Adams County Community Resources 


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Energy

Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP)


Assistance includes regular heating and electric assistance, as well as specialized services including emergency fuel assistance, counseling for energy budgets, and emergency furnace repair and replacement.


Energy Services Inc.

514 Main Street

Friendship, WI 53934

Ph: 608-339-6767

Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5pm


Salvation Army


Can speak with local intake worker to discuss referral to Salvation Army. Limited funding.


Adams County Health & Human Services

108 E North Street

Friendship, WI 53934

Ph: 608-339-4505


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Emergency Assistance


The Emergency Assistance program is operated under the Wisconsin Works (W-2) program.  It is primarily for housing crisis situations but also has an Energy Crisis component.


Forward Service Corporation

139 S Main Street

Adams, WI 53910

Ph: 608-472-4045 (local)

 or 855-733-1311 (eligibility line)


Cell Phone

SafeLink Wireless


Free/reduced cell phone service for eligible households. Only one person per household can have a SafeLink phone.



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QLink Wireless


Free/reduced cell phone service for eligible households. Only one person per household can have a QLink phone.

Food

Adams County Food Pantry


1874 State Road 13

Friendship, WI 53934

Ph: 608-393-2641 or 608-254-8353

Wednesdays (1pm-4pm) and Fridays (9am-12pm)


Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry


3rd Wednesday of each month at 5pm.

No eligibility requirements.


A-F Middle School

420 N Main Street

Adams, WI 53910

Ph: 608-339-4375 (Suzanne)


Ruby's Pantry


1st Saturday of each month. 

Doors open 9am, distribution from 10am-11:30am.

Cost is $20 for 70-100 pounds of food.

No eligibility requirements.


Adams Assembly of God Church

2202 State Highway 13

Adams, WI 53910

Ph: 608-339-3878


WIC


Provides nutrition support, immunization referrals, and nutrition education for women, infants, and children.


Adams County Health & Human Services

108 E North Street

Friendship, WI 53934

Ph: 608-847-9375 or 608-339-4513


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Food Resource Brochure


FoodShare


Apply one of three ways:

  • Online at access.wisconsin.gov
  • Via phone at 888-794-5556
  • In-person at Adams County Human Services
    108 E North Street, Friendship, WI 53934

A-F High School Food Pantry


For families with children enrolled in the A-F School District. Only open during the school year.


A-F High School

1109 E North Street

Adams, WI 53910

608-339-3921 x 1114 (Vicki)

Mondays from 3:45pm-5pm


Grand Marsh Elementary Food Pantry


For families with children enrolled in the A-F School District. Only open during the school year.


Grand Marsh Elementary School

620 County Road E

Grand Marsh, WI 53936

Ph: 608-931-6779 (Megan)

Tuesdays from 4pm-5pm

Clothing

Adams County Human Services


Can provide vouchers for Practical Cents on a referral basis. Inquire within.


108 E North Street

Friendship, WI 53934

Ph: 608-339-4505


Saint Vincent de Paul Society


Used clothing and furniture at low prices. Also offers some financial assistance. Call for more information.


W15210 WI-16

Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

Ph: 608-254-4011

Open Mon-Fri (9am-5pm) and Sat (9am-4pm)


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Career Closet


Free clothing resource, specifically for interview and professional clothing.


1905 Washington Street

Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

Ph: 715-424-7544


AODA

La Clinica Roche-A-Cri Behavioral Health and Recovery Center


Addiction treatment center located in Friendship.



302 W Lake Street

Friendship, WI 53934

Ph: 608-474-4355







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Adams County Human Services


Provides outpatient services including:

  • AODA
  • Crisis & Mobile Crisis
  • Mental Health
  • Psychiatry and Psychological
  • Medication Monitoring
  • Case Management & Service Coordination

108 E North Street

Friendship, WI 53934

Ph: 608-339-4505


Legal

Legal Action Wisconsin (LAW)


LAW provides free legal services to low-income people with focus on benefits and health programs, family law, housing law, licenses, criminal recores and employment, senior law, migrant farm workers, and social security disabilty.


LAW - Oshkosh

404 N Main Street Suite 702

Oshkosh, WI 54901

Ph: 800-236-1128

Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm


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Healthcare

Medical Assistance


Apply one of three ways:

  • Online at access.wisconsin.gov
  • Via phone at 888-794-5556
  • In-person at Adams County Human Services
    108 E North Street, Friendship, WI 53934

Adams County Public Health


Provides a variety of services including:

  • Health Screening Checks
  • Immunizations (1st & 3rd Wednesday)
  • Maternal-Child Health Program
  • Prenatal Care Coordination
  • WIC
  • Wisconsin Well Woman Program

108 E North Street

Friendship, WI 53934

Ph: 608-339-4513 or 608-339-4505


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Outpatient Mental Health Providers


Adams County Crisis Intervention


108 E North Street

Friendship, WI 53934

608-339-4505


Northwest Connections


24-Hour Mental Health & AODA Crisis Line


888-552-6642


NAMI


National Alliance for Mentally Ill provides info to someone affected by mental illness and serves as their advocate.


Ph: 608-296-6000


Housing

Central WI Community Action Council


Various housing programs offered through CWCAC - refer to their website for specific details.


1874 Highway 13

Friendship, WI 53934

Ph: 608-339-4900 (Adams) or 608-254-8353 (WI Dells)


Emergency Assistance


Provides funding to families with children who meet all eligibility criteria. In addition to meeting eligibility criteria, applicant must be experiencing a current emergency.


Forward Service Corporation

139 S Main Street

Adams, WI 53910

Ph: 608-771-8420 or 608-472-4045



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Rural Housing, Inc.


Rental assistance offered to Adams County residents. Eligibility criteria listed on website.


HUD


Adams County Housing Authority

350 E Liberty Street

Adams, WI 53910

Ph: 608-339-6996


Wisconsin Rapids Housing Authority

2521 10th Street S

Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

Ph: 715-423-7288


Renewal Unlimited


Various housing programs offered through Renewal Unlimited - refer to their website for specific details.


2900 Red Fox Run

Portage, WI 53901

Ph: 608-742-5329 x 42

Childcare

Wisconsin Shares (Child Care Assistance)

Wisconsin Shares is Wisconsin's child care subsidy program that helps families and caretakers pay for child care. 

 

Adams County Wisconsin Shares service provider:

Adams County Health & Human Services

Capital Income Maintenance Consortium

108 E North Street

Friendship, WI 53934

 

You can apply in person, over the phone at 888-794-5556, or online at access.wisconsin.gov.


Wisconsin Child Care Provider Listing

The State of Wisconsin has an online directory of all regulated child care providers (certified, licensed family and licensed group centers).  Click here to go to the directory to find a child care provider in your area.


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Childcaring - Central Wisconsin Child Care Resource and Referral Agency


Call or meet with a referral specialist who will conduct a computerized search for regulated child care programs which best meet your needs. 

 

Wisconsin Rapids Office
1107 West Grand Avenue

Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495
Ph: 715-423-4114
Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm

 

Wausau Office
1500 Merrill Avenue Suite 201

Wausau, WI 54401

Ph: 715-301-1800

Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm

 

Please call our offices before stopping by to ensure a staff member is available. To search the online directory, click here


1-800-628-8534 / Email:info@childcaring.org


Transportation

MTM


Transportation service for non-emergency medical appointments for recipients of medical assistance. You can get rides to/from non-emergency medical appointments or you can get reimbursed for your trips to/from non-emergency medical appointments.


Ph: 866-831-4130


Must call 2 days in advance.

Trip logs can be found here.


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Other Resources

Adams County Job Center


401 N Main Street

Adams, WI 53910

Ph: 608-339-9559

Tues-Thurs, 8am-11:45am, 12:45pm-4pm


WIOA Adult & Young Adult Programs


Employment & training program offered through Forward Service Corporation, located in Adams County Job Center.


401 N Main Street

Adams, WI 53910

Ph: 715-315-0099 (Jamie)


W2 - Wisconsin Works


W2 is a job-based program that provides cash assistance to eligible parents to help them prepare for a career. Must have a minor child in the home.


139 S Main Street

Adams, WI 53910

Ph: 608-472-4045 (local) or 855-733-1311 (eligibility line)


Wisconsin Senior Employment Program


Work-based training program for older Americans (55+, unemployed, and fit within certain income limits). 

SER Program Contact for Adams, Juneau, Marquette, Sauk, and Waushara County:


Debra Terry

258 S Main Street

Fond du Lac, WI 54936

Ph: 920-307-9898


Community Corrections Employment Program (CCEP)


Employment & training program offered through the State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections. Specifically for individuals who are on felony supervision and have at least 6 months of probation left.


Region 8 Coordinator: Rodney Owens

Ph: 920-294-6251 (Office) or 920-240-9050 (Cell)



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Hope House


Resource available to those experiencing an abusive relationship.


720 Ash Street

Baraboo, WI 53913

Ph: 608-356-9123 or 800-584-6790 24-Hour Help Line


Adams County Library


Free resource, including WiFi and computer usage. Free mobile WiFi hot spot available for check out. Click here for more information.


569 N Cedar Street

Adams, WI 53910

Ph: 608-339-4250


Prescription Discount Card


Free program for anyone. Save up to 75% on prescription medications. This is not health insurance - discounts only.


Aging & Disability Resource Center


Assists seniors and adults with disabilities with resources and services to remain in their homes for as long as possible.


569 N Cedar Street

Adams, WI 53910

Ph: 877-883-5378


DVR


Division of Vocational Rehabilitation is a program for individuals with disabilities who are having problems getting or retaining employment due to their disability. 


320 W Grand Avenue #102

Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495

Ph: 715-422-5050

Address: Wood County Human Services - River Block

111 W. Jackson St., 2nd Floor, Wisconsin Rapids WI 54495  

Phone: +1 (715) 421-8608 8

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