When disaster strikes, the primary mission of emergency human services is to first understand what services are needed, then to ensure these services are provided quickly and efficiently to the people who need them most.
Emergency human services are an essential part of the Wisconsin Emergency Response Plan's emergency support function 6 (ESF-6). For more information on ESF-6, visit Wisconsin Emergency Management.
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Emergency Human Services Explained
Emergency means something outside your human services agencies’ typical day-to-day work and duties.
Human services is meant generically and collectively to include services provided by governmental and non-governmental organizations. These include programs that help survivors address unmet, disaster-caused needs and/or non-housing losses through loans and grants or through coordination of assistance from non-governmental sources.
Emergency Human Services Contacts
- DHS Health Emergency Preparedness and Response
- DHS Healthcare Emergency Preparedness
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Agency
- Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM)
- Department of Children and Families (DCF)
- Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP)
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention