Health & Human Services

 The mission of Buffalo County DHHS is to empower individuals, families and communities to live well by preventing disease, protecting health and assuring safety, while encouraging independence.



DHHS Director

Dave Rynders



3rd Floor

407 S. 2nd St.

Alma, WI 54610

Phone: (608) 685-4412





(608) 685-3342

Child Protection Manager

Danielle Schalinske


Behavioral Health Manager

Carri Renchin


Adult Protection Manager

Stephen LaValla



To report abuse and neglect of a child, vulnerable adult or elder, please call the Department of Health and Human Services at 608-685-4412 and ask to speak with the Intake Worker.


This is the process during business hours of 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday, excluding holidays.


After hours, weekends and holidays- reports may be made by contacting the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office at 608-685-4433.