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Welcome to Manitowoc County's Foster Care Program online! This site was designed and is maintained by the Manitowoc County Human Services Department for use by Manitowoc County foster and respite parents as well as for anyone interested in becoming a provider for Manitowoc County.

We believe that all children need a safe, stable place to live and grow. At times families need assistance in keeping their children safe. When children canít live with their primary families, foster families provide a safe, secure home for them.

Foster Parents play an important role in assisting these children through a very difficult time in their lives and in helping them to achieve permanency. We recognize that this work can also be very challenging.

Our hope is that this website will provide you with the information and support you need to make your foster parenting experience as rewarding as it can be.

Browse the website to learn more about what we have to offer in our Foster Care Program, Treatment Foster Care Program and Respite Care Program. Also check out available training and upcoming events. For licensed foster parents we have online forums for you to use to communicate with each other to offer suggestions and support.

For details about upcoming community events and important dates click HERE!

Interested in becoming
a foster parent?
Click Here To Learn More!



We are located at:

926 South 8th Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Phone: (920)683-4230
Fax: (920)683-4270
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Quick Facts:

  • Number of level 2 licensed Foster Homes - 48

  • Number of level 3 licensed Treatment Foster Homes - 10

  • Number of level 5 shift-staffed Treatment Foster Homes - 2

  • Number of Respite Homes - 23

  • Average number of children in care at any given time - 60

  • Average age of child in care - 9 years

  • Average length of time in care- 18 months

  • Number of webpages in this website - 468