Foster Care Contact Information

GENERAL PHONE: 608-242-NEED (6333)  |  GENERAL INTAKE: 608-242-NEAR (6327)   |   GENERAL FAX: 608-242-6294

Note: During regular business hours, the General Intake line is available for foster parents when their assigned consultant is unavailable and for social workers requesting emergency placement.

FOSTER CARE UNIT
NamePhone NumberEmail
Sarah Lawton - Substitute Care Supervisor608-242-6322lawton@countyofdane.com
Dawn Douglas - Foster Care Coordinator [Recruitment & Training]608-242-6303douglas@countyofdane.com
CHILDREN'S RESOURCE TEAM (CRT)
Carolyn Fatsis608-242-6308fatsis@countyofdane.com
Jen Forester608-242-6302forester@countyofdane.com
Amy Harsh [part-time]608-242-6378harsh@countyofdane.com
Kris Schaefer608-242-6309schaefer@countyofdane.com
ADOLESCENT RESOURCE TEAM (ART)
Linda Johnson608-242-6310johnson.linda@countyofdane.com
Michelle Palay608-242-6318palay@countyofdane.com
Jennifer Edds608-242-6307edds@countyofdane.com
KINSHIP TEAM
Sarah Kasel [part-time]608-242-6381kasel@countyofdane.com
Julie Swenson608-242-6382swenson.julie@countyofdane.com
Kate Gravel608-242-6461gravel@countyofdane.com
OTHER STAFF ASSIGNMENTS
Mike Boehm - Social Service Specialist608-242-6326boehm@countyofdane.com
Judy Coats - Support staff608-242-6312
coats.judy@countyofdane.com
Paige Odegard608-242-6248odegard.paige@countyofdane.com
Jennifer Schlicht - Support staff608-242-6231
You may contact Jennifer for Kinship and ARTT (Thomas Unit) referrals.
schlicht.jennifer@countyofdane.com
ACCOUNTING/PAYROLL
Jackie Boge608-242-6390
[Lastnames A-K] of Foster Care
Ellen Mack608-242-6205
[Lastnames L-Z] of Foster Care
OTHER IMPORTANT NUMBERS
Child Abuse Hotline608-261-KIDS (54347) During regular Business Hours
608-255-6067 4:30 pm - 7:00 am weekdays, weekends and holidays.
Remember to also call the child's social worker and your foster home consultant regarding any allegations!
Juvenile Reception Center608-266-4983Apprehension requests for children who are AWOL (absent without leave).

HOURS OF OPERATION
MONDAY - FRIDAY: 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 
Phone 608-242-NEED (6333)

Fax 608-242-6294

 

GET THE PROCESS STARTED TO BECOME A
DANE COUNTY FOSTER PARENT


 

UPCOMING INFORMATION MEETINGS

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
Wednesday, July 17th, 2019
Thursday, September 19th, 2019
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Start Time: 7 p.m.
Room 110, 1202 Northport Drive, Madison WI


Can’t make it to a meeting? Call 608-242-6303 to set up an individual meeting!