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Posted on: December 9, 2019

Linn County Hires Access Center Director

Erin Foster photo

Linn County has hired Erin Foster as director for the new Mental Health Access Center that is expected to open next year in Linn County. Foster began her new role December 2, 2019.

As Access Center Director, Foster will provide leadership in the implementa...

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Linn County Community Services - Core Services
Posted on: November 22, 2019

Dr. Percy and Lileah Harris Building Officially Opens with Ribbon Cutting

Harris Ribbon Cutting group photo

More than 200 people attended today’s ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion and opening of Linn County’s new Dr. Percy and Lileah Harris Building on November 22.

This state-of-the-art building houses Linn County Public Health and Linn County ...

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Linn County Community Services - Core Services
Posted on: November 13, 2019

Emergency Winter Overflow Shelter Now Open in Linn County

Fillmore Building exterior

Linn County, the City of Cedar Rapids, and Willis Dady Homeless Services are pleased to announce the emergency winter overflow shelter will open Friday, November 15 at 6 p.m. in Linn County.

“This is a big step in helping to serve those in our community wh...

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Linn County Community Services - Core Services
Posted on: September 10, 2019

Thielen Appointed to National Association of County Human Services Administrators Board of Directors

David Thielen

David Thielen, Executive Director of Linn County Community Services (LCCS), was recently appointed to the National Association of County Human Services Administrators (NACHSA) Board of Directors for the upcoming 2019/2020 year.

Serving alongside county ele...

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Linn County Community Services - Core Services
Posted on: September 10, 2019

Thielen Re-appointed to NACo Steering Committee

David Thielen

David Thielen, Executive Director of Linn County Community Services (LCCS), was recently re-appointed to the National Association of Counties Human Services and Education (HSE) Policy Steering Committee for the upcoming 2019/2020 year. The NACo steering c...

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Linn County Community Services - Core Services
Posted on: August 1, 2019

The Cost of Homelessness in Linn County

A new study by Linn County and Willis Dady Homeless Services takes a look at the cost of homelessness locally. While Linn County has been tracking the number of individuals and families experiencing homelessness for years, this is the first study that loo...

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Linn County Community Services - Core Services