Social Services

Social Services

"Children are our most valuable natural resource." - Herbert Hoover

SOCIAL SERVICES Director, Vicki Tylka, is responsible for services in these areas:

Child Protection:

  • Receives and responds to reports of alleged maltreatment of children
  • Strengthens families, and ensures safety and permanence of children
  • Licenses family foster homes

Juvenile Justice:

  • Receives referrals from law enforcement agencies and schools
  • Responds to delinquent behavior through informal disposition and court involvement

Long Term Support:

  • Provision or arrangement of services for children with disabilities (physical, developmental, mental illness)

Economic Support:

  • Affordable Care Act/The Health Insurance Marketplace
  • Eligibility determination for FoodShare, Medicaid (Badger Care), Kinship Care and Caretaker Supplement
  • Eligibility determination; authorization and certification for Child Care
  • Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP)

Child Support:

  • Establishment of paternity and court orders
  • Locating non-custodial parents for support purposes
  • Monitoring payments and initiating administrative procedures and legal actions to enforce compliance with court orders

Raise Great Kids:

EEO/Civil Rights Information is available online.


Vicki Tylka

Director: Vicki Tylka
Phone: 715-261-7500
Fax: 715-261-7510
E-mail: Contact Us

Address: Map
400 East Thomas Street
Wausau WI 54403

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