Lafayette County


Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC):  provides help to older people and people with disabilities.  Iowa County is part of the ADRC of Southwest Wisconsin along with Green, Grant, and Lafayette Counties.  


15701 County Rd K, Ste 2 (upper level) - Darlington, WI  53530

Office Hours:  Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Phone:  608-776-4960  Lafayette County

Phone:  800-514-0066  ADRC of Southwest Wisconsin

Child Protective Services

Lafayette County Human Services

Phone:  608-776-4800

Child Support Agency

 Phone:  608-776-4843

Fax:  608-776-4869


626 Main Street – Darlington, WI  53530

Office Hours:  Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm


Lafayette County Human Services:  608-776-4800


Child Care Finder:


Childcare parent pay cards:  1-877-201-7601

Child Care Certification – 4’C’s- 608-271-9181


Community Treasures Thrift Store:  


138 S Iowa Street- Dodgeville, WI  


New Beginnings:


201 S Linn Street – Dodgeville, WI


Salvation Army:   608-776-4870


United Way’s First Call for Help:  2-1-1

Crisis Services

Lafayette County Crisis Hotline:  888-552-6642

National Suicide Prevention:  800-273-8255

Upland Hills Health:   608-930-8000

Southwest Health:   608-348-2331

Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County:  608-776-4466

Mental Health Providers

Lafayette County Human Services:  608-776-4800 

Platteville Family Resource Center:  608-348-4060

Community Connections Free Clinic:  608-930-2232

Family Advocates:   608-930-1636 or 608-778-9802


Fowler Dental Clinic- provides dental services to people throughout Green and Lafayette Counties (ages 1-15)

411 2nd Avenue – Monroe, WI 53566

Phone: 608-328-9404

Monday – Friday:   7:00 am – 4:00 pm

Elder Abuse Prevention

Lafayette County Human Services

Phone:  608-776-4960

Energy Assistance

Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP):  provides assistance for heating costs, electric costs, and energy crisis situations.  


Lafayette County Human Services

15701 County Rd K, Suite 3

Darlington, WI  53530

Application process:

Telephone:  608-776-4800


Food Pantries

Argyle Lutheran Church (Argyle school district) – 1st and 3rd Thurs from 4-5:30 pm 

Contact: Nancy 608-543-3451 or Diane 608-543-3321


Belmont Peace Lutheran Church (Belmont school district) – 2nd Tues from 5-6 pm

Contact: Rita 608-588-5445


Benton Bible Church (Benton school district) – Appt only

Contact: Kathy 608-759-6936 or Church 608-759-2001


Blanchardville Lutheran Church (Pecatonica school)– 1st and 3rd Sat, 10-11 am

Contact: Jean 608-967-2349


Shullsburg: Centenary United Methodist Church (Shullsburg school district)

3rd Thurs from 5-7 pm, Contact: Tina 608-354-5182


South Wayne Village Hall (Black Hawk school district) – 3rd Thu from 3-6 pm

Contact: Donna 608-214-5317


Lafayette County Food Pantry (county area) – Tue and Thu each week 10-3

Contact: 608-776-3500


Darlington Community of Churches (county area) – by appt 

Contact: 608-776-3566 First Baptist Church


Second Harvest


United Way’s First Call for Help:  2-1-1


All Fraud/Overpayment referrals are completed in the Benefit Recovery Investigation Tracking System (BRITS).


Fraud Tip Hotline- Office of the Inspector General (OIG): 



Wisconsin Shares Child Care, W-2, Adoption Assistance, Kinship Care and Refugee Services:  1-877-302-3728


Medicaid, BadgerCare Plus, WIC or FoodShare Program: 



Unemployment Insurance (UC):  1-800-909-9472

Free Clinics

Community Connections Free Clinic:  provides basic health care for those who cannot afford or access medical services in Iowa County and surrounding areas.

101 E Fountain Street- Dodgeville, WI  53533

Open Tuesdays & Thursdays   5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Phone:  608-930-2232   or 877-449-7422

Fax:  608-937-0024



FoodShare Employment and Training (FSET):  assists people who get FoodShare to find a job through work activities and education and training.  

Phone:  608-778-6325

Head Start

Head Start & Early Head Start:  provides expectant parents and families with children ages birth through five, opportunities for:  child development education; health and nutrition services; parent and program partnerships; and family support, resource and referral.  



212 E Chapel Street – Dodgeville, WI  53533

Phone:  608-935-3379 or 800-494-8899


Health Department: 

Lafayette County Health Department

729 Clay Street – Darlington, WI  53530



Homeless Resources:

SWCAP – 149 N Iowa Street – Dodgeville, WI  

Phone:  608-935-2326


Family Advocates – Platteville – 608-348-5995


Lutheran Church of Peace, Platteville – Contact 608-348-9057


United Way’s First Call for Help: 2-1-1


Lafayette County Housing Authority

729 Clay Street – Darlington, WI  53530

Phone: 608-776-4880

Fax:  608-776-4865


Kinship Care is a program to help support a child who lives outside of his or her home with the relative.   


Lafayette County Human Services

15701 County Rd K, Suite 3

Darlington, WI  53530

Phone:  608-776-4800

Legal Action

Legal Action of Wisconsin:   provides legal advice or services that help low-income people get and keep government benefits.  



Phone:  608-256-3304

General email:

Probation and Parole

Probation and Parole Office

15701 County Rd K, Ste1

Darlington, WI  53530 

Safe at Home Program

Safe at Home:  provides victims of actual or threatened domestic abuse, child abuse, sexual abuse, stalking, and trafficking, or those who simply fear for their physical safety with a legal substitute address to be used for both public and private purposes.  

Phone:  608-266-6613


Hours:  7:45 am – 4:30 pm (Monday – Friday)

Phone:  608-776-4544

Safelink Wireless

Safelink Wireless:  provides income eligible households with a free phone. 

Phone:  1-800-723-3546

Salvation Army

Salvation Army:  may assistance customer with shelter, heat and utilities, food, medical, transportation and other benefits one time per year up to $300.00.   

Lafayette County Sherriff’s Office

Phone:  608-776-4870

Social Security Admin

877-405-7841 – Lafayette County contact office (MTRF 9-4, W 9-12)


State Social Security- 800-362-3002

Suicide Prevention

Community Suicide Prevention Lafayette County:  608-776-4848


National Suicide Prevention 24/7 Hotline: 800-273-8255

Tax Intercept & Overpayment Questions

Public Assistance Collection Unit (PACU)


Transportation Services

Medical Transportation Management: (MTM):  provides non-emergency medical transportation services for Medicaid and BadgerCare Plus members. 

  • Mileage Reimbursement
  • Public Transportation
  • Ambulatory Vehicles
  • Wheelchair or Stretcher vehicles

Monday – Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm


Request a ride:  866-907-1493

Schedule a ride online:


Where’s My Ride: - 866-907-1494


Complaint with MTM

“WeCare” line – 866-436-0457


Leadership through Innovative Flexible Transportation (LIFT) Transportation Service – SWCAP:  facilitates access to available transportation services, minimizes duplication of those services, and seeks cost-effective transport utilizing available resources. 

Phone:  877-798-5438

Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm 


Iowa County Aging & Disability Center


Volunteer Driver Program:  The ADRC has a volunteer driver program available to Iowa County residents age 60 and over or people with disabilities to transport people to non-emergency medical appointments.

Phone:  608-776-4800

Unemployment Benefits

Unemployment benefits:  Customers who become unemployed or partially unemployed may apply for unemployment benefits online.


Phone:  608-232-0678

Veterans Service

Lafayette County Veterans Service Office

627 Washington Street

Darlington, WI  53530

Phone:  608-776-4886 

Office Hours:  Monday- Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Vocational Rehabilitation  -DVR

DVR:  helps people with disabilities find a job, keep a job, or get a better job.  


W-2 – Wisconsin Works

Wisconsin Works (W-2):  provides employment preparation services, case management and cash assistance to eligible families. 


W-2 Call Center

Phone:  855-733-1311

Fax:  608-741-3486


Benefits and Services with W-2


Emergency Assistance (EA):   provides financial aid that can help pay unpaid rent or mortgage, pay energy bills, or transitional housing to find a home and/or for security deposits. 





Job Access Loans (JAL):  provides a loan for families with child(ren) that must be used to address an immediate financial crisis.


Women, Infants, and Children (WIC):  provides nutrition education, breast feeding education and support, supplemental nutritious foods, and connections to other community services. 

Phone:  608-935-2326  ext. 204 or 800-704-8555 

Women’s Health

Wisconsin Well Woman Program (WWWP): provides screening for breast and cervical cancer to low income, uninsured and underinsured women. 

  1. NOTE: No U.S. citizenship requirement.


General Information
Phone Numbers
(888) 794-5780
Fax: (855) 293-1822
Emergencies: Dial 911