Information for the Public About Our Services

Welcome to the Department of Human Services for Dane County, Wisconsin. We provide a comprehensive array of services and programs to over 30,000 customers in Dane County each year.

Normal office hours are 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST). For general inquiries, you may direct emails to HumanServices@countyofdane.com. Your concern will be forwarded to the appropriate person or agency. Alternatively, select here for a listing of key phone numbers and here for a listing of key contacts.

To Report:

Child Abuse / Neglect, Call:
261-5437
7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.,
Monday – Friday
255-6067
(Non-Business Hours)
Adult / Elder at Risk, Call:
261-9933
7:45a.m. – 4:30p.m., Mon.Fri.

News & Updates

  • Blue and green butterfly logo for the Health Insurance Marketplace Health Insurance Marketplace

    Learn about the Health Insurance Marketplace and your new coverage options through the Affordable Care Act.

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  • Comprehensive Community Services (CCS)

    Information regarding Comprehensive Community Services.

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  • 2017 Department Budget Proposal

    The Dane County Department of Human Services 2017 budget proposal was submitted to County Executive Joe Parisi on .

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  • Behavioral Health Services Discussion

    On , DCDHS, health system and behavioral health representatives met to review information on county-funded mental health and substance use services and to discuss areas of potential collaboration. This is a slide show presentation from that meeting. The next step in the process is to survey participants regarding which areas of potential collaboration are most worth pursuing.

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  • Communication Plan for Dane County Human Services and POS Agencies

    This plan was developed to enhance existing positive relationships with POS agencies by formalizing two-way feedback opportunities and joint planning sessions with the Department. The plan identifies routine communications from the Office of the Director and standard communications between contract managers and providers.

    [Read full document]

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  • Homeless Resources Guide

    A helpful listing of some of the services available for individuals in need. Information for 2016 winter/spring has been added.

    [For more information]

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  • DCDHS now can accept payments on-line

    The Dane County Department of Human Services can now accept on-line payments: go to the Collections page.

Latest News in the Department of Human Services

Welcome to the Department of Human Services.

Picture of Lynn Green, Director of the Department of Human Services

Lynn Green, Director

Our department offers a wide variety of programs and services to people in need in Dane County. As Director of the Department, I'm proud of the quality of the services we provide and of the staff who provide them. I hope this new website will help you find the information that you're looking for.

For general inquiries, you may direct emails to HumanServices@countyofdane.com. Your concern will be forwarded to the appropriate person or agency.