call us at 970-878-9640, or for more information about the program, seehttp://www.cdhs.state.co.us/leap/.

White River Roundup - A senior nutrition program designed to provide nutritious meals and social support to seniors aged 60 and over. There are two congregate senior meal sites in Rio Blanco County, the Chuckwagon in Meeker and the Radino Center in Rangely. For persons who are at least 60 years of age the suggested donation amount is $2.50, although no one will be turned away for inability to donate. For those under 60, meals prices are $7.00, or $3.50 for children under age 12. For more information, call us at 970-878-9650.

Youth in Conflict - Services to adolescents or pre-adolescents in conflict at school, with family, or in the community, often with contact with law enforcement. Services may be provided to delinquent or pre-delinquent youth to keep them at home in the community. Call us at 970-878-9640 for more information.

 

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