Human Services Structure


The County Boards of Forest, Vilas and Oneida Counties passed resolutions which will modify the governance and management structures of Human and Social Services in the three Counties.  The County Boards have decided to develop Departments of Human Services in each County.  The Counties will be planning in 2024 for the implementation of the new structure in 2025.

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.

Services will continue to be provided to residents in the three counties throughout the transition and beyond, mostly in the same locations and with the same staff. 

Please click here for additional information about the process used to determine the new structure for Human/Social Services. 

The study is provided in the list below.

Documents Related to Human Services Structure

Forest, Oneida and Vilas Counties Feasibility Study – Governance & Management Structures for Human and Social Services

Letter to Human Service Center Clients and Guardians – December 8,2023

Letter to Human Service Center Providers – December 8, 2023

Human Service Center Letter to Consumers – March 27, 2024

Transition Letter to Staff – March 28, 2024