Children & Family Services
108 E North Street
Friendship, WI 53934
To report Child Abuse/Neglect Call 608-339-4505
Every day foster families in Wisconsin make an incredible difference for children living in foster care by providing safe and caring homes for children. Family foster care and treatment foster care are designed to be temporary placements for children when their parents cannot care for them. Over 5,100 foster homes across the state care for almost 8,000 foster children each year. There is an ongoing need for foster parents, especially those who can care for sibling groups, teenagers and children with disabilities. To become a foster parent or get more information, call 608-339-4505 and ask to speak to the foster care worker, Tina Smith or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kinship care is a program designed to help support a child who resides outside of his or her own home, either temporarily or for the long term, with a relative (such as an adult brother or sister, a first cousin, a nephew or niece, an uncle or aunt or a grandparent, among others). Please contact Tina Smith for more information at 608-339-4505 or email email@example.com.
Community Response Program:
The Community Response Program works in partnership with families to reach identified goals such as learning new parenting skills and finding housing and other community resources. It is a preventative approach to help families with everyday stressors by providing assistance or by connecting families with resources in the community. The Community Response Program is funded by the Children’s Trust Fund. Call 608-697-7854 for more information about this program.
Youth Justice Services:
Youth Justice Services serves as the entry point for youth referred to this agency for delinquent and status offenses, most often by law enforcement and schools. Intake workers screen cases for jurisdiction; complete assessments; make recommendations to the court and monitor Deferred Prosecution Agreements and court orders. Families can be referred for counseling services, parenting classes, mentoring services and community service projects. For more information please call 608-339-4505.
|Kelly Oleson||Director||Click Here||(608)339-4323|
|Donna Richards||ADRC Manager||Click Here||(608)339-4251|
|Kay Saarinen-Barr||Behavioral Health Manager||Click Here||(608)339-4389|
|Cindi Flynn||Economic Support Manager||Click Here||(608)339-4364|
|Wendy L. Pierce||Fiscal Services Manager||Click Here||(608)339-4333|
|Leah Eckstein||Public Health Officer||Click Here||(608)339-4379|
|Diane Osborn||Long Term Support Manager||Click Here||(608)339-4334|
|Erin Schiferl||Children & Family Services Manager||Click Here||(608)339-4356|
|Ruth Horndasch||Support Services Coordinator||Click Here||(608)339-4308|
|Sherrie Manning||Practical Cents Thrift Store Manager||Click Here||(608)339-2278|