Human Services

Mission

To protect and improve the quality of life.

Vision Statement

Building on a foundation of motivated and dedicated staff, providers, and adequate resources, the Department of Human Services will promote integrated services that are valued. This will be accomplished by partnering with individuals and a responsive and proactive community. What we do will make a difference!

Crisis Services Available

Mental health crisis services are available by calling 866-317-9362 for help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Crisis Center is staffed by mental health professionals trained in crisis intervention.

Access more crisis information throughout Wisconsin.

Access

ACCESS is a State website that provides eligibility support services for health and nutrition. ACCESS is a free, easy-to-use internet tool that can help you or someone you know to:

  • Find out which low or no-cost health, nutrition, and other programs you might be eligible for.
  • Apply online for FoodShare, Medicaid / BadgerCare, ChildCare, Caretaker Supplement and the Family Planning Waiver Program.
  • Get answers to common questions at the Northern Income Maintenance Consortium website.

What is the Aging & Disability Resource Center?

Watch this short video to see how the ADRC can help you.

Contractor Information 

The Bayfield County Department of Human Services has a file of eligible carpenters and plumbers. No amount of work is guaranteed and is on an as-needed basis. Parties interested in being added to this list may contact the department at 715-373-6144, ext. 83356.

  1. NEW: Grab and Go Elderly Meal Program

    Providing food security and safety in our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic is important. Bayfield County has been working with vendors to pilot a “Grab and Go” option for the older adults in the communities of Port Wing and Iron River. More Details...
  2. Respect your elders, report elder abuse

    Elder Abuse can be verbal, physical, emotional, sexual or financial. It can also be intentional or unintentional neglect. Unfortunately, Elder Abuse is a growing problem in Wisconsin. More Details...
  3. Human Services COVID-19 Resource page

    Human Services resources have been gathered and posted on a new webpage. More Details...
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