Human Services

WCHS Summer 2022

Become a Volunteer Driver!

Do you find that you have some spare time and wish to spend it helping others?  Volunteer driver services might be the answer for you!  Volunteer drivers provide an invaluable service to those in our community.

*The driver sets their own schedule and transportation area.

* Drivers use their personal vehicle and mileage reimbursement is available.

*Volunteering is a rewarding experience, contributing to the community.

If this sounds appealing to you, please contact Friendly Rider Transit at 218-631-5730 for more information.

7th Annual Communities Connect Event:

7th Annual Communities Connect Event

Wednesday, August 17th, 2022

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 Timbers Restaurant & Event Center

1212 NE 2nd Avenue, Staples, MN  56479


Wadena County Human Services Recognizes: 

2021 Daycare Provider of the Year Award winners




Public Notices:


2020-2021  MFIP Biennial Service Agreement
2020 Block Grant


Wadena County Data:
Wadena County Child Safety and Permanency and MFIP/DWP Self-Support Index July 2021



Wadena County Human Services includes:


Services Provided

Social Services


  • Chemical Dependency services which include assessment, treatment, referral and support of addicted persons
  • Child Care Assistance Program
  • Child protection services such as prevention, assessment, intervention, and resolution of child abuse and neglect
  • Day care licensing and supervision
  • Developmentally Disabled services such as case management, support and living arrangements
  • Elder care which includes prevention of nursing home placements by in-home service to the elderly
  • Foster care licensing and supervision
  • Mental health services such as case management, maintenance and support of mentally ill
  •  Wadena County partners with Sourcewell for all adult foster care licensing services. Find licensing information and forms on the Sourcewell website.  Are you interested in becoming licensed? Learn more and start the process by contacting a regional licensing specialist at licensing@sourcewell-mn.gov .



Financial & Medical Support


Child Support


Child support provides paternity and child support establishment, medical support, and child care support.