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Department Detail:  Human Services Department

Department Human Services Department
Department Head Shane Schuhmacher
Address 627 Main Street
Darlington, Wisconsin  53530
Phone Number 608-776-4800
Staff Human Services Department Staff
Office Hours Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Tuesday - 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Human Services Department Website:



Mission Statement:

"Lafayette County Human Services provides an array of cost effective, quality services, and community-based support for individuals and families to improve their quality of life."



Adult and Elderly Services

  • Adult Protective and Elder Abuse Services
  • Aging Programs including Home Chore and Transportation 
  • Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)
    • The ADRC provides services for older adults, adults with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, mental illness and substance abuse.  The ADRC provides a single point of entry to Long Term Care Services and Information and Assistance to residents in Lafayette County. 
    • For information or assistance, please contact the ADRC of Southwest Wisconsin at:

(877) 794-2372;


Or, visit our website at:            



Behavioral Health Services

  • Mental Health Program
    • Assessments and Out-patient Counseling
  • Substance Abuse Program
    • Assessments and Out-patient Counseling
    • Intoxicated Driver Program
  • Community Support Program
  • Birth to Three Program
  • Developmental Disabilities Program
  • Family Support Program
  • Emergency Services
    • During normal business hours (608) 776-4800 and after regular business hours you can contact the Crisis Line at (888) 552-6642.


Child Protective Services (CPS)

  • Child Abuse and Neglect Assessment
  • Court Services for Juveniles and Juvenile Supervision
  • Foster Care
  • Family Services ranging from court ordered to voluntary


Economic Support Services: 


For more information, please call Southern Consortium at 1-888-794-5780



Federal, state, and local public assistance programs; comprehensive services to meet the needs of children and families, physically disabled, adult and frail elderly; counseling services for personal, marital and family problems; comprehensive services to meet the needs of mentally ill, developmentally disabled, and alcohol/drug dependent.


Committee Of Jurisdiction Human Services Committee
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