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Social Services

The mission of the San Miguel County Department of Social Services is to enable individuals and families to achieve safety, independence and self-sufficiency through the provision of professional, fiscally responsible, quality human service in a progressive, collaborative, and customer service oriented environment. The Department Head reports directly to the Board of County Commissioners.

Phone Number: (970) 728-4411

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  • Programs

Phone: (970) 728-4411
Fax: (970) 728-4412
General Email:

Business Hours: 
Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm

Miramonte Building
333 W. Colorado Ave, 3rd Floor
PO Box 96
Telluride, CO 81435

Allan Gerstle, Director
Jennie Thomas, Child/Adult Protection Worker
Londa Sirokman, Eligibility, Case Manager, Financial and Medical Programs
Marie McCloskey, MSW, Case Manager, Child Care and LEAP Programs

Staff emails:

Glenda Sanderson at Ouray County DDS (970) 626-2299, fax (970) 626-9911

Child Support Enforcement Unit
Contracted with Montrose County Child Support Office (970) 252-4200

Services for Disabled Adults
Tri-County Adult Services
Charles Rehfeldt (970) 252-5093

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jump Self Sufficiency Programs
  • Food Benefits (Food Stamps)
  • Medicaid
  • Colorado Works (formally AFDC)
  • Aid to the Needy Disabled
  • Old Age Pension
  • Aid to the Blind
  • Child Care Assistance
  • Low Income Energy Assistance (LEAP)
  • Child Support Enforcement
jump Family and Children Services
  • Child Protection
  • Adolescent Services
  • Family Preservation Services
  • Out of Home Placement
  • Foster Parenting
  • Independent Living
  • Adult Protection
jump Other Services
  • Commodity distribution
  • General Assistance
  • Community Service Block Grant
  • Community referrals


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