Custer County Human Services complies with applicable federal and state civil rights laws and does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, creed, political beliefs, or disability. Custer County Human Services does not discriminate in employment, admission or access to, treatment or participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs, services and activities.
Custer County Human Services provides auxiliary aids and services, to individuals with disabilities, and language services, to individuals whose first language is not English, when needed to ensure equal opportunity and meaningful access to the department's programs, services and activities. Examples of aids and services include, but are not limited to, qualified sign language interpreters, written information in other formats, foreign language interpreters, and information translated into other languages. The department will provide aids and services in a timely manner and free of charge.
If an individual believes discrimination has occurred, a grievance can be filed with the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing's 504/ADA Coordinator within 60 days of the incident by mail, phone, fax, or email. Complaint forms are available at hcpf.colorado.gov/americans-disabilities-act. If needed, the 504/ADA Coordinator is available to help file the grievance.
Civil rights complaints can also be filed with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal available at https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/cp/complaint_frontpage.js for by mail, phone, or fax at: 1961 Stout Street Room 08-148 Denver, CO 80294, Telephone: 800-368-1019, Fax: 202-619-3818, TDD: 800-537-7697. Complaint forms are available at https://www.hhs.gov/civil-rights/filing-a-complaint/index.html.