La Crosse County Human Services Department
La Crosse County Human Services Department

Welcome to La Crosse County, WI
Human Services Department
"Welcome to the Human Services Department website! We hope this site has the information you are seeking related to human services provided by our Department and otherwise available in the La Crosse area. In serving families and assisting individuals in reaching their highest potential for self-sufficiency, we strive to be highly responsive, results driven and responsible stewards of our financial resources. Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions or for more information. It is our pleasure to serve the La Crosse community!"

- Jason Witt, Director
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Many children, individuals and families we serve have needs or special wishes that cannot be met through governmental funded programs. To learn more about donation opportunities click donate below.


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Individuals served by the Human Services Department can make a payment for services provided or for amounts owed on customer account.  The online payment service is processed by PayGOV.  A convenience fee is charged by PayGOV for using this service.


Jason WittJason Witt
Human Services Director

300 4th Street North
La Crosse, WI 54601
608-784-HELP (4357)

Lobby Hours:
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Our Services

Children and Youth »

Reporting child abuse and/or neglect
Becoming a foster parent or relative care provider
Child care (becoming a provider, finding a provider, help paying for child care)
Finding out about the following child and youth services:

Adults Who are Elderly or Disabled »
Reporting abuse of those who are elderly or disabled
Help for those who are elderly or disabled to continue living in their home (meals, cleaning, self care, etc.)
Guidance to help support caregivers of adults who are disabled or elderly
Understanding adult protective services for those in need of guardianship or protective services

Adult Mental Health »
Mental health crisis services
Services to help deal with a mental health issue
Guidance to help care for a loved one with a mental health issue
Understanding mental health and/or substance abuse commitments

Justice System (Youth and Adult) »

Treatment Courts
Juvenile Detention Facility
Adult Community Services (electronic monitoring, drug and alcohol testing, cognitive-behavioral groups, Ophelia's House)
Juvenile Supervision

Employment, Financial Assistance
and Basic Needs »

Services for adults and families who need help paying for basic needs:

Adult Substance Abuse »
Services to help deal with an alcohol or drug issue
Guidance to help care for a loved one that is abusing alcohol or drugs
Our Service Section Web Pages
Aging & Disability Resource CenterAging & Disability Resource Center Family & Children'sFamily & Children's
Integrated Support & Recovery ServicesIntegrated Support & Recovery Services Justice Support ServicesJustice Support Services
Western Region for Economic AssistanceWestern Region for Economic Assistance   
Finding Other Local Services

Great Rivers 2-1-1

La Crosse County
Our Department's Administration

La Crosse County Human Services Department     300 4th Street North     La Crosse, WI 54601     608-784-HELP (4357)


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