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Welcome to the Department of Social Services web site, serving the citizens of Oneida County, Wisconsin.

pdf2014 Annual Report  

Foster Parent Recruitment

The Oneida County Department of Social Services is seeking individuals and families interested in becoming foster parents.  Children range in age from 0-18 and may be short or long term placements.  Foster parents may work outside of the home.  Child care costs may be compensated.  After licensure, foster parent training is required and is provided at no cost. 

There is no charge for the licensing process, whiich takes approximately 4-8 weeks to complete.  Some of the requirements for licensing include housing that passes inspection requirements, fingerprinting, background checks, and positive reference letters.

Please contact Oneida County Department of Social Services at (715) 362-5695 or (888) 662-5695 with questions or to request a foster home packet.

Energy Assistance

The new fuel season for 2015-2016 will begin October 1st.  If you would like to apply, please call our office after October 1st at (715) 362-5695 and ask to speak with an Energy Assistance worker.  We can mail you an application or schedule an appointment for you.

When do I get my FoodShare benefits?

Benefit distribution is based on 8th digit of the case heads Social Security number:


Your benefits will be available on your specified date-even if it falls on a weekend or holiday.