Children, Youth and Families

To Report Child Abuse

Office Hours:
Mon.Fri., 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(608) 261-5437

All other hours
(608) 255-6067

General Information

Through its Children, Youth, and Families Division the Dane County Department of Human Services offers an array of services with the mission of contributing to an environment where children, youth, and their families can participate successfully in the community.

General Eligibility

Services are available to Dane County residents. There is no direct cost for most services. There may be eligibility requirements for some program and services.

How to Apply

Any application requirements are listed under the specific service.


There is no cost the Early Childhood Initiative, the Youth Resource Centers, Joining Forces for Families, and the Neighborhood Intervention Program.

Some services, such as Birth-to-Three, have a parental cost share, based on the ability to pay, that is assessed for services.