Community Needs





Ozaukee is one of the wealthiest counties in the entire nation. This simply means that we have people with some very high incomes. However, it does not mean that we are exempt from social problems. Here are the facts:


In 2021 In Ozaukee County there were:

  607 reports of possible child abuse.

 374 reports of possible elder abuse, including: neglect, physical abuse,

          emotional abuse and self-neglect.

 5,194 households received food share.

6,795 people qualified for medical assistance.

 1,546 households received energy assistance and 816 households

received paid crisis assistance through Energy Services.     

 55 youth were placed in group homes, foster homes, correction

          facilities or other living arrangements.

545 clients received help at Advocates. 1,964 nights of shelter for adults & children;

 6,105 adult counseling & advocacy contacts;

945 child counseling & advocacy contacts and 894 crisis & hotline calls.

55 divorces that involved children.

3,421 transportation services to seniors by Interfaith Caregivers.

10,109 calls to the COPE Hotlines.

2,838 people received help at Ozaukee Family Services

This is the proverbial “tip of the ice berg”. This does not take into consideration the families whose lives have been turned upside down by substance abuse, teen pregnancy, suicide, or those who have the additional challenge of a family member with disabilities or serious illness. Not to mention the everyday stress of relationship problems, violence or grief.

Thanks to our Partners at Ozaukee Family Services for compiling the data.