Linn County Community Services

Department Mission

Linn County Community Services addresses local health and human services needs by providing direct services, community planning and administration of local, state and federal funds in ways that promote services availability, access, cost-effectiveness and quality. 

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: