Wood County Community Resources 


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Energy

Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP)

 

Provides assistance for heating & electric costs and energy crisis situations.


Wood County River Block
111 West Jackson Street
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495

Marshfield City Hall
630 South Central Avenue
Marshfield, WI 54449

 

Ph: 715-421-8659.      

  

You may also request an application to be mailed to you. 


 

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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.

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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Telecommunications Assistance Program (TAP)

 

Distributes telecommunication equipment to low-income individuals who are hard of hearing or hearing impaired.

 

Contact your local telephone company or Wisconsin Department of Hard of Hearing

Ph: 608-243-5626

 

Food

FoodShare

 

Provides supplemental nutritional assistance to low-income individuals and families.

Walk in appointments are welcome.

 

Wood County Human Services Department

111 W. Jackson St., 2nd Floor

Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495 

 

630 S Central Ave, Suite 404 

Marshfield, WI 54449

 

Northern Income Maintenance Consortium

Ph: 1-888-794-5722

 

SWEPS Food Pantry


To register as a first time client, bring a photo ID, proof of address, and income verification for every person in the household.

 

Serving South Wood County:

  • Wisconsin Rapids
  • Port Edwards
  • Nekoosa
  • Grand Rapids
  • Kellner
  • Babcock
  • Dexterville
  • Pittsville
  • Biron
  • Rudolph 

Hours of Operation:

Mon, Wed, Thurs, & Fri: 12pm - 4pm

Tues: 4pm - 7pm 

  

331 12th Avenue South, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 

Ph: 715-422-2050

 

Click here for upcoming Mobile Food Pantry dates  


Saint Vincent De Paul Emergency Food Pantry


Bring photo ID for everyone in the household and recent mail (within last 30 days) containing proof of address.  

 

Serving North Wood County (Pittsville and further north)

 

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 10:00am-4:00pm

Participants must register by 3:45pm

 

Fellowship dinners provide a free hot meal  every Monday and Wednesday evenings 

 

149 N Central Ave, Marshfield

Ph: 715-387-0395 

 

Christian Life Fellowship Church


Food is distributed once a month per participant

  

Hours of Operation: 

Tuesdays - 6:30pm-8pm

Thursdays - 1:00pm-3:00pm 

 

600 7th Street

Port Edwards, WI 54469

Ph: 715-887-3565

  

 

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Spencer King's Pantry

 

Located at Christ the King Catholic Church

Spencer residents only

 

Hours of Operation:
Mondays - 10:00am-2:00pm

Ph: 715-659-5181

 

101 Wendell St

Spencer, WI 54479

 

Pittsville Area Neighbors Shelf

 

Hours of Operation:
Saturdays - 10:00am -11:30am

 

St. Johns Lutheran Church

8313 Second St

Pittsville, WI 54466

Ph: 715-884-2211

 

Stratford Area Pantry

 

No regular business hours. Call when emergency need for food arises, and they will set up an appointment to provide food. 

 

Ph: 715-687-3126 or 715-687-4346


WIC Program


A supplemental food program for infants and children through age 5 and for pregnant and/or nursing mothers.  Eligibility restrictions apply.

 

Wood County Health Department  

111 W. Jackson Street, 3rd Floor

Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495

Ph:715-421-8950

 

Wood County Health & Annex

1600 North Chestnut Street

Marshfield, WI 54449

Ph:715-387-8646


Soup or Socks - Food Pantry

 

Dedicated to provide clothing and/or goods at no charge to people in need in the Marshfield area.

Need referral from FSET 

 

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Thursday: 12:30pm-3:30pm

Friday: 9am-12pm

1st Saturday of every month (NOT July): 9am-12pm

 

200 S Lincoln Ave, Marshfield

Ph: 715-387-1796  


The Neighborhood Table


Provides a free hot meal every Thursday and the last 2 Tuesdays of the month from 4:30pm-6:00pm

Take-out meals available on Thursdays

 

United Methodist Church
441 Garfield Street, WI Rapids

Ph: 715-422-1980

 

Clothing

Career Closet


A local non-profit resource for Wood County residents who need free clothing for job interviews.

 

Hours of Operation:

Monday: 10am - 12pm
Tuesday: 10am - 2pm
Wednesday: 10am - 3pm

Thursday: 10am - 4pm

Friday: 10am - 12pm

 

1905 Washington Street
Wisconsin Rapids WI 

Ph: 715-424-7544


The Shepard's Loft


Allows individuals to obtain 2 grocery bags of clothing every 30 days at no charge.

 

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday: 9am-12pm
Friday: 9am-12pm

Appointments can be made outside these hours.

 

Baker Street Wesleyan Church 
640 Baker Street 
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

Ph: 715-421-5335

  

 

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Soup or Socks - Clothes Closet

 

Each person in the household will receive 3 tops, 3 pants, 1 pair of shoes or boots, 1 jacket or sweatshirt, 1 pair of gloves, 1 package of socks, and 1 package of underwear.

Need FSET referral 


Bring referral, photo ID, proof of address, and income verification with you.

 

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday: 12:30-3:30

Wednesday: 12:30-3:30

Thursday: 12:30-3:30

 

First Presbyterian Church

200 S Lincoln Ave

Marshfield, WI 54449

Ph: 715-387-1796


 

AODA

AODA Programs


Wood County Human Services provides AODA (Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Programs) to individuals residing in Wood County.  These services include a Community Based Residential Facility, Day Treatment Programs, Intensive Outpatient Program, Relapse Prevention Group, Dual Diagnosis Group, Underage Diversion Group, and OWI Assessment.   If you feel you need help with a drug or alcohol related problem, please contact the Outpatient Clinic Receptionist to setup an appointment.  The number to call in WI Rapids is 715-421-8840 and for the Marshfield area, 715-384-2188.


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Additional AODA resources:

 

Charis Counseling, LLC

101 W. McMillan Street 

Marshfield, WI 54449

715-389-9382 


Jerry Olson

252 South Central Ave

Marshfield, WI 54449

715-384-7884

 

 

Legal

Judicare


Judicare assists central Wisconsin residents with legal services. Income restrictions do apply.


Hours are 8AM-4:30PM on Mondays and 8AM-4PM on Tuesdays - Fridays.


2111 8th St South, Suite 102

Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

Ph: 715-424-2581

 

Lawyer Referral & Information


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


Ph: 800-362-9082

 

 

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Legal Action of Wisconsin (LAW)


LAW provides FREE legal services to low income people with focus on benefits and health programs, family law, housing law, licenses, criminal records and employment, senior law, migrant farm workers, and social security disability. LAW does not have a local office in Wood County but does provide services for Wood County residents. Individuals can contact LAW at the Oshkosh office. Hours: 9AM-4PM on Mondays - Fridays


LAW - Oshkosh

404 N Main St, Suite 702

Oshkosh WI  54901

Ph: 800-236-1128 



 

Healthcare

Medical Assistance


Medicaid is similar to a health insurance program, but with a few exceptions, such as Medicaid Purchase Plan (MAPP), there are no insurance premiums and very few limitations on coverage.  This program offers people with disabilities who are working or interested in working the opportunity to buy health coverage.

 

There are other types of Medicaid (health insurance) determined by eligibility guidelines. Income and asset requirements are based on FPL (federal poverty level) rules.  These programs are administered through the Northern Income Maintenance Consortium which includes BadgerCare, Family Planning, Community Waivers, Nursing Home and Elderly-Blind-Disabled medicare programs.  

 

You can apply one of three primary ways: 

Online at access.wisconsin.gov

Call 1-888-794-5722 FREE 

 

Walk in to:

Wood County Human Services Department

630 S Central Ave, Suite 404

Marshfield, WI 54449

Monday thru Friday 8-4:30pm (Closed Federal Holidays and weekends) 

 

Walk in to:

Wood County Human Services Department

220 3rd Ave South, Suite 4

Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495

Monday thru Friday 8-4:30pm  (Closed Federal Holidays and weekends) 


St Vincent de Paul Free Medical Clinic


St Vincent de Paul outreach clinic provides high quality basic health care to individuals and families who are uninsured or under insured regardless of race, religion, or beliefs. 

 

Hours Open:

The Free Clinic is open the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 5:00 p.m.

They ask that everyone registers by 6:30 p.m.  


Crisis Intervention


24-7 telephone service. Provide a listening ear, assist with problem solving in stressful situations, assess need for and arrange urgent care appointments, provide approval for mental health detentions in collaboration with law enforcement, initiate mobile crisis personnel, and make referrals to other available resources. 


Wisconsin Rapids & surrounding areas Ph: 715-421-2345


Marshfield & surrounding areas Ph: 715-384-5555 



Aspirus Riverview Community Dental Clinic


Dental clinic that offers medical assistance for Badger Care patients only.  A Co-Pay will apply.


Hours:

Monday 8:00-5:00

Tuesday Closed

Wednesday Closed

Thursday 8:00-5:00

Friday 5:00-5:00


Office closes from 12:00-1:00 during business hours.

Must call to schedule an appointment.


820 Two Mile Ave

Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495

Ph: 715-424-8575


Marshfield Clinic Dental Center


Dental clinic that accepts BadgerCare.

Hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm. 


1307 N Saint Joseph's Avenue 
Marshfield, WI 54449 

Ph: 715-221-5600 or 800-782-8581

 

Wood County Health Department


Wood County administers several programs including WIC, Well Woman Preventative Care, breastfeeding guidance, and immunizations.
 


Wisconsin Rapids Location
Wood County River Block Building
3rd Floor
111 W Jackson St
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495
Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm Mon-Fri
Ph: 715-421-8911

Marshfield Location
Wood County Annex & Health Center
1600 N Chestnut Ave
Hours: Clinics by appointment only, please call.
Ph:715-387-8646

 

Mental and Behavioral Health Programs 


Programs include, Individual Therapy, Children/Adolescent Therapy, Dual Diagnosis Group, Anger Management Group, Stress Management, and Psychiatry Services. If you feel you need help with a mental health problem and are interested in seeing a Therapist, call to set up an appointment. 


Ph: 715-421-8840



Housing

Housing and Eviction Assistance - North Central Community Action Program


Housing and eviction assistance. Call for an appointment.


2111 8th Street South, Suite 102
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Ph: 715-424-2581

 

Emergency Assistance - Forward Service Corporation


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

 To inquire about Emergency Assistance, please call 800-771-8420.   The local office is located at:

 

Job Center - Wisconsin Rapids Location
320 W Grand Ave, Suite 102

Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

Ph: 715-422-5000

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm

 

Job Center - Marshfield Location

156 S Central Ave
Marshfield, WI 54449

Ph: 715-384 - 3577

Office Hours: Tuesday/Thursday 8 am - 4:30 pm

 

Oxford Homes


Housing available for those with previous and/or current AODA issues and concerns.

Rent is $70 per week - $70 Sobriety deposit is required upon acceptance.


Rapids Oxford House (Men)

440 Birch Street

Wisconsin Rapids, WI 

Ph: 715-421-1124 (house) or 715-572-8937 (mentor –Bob)

 

Cranberry Oxford House (Women)

341 8th Street South

Wisconsin Rapids, WI 

Ph: 715-213-1050 (house) or 715-819-2700 (mentor – Anita)

CranOxfordHouse@gmail.com

 

Housing Authority of Wisconsin Rapids/HUD


Offers rental assistance, public housing for families and/or the elderly. They do not offer emergency housing.  Applications are available in person and required to be completed unless accomodations are requested. 


Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 7:30 am-12 pm and 1 pm-4:30 pm

Friday: 7:30 am-1 pm


2521 10th St South

Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

Ph: 715-423-7288 (Rapids) 


Community Development Authority


CDA operates family and elderly housing and administers the Section 8 Existing Housing Program.


601 S Cedar Ave

Marshfield, WI 54449

Ph: 715-387-0528


Efficiency Connection Loan


This is a low monthly loan payment for home improvements such as; furnace repairs, doors, heat pumps, central air, water heater, windows, etc.  Call to apply.


431 Charmany Dr

Madison, WI 53719

Ph: 800-583-5869



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PDC Orenda Center. - Domestic Violence & Assault Services


A private, non-profit agency providing case management, advocacy, and prevention education to individuals and families in the Marshfield, Wisconsin area.


Main Office:

505 East Deport Street

Marshfield, WI 54449


Outreach Offices

517 Court Street

Neillsville, WI 54456


W4266 State Hwy 29

Owen, WI 54460


Ph: 715-384-2971.

24 Hour Phone 715-384-5555


Shirley's House of Hope


Mission of setting women and children free from domestic violence. Call if you're in need of assistance.


1316 N Hume Ave

Building East
Marshfield, WI 54449

Ph: 715-486-9000


Hannah Center 


Exists to assist women in life crisis through compassion and guidance in a nurturing environment. 


212 E 3rd Street
Marshfield, WI 54449

Ph: 715-387-6300


Mary's Place


Exists to provide housing to those in need. Individuals can stay for up to 6 weeks rent free while looking for a job. Low income individuals are able to stay a longer period as transitional tenants.


300 N Central Ave

Marshfield, WI 54449

Ph: 715-384-9227

 

Tenant Resource Center for Housing Justice in Wisconsin


Nonprofit, membership organization dedicated to promoting positive relations between rental housing consumers (tenants) and providers (landlords) throughout Wisconsin. 


Ph: 877-238-RENT (7368)


Marshfield Clinic Health System Angel Foundation


The Angel Fund is a non-medical fund used to help patients meet basic needs

Call 715-387-9249 or email giving@marshfieldclinic.org for assistance

 

Badger Housing Associates


Offers federally subsidized housing for single people, families, elderly, and people with disabilities. 


1111 W Veterans Pkwy

Marshfield, WI 54449

Ph: 715-384-5562 Extension 222


The Family Center


The Family Center, guided by survivor voices, works through education and community involvement to eliminate violence and provide safety for all people victimized by abuse.  All services are provided at no cost including domestic abuse and violence advocacy, groups, and shelter.


500 25th Street N.

Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494


24 Hour Phone: 715-421-1511

 

 


 

 

Childcare

Wisconsin Shares (Child Care Assistance)


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

You can apply in person, over the phone at 1-888-794-5722 FREE, 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).

 



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Child Caring (Child Care Resource and Referral Agency)


Child Caring serves many of the counties in the NorthCentral FSET region including Adams, Langlade, Lincoln, Portage and Marathon.


Ph: 800-628 - 8534

 

 

Youth Net Marshfield Clinic


Youth Net is a development program helping 8-18 year-olds with various programs such as peer mentoring for homework assistance, recreational activities and much more.


Ph: 715-221-8400

 

 

Transportation

Wood County Elderly and Disabled Transportation


Program provides rides to persons over the age of 55 and individuals who have a disability that prevents them from driving. Rides are provided for shopping, to and from medical appointments or to other locations as needed. Covers the Marshfield and WIsconsin Rapids area.


Ph: 715-421-8989


MTM Transportation


Transportation service to medical appointments (non-emergency) for recipients of medical assistance (BadgerCare, Medicaid, Medicare). Call to schedule a ride.


Ph: 866-831-4130.


Marshfield Public Transit/Running Inc.


Public transportation in the Marshfield area. Punch Cards are $24.25 for 5 rides & $27.50 for 10 rides if you are a senior/disabled. Call to schedule a ride.


Hours are:

Sunday-Thursday: 6AM-12AM

Friday & Saturday: 6AM-3AM.


Ph 715-384-6550.


WI Rapids & Metro Area - RiverCities Taxi Cabs


Taxi transportation available in Wisconsin Rapids area. Rates are dependent on route taken. Call to schedule a ride.


Ph: 715-424-4595
 

 







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Rapids Kwik Cabs


Taxi service in the Wisconsin Rapids area. Rates are dependent on the route taken. Veterans and seniors get a 10% discount. Call for inquiries or to schedule a ride


Ph: 715-213-3525.

 

WI Rapids Area - All Aboard Taxi Cab Service


Call 715-712-1449 to schedule a ride.

 

Elderly & Disabled Taxi Cabs


Pricing varies. For Marshfield & surrounding areas, call 715-389-0230. For Wisconsin Rapids areas, call 715-421-8989.  

 

Work-N-Wheels


Work-N-Wheels is a 0% interest free loan program that is now available to Wood County residents. The auto loan program is designed to help income eligible people in need of reliable transportation to get to and from work.


For additional information and an application, contact:

Sollita Franc
Ph: 715-343-7110


Job Access Loan


A short term loan program for individuals with minor children to meet emergency needs related to employment.  


Job Center - Forward Service Corporation

320 W. Grand Avenue

Suite 102

WI Rapids, WI 54495

Ph: 715-422-5000


 

 

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

320 West Grand Ave

Suite 102

Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495

Ph: 715-422-5000


Application and Resource Hot Line

Phone: 1-855-733-1311

 

Kristin Lepinski:

·         Marshfield M-T, Wisconsin Rapids W-F

·         klepinski@fsc-corp.org; 715-422-5014

Lori Arendt:

·         Wisconsin Rapids M, Th, F

·         larendt@fsc-corp.org; 715-422-5025


 

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)

 

Helps individuals that want to work and have a disability find employment.


320 W Grand Ave #102

Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495

Ph: 715-422-5050

 

Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)


Assists with benefits and community resources for seniors and adults with disabilities.


300 S Peach Ave

Marshfield, WI 54449

Ph: 715-384-8479


Mental Health Crisis Line


Confidential over-the-phone crisis intervention by professionals who will provide a supportive listening ear for people in our community that are experiencing emotional distress.


Marshfield Ph: 715-384-5555

Wisconsin Rapids Ph: 715-421-2345


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Wisconsin Sexual Assault Service Providers


List of sexual assault service providers.


Marshfield Public Library


Hours of service are Mondays - Fridays 9AM-9PM, Saturdays 9AM-5PM and Sundays 1PM-5PM.


211 E 2nd Street

Marshfield, WI 54449

Ph: 715-387-8494

 

Marshfield Job Center


Help with finding work, planning your career, getting skills and education, dealing with a loss of a job, family resources, and workshops.


Hours of service are Mondays,Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9AM-3:30PM. They are closed on Wednesdays and Fridays.


156 S Central Ave

Marshfield, WI 54449

Ph: 715-321-1011

 

Wisconsin Rapids Public Library


Mondays - Thursdays 9AM-8PM, Fridays 8AM-6PM, Saturdays 9AM-5PM. They are closed on Sundays


McMillan Memorial Library

490 E Grand Ave

Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494


Wisconsin Rapids Job Center


Help with finding work, planning your career, getting skills and education, dealing with a loss of a job, family resources, and workshops.


Open Monday - Friday 8am - 4:30pm


320 W Grand Ave Suite 102

Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495

Ph: 715-422-5000


 

Hopeline - Trained Crisis Counselors


For free resources and someone to listen 24/7, text "HOPELINE" to 741741.


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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