Langlade County Resources

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Free Cell Phone Service

The Lifeline program provides free or reduced cell phone and/or land line service to eligible households in Wisconsin including Adams County. Only one person per household can have a Lifeline plan. In order to be eligible for a Lifeline plan, the person must be a recipient of one of the following public assistance programs:

·         BadgerCare

·         FoodShare

·         Medical Assistance

·         SSI

·         Wisconsin Heating and Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP)

·         Wisconsin Homestead Credit (Schedule H on WI tax return)

·         Wisconsin Works (W-2)


There are a number of national providers for Lifeline including Safelink and Q-Link. Both have service areas in Wisconsin but that does not mean that the cell coverage is very good. It is advised you research at the above website for the best provider in your area. 



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Child Care

Child Care Connection

Helps parents choose quality child care that will meet their family's needs. Provides listing of licensed and certified providers. 


407 West Main Street

Merrill, WI 54452

(800) 848 - 5229 or (715) 539 - 9779


Child Care Certification

Completes county certification for providers. Determines eligibility and authorization to assist with payments to regulated providers of child care.

Langlade County Department of Social Services

1225 Langlade Road

Antigo, WI 54409

(715) 627 - 6500


Wisconsin Shares (Child Care Assistance)

Wisconsin Shares is Wisconsin's child care subsidy program that helps families and caretakers pay for child care. To learn more about the program, click HERE.

The service provider for Wisconsin Shares in Langlade County is:

Langlade County Department of Social Services

IM Central Consortium

1225 Langlade Road

Antigo, WI 54409

You can apply in person, over the phone at 888-445-1621, or online at

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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Outreach House

Free clothing and household items.

814 6th Avenue

Antigo, WI

(715) 623 5177


Open Wednesdays 11:00 - 2:00


Community Closet

Free clothing.

Hwy B across from Upham Town Hall

Summit Lake WI

Open Wednesday afternoons 4:00 - 6:00 and Saturday mornings 9:00 - 11:00

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Northcentral Technical College

312 East Forrest Avenue

Antigo, WI 54409

(715) 623 - 7601


Career services ,diploma programs, personal growth, job search and readiness, skills upgrading, GED preparation and testing, and specialized training.


TRANS Program

(Transportation Alliance for New Solutions)

10930 County Road M

Crandon, WI 54520

(715) 478 - 7633


Program to prepare women and minority men/women to enter into road construction as laborers.


Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)

51-A North Brown Street, P.O. Box 894

Rhinelander, WI 54501

(800)662 - 5330


364 Grand Avenue

Wausau, WI

(715) 261 - 8760

(800) 469 - 0917


Job placement for the disabled. A representative will meet with you at the Langlade County Employment and Training Center.


Workforce Investment Act (WIA)

Forward Service Corporation

613 Fifth Avenue

Antigo, WI 54409

(715) 623 - 2117 or (715) 623 - 4062


Tuition, books and support services may be provided for participants interested in entering a vocational program. Special funding is available for a variety of short-term educational situations.


Antigo Public Library

617 Clermont Street

Antigo, WI 54409

(715) 623 - 3724 or (715) 627 - 7787


Information, referral and education.


Action Alliance, Inc.

Langlade County Department of Social Services

1225 Langlade Road

Antigo, WI 54409

(715) 627 - 6500


Increasing the awareness of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse issues and promoting positive alternatives for youth.

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Energy Assistance

Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP)

WHEAP provides assistance for heating costs, electric costs, and energy crisis situations (including furnace repair/replacement in some situations). Please click HERE for information and eligibility requirements.

The local WHEAP provider in Langlade County is:


Langlade County Department of Social Services

1225 Langlade Road

Antigo, WI 54409

(715) 627-6500


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. In general, to be eligible for an Energy Crisis payment (of up to $500), an applicant must meet all of the following:

  • You must pass non-financial and financial eligibility for the program;
  • You have already exhausted other funding options and resources;
  • You need financial help to maintain heat, electricity, water or sewer provided by a utility company;
  • The lack of or imminent lack of one of those utilities is likely to be an immediate threat to the health or safety of any member of your EA group;
  • The energy crisis is beyond the control of you or another caretaker relative or has been found to have good cause by the EA worker.

Forward Service Corporation is the EA provider for the entire NorthCentral FSET Region. To inquire about Emergency Assistance, please call (800) 771-8420 or (715) 623-2117

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Antigo Area Community Food Pantry

637 Superior St

Antigo, WI 54409

(715) 623 - 1103


Open Wednesdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Fridays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m



The FoodShare program provides supplemental nutritional assistance to low income individuals and families. To more, click HERE.


You can apply one of three primary ways:

Online at

Call 888-445-1621 

Walk in to:

Langlade County Department of Social Services

1225 Langlade Rd

Antigo WI 54409


Elcho Area Community Food Pantry

United Church of Christ

11224 Antigo Street

Elcho, WI

Hours: Monday 11am-1pm, Wednesday 4-6pm, Thursday 11am-1pm

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Health Care

Medical Assistance

The IM Central Consortium administers a number of medical assistance programs including BadgerCare Plus, Family Planning, Community Waivers, Nursing Home and Elderly-Blind-Disabled medicare programs.


You can apply one of three primary way:

Online at

Call 888-445-1621

Walk in to:
Langlade County Department of Social Services

1225 Langlade Rd

Antigo WI 

Langlade County Health Department

The goal of the Langlade County Health Department is to assure an environment in which people can be healthy.  The Health Department provides:

  • Health assessment, information and referrals.
  • Early detection of health problems and referrals.
  • Information on healthy living.
  • Assistance with environmental problems that impact health.
  • Actively support community policies that provide a healthy environment.
  • Services
  • Public Health

For complete information on services, click HERE.

Health Service Center
1225 Langlade Road
Antigo WI  54409

Phone: (715) 627-6250



Bridge Community Health Clinic

Providing high quality, affordable care for all patients, regardless of their ability to pay for our services.

  • Dental Care
    • New patient exams
    • Cleanings
    • Extractions
    • Fillings
  • Medical Care
    • Preventative
    • Chronic Disease Management
    • Gynecological care
    • Cancer Screenings
    • Immunizations
  • Behavior Health Care
  • Judicare Services
  • Patient Assistance Services


1111 Langlade Road

Antigo, WI 54409


Phone: 715-627-4383

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Antigo Housing Authority

Provides Grants/Loans, elderly housing and low income housing available.


535 Third Avenue

Antigo, WI 54409

(715) 623 - 5768

Emergency Assistance - Forward Service Corporation

Emergency Assistance (EA) provides funding to families with a child(ren) who meet all eligibility criteria. Among other requirements, to be eligible for EA, the applicant must be experiencing a current emergency due to fire, flood or natural disaster, impending homelessness, homelessness, or energy crisis. 

EA can help a group avoid eviction by paying a portion of past-due rent or mortgage or can help a group move into new housing.  The group must be at or below 115% of the Federal Poverty Level limit and have less than $2,500 in countable assets.  A group can receive assistance only once every 12 months.

Forward Service Corporation is the EA provider for the entire NorthCentral FSET Region.  To inquire about Emergency Assistance, please call 800-771-8420.   The local office is located at:

618 5th Ave

Antigo WI

(715) 623 - 2117



Provides section 8 voucher program. It is a federally funded housing program that provides rent subsidies to low income families, senior citizens, and handicapped and disabled individuals.

1201 Main Street

Oconto, WI 54153

(800) 242 - 7334


212 N. Lake Avenue

Crandon, WI 54520

(715) 478 - 3781


Rural Economic and Community Development

Provides loans for lower income individuals for new construction, existing housing and home improvements, and home improvement grants for elderly.  

639 W. Kemp Street

Rhinelander, WI 54501

(715) 362 - 5941, Ext. 4


Midstate Independent Living Consultants, Inc.

MILC is a publicly supported non-profit agency serving persons with disabilities. MILC staff provides information, training, and support to assist people with disabilities in making informed decisions about their disability-related needs.

3262 Church Street, Suite 1

Stevens Point, WI 54481

(715) 344 - 4210

(800) 382 - 8484 

Rural Housing

Provides assistance with security deposits, rent, utility bills, mortgage payments, real estate taxes, and water/sewer assessments.

(888) 400 - 5974

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Legal Services

Wisconsin Judicare

Judicare is a non-profit law firm that allows low-income individuals access to legal help. Their main office is located in Wausau but they provide services to residents throughout the northern Wisconsin area including Langlade County.


401 Fifth Street, 2nd Floor

Wausau, WI 54403

(715) 842 -1681

(800) 472 -1638 


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Menominee Transit

Bus rides to shopping, nutrition sites, medical appointments, school, employment, recreational and other activities are available to everyone. Priority seating is given to those persons over 60 and the disabled.


1225 Langlade Road

Antigo, WI 54409

(877) 648 - 9287


New! Work-N-Wheels

Turned down for a loan? Need a vehicle to get to work? Contact NewCap Work-N-Wheels!

Loan: 0% interest loan to purchase a vehicle

Employment: Must be employed.

Residency: Must be Langlade Co resident.


Call Dave Leisner at 920-591-1500 or 920-834-4621 or toll free at 800-242-7334 for more information.


Application available online at



Medical Transportation Management

Medical transportation services to medical appointments (non-emergency) for anyone who is a recipient of medical assistance (Badgercare, Medicaid or Medicare).


(866) 907 - 1493



Dave's Helping Hands

Birnamwood, WI

(715) 449 - 3200


Hands with Heart

Jill Lewandowski

(715) 610 - 0128


Freedom Vans

W9491 County Road B

Bryant, WI 54418

(715) 623 - 5906

(866) 623 - 5906


Medical transportation for handicapped and disabled.


North Central Caravans

719 Fifth Avenue

Antigo, WI 54409

(715) 627 - 6543


Medical transportation for handicapped and disabled.

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Other Resources

Wisconsin Works (W-2)

Application and Resource Hot Line

Phone: 1-855-733-1311

Local W-2 Agency

Langlade County

This office is open by appointment only
Forward Service Corp
618 5th Avenue
Antigo, WI 54409

Phone: 715-623-4329

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin – Community Services

Antigo Family Resource Center

Hours for all locations: Monday through Friday

Available by appointment


N4013 Hwy 45

Antigo, WI 54409



Provides residents of Langlade County with parenting skills and numerous methods to strengthen families. Offer Drop-In Playtime; Ask the Experts information meeting and a library of information on various topics concerning parenting and the welfare of families.



First Call

If you, your family, friends or co-workers have questions or the need for services, and don't know where to turn, free confidential information is just a phone call away. Services available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.


(715) 627 - 1818


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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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