Douglas County Cares

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Douglas County Cares (DC Cares) is a multi-agency collaborative that provides opportunities for vulnerable residents in Douglas County to achieve self-sufficiency through employment using a caring and supportive process.

Douglas County Cares engages participants in a process that identifies the current conditions faced by the family or individual, assists the participants in defining their desired future and works
together to overcome barriers to achieving their goals.

Typically, participants enrolled in Douglas County Cares work with a facilitator for 9-12 months.  During this time, a framework of care and support is provided by a facilitator who works with each family.  A variety of assistance, services and tools are made available to participants as they work to overcome barriers to achieving stability, capacity, capability and opportunity.  Success is measured by participants who successfully obtain and maintain self-sufficiency, employment and housing.

Client Quotes

“I want to be self-sufficient, a full-time job teaching and be the best mom possible, I am just surprised that programs like this exist!”
– Single Mother

“Douglas County Cares has given me a lift, guidance and direction, helped me get back on my feet and back on track.”
-Father of Three

“Douglas County Cares provided a home and safe place for me and my son.”
-Homeless Mother


Douglas County Cares is funded through the generous contributions of our partner agencies and the Community Services Block Grant.  For more information on this grant program please visit  the Community Services Block Grant web page.