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Coordinated Services Team
The Department of Human Services offers an approach to respond to families with multiple complex needs. The family and others, whom are involved in supporting the family, identify needs and develop a plan together to address the needs in the least restrictive manner utilizing community resources.
Custody / Mediation
Calumet County Health and Human Services believes the best interests of children are ensured if divorcing parents can voluntarily agree on arrangements for joint parenting of their children. Per Wisconsin Statutes, anytime custody or physical placement of children is in dispute as part of divorce proceedings, the court orders the parents to attempt to mediate the issue through trained mediators. Calumet County Health and Human Services provides these divorce mediation services.
In addition, parents who are unable to agree to a physical placement plan (visitation) are referred to mediation to resolve the issue. If the mediation is not successful, the court then orders the department to provide a study recommending primary placement of the children.
View the
Mediation Brochure and Mediation Request Packet.
The Supporting Children During Divorce:  Co-Parenting is a mandatory program that focuses on the child or children's experience of divorce and highlights specific co-parenting skills for parents.  The program assists parents in understanding and responding to the needs of their children before, during, and after divorce.  Guidelines are provided on cooperative parenting and keeping children "out of the middle".  Click on Co-Parenting Registration form to get started.
  • Appleton sessions are held at the Calumet County Human Service Office, 2306 S. Oneida St. Appleton, WI 54915, in Room 209.
  • Chilton sessions are held at the Calumet County Courthouse, 206 Court St. Chilton, WI 53014, in Room 017 (use the west entrance and proceed to lower level)
Apart, Not Broken:  Learn, Connect, Create
Are you a Father going through divorce or separation?  Apart, Not Broken give Fathers the opportunity to:
  • Learn by hearing the experiences and insights of other separated and divorced father
  • Connect with other and learn strategies to connect with your children and make the relationship with your ex-partner manageable.
  • Create the relationship you want with your child by building on existing strengths, starting new traditions, and creating lasting memories.
This free, confidential on-line class can be taken at anytime and consists of twelve, 30 minute sessions.  Class begins when you enroll and can be taken anywhere you have internet access.  Click on Apart, Not Broken for more program detail and registration.

Day Care

Day care subsidies may be provided where abuse and neglect is a factor or to parents / families under stress in order to prevent out-of-home placements. In addition, the Department of Human Services is also responsible for certifying in-home, child daycare providers. 

Foster & Alternate Care Placements
Calumet County Department of Human Services and Outagamie County Human Services operate a consolidated program for developing, licensing and training foster homes. Alternate Care placements are used in circumstances where the safety of a child or the community is a factor.
Juvenile & Adolescent Services
Juveniles in need of protection or in difficulty with the law, and their families, are eligible for services through Calumet County Department of Human Services. The purpose of the Juvenile Court is to protect the community, improve accountability and equip juveniles with competencies to live responsibly and productively. The department provides Juvenile Court intake for the court.
Juvenile Court intake assesses the juvenile’s and the family’s need for services. The Juvenile Court makes recommendations to the court or informally recommends services such as individual counseling, family counseling, restitution or community service as appropriate.

Domestic Abuse
The Department of Human Services provides counseling and referral resources for victims and perpetrators of all types of domestic abuse. Shelter in Domestic Abuse Shelters is also available and the Department will assist with arrangement for obtaining shelter.

Adoption Studies
Adoption studies are performed for the Court when stepparents are seeking to adopt their step children.

Human Services

Phone: 920-849-1400
From Appleton Phone:
Fx: 920-849-1468

After Hours Crisis:
920-849-9317 or

Health Services

Ph: 920-849-1432
Ph: 920-989-2700 Ext. 4504 from Appleton
Fx: 920-849-1476

Chilton Location
206 Court St.
Chilton, WI 53014

Appleton Location

2306 S. Oneida St.
Appleton, WI 54915
(By Appointment Only)


Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Calumet County
206 Court St
Chilton, WI 53014

Main Offices

Calumet County