Kenosha Human Development Services (KHDS) , a nonprofit community agency, works to help all people in the Kenosha area to lead healthy, productive lives. We believe everyone should have access to the opportunities and support they need to succeed and we aim to provide this to all people in our community – especially those with the fewest resources.
We offer crisis intervention, both in-person and phone service, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. There is never an automated answering machine or voice message answering our phone. Our well-trained dedicated crisis staff provides face-to-face interventions and/or phone counseling in crisis situations.
Starting in March 2018, both adult and juvenile crisis can be reached in person at our brand new Crisis Prevention Center at 1202 60th Street.
You should call the Crisis Hotline right now at 262-657-7188 if you or someone you know is experiencing:
- Feeling Suicidal
- Angry, depressed or anxious
- Substance abuse problems
- Lonely or isolated
- Family disputes
- Physical or emotional abuse
- Having school problems
- Runaway issues
- Just need to talk…
We offer a wide variety of assistance services for those who are currently homeless, or are facing homelessness. Our professional staff works with participants to take care of the immediate situation. Once we have the immediate housing needs under control, we will work with participants to secure the best additional services they need to address any additional needs. If you, or someone you know is facing homelessness, please call our office at 262-764-8555 and ask to speak to Homeless Assistance Services.
Mental health and alcohol or other drug recovery is a difficult journey for most. We believe that the right support and the right skills can make all the difference. Our Mental Health/Substance Abuse Resource Center team identifies many of the life skills and treatment referral needs of those who are living with a mental illness or are seeking recovery services. If you, or someone you care about, is struggling with mental health or addiction issues, please call 262-764-8555 and ask to speak to the Resource Center. We can help you find the right resources.
If you’re overwhelmed by the different programs and services available in the Kenosha area, please call the Community Resource Center at 262-764-8555. The friendly, experienced staff at the Resource Center will talk with you and help you navigate the system to find the help you or a loved one needs. Our team at the Resource Center has a deep network of connections at agencies across southeast Wisconsin and throughout the country. We mean it—if we can’t help you, we know someone who can!
Children are placed in foster care for many reasons. At times families struggle with addiction, illness, domestic violence, death, and many other issues that prevent them from being able to provide the care their children need. Deciding to become foster parents is a big step. You probably have questions about the process, what to expect and whether you're even a good fit to be a foster. We encourage you to call us at 262-764-8555 to learn more about the process. Our goal is to have the best-prepared foster families possible so that the children who come to you find a warm and loving welcome.
We offer multiple youth programs, designed to support and assist individuals 18-24 years in a variety of ways. Explore our youth programs here.