While Gilpin County Government nonessential services are closed, there are several essential services still being provided. Human Services will be taking preventative measures while providing the following services:


For the safety of our seniors and staff we are suspending the senior Grab-n-go lunches. If you are a senior in need of food assistance, please contact Mary Ellen at 303-582-9200 or

We are currently working on a plan to pick up prescription medications for our seniors. Mary Ellen will be in touch with the seniors once the plan is in place.

Gilpin Connect is currently on hold while the county offices are closed. This is at the request of our state and federal partners to enact “social distancing.” If you have questions, please call Mary Ellen. Please call Mary Ellen at 303-582-9200 or email if you have any questions.


Our community benefits team is available to check voicemail messages, call clients, and process eligibility. Phone appointments can be set up to process and update cases as needed .

For information or to apply for benefits such as LEAP, WIC, Medicaid, TANIF, adult finanical programs, and food assistance using the PEAK website: CLICK HERE

For questions please leave a message for your case manager or on the main line: 303-582-5444. Once your eligibility has be determined, your initial EBT cards will be mailed from our office. For questions please contact Karen Erdman at 303-515-4294 or email

Adult and Child Protection

Our Social Casework Staff for Adult and Child Protection are on call 24/7. If you need to report Child or Adult abuse or neglect, please call the statewide hotline at 1-844-CO-4-Kids or 1-844-264-5437 or visit If you have an emergency please call 911 first.

We are currently using Gilpin County Staff in place of volunteers to limit the spread of the Coronavirus. While Gilpin County has zero cases of the virus, we want to be able to serve our community and do our part to prevent the virus from spreading. Thank you for your patience and we look forward to having all of our wonderful volunteers back once this is over.