Social Services


Mission of the Social Services Department

The mission of the Saguache County Department of Social Services is to strengthen and preserve families by providing financial assistance and services to residents of Saguache County in accordance with state and federal regulations and laws. Saguache County Department of Social Services is dedicated to providing quality service and maintaining the dignity and respect of those we serve.


Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail:

U.S. Department of Agriculture 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW 
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

News & Resources


Attention households who receive SNAP/Food Assistance

Due to recent Congressional action, Colorado SNAP/Food Assistance households will no longer receive the additional Emergency Allotment starting March 1, 2023.

February 2023 will be the last month that the emergency allotment will be paid.

This is a change enacted by Congress and is not appealable.

For more information please visit https://cdhs.colorado.gov/snap

Foster care is very much needed in our community, please check this out. 

CO4Kids This link will give you information on Foster Care & Adoption along with all other ways to help children not just through Foster care but reporting child abuse and so much more information on how you and we keep children safe. 


Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline

Everyone in the community plays a role in the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Colorado has one toll-free phone number to report child abuse and neglect 24/7, 365 days a year. Please call the Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 1-844-CO-4-KIDS (1-844-264-5437) to report concerns about a child's safety and well-being. All calls are confidential and will be routed to the county where a child resides. If it is an emergency or you are witnessing a child in a life-threatening situation, call 911 immediately.

Processing Timeline

From the date the agency receives your completed application, we must act within:

  • 7-days for Expedited Food Assistance;
  • 30-days for Food Assistance;
  • 45-days for Colorado Works/TANF, Colorado Supplement, Old Age Pension (OAP)
  • 60-days for State Aid to the Needy Disabled (AND) and Aid to the Blind (AB)
  • 90-days for Medicaid applications based on disability for Long Term Care.


Director - Christina Wilson Ex.118

Email: Christina.Wilson8@state.co.us

Child Support Supervisor - Maryann Martinez Ex. 105

Email: maryann.martinez@state.co.us

Benefits Supervisor - Felisha Pino 

Email: felisha.pino@state.co.us

Case Worker Supervisor - Renee Hill Ex.101

Email: renee.hill@state.co.us

Commodity Program Manager - Tasha Pino  Ex.107

Email: tasha.pino@state.co.us


Saguache Office

605 Christy Ave
P.O. Box 215
Saguache, CO 81149

Center Office

220 Worth Street
Center, CO 81125

Saguache Phone: 719-655-2537

Center Phone: 719-754-2308

Fax: 719-655-0206