Information on Your Waushara County
At the Aug. 15 Waushara County Board of Supervisors’ meeting, the Department of Human Services will be submitting their 2016 annual report.
Some of the information to be presented to the County Board includes the following
• In 2016, Waushara County Human Services received an average of 171 applications each month to determine eligibility for state and federal benefits such as Medical Assistance, Food Share and Child Care assistance. Approximately 2,700 Waushara County households received monthly benefits. In June of 2017, there were 4,835 Waushara County recipients of benefits, comprised of 2,696 adults and 2,139 children.
• Waushara County Hu-man Services provided 501 consumers Mental Health counseling in 2016 with 5035 scheduled appointments. Additionally, 315 individuals were served through outpatient counseling for Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse in 2016. These individuals presented with a variety of addiction problems ranging from alcohol to heroin. In conjunction with Waushara County Sheriff’s Department, Circuit Court, District Attorney’s Office, Public Defender and Probation and Parole, Human Services provides intensive treatment to individuals with drug related or multiple Operating While Intoxicated offenses in order to improve their lives and prevent future relapses and illegal behavior.
• Human Services re-sponded to 428 calls regarding Waushara County residents experiencing personal crises in 2016, all of which needed emergency assistance.