Information on changes to the structure of Human and Social Services

The County Boards of Forest, Vilas and Oneida Counties passed resolutions which may modify the governance and management structures of Human and Social Services in the three Counties.  The Counties have engaged a consultant to assist in determining the new structure.

Human and social services provided by the Counties include behavioral health (mental health, substance use) services, developmental disability services for children, child protection and child/family welfare services, juvenile justice services, adult protective services, income maintenance, and in some Counties, aging and/or child support services.

We are working on developing a page on this website to provide the community with information as it becomes available.  Please check for updates.  In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, please go to the Contact Us page.  You can send us an email from that page.


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In partnership with our community and in response to public need and legal mandates, our mission is to serve and assist Oneida County residents in ways that strengthen families, encourage personal responsibility, and foster independence. We recognize the rights of each individual. Our goal is to serve all persons with dignity, respect, and confidentiality.

Employment Opportunities

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For current job openings for the Department and other Oneida County offices, please click here, this will take you to Oneida County’s employment opportunities page. 

Energy Assistance

The fuel season for 2023-2024 starts on October 1st.  For information on income limits and what you will need to apply, please call our office at (715) 362-5695 and ask to speak with an Energy Assistance worker to schedule an appointment.

Division of Energy, Housing and Community Resources: https://energyandhousing.wi.gov

To apply online: https://energybenefit.wi.gov/OnlineApps/OnlineApp/Default

Oneida County Department of Social Services is in compliance with the equal opportunity policy and standards of the Department of Workforce Development, Department of Children and Family Services, Department of Health Services and all applicable state and federal statutes and regulations relating to nondiscrimination in employment and service delivery.

Click here to view our Nondiscrimination Statement in Employment & Service Delivery.

To view our Limited English Proficiency Policy statements click here.

Your privacy is important to us, please click here  for our Notice of Privacy Practices (HIPAA).