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How to apply for DC Cares

Douglas County Cares serves vulnerable residents in Douglas County who desire to achieve self-sufficiency through employment. Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements for Douglas County Cares.

  • Income of less than 125% of the Federal Poverty Level (approx. $30,000 for a family of 4)
  • Reside legally in the United States.
  • Valid Colorado Driver’s License or Identification
  • Resident of Douglas County (for homeless residents the following factors may be considered when determining residency: child enrolled in Douglas County School District school, employment in Douglas County, benefits and services obtained through Douglas County Human Services or documents proof of last permanent residence in Douglas County.)

Residents interested in applying for Douglas County Cares should complete the online information form or contact one of our partner agencies.

Application Process

Upon submission of the online application above, residents who meet initial screening standards will complete an intake assessment with one of our partner agencies.  After the assessment is completed, all qualified and recommended applicants will be screened by the program partners.  This process can take up to six weeks.  During this time period, limited emergency assistance may be available to qualified applicants.  All adult members of the household are expected to participate in the application and assessment process.

Residents accepted to participate in Douglas County Cares will be assigned to work with a facilitator from a partner agency.