• See how social services
    Agencies are moving from paper to digital Learn how agencies across the country are spending more time with families, reducing paperwork and becoming more efficient.

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  • Control what you can
    Breaking the Burnout Cycle Learn how we help agencies minimize the burden of paperwork, mitigate stress, and break the cycle of social worker burnout.

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  • Stop the workarounds
    Start the working through
    Learn how Northwoods' document management solutions help improve accuracy, efficiency, and client satisfaction.

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  • Human services technology for the mobile social worker.

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  • Finally, human services software that puts people first.

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  • Social services software that cuts lobby lines? It's what you’ve been waiting for.

    Learn About Compass® Appointments

  • Meet Compass® CoPilot. The mobile social worker's best friend.

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  • Give hours back to your caseworkers with Compass® Pilot. The document management productivity suite.

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  • We offer human services software to help agencies make a difference.

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Northwoods Compass® Appointment Management, Desktop and Mobile Productivity Solutions

Most software for social services agencies is focused on only one thing: capturing state-required data. At Northwoods, our human services software solutions are designed for the directors and caseworkers who use the data, not for the data itself. By giving caseworkers agency-wide immediate access to case and client information how, when and where they need it, we’re changing the way caseworkers at state and county health and human service agencies work.

Why Northwoods
is Different

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Northwoods Compass® software helps state and county human services agencies increase client service levels and productivity while cutting costs — allowing them to do more with less.


Human Services
Agencies We Serve

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Northwoods specializes in human services software solutions and technology for Child Protective Services, Child Support and Public Assistance programs at state and county human services agencies.

Areas of Expertise

Solutions Designed
for Caseworkers

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Northwoods Compass® software solutions decrease the paperwork burden on caseworkers and social workers and increase agency-wide productivity so caseworkers can focus on the families they serve.

Products & Services

CCI Winter Conference

November 30 - December 2
Colorado Springs, Colorado

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WCHSA Conference 

December 3 - December 4
Stevens Points, Wisconsin

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  • Monday, November 16, 2015

    Dare County DSS Replacing Paper with Electronic Document Management

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  • Thursday, November 5, 2015

    Mobile App Helps Clark County Social Workers Improve Family Engagement

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  • Wednesday, October 21, 2015

    Carver County Replacing Paper with Mobile App for Social Workers

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"Implementing the Northwoods solution has resulted in a more productive and accountable staff, increased customer responsiveness and greater value for the public." Roxanne Somerlot, Director, Marion County Job and Family Services

What Human Services Professionals Are Saying About Compass® Solutions

  • "I really do not know how we managed before."

    Stephanie Kaiser, Project Analyst Lucas County Department of Job and Family Services

  • "This will revolutionize the way we do business because we will no longer be tied to our desks."

    Amy Ruppert, Business Administrator Auglaize County Department of Job and Family Services

  • "It’s an easy system to learn. And it’s very easy to use."

    Beth Graff, Quality Control Allen County Department of Job and Family Services

  • "I don’t worry that I do or don’t have a form that I might or might not need. They are all with me all the time."

    Nikki DeLeon, Family Based Care Case Worker Fairfield County Department of Job and Family Services

  • "The easiest way for me to describe Compass® CoPilot is that it’s just like taking my desktop computer out in the field. Whatever I can do on my desk, I can do in the field."

    Jackie Davis, Intake and Assessment Social Worker Fairfield County Department of Job and Family Services