Web site enables residents to find help through services

Want to know how to get help with an out-of-control child? Need assistance paying your gas bill? How about learning what youth programs are nearest your home and how to get there by bus? Well the answers are just one click away. CountyConnection.org offers users current online information about human service and health resources available in Pottawattamie County by using GIS technology paired with Google street maps. The site helps consumers locate resources and professionals find referrals for clients who need additional help. Any agencies that participate will be able to add, subtract or make changes anytime they want. It is geared for the average person using an at-home, library or agency computer system. If you don’t have a PC, no worries because agency personnel can easily print off maps and agency data for clients when needed.

If you have become interested in this service and would like to check it out further, please click here to read the full article.

Melissa Lawrence, Rutgers Student Intern, VERTICES, LLC

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