Linn County Community Services

Core Functions

LCCS promotes local health and human service availability, access, cost-effectiveness and quality by:

  • Facilitating community collaboration and reducing duplication of services
  • Strategically using County dollars to leverage additional State and Federal Funds
  • Controlling mandated costs by investing in services that promote independence and self-sufficiency
  • Recommending shifts in the use of County funds to meet underfunded community needs within established budget limits
  • Adhering to licensing and accreditation standards
  • Monitoring compliance with regulations impacting service
  • Evaluating programs and services to ensure their effectiveness


LCCS has multiple departments and programs that provide services to help achieve their mission, including:

  1. The Cost of Homelessness in Linn County

    This study by Linn County and Willis Dady Homeless Services finds that for some individuals the costs of being homeless can be extraordinarily expensive. Read on...
  2. Thielen Appointed to NACo Steering Committee

    David Thielen, Executive Director of Linn County Community Services (LCCS), was recently appointed to the National Association of Counties Human Services and Education (HSE) Policy Steering Committee. Read on...
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