Health and Human Services

Mission Statement: 

Prevent. Promote. Protect. Working together to support the health and well being of our community.

Responsibilities

The Department of Health and Human Services provides an array of services and programs that cover the lifespan of Door County citizens. We promote the health, safety and well-being of individuals and the entire community. We serve individuals and families who need assistance with issues related to aging, disability, mental health, or substance use. We also determine eligibility for a variety of public programs, including Food Share, Medical Assistance, Wisconsin Shares Child Care subsidy, Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program, and the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program.

The Department of Health & Human Services is dedicated to a trauma-informed care (TIC) approach. This approach seeks to create a safe and welcoming place for those with a history of trauma, recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms, and acknowledges the role that trauma has played in their lives.

Vision

In carrying out the Department’s mission, staff strive to embody our Trauma Informed Vision:

Providing help for today and hope for tomorrow
By fostering a safe community that values
Your Voice, Your Choice, Your Future.


Critical Contacts

  • Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC): 920-746-2372
  • Baylake Consortium: 888-794-5747
  • Public Health: 920-746-2234
  • Report Child Abuse 
    • Monday through Friday 8am-4:30pm  Phone: 920-746-7155
    • After hours Phone: 920-746-2400
  • Report Elder Abuse/Adults at Risk 
    • Monday through Friday 8am-4:30pm  Phone: 920-746-7155
    • After hours Phone: 920-746-2588
  • Report Mental Health Crisis Hotline: 920-746-2588

Resources

Door County Caregiver Connection

https://www.facebook.com/groups/DCcaregivers/

This group will provide caregivers with information, resources, and tools to help support them at home as well as connect them with other caregivers who may be  facing the same challenges. Please note: this group is not intended to be in place of the support groups we hold.

If you are struggling with difficult emotions during this time, you are not alone.  Here are some resources that may help:

During Immediate Risk of Suicide

  • Call 911
  • Go to the emergency room
  • Call Door County Crisis/Suicide Intervention Hotline: (920)746-2588

Phone contact for those needing emotional support

  • Call Door County DHHS, (920)746-7155 to request supportive contact from a therapist or case manager
  • MESH (Mental and Emotional Support Helpline), staffed by volunteers through  Door County Emergency Services Coalition; 920-421-9111 for Northern Door or 920-746-6927 for Central and Southern Door.
  •  KIND VOICE, staffed by volunteers, 7 days a week, 8am to 9pm, 800-876-2399

Information/Referrals

  • Text “Hopeline” to 741741
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline 800-273-8255
  • Trevor Project for LGBTQ+, 866-488-7386 or text “START” to 678678
  • National Veterans Support Line 800-273-8255 or text 838255
  • Domestic Violence Advocacy Services 24 Hour Hotline, HELP of Door County, 920-743-8818 or 800-914-3571
  • Mighty Teens Empowerment Door County, https://www.stridecreativedc.com/
  • Prevention Resources: “Door County Mental Wellness” and “Prevent Suicide Door County” – Find us on FaceBook.
  • Mental Health America, https://mhanational.org/
  • National Alliance on Mental Health, https://www.nami.org/Home