Arapahoe County Information and Resources

Arapahoe County is Colorado's first and third largest county, with a population of 572,000 people. Arapahoe County was named for the Arapahoe Indians, who along with the Cheyenne, occupied Colorado when it was still a territory.

Learn more about the Arapahoe County Government.

The Arapahoe County Department of Human Services provides financial assistance and protective services to children, families, and elderly and disabled adults in our community. The Department is committed to building strong communities by promoting the safety, independence, and stability of individuals and families and offers assistance with the following and more:

  • Employment opportunities in Arapahoe County and beyond
  • Home weatherization
  • Veteran services
  • Way to Go (share a ride program sponsored by DRCOG)
  • Children, Youth, and Family Services (protective services, foster care, adoption, teen parent programs, etc.)
  • Tri-County Health Department (immunizations, women's health, dental, nursing services, birth and death certificates, etc.)
  • End of Life Issues