Welcome to the Dane County Department of Human Services.

Our department offers a wide variety of assistance to people in need in Dane County, providing a comprehensive array of services and programs to over 30,000 customers in Dane County each year. As Director of the Department, I'm proud of the quality of the services we provide and of the staff who provide them. I hope this new website will help you find the information that you're looking for.

Picture of Lynn Green, Director of the Department of Human Services
Lynn Green

To Report:

Child Abuse / Neglect

(608) 255-6067 
(Non-Business Hours)

Adult / ​Elder at Risk


Information for the ​Public About Our Services

Normal office hours are to Central Standard Time (CST). For general inquiries, you may direct emails to HumanServices@countyofdane.com . Your concern will be forwarded to the appropriate person or agency. Alternatively, select here for a listing of key phone numbers and here for a listing of key contacts.

Message from the Director

News & Information

  • Dane County Department of Human Services releases a Request for Information (RFI).

    The Department of Human Services invites you to submit a concept paper for innovative ideas or initiatives that will provide cost efficiencies or improve cost effectiveness in any of its programs or services. This is an opportunity for individuals or agencies to share their best ideas for system improvements. The RFI is available in advance of the Department's annual budget development process. Concept papers will be accepted through .

    Request for Information (RFI)

  • Health Insurance Marketplace

    Learn about the Health Insurance Marketplace and your new coverage options through the Affordable Care Act.

  • Comprehensive Community Services (CCS)

    Information regarding Comprehensive Community Services.

  • Department Budget Proposal

    The Dane County Department of Human Services budget proposal was submitted to County Executive Joe Parisi on .

  • DCDHS now can accept payments on-line

    The Dane County Department of Human Services can now accept on-line payments.