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Douglas County Social Services
October 12, 2016
Helping the foster journey
A project a year in the making came to fruition Friday, Oct. 7, as three local organizations came together to help Douglas County children in...
October 12, 2016 - 12:00am
September 28, 2016
Mental health services shift to a community focus
The definition of mental health, or the faces of those who suffer from the disease, has drastically changed over the years. Years ago, according to Douglas County Social Services Director Laurie Bonds, the social services department primarily served people with very serious psychotic...
September 28, 2016 - 12:00am
September 23, 2016
Attorney says civil commitment process has failed mentally ill
Over the course of the last 10 years, there has been a drastic rise in mental health-related issues. Law enforcement officers have seen a rise in the number of cases they deal with that are mental health-related and the number of cases processed at the county attorney's office also...
September 23, 2016 - 12:00am
September 21, 2016
Mental health issues a unique challenge for care providers
When it comes to mental health, the obstacles mental health patients face are endless. There are several different entities that can become involved, including the Douglas County Hospital, Lakeland Mental Health and Alexandria's Community Behavioral Health Hospital. In the first...
September 21, 2016 - 12:00am
September 16, 2016
Task force seeks changes in mental health care
Within 18 minutes, a 60-year-old male patient, who went to the emergency room with chest pain, undergoes tests, gets blood drawn, is diagnosed, given medications, is stabilized and then is prepped for transport to another facility. He is going to be just fine.
September 16, 2016 - 12:00am
June 3, 2015
Meeting to provide foster care information
Douglas County Social Service will hold a free informational meeting for families interested in learning more about providing foster care for children on Tuesday, June 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Douglas County Public Works Building, 526 Willow Drive, Alexandria. The community is in...
June 3, 2015 - 12:00am
March 4, 2015
County task force to examine child protection process
Douglas County is taking a proactive step toward improving child protection services. Douglas County Social Services Director Mike Woods is...
March 4, 2015 - 12:00am
May 30, 2014
Foster and adoptive families needed
The community is in need of additional foster providers to open their homes to children of all ages who are in need of temporary, long-term and permanent/ adoptive families. Douglas County Social Services will hold a free informational meeting for families interested in learning...
May 30, 2014 - 12:00am
March 19, 2014
Learn about foster care opportunities
Douglas County Social Services will hold a free informational meeting for families interested in learning more about providing foster care for children in Douglas County. The meeting will be Tuesday, March 25 from 6-8 p.m. at the Douglas County Public Works Building, 526 Willow Drive,...
March 19, 2014 - 12:00am