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. Linn County Family Transformation Services earns the Iowa Family Support Credential

    The Iowa Department of Management and Public Health is pleased to announce that the Linn County Family Transformation Services program of Linn County has earned the Iowa Family Support Credential. Read on...
  2. Linn County Juvenile Detention & Diversion Services Achieves PREA Certification

    Linn County Juvenile Detention & Diversion Services was certified on October 17, 2019 to be 100% compliant with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). Read on...
  3. Emergency Winter Overflow Shelter to Open Friday in Linn County

    The shelter will be staffed by Willis Dady and open from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. seven days a week through March if the weather stays cold. Read on...
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