Vilas 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.


Vilas County Dept of Social Services

330 Court St.

Eagle River, WI 54521

Ph: 715-479-3668


or


Lac Du Flambeau Tribe

Ph: 715-588-4235


Please click HERE for eligibility requirements. 



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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.



Ashland County Housing Authority


Helping low-income households with weatherization and furnace issues.


Ph: 800-274-8311


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

Northwoods Share Community Dinner


Dinner served every 1st and 3rd Tuesday from September through May. Doors open at 4:00pm and dinner is served at 5:30pm.


Rock Mission Center

1019 East Wall St.

Eagle River, WI 54521

Ph: 715-479-3388


Community Food Pantry


Open on Thursdays. Times alternate weekly - either 10:00am-11:30am or 3:00pm - 5:30pm


Community Church of Boulder Junction

10445 Main St.

Boulder Junction, WI 54512


Headwaters Food Pantry


Open the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month from 8:30am - 11:30am


6516 Olympic 76 Dr.

Land O'Lakes, WI 54540

Ph: 630-306-9189

**Ask for Jill Rohlohoff**


Vilas Food Pantry


Open Wednesdays from 8:30am-10:00am and 1st & 3rd Tuesdays from 3:30pm - 5:15pm


1013 North Railroad Street

Eagle River, WI 54521

Ph: 715-891-0042



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FoodShare


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


Vilas County Dept of Social Services

330 Court St.

Eagle River, WI 54521

Ph: 888-445-1621


Lakeland Food Pantry


Open Tuesdays from 8:30am - 11:30am and every other Thursdays from 3:30pm - 6:00pm.


1707 US Highway 51 N

Arbor Vitae, WI 54568

Ph: 715-385-9380



Food Distribution Program


Open Monday - Friday from 7:00am - 3:30 pm


Food Distribution Building

220 Industrial Park Road

Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538

Ph: 715-588-4204

Clothing

Sunshine for Humanity


Goal is to find medical services and contributions for the disadvantaged, which will include all aspects of care.


Open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30am-4:00pm and Saturdays from 10:00am-1:00pm.


1191 US 45

Eagle River, WI 54521


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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

Vilas County Health Department


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

Vilas County Dept of Social Services

330 Court Street
Eagle River, WI 54521
Ph: 715-479-3656


Marshfield Clinic Dental


This clinic 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



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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.


Vilas County Department of Social Services

330 Court St.

Eagle River, WI 54521

Ph: 888-445-1621

Housing

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.



Fredrick Place (NATH) 

 

Homeless shelter 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.

 


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Salvation Army


Provides emergency shelter and other immediate needs for people in crisis.


Ph: 715-617-2179


Meridian Group, Inc. 


Helps with low income housing. 


1207 Mason Street

Rhinelander, WI 54501

Ph: 715-362-7855


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 Vilas County is:

Vilas County Dept. of Social Services
330 Court Street

Eagle River, WI 54521

Ph: 715-479-3668


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.


For information, 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






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Northwoods Transit Connections

 

Bus Transit serving Oneida and Vilas Counties

     

To schedule a ride, call 715-420-0585


Wisconsin RideShare


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


Ph: 800-455-7665

Other Resources

Lac du Flambeau Domestic Abuse & Sexual Abuse Program
  • 24/7 Crisis Line: (800) 236-7660
  • On-call Advocates to respond to emergencies or crisis situations
  • 24/7 Support Staff
  • Assistance for responding Law Enforcement personnel
  • Emergency Shelter services to Victims and their Children/Grandchildren
  • Advocacy and education for Victims, Children and Elders
  • Restraining order waivers of fees
  • Accompaniment through legal processes and referrals to other resources
  • Assistance with acquiring Judicare assistance
  • Supportive meetings and groups
  • Assistance and support with Financial and Budgeting needs
  • Assistance to families in need as a result of fire or other catastrophic event by distribution of donated items to the shelter
For more information, call 715-588-7660

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

102 N Main St.

Eagle River, WI 54521

Ph: 715-365-1500


To inquire about Emergency Assistance:

Ph: 800-771-8420


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

102 North Main Street

Eagle River, WI 54521

Ph: 715-479-5175


Application and Resource Hot Line

Phone: 1-855-733-1311



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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