25747 N Avenue, Suite D
Adel, IA 50003
Phone: (515) 993-5869 or Toll-Free (877) 286-3227    
Fax: (515) 993-5872
Email: dccs@dallascountyiowa.gov
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM - Monday through Friday

"Hopes and Dreams Should be Based on Ability, not Disability"

It is the mission of Dallas County Community Services to partner with community providers to assist individuals in identifying and overcoming barriers in order to live the life they choose. 
 Dallas County Community Services is guided by the vision that individuals with disabilities must have services and supports based on the following set of values:

  • Community
  • Choice
  • Interdependence
  • Partnering
  • Service Excellence
  • Financial Stewardship

 Who Are We?

Dallas County Community Services serves as the Central Point of Coordination (CPC) office designated by the Dallas County Board of Supervisors. Our services are designed for individuals seeking funding from the County's Mental Health / Mental Retardation / Developmental Disabilities fund. We act as the gatekeeper to a countywide system of services and supports by taking applications, making eligibility decisions, evaluating the needs of individuals, and working to create and implement a service funding plan.

In addition, we are the Case Management Unit serving the service participants that have requested an array of countywide services and supports for mental health, mental retardation, developmental disabilities, and brain injury. Plus we serve as the office to obtain General Assistance from Dallas County including rent and transportation assistance or information regarding a referral to other human and social services agencies in Dallas County. Our department also coordinates the County’s funding for other human services, substance abuse, and the Dallas County Community Empowerment Area.

  • Click here to learn how to apply for services in Dallas County
  • Click here to view our County’s Services Management Plan
  • Click here to view our County’s Strategic Plan
  • Click here to view our FY 12/13 Annual Report