The Department of Health and Human Services provides a wide range of life-sustaining and life-saving services to children and adults through age 60.  Programs focus on providing services for delinquent children, developmentally disabled persons, physically disabled persons, mentally ill persons and the homeless.  Many of the services provided are mandated by state statute and/or provided through a state/county contract.


Division administrators and their contact information are listed below:


 Behavioral Health

Patricia Schroeder, Administrator

9455 W. Watertown Plank Rd.

Wauwatosa, WI  53226




Delinquency & Court Services

B. Thomas Wanta, Administrator

10201 W. Watertown Plank Rd.

Wauwatosa, WI  53226



Disabilities Services

Geri Lyday, Administrator

1220 W. Vliet Street

Milwaukee  WI  53205






James Mathy, Administrator

600 W. Walnut St., Suite 100

Milwaukee  WI  53212

















Health & Human Services




Héctor Colón, Director

1220 W. Vliet Street

Milwaukee, WI  53205


Office Contact:

Judy Feierstein

(414) 289-6817


For media inquiries please contact:

Tonya Simpson

(414) 289-5821


For Food Share, T19, Badger Care, Child Care information,

contact the State Call Center:

1-888-947-6583 or administration at 289-6203.




Dial 211 for free and confidential information regarding emergency shelter, food, including formula and baby food, rent assistance, utility bill payment assistance for a variety of other resources.




Milwaukee County Shelter Resource

Please click here for a list of shelters and transitional programs in

Milwaukee County.






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