Working Together for Louisa County

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Description and Background of the Louisa Infographic

This new informational graphic, or “infographic,” - “Working together to build a stronger community in Louisa County, VA” - provides a vivid overview of Louisa County and shares data on the human services provided by non-profit, faith-based, and government agencies over the past year.

Click on the purple “?”s to see more details and the metadata that informs the visuals.

The Louisa County Department of Human Services (LCDHS) is committed to improving the lives of children, families, and communities through comprehensive services that support the well-being of Louisa County citizens. LCDHS works with other human and social services providers to improve communication and coordination of services to residents of the county. Through the Louisa Interagency Council (LIAC), service providers collaborate and identify and fill service gaps that assist individuals to maintain, improve, and make positive progress toward self-sufficiency which ultimately strengthens the community.

In the fall of 2013, LCDHS and the LIAC discussed possible methods to identify and highlight the good work of service providers in Louisa. LCDHS and the LIAC teamed up with Open Knowledge Collaborative (OKC) who collected the data and created this interactive infographic. Agencies active in Louisa County were asked to submit data on services provided and people reached over the past year; the aggregate numbers and summary statements for each service area reflect the data provided by participating service providers.

While this infographic is a static snapshot of recent services provided in Louisa, OKC is creating a dynamic, updateable listing of all human and social services in the region – the ReferAll Network. To get involved in this far reaching and fun project, please contact OKC.

Questions or comments about Louisa County Department of Human Services and the Louisa County Interagency Council (IAC) – please contact Janice Allen, Director, LCDHS.

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