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Health and Human Services

Programs and services that help people get back on their feet.

Douglas County residents who are behind on their rent or utility payments due to COVID-19 financial impacts may be eligible for assistance through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. For more information or to apply, visit

COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program: Do you qualify?
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watching the video from the March 10 Live Town Hall

This is perhaps the most important thing we do. Making sure people have food on the table. A roof over their heads. All the things a lot of us take for granted until we need help. This is where you’ll find it.

There’s childcare, child support, employment, energy, food, financial, medical and mental health assistance.  If you’re an older adultveteran or a person with a disability, there’s a program designed just for you. There are also programs for adult and child protection.  Even transit programs to help you get around. Many of these services are made possible through the Community Services Block GrantDevelopmental Disabilities Mill Levy Grant, and the Philip S. Miller Grant.

We have partnerships with government agencies, local non-profits, faith-based organizations, and private sector service providers. Working together, we take on the tough issues of poverty and homelessness in Douglas County, including women, infant and children.

In partnership with families and the community, Douglas County provides safety-net services for vulnerable residents that promote self-sufficiency. Programs such as Douglas County Cares and Winter Weather Care, along with events like Strive to Thrive help residents who are struggling during difficult times.

We’ll help navigate the paperwork. Cut through red tape. And do what needs to be done to get you back on the path to self-sufficiency.

What could be more important than that?