Services to Adults
Adult Family Home Program (AFH)
An Adult Family Home is similar to a Children's Foster Home, in that care and supervision are provided to adults in a home environment. Adult Family Homes provide support and supervision to adults with a variety of disabilities, rather than to children. At this time, counties can certify one to two bed Adult Family Homes. The State licenses three to four bed Adult Family Homes.
The certification process includes several components and steps which include a written application, a background disclosure form, a physical/health form, a water test for rural homes, a home fire inspection, a home visit by the County Adult Family Home Coordinator, etc.
For more information about the program, please contact the Dept. of Human Services Access Unit at (715) 839-7118.
Adults with Physical/Developmental Disabilities
This unit within the Adult Services Unit works with a population of consumers who have been determined to meet the federal definition of a severe mental or physical impairment, which causes a substantial functional limitation and is manifested before 22 years of age. An in-depth assessment with the consumer and family drives the development of an individualized services plan, which may include residential, vocational, guardianship or home care services.
Elder Abuse is defined as:
Physical abuse is the willful infliction of physical pain, injury or unreasonable confinement. It includes, but is not limited to: choking, inappropriate medications or tying of locking a person up. It also includes sexual abuse.
Material abuse, sometimes call financial exploitation, is the misuse of an elder's money or property.
Neglect occurs when a caregiver's failure to provide adequate food, shelter, clothing, medical or dental care results in significant danger to the physical of mental health of an older person in his/her care.
Self-neglect means a significant danger to an elder person's physical or mental health because the elder person is unable to or fails to provide him/herself with adequate food, shelter, clothing, medical or dental care.
To report elder abuse contact the Department at 715-839-7118 Monday thru Friday between 8am-5pm.
Evenings after 5pm, weekends, and holiday's please contact the Police Department at 715-839-4972. For emergency situations dial 911.
Treatment Court Information on AIM Court
Eau Claire County Department of Human Services
721 Oxford Avenue Suite 1001, P.O. Box 840
Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54703