Welcome to the Department of Social Services web site, serving the citizens of Oneida County, Wisconsin.
We All Can Play a Part in Supporting Strong and Thriving Families!
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month - This month and throughout the year, the Department of Social Services encourages all individuals and organizations to play a role in making Oneida County a better place for children and families. By ensuring that parents have the knowledge, skills, and resources they need to care for their children, we can help prevent child abuse and neglect by creating strong and thriving children, youth, and families in our communities. Research shows that protective factors are present in healthy families. Promoting these factors is among the most effective ways to reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect.
The factors are:
· Nurturing and attachment
· Knowledge of parenting and of child and youth development
· Parental resilience
· Social connections
· Concrete supports for parents
· Social and emotional competence of children.
See our flyer for more details on Child Abuse Awareness and resources available in our community to promote family wellbeing. Social Services will also have additional information and resources available in our lobby that promote family wellbeing.
Check out the picture below of our Child Abuse Prevention display in the courthouse. Each Pinwheel represents one of the 315 Oneida County babies born in 2018. These children deserve to grow up in a safe, stable, and nurturing environment. We must protect our most precious gift of all... OUR CHILDREN!
Don't forget to wear blue on April 5th!
2017 Oneida County Department of Social Services Annual Report
Take a look at Oneida County Department of Social Services Newly formated 2017 Annual Report!
The fuel season for 2018-2019 started October 1st. Click here for information regarding the program. If eligible you will receive assistance with your heating needs. Please call our office at (715) 362-5695 and ask to speak with an Energy Assistance worker.
Self-sufficient people living in a safe, financially secure environment.