Child Welfare Services
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services is the state's largest private, not-for-profit provider of child welfare services. Our offices are located throughout the state of Wisconsin. View a map of our locations.
Community Services has worked with families for more than 120 years to:
- Reduce stress and conflict, enhance parenting skills and strengthen family
ties through counseling.
- Provide services to children in out-of-home care, advocating for their safety, well-being and timely reunification with birthparents whenever possible.
- Provide parents who are caring for children with special medical or emotional needs a much need break through our Respite Care program.
- Offer free, confidential and supportive guidance to help parents dealing with an unplanned pregnancy.
- Provide Intensive In-home Therapy to keep children safe in their homes and prevent out-of-home placement.
- Assist young adults transitioning out of foster care by giving them the skills, training, guidance and support enabling them to make it on their own.
- Provide parents with support and guidance to help them be the best parents they can be.
- Provide children who have been harmed or hurt a safe place to go to be interviewed and provide them resources to help them heal through our Child Advocacy Centers.
A message from Peggy Troy, RN, MSN, CEO of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Our mission is to improve the health status of children. It's that simple. Of all the programs that Children's Hospital of Wisconsin offers to our community and beyond, it all comes down to them: our children.
We are committed to dedicating resources to our community to enhance the well-being of our children. That dedication is demonstrated through:
- Caregiving. As one of the nation's top children's hospitals, we offer some of the nation's best medical and social service care through multiple specialties and interdisciplinary collaboration.
- Advocacy. Through federal, state and community relationships and health, social service, research and programs, the health system works to speak up for and protect our children. Watch this video of Peggy Troy, CEO of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, to learn how you can help advocate for kids.
- Research. Research throughout the health system advances state-of-the-art pediatric health care through translational research programs to find life-saving discoveries and cures in the diseases that affect children. These include interventions that enhance quality of life for children and families living with chronic health conditions.
- Education. From teaching kids and families how to stay healthy, to teaching future caregivers for the next generation, the health system incorporates education in every area.
Thank you for helping us raise the health status of children.
Peggy Troy, RN, MSN
CEO of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
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