Civil Rights

At The Human Service Center, we are committed to upholding the civil rights of all individuals and ensuring equal access to our programs and services. As an agency under the Wisconsin Department of Human Services, we adhere to the civil rights regulations and guidelines set forth by state and federal laws. This webpage serves as a resource to provide information about our civil rights policies, procedures, and reporting mechanisms.

Our Commitment to Civil Rights

The Human Service Center is dedicated to promoting diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for everyone in our community. We believe that every individual deserves to be treated with respect, dignity, and fairness. Our agency is committed to eliminating discrimination, preventing harassment, and creating an environment that fosters equal access and equal participation for all. Civil Rights Laws and Regulations

As a recipient of federal and state funding, The Human Service Center operates in compliance with various civil rights laws and regulations, including but not limited to:

  1. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964:
    Prohibits discrimination based on race, color, and national origin.
  2. Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972:
    Prohibits sex discrimination in education programs or activities.
  3. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973:
    Prohibits discrimination based on disability.
  4. Age Discrimination Act of 1975:
    Prohibits discrimination based on age.
  5. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990:
    Prohibits discrimination based on disability in employment, public services, and public accommodations.

Complaint Procedures

If you believe that you have been subjected to discrimination or harassment while accessing our programs or services, we encourage you to report your concerns promptly. The Human Service Center has established a complaint procedure to ensure all complaints are handled in a timely and appropriate manner. You can find detailed information on our complaint procedures, including how to file a complaint, by clicking on the applicable documents below:

File Downloads

File Description Size
Civil Rights Compliance Letter of Assurance.pdf
Letter of Assurance
315.6 KB
Limited English Proficiency Statement, Acknowledgement & Refusal Form.pdf
Proficiency Statement
130.9 KB
Nondiscrimination Statement 22-25.pdf
Non-Discrimination Statement
131.3 KB
Service Delivery Discrimination Complaint.pdf
Discrimination Complaint
184.4 KB

Reporting Discrimination

At The Human Service Center, we take all allegations of discrimination seriously. We have designated a Civil Rights Compliance Officer who oversees the agency's compliance efforts. If you have any questions or wish to report an incident of discrimination, please contact:

Angela Paddock
The Human Service Center Civil Rights Compliance Officer:
Phone: (715) 369-2215