Thursday, April 17, 2014

Welcome to the Racine County Human Services Website!

The Human Services Department has offices at 1717 Taylor Ave, Racine and at 209 N. Main St., Burlington.  The Workforce Development Center Burlington office is located at 496 McCanna Parkway.


Youth and Families

The Youth and Family Access Unit is available to provide information about, and complete referrals for services for a variety of issues facing children and families.  This Unit also receives reports of child abuse and neglect.  They can be contacted at:

262-638-7720
or
800-924-5137

or
YFAccess@GoRacine.org

IMPORTANT: Email sent to YFAccess is NOT checked after 5 pm or on weekends or holidays.  As a result, if you have an emergency need or wish to report abuse of a child, please call our 24-hour line at: 

262-638-7720
or
800-924-5137

For hearing impaired, please use WI Relay 711 service


Aging and Adult Disability

The Racine County Adult Protective Services Unit can be reached at 262-638-6752 to confidentially report suspected Elder abuse or an adult at risk. Information about, or referral for, any service identified in the "Aging" or "Adult Disability" sections of this website may obtained by emailing ADRC I & A or calling Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM at:

262-833-8777
or
866-219-1043
or at
www.adrc.racineco.com

For hearing impaired, a TTY service is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at: 

For hearing impaired, please use WI Relay 711 service


Economic Support Division

Racine County Human Services provides economic assistance for various public assistance programs including FoodShare, Medical Assistance, and Childcare.

You may apply for benefits or speak with an Economic Support Specialist by calling 1-888-794-5820 Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 4:30 pm, and Friday from 10 am to 4:30 pm.  You may also apply online access.wi.gov.

Racine County Human Services is partnering with other community organizations to provide information and assistance regarding the Marketplace.  The new Health Insurance Marketplace helps uninsured people find health coverage.  When you fill out the Marketplace application it will tell you if you qualify for:

  • Private Insurance
  • Medicaid/Badgercare
Need health coverage? The Health Insurance Marketplace is open! Apply Now

 


 

The Wisconsin Client Rights Office (CRO) has responsibility for implementation and oversight of client rights. The term "client" means anyone in Wisconsin who is:

  • Receiving services for mental illness, a developmental disability, or substance abuse
  • Receiving protective services or is protectively placed under Chapter 55 of Wisconsin Statutes.

Clients Rights Procedures

 

News & Announcements

Tony Romo, others debut in county foster care commercials
Racine County debuted a series of commercials featuring some famous faces Wednesday, hoping to sound a call for new foster parents. The county faces an ongoing shortage in open homes willing to take in children on a temporary basis. ... read more.

Watch the commercials and follow Racine County Foster Care on Facebook.  Vist the Foster Care section of this website for more information about becoming a foster parent.

Local leaders experience foster child’s journey through the system
When protective services removes a child from his or her home, that journey through the foster care system often begins with a black plastic trash bag. A few possessions in the bag, those children start a process that ideally ends by reunifying with parents or other relatives. ... read more

The go-to foster care family: When baby is addicted
The first time Robyn Fedrigon saw her daughter Ariana, she was in an incubator with wires and tubes everywhere. “I looked beyond that,” Fedrigon, of Mount Pleasant, said of all the wires. “I just saw a baby that had nobody.” ... read more

Racine County launches foster parent recruitment campaign
The county announced the launch of a new campaign on Monday, designed to recruit foster parents and “address the unprecedented shortage of new area foster homes.” According to a press release, the county is starting the “Our Community, Our Kids” campaign ... read more

Foster Care Parents Needed
The Journal Times reports an unprecedented shortage of open homes has left Racine County struggling to house children in need of foster care. ... read more

2014 Program Specifications
Program Specifications and related documents for the 2014 contract period will be available September 4th on the Program Specifications page and the Applications for Funding page.

HSD 2014 Budget
The 2014 HSD Planning Paper and Notice of Public Hearing have been posted to the Budgets page. Both can be read online, printed or downloaded for reference. Visit the page to ... read more.

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