These are exciting and challenging times for social service agencies. We are called upon to address the needs of the county's constituents and at the same time accommodate the harsh realities of fiscal responsibility.

The Department of Social Services is poised to meet these demands with an innovative holistic approach that combines job training, education, childcare, transportation and housing, and by initiating aggressive programs that lead to self-sufficiency.

We believe we can help those in need to enhance the quality of their lives, provide for themselves and their families, and make positive contributions to their communities.