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Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
218 SE 24th Street
Gainesville, FL 32641
Phone: 352-264-6700
TDDY: 352-955-2449
FAX: 352-264-6703


The Department of Community Support Services (DCSS), is under the administrative direction of the County Manager and is funded by the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners. The purpose of the department is to initiate opportunities and services to improve the quality of life for Alachua County residents and the community by providing health and human services that include crisis intervention; community stabilization, revitalization and sustainability; poverty reduction; opportunities for senior residents to volunteer, basic needs assistance; healthcare services; UF/IFAS research based information; veteran services; victim services and rape crisis services.


Currently, DCSS consists of ten offices, which are Administration, CHOICES, Cooperative Extension, the Crisis Center, Partners for a Productive Community, Poverty Reduction Program, Senior Services-Retired and Senior Volunteer Program and Foster Grandparent Program, Social Services, Veteran Services, and Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center.

We invite you to browse through our website and check out our Calendar of Events; CSS News Stories; the Alachua County Health and Human Services Plan 2005-2015; our Director's Vision; our Mission, Values and Vision; and the various services that our offices provide.

The Alachua County Department of Community Support Services has released their 2009 Annual Report.  Elmira K. Warren, Director, states:  "Our Annual Report is a testament to what has happened over the past year.  Our Annual Report highlights the accomplishments and services provided by the ten divisions within the Department of Community Support Services during Fiscal Year 2009."

Community Support Services continues telling the department's story in the 2nd issue of Community Support Services Quarterly Focus newsletter.  This newsletter focuses on the second quarter of FY09-10 for period January 1 through March 31, 2010.  "This is the department's means of marketing our services, creating credibility and building the identity of Community Support Services within County Government."

The Director of the Department, Elmira K. Warren, has released her "Overview of Priorities and Challenges for 2009-2010.  This overview highlights Ms. Warren's priorities and challenges for Fiscal Year 2009-2010.  Employee morale and the Annual Budget Allocations Process are also highlighted in this document.

The Alachua County Cooperative Extension has released their 2009 Annual Report.  Check out their success stories, statistics, and other information.

The 2009 Gainesville - Alachua County Hunger Abatement Plan - "Making Nutrition Accessible to all Citizens", is the product of dedicated citizens of the community.  The Hunger Abatement Plan (HAP) was created here, and will become reality here, only if the community as a whole embraces its goals and insists on its implementation.

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