Oneida 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.


Oneida County Dept of Social Services

1 S Oneida St.

Rhinelander, WI 54501

(715)362-5695


Please click HERE for eligibility requirements.








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Ashland County Housing Authority


Helping low-income households with weatherization and furnace issues.


Ph: 800-274-8311


Emergency Assistance


Primarily for housing crisis situations but also has energy assistance component.


Go to "Other Resources" section on this page or click HERE for more information.


WHEAP Heat for Heroes


Provides energy assistance to Veterans.


Ph: 800-891-9276

Cell Phone

Lifeline


Provides free or reduced cell phone and/or land line service to eligible households in Wisconsin. 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 HERE for the best provider in your area.


Eligibility Requirements: must be a recipient of one of the following public assistance programs:

  • BadgerCare
  • Food Share
  • Medical Assistance
  • Social Security (SSI)
  • Wisconsin Heating and Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP)
  • Wisconsin Homestead Credit (Scheduled "H" on the WI Tax Return
  • Wisconsin Works (W-2 Program)
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Food

Rhinelander Area Food Pantry (RAFP) 


RAFP helps with food insecurity to families around Rhinelander.

Distribution days are:

Mondays from 3:00pm-6:00pm

Wednesdays from 4:00pm-7:00pm

Saturdays from 10:30am-1:00pm

 

627 Coon St

Rhinelander WI

Ph: 715-369-7237


Meals for the Hungry


Offers a free meal every Friday night from 4:30pm-7:00pm


Hope Center

1103 Thayer St.

Rhinelander, WI 54501



Ruby's Pantry


Distribution is always the third Tuesday of the month at Grace Foursquare Church.  A donation of $20 is required to help with the cost of transportation of food.


4630 Hwy 17 North

Rhinelander, WI 54501

Ph: 715-369-7237


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Coffee & Company


A FREE breakfast is offered the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 8:00am-10:00am


VFW Hall

120 E Park Street

Rhinelander, WI 54501


The Table


FREE meal available the last 2 days of every month beginning at 5:30pm. All are welcome!


St. Augustine's Church

39 S Pelham St.

Rhinelander, WI 54501


FoodShare


Provides supplemental nutritional assistance to low-income individuals and families. Walk in appointments are welcome.


Oneida County Department of Social Services

1 S Oneida Rd

Rhinelander WI

Ph: 888-445-1621


Clothing

Nativity Thrift Store


Provider of affordable used clothing.

 

Two locations:


Downtown

436 N. Brown Street

Rhinelander, WI 54501

Ph: 715-362-2665

**Open Monday-Saturday 10:00am-3:00pm

                                 

Pine Lake (old Pine Lake School)

4293 River Road

Rhinelander, WI 54501

Ph: 715-369-2044

**Open Monday, Wednesday, Saturday 9:00am-3:00pm

                                                                                     


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Goodwill


Discounted clothing, furniture, home goods, and beauty supplies are located here.


2181 Lincoln St

Rhinelander, WI 54501

Ph: 715-362-7565



Seventh-Day Adventist Thrift Shop


Provider of affordable used clothing


18 W. Rives Street

Rhinelander, WI 54501

Ph: 715-369-2737

AODA

Drug Rehab Guide for Addiction & Mental Health


Guide to answer questions regarding drug rehab center facilities including their focus, treatment options, accreditation, and cost.


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Wisconsin Rehab List


Guide to all inpatient and outpatient alcohol and drug addiction rehabilitation facilities in Wisconsin.

Legal

Wisconsin Judicare


Legal aid office for low-income residents. 

 

401 5th Street

Suite #200

Wausau, WI 54403

Ph: 715-842-1681


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Lawyer Referral & Information


Legal hotline offers general legal information and lawyer referral through the State Bar of Wisconsin. 

 

Ph: 800-362-9082

Healthcare

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.


Oneida County Social Services

1 S. Oneida Ave.

Rhinelander, WI 54501

Ph: 888-445-1621

 

Oneida County Health Department


Provides a wide range of services including immunizations, nutrition education, tobacco cessation, women's health, and prenatal care coordination.


100 W. Keenan Street

Rhinelander, WI 54501

Ph: 715-369-6111



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Marshfield Clinic Dental


Provides dental services to all despite what their insurance situation is.  A dental assistance program is also available to those with limited funds. Medicaid is also accepted.


2268 N. Shore Dr

Rhinelander, WI 54501

Ph: 715-420-1400

Housing
Meridian Group Inc


Low-income housing


1207 Mason Street

Rhinelander, WI 54501

Ph: 715-362-7855

 

Rhinelander Housing Authority


Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.


411 W. Phillip St

Rhinelander, WI 54501

Ph: 715-365-7979


Emergency Assistance


Primarily for housing crisis situations.


Go to "Other Resources" section on this page or click HERE for more information.













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Fredrick Place (NATH) 


Homeless shelter serving Oneida, Vilas, Langlade, Lincoln, and Forest Counties that provides safe housing and basic needs to individuals and families in need.


204 West Fredrick Street

Rhinelander, WI 54501

 

Appointments for admission interviews may be made by calling 715-369-9777


ACES (Association of Churches for Emergency Support


Coordinates and provides emergency aid in the form of shelter, health, food and clothing.


If interested, call 715-360-5826. A volunteer will call back within two business days.


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

Ph: 715-362-5941 Ext. 4


Childcare

Wisconsin Shares (Child Care Assistance)


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

 

The service provider for Wisconsin Shares in Oneida County is:

Oneida County Social Services
1 S Oneida Ave
Rhinelander, WI 54501
Ph: 715-362-5695

You can apply in person, over the phone at 888-445-1621 FREE, or online at access.wisconsin.gov

 



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Northwest Connection Family Resource Center


Assistance with child care referrals for the 14 northern counties in Wisconsin is available here, along with information on how to become a licensed child care provider.


If interested, call 800-733-5437


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).  

Transportation

MTM Transportation

 

Transportation service to medical appointments (non-emergency) for medical assistance recipients (BadgerCare, medicaid, medicare).

 

  For more info or to schedule a ride, call 866-907-1493


Rapid Cab 


Transportation service serving Rhinelander. Open 24 hours

To schedule a ride, call 715-365-7433

 







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Northwoods Transit Connections

 

Bus Transit serving Oneida and Vilas Counties

     

To schedule a ride, call 715-420-0585


 

DISCAB Company


Providing transportation as well as an errand service.  Serving the Minocqua area.


To schedule a ride, call 715-892-8294       


Wisconsin RideShare


Free service that brings commuters together for carpooling and bicycle commuting.


Ph: 800-455-7665

Other Resources

Wisconsin Works (W-2)


W-2 is a time-limited program that provides temporary cash assistance and case management services to low-income parents and pregnant women. W-2 is a work program for adults willing to engage in work activities; it is not an entitlement.


Forward Service Corp - Oneida County
51A North Brown Street

Rhinelander, WI 54501

Ph: 715-365-1500


Application and Resource Hot Line

Phone: 1-855-733-1311


Personal Essentials Pantry


Provides basic products necessary for personal and household cleanliness and good health.This is available to the residents within the Rhinelander/Harshaw zip codes.


Distribution the last Saturday of the month from 9:00am-12:00pm and the 2nd Monday of the month from 3:30pm-5:30pm.


724 Arbutus St. (located on corner of Wabash and Prospect St.)

Rhinelander, WI 54501


 

Tri-County Council


Shelter that works with primary victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, but also helps secondary victims of abuse (family, friends, and community). Offers a safe haven to those in need,


(715) 362 -6841

(800) 236- 1222 (24 hour hotline)


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Emergency Assistance


If you’re about to lose your home or have utilities shut off, Emergency Assistance may be able to help. You may qualify for Emergency Assistance if:

  • Can’t pay your rent or mortgage
  • You have received an eviction notice
  • You received a foreclosure notice
  • Your family is living in a shelter or temporary place
  • You received a disconnect notice for your utilities
  • Your heat or electricity is shut off
  • Lost your home through fire, flood, or natural disaster

51A N Brown St.

Rhinelander, WI 54501

Ph: 715-365-1500


To inquire about Emergency Assistance:

Ph: 800-771-8420



Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin – Family Resource Center


Provides residents of Vilas, Forest, and Oneida Counties with parenting skills and numerous methods to strengthen families. Offers Drop-In Playtime, Ask the Experts information meeting and a library of information on various topics concerning parenting and the welfare of families.


3716 Country Dr.

Rhinelander, WI 54501


Available by appointment by calling 715-361-6300

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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