La Crosse County Human Services Department
La Crosse County Human Services Department

Family and Children's

Tracy Puent
Family and Children's

Section Description:  The Family and Children’s section provides services to children, youth and families in accordance with the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families standards, guidelines and the mandates within Wisconsin Children’s Code, Chapter 48. The legislative intent of Chapter 48 states, “of paramount importance is our work to protect children, to preserve the unity of the family and whenever possible strengthen family life through assisting parents in fulfilling their responsibilities as parents.”

Services Provided:
  • Child Protective Services
  • Child Welfare Services
  • Foster Care
  • Relative Care
  • Independent Living for youth

Information on Services:


Children and Youth Services


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La Crosse County Human Services Department     300 4th Street North     La Crosse, WI 54601     608-784-HELP (4357)


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