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Social Services

Ron Barger - Director

E-mail Ron -

(715) 627-6500 - phone
(715) 627-6295 - fax
Health Service Center
1225 Langlade Road
Antigo,  WI 54409

Office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday

The Department of Social Services is created by Wis. Statutes, prescribing that certain services be provided in each county.  The role of a Social Services Department is to protect and assist vulnerable members of the public.  The Department exists to "Assist the residents of Langlade County in achieving and maintaining a higher quality of life" and the vision of the agency is to "Continually strive to expand quality services to ensure a positive future for Langlade County".

The Department of Social Services is divided into 2 sections, each providing different types

  • Children and Family Services - provides services to maintain children in their homes when safety is reasonably assured; develop or repair a permanent family relationship; foster care licensing, day care certification and child abuse and neglect assessments.

  • Economic Support - provides services to eligible residents to overcome barriers to employment; determine eligibility for Foodshare, Medicaid, BadgerCare Plus, Childcare and Wisconsin Home Energy, Assistance Program (WHEAP).


Please Note:  Adult Protective Services   -   is now provided by North Central Health Care which can be reached toll free at 1-855-487-3338 or 715-841-5160 or click this link for more information and click on the "Langlade Health Care Center".

For more information about any of these services,

  • Click on the appropriate link above
  • Call the Department at (715) 627-6500
  • Stop in at 1225 Langlade Road, Antigo, WI
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