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Dane County Department of Human Services

Empowered people thriving in safe, just, and caring communities

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In accordance with Section 85.21 of Wisconsin Statutes, the public is invited to make comment on the Dane County Department of Human Services County Elderly and Disabled Transportation 2022 application:

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Virtual Zoom Public Hearing

The Dane County Department of Human Services has budgeted State aid funds for transportation service to elderly and disabled individuals. The proposed projects are derived from the 2019 -2023 Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan for Dane County. The agenda for the meeting will be posted in Legistar and can be accessed at: The agenda includes directions to register for the virtual hearing. A draft summary of the application will be available to the public on October 11, 2021.

To obtain a copy of the application or submit written comments contact Jane Betzig, Dane County Department of Human Services, 1202 Northport Drive, Madison, WI 53704 or by October 18, 2021. For questions or if you need an interpreter, translator, materials in alternate formats or other accommodations, please contact Lynnan Osawa at 608-242-6489 or by October 18, 2021.

Welcome to Human Services

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Shawn Tessmann Director

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Thank you for your interest in the Department of Human Services.

We provide a comprehensive array of health and social services and programs to over 65,000 people in Dane County each year. We're very proud of the work we do in collaboration with partners, providers, stakeholders, and staff. I hope these pages help you find what you need.

Otherwise, feel free to send us an email, which we check daily. Thank you again for your interest!

To Report Child Abuse/Neglect 
Call: 608-261-5437
7:45am - 4:30pm

Call: 608-255-6067
Non-Business Hours

To Report Adult/Elder Abuse
Call: 608-261-9933
Monday - Friday
7:45am - 4:30pm


Department Mission

Provide access to effective, innovative, and evidence-based services and resources that support wellbeing, opportunities to thrive, safety, and justice to persons of all backgrounds.

Department Vision

Empowered people thriving in safe, just, and caring communities.


Featured Services

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Immigration Affairs

Immigration Affairs supports the immigrant and refugee community

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Behavorial Health Resource Center

The Behavioral Health Resource Center connects people to resources for mental health and/or substance use needs

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Aging and Disability Resource Center

The Aging and Disability Resource Center support seniors, adults with disabilities, their families and caregivers by providing useful information and assistance.

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FoodShare helps people with limited money buy the food they need for good health.