Message from Adams County Human Services
Our new Pete Mirelez Human Services Center will allow us to redefine how our clients experience human services. As a result of consolidating our human services agencies, we will transform service delivery through better relationships, collaborative partnerships, and a more integrated service delivery system. Our new state-of-the-art center represents our commitment to strengthening our community and the value we place on the clients we serve.
Please stay tuned for further updates as we move closing to our grand opening this fall.
The following program functions will operate out of the new Human Services Center:
- Adams County Housing Authority
- Adoption Services
- Adult Protection Services
- Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP)
- Child Support Services
- Colorado Works/Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
- Community Corrections Administration
- Children and Family Services
- Foster Care Administration
- Financial Assistance Programs
- Food Assistance Programs
- Head Start Administration
- Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program and Medical Assistance)
- Investigation and Recovery Services
- Veterans Services Office
- Workforce & Business Center (WBC)
The Aurora Workforce & Business Center and limited workforce program services at the Adams County Government Center will remain available.
The new Pete Mirelez Human Services Center carries a rich history and depth in character that we will use to impact and strengthen our services and community throughout the coming years.
Many of you may be asking, who is Pete Mirelez? Mirelez served as Adams County's first Director of the War on Poverty Program and was named Regional Director of the California Migrant Council in 1968. In 1972, Mirelez was named the National Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity Migrant Division in Washington D.C. before becoming an Adams County Commissioner. During his time as an Adams County Commissioner, an edition of the Brighton Sentinel named him as one of the most influential people in Adams County. Given his influential stature, the current Adams County Board of County Commissioners determined that the facility would be named after Mirelez, to carry on his legacy by serving our community to the highest standards.
In the earlier days, a key connection for our new Human Services Center dates back to 1870.The apple orchards that were on this site reflect the true economic beginning for Westminster. Throughout the late 1800s and early 1900s, family apple orchards, which shortly turned into commercial apple orchards, were built and provided economic vitality that promoted innovation, competitiveness and entrepreneurship. The orchards served as a gathering place for the community – to picnic and socialize in the spring and to come together as a community for the harvest in the fall. The hard work and dedication of our staff is a true reflection of the orchard years, and we will continue to showcase that pride and determined work ethic when serving our clients within our community.
View construction photos of the new Pete Mirelez Human Services Center - opening Fall 2017.
Frequently Asked Questions
As a result of increasing demand and need for more centralized services, the Adams County Board of Commissioners approved relocation in 2014 to better serve the community and employees.
At 120th Ave. between Pecos St. and Huron St. in Westminster.
Your representative will notify you in person, by phone, or email when your next appointment will begin new service at the Human Services Center.
The Wagon Road Park-and-Ride station is a quarter-mile walk to the east of the new facility. This station is the major RTD hub in the area, and will eventually include shuttle service from the termination point of the light rail line (approximately 124th Avenue and Grant Street). There are also bus routes that run along Huron Street (to the east), along Pecos Street (to the west), and along 120th Avenue (to the north).
500 employees will be relocated to the new Human Services Center.
There will be 429 visitor parking spots, which exceeds the average daily visitor count.
Have further questions? Contact us at [email protected].