January 1, 2009 five counties came together to further advance the vision of creating a more equitable service system, while retaining the principle of local control.
Since that time County Social Services is now a consortium of 12 counties: Allamakee, Black Hawk, Butler, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Floyd, Grundy, Howard, Mitchell, Tama, and Winneshiek counties. CSS will serve tax payers and people with disabilities in the most effective and efficient manner possible.
County Social Services assists individuals by navigating high-quality services and supports to meet their needs.
County Social Services empowers individuals to create better lives for themselves through community partnerships.
County Social Services Goals
- Goal 1: County Social Services will deliver research/evidence-based community health care management throughout the region.
- Goal 2: Create a budget that provides sufficient funds for risk and cash flow, invest in increased capacity and competency and to expand coverage to relieve other tax funded supports, resulting in affordable health care.
- Goal 3: Reduce acute and institutional care. Increase community and crisis services for all lives. Community inclusion resulting in customized employment.