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

  • Section 85.21 Public Hearing

    In accordance with Section 85.21 of Wisconsin Statutes, the public is invited to make comment on Dane County Department of Human Services application:

    5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. City County Building Room 357 210 Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard Madison, WI 53703

    The Dane County Department of Human Services has budgeted State aid funds for transportation service to elderly and disabled individuals. The proposed projects are derived from the Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan for Dane County. A draft summary of the application will be available to the public the week of from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 1202 Northport Dr. Madison, WI and at the County Clerk's Office, 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Madison, WI. Written comments may be submitted to the attention of Jane Betzig, Dane County Department of Human Services, 1202 Northport Drive, Madison, WI, 53704. betzig.jane@countyofdane.com on or before . If you need an interpreter, translator, materials in alternate formats or other accommodations, please contact Peter Zander at zander.peter@countyofdane.com or (608) 242-6489 by . The City County Building is accessible to the public.

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  • Comprehensive Community Services (CCS)

    Information regarding Comprehensive Community Services.

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  • Department Budget Proposal

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

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  • Homeless Resources Guide

    A helpful listing of some of the services available for individuals in need.

    [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.