Justice Matters’ Action Assembly began with a choir singing lyrics expressing hope for change, a fitting prelude to the goals and commitments for Lawrence and Douglas County the group outlined Sunday.
Douglas County suffers from an elder care crisis, according to members of the nonprofit organization Justice Matters. Senior care service providers can’t recruit and retain enough qualified staff to provide quality care to seniors in Douglas County who need it.
As part of an ongoing budget request to the Douglas County Commission for $227K, Heartland Community Health Center staff shared plans Wednesday for their new facility, efforts toward inclusivity and search for a new CEO.
Heartland in recent years has seen turnover in leadership, at times declining to answer questions regarding who was at the organization’s helm, but that has not slowed its expansion.
The Douglas County Commission approved a policy at Wednesday’s meeting that sets aside roughly $2.4 million of the county’s received American Rescue Plan Act funding for emergency purchases.
The Douglas County Commission on Wednesday unanimously passed an extension of the current countywide mask mandate for children through the end of the school semester.
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