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

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

Miramonte Building
333 W. Colorado Ave, 3rd Floor (Elevator available)
PO Box 96
Telluride, CO 81435
Some services available in Norwood by appointment.

Carol Friedrich, Director
Jennie Thomas, MSW, 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 DSS (970) 626-2299, fax (970) 626-9911

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

Employment First Program
Chris Martin (970) 901-6254

Ouray County Department of Social Services
(works in conjuction with the San Miguel County Department of Social Services)
P.O. Box 530
177 Sherman Street #104
Ridgway, CO 81432

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For child welfare emergencies, please call 911!

  • Child Protection
  • Adolescent Services
  • Family Preservation Services
  • Out of Home Placement
  • Foster Parenting
  • Independent Living
  • Adult Protection
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  • General assistance
  • Community referrals


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