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Posted on: March 1, 2018

Community Connections February 2018 - A Newsletter of SCG Division of Community Services

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A Message from the Director's Office


I have often described the Division of Community Services as the heart of Shelby County Government. This is true not just during this month when we celebrate Valentine’s Day, but every month. Each day, over 200 of my colleagues work with individuals and families who have immediate needs and challenges. Whether it is providing support to victims of sexual assault or other crimes, assisting seniors in securing access to meals and services, helping families to keep utilities on through extreme temperatures or supporting an individual with mental illness into treatment versus incarceration, this network of service providers does amazing work.


I have been accused of being a person who focuses too much on feelings. It is true that I dance every time I hear “Happy” by Pharrell. I cry every week during “This Is Us”, and I also
cry when Elmo shares with his friends on “Sesame Street”. 


SCG Division of Community Services Resource Sheet


Dorcas Young Griffin,
Division of Community Services Director

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