Wood County Resources

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Cell Phone

Childcare Clothing Education

Healthcare Housing Legal


To contact United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties for additional
resource information, call 2-1-1 or text 898211 (Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm).

Cell Phones


The Lifeline program provides free or reduced cell phone and/or land line service to eligible households in Wisconsin including Wood 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)

Wisconsin has a website with full information on the Lifeline program HERE. Click HERE for a federal listing of Wisconsin landline and some wireless providers

Updated 6/27/19


No Cost Cell Phone Programs

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.

Updated 6/27/19 

Telecommunications Assistance Program (TAP)

The TAP is a program to distribute 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 at 608-243-5626.  Click here for more information.  

 Updated 6/27/19


Child Care

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.

You can apply in person, over the phone at 1-888-794-5722 FREE, or online at access.wisconsin.gov 
Updated 6/27/19

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.

  Updated 6/27/19

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. To find out more information about their services, go to www.childcaring.org or call (800) 628 - 8534 FREE.

 Updated 6/27/19


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.

Call 715-221-8400 or click HERE for more information. 

 Updated 6/27/19



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Career Closet

The Career Closet is a local, non-profit resource for Wood County residents who need free clothing for job interviews. You can come in without an appointment during regular business hours and can schedule an appointment for after-hours. 


1905 Washington Street
Wisconsin Rapids WI  (Behind Baker Drive IGA) 

(715) 424-7544
Check out their website by clicking HERE


Hours of Operation:

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

Thursday: 10am 4pm

Friday: 10am - Noon


Updated 6/19/19


Shepherd's Loft 

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


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

(715) 421-5335


Hours of Operation:

Tuesday: 9AM-Noon
Friday: 9AM-Noon

Appointments can be made outside these hours.

Updated 06/19/19


Saint Vincent De Paul Thrift Store

Saint Vincent De Paul Thrift Store offers ladies, men’s, and children’s clothing at a discounted price. Check out their website by clicking here.

169 N Central Avenue
Marshfield, WI 54449

Hours of Operation:

Monday - 8:00-5:30

Tuesday - 8:00-5:30

Wednesday - 8:00-8:00

Thursday - 8:00-5:30

Friday - 8:00-5:30

Saturday - 9:30-4:30

Sunday - CLOSED

Updated 6/19/19

Soup or Socks - Clothes Closet

Referral-only service serving Marshfield and the surrounding areas. 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. Ask your FSET Case Manager how you can be referred today!

Inside First Presbyterian Church - back parking lot entrance

200 S Lincoln Ave

Marshfield, WI 54449



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

Wednesday: 12:30-3:30

Thursday: 12:30-3:30

*please arrive by 2:45 if you have more than one person with you* 

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

Updated 6/25/19 


Hair Cuts

The FSET Program offers haircut vouchers for job interviews and new employment. Ask your FSET Case Manager for more information.
Updated 06/19/19

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Mid-State Technical College

2600 West 5th Street           500 32nd Street North

Marshfield, WI 54449          Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

715-389-7056                      715-422-5300

MSTC-offers a number of learning opportunities including:

  • Learning Commons click here for hours of operation and locations   
    • GED/HSED Classes
    • Adult Basic Education Skill Enhancement
    • Career Awareness
    • Computer Classes
    • Program Preparation
  • Lifelong Learning Classes
  • Certificate and Degree Programs
  • Classroom and Online Classes

    Updated 6/27/19


NorthCentral Technical College
808 N Pacific Street
Spencer, WI 54479
  • NTC offers individual courses and complete programs.


Central Wisconsin Literacy Council
149 N Central Ave                  320 Oak Street

Marshfield, WI 54449             Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

                                                Hours: Monday        9:30-12:30

                                                           Tuesday        9:30-12:30

                                                            Wednesday Closed

                                                             Thursday    9:30-12:30

                                                              Friday        9:30-12:30 


The Central Wisconsin Literacy Council provides tutoring to local adults who want to improve their English reading, writing, speaking, and basic math skills toward earning their GED and obtaining employment. You can also request help if you are already enrolled in college or a training program. Visit the Central Wisconsin Literacy Council website here or call 1-855-483-7229 to learn more information about this program.

  Updated 6/27/19 

University of Wisconsin Marshfield Wood County
2000 W 5th Street
Marshfield, WI 54449

The University of Wisconsin Marshfield/Wood County offers coursework for more than 200 majors including the Associate of Arts and Science degree, and the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science. At UW-Marshfield you will get the benefits of a small, private liberal arts college, with resources of the world-class University of Wisconsin System. Visit the University website here or call 715-389-6530.

Updated 6/27/19 

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.


Wood County Contact: Jamie Arndt

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

T: 715-422-5024

E-MAIL: jarndt@fsc-corp.org

Updated 6/27/19

Online Educational Resources

For those who are interested in completing self-paced education from home over the internet, the following are some resources to increase basic education skills, job skills and preparation for the GED. 


Adult Basic ED - PBS Literacy Links  


GCF LearnFree.org Outstanding FREE Basic Education and Computer Training


GCF Aprende Libre - LIBRE educación básica en español!


Gale Courses - Free topics on a variety of topics with a McMillian Library Card

Updated 6/27/19 


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Energy Assistance

The Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) provides assistance for heating costs, electric costs, and energy crisis situations. Operating with federal and state funding, the program provides assistance to approximately 230,000 Wisconsin households annually.


Most types of fuel are eligible to receive assistance.  The amount of the assistance varies depending on a variety of factors, including the household’s size, income, and energy costs. In most cases the benefit is paid directly to the household energy supplier.


For more information on WHEAP please click here.


How to Apply:

Your household may be eligible for WHEAP  based on a number of factors. Households must complete a Home Energy Plus application through the local WHEAP agency.


Please call Wood County Human Services, Community Resources at 715-421-8659 for more information and/or to apply.  The paper application is here, and can be dropped off at your local agency - 111 W. Jackson Street, WI Rapids or 630 S. Central Avenue, Marshfield.

Updated 6/27/19

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.   The local office is located at:

Job Center
320 W Grand Ave Suite 102

Wisconsin Rapids WI 54494

(715) 384 - 3577

Updated 6/27/19

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


You can apply one of three primary ways:

Online at access.wisconsin.gov


Call 888-794-5722 FREE 


Walk in to:

Wood County Human Services Department

630 S Central Ave, Suite 404

Marshfield, WI 54449

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm (Closed Federal Holidays and weekends) 


Walk in to:

Wood County Human Services Department

111 W. Jackson Street, 2nd Floor

Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm  (Closed Federal Holidays and weekends)

Updated 6/27/19

** For 2019 Wisconsin Rapids
Farmer's Market Information - Click HERE **


Wood SWEPS Food Pantry  & Personal Essentials
(Toilet paper, toothpaste, shampoo, etc). 



You can receive groceries once every 30 days. To register as a first time client, bring a photo ID, proof of address, and income verification for every person in the household.


Serving Wisconsin Rapids, Port Edwards, Nekoosa, Grand Rapids, Kellner, Babcock, Dexterville, Pittsville, Biron, and Rudolph


Hours of Operation:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Fridays 12pm - 4pm

Tuesdays 4pm - 7pm 

331 12th Avenue South, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 

Call 715-422-2050 or check them out on Facebook!

Updated 6/27/19 


Christian Life Fellowship Church

600 7th Street

Port Edwards, WI 54469

Call 715-887-3565


Hours of Operation:  Tuesday 6:30pm-8pm

                                 Thursdays 1:00pm-3:00pm 

Food is distributed once a month per participant.


Updated 6/27/19 


Spencer King's Pantry

101 Wendell St

Spencer, WI 54479

Spencer King's Pantry is at Christ the King Catholic Church and is for Spencer residents only.


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

Call 715-659-5181

 Updated 6/27/19


Pittsville Area Neighbors Shelf

St. Johns Lutheran Church

8313 Second St

Pittsville, WI 54466

Call 715-884-2211


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


Stratford Area Pantry

Stratford, WI 54484

Call 715-687-3126 or 715-687-4346

People in the Stratford area who have emergency food needs may use this community pantry. There are no regular business hours; call when need arises and they will set up an appointment to receive food. 

Updated 6/28/19


WIC Program

Wood County Health Department 

111 W. Jackson Street, 3rd Floor

Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495


Wood County Health & Annex

1600 North Chestnut Street

Marshfield, WI 54449


Call 715-421-8950 or 715-387-8646


This is a supplemental food program for infants and children through age 5 and for pregnant and/or nursing mothers.  Eligibility restrictions apply.  Click here for more information.

Updated 05/29/19

Saint Vincent De Paul Emergency Food Pantry

149 N Central Ave, Marshfield


Click HERE for more information

Serving northern Wood County (Pittsville and further north)

Hours of Operation:
Office Hours: Monday-Friday: 9:00am-4:00pm

Pantry Hours: Monday-Friday: 10:00am-4:00pm

Participants must register by 3:45pm

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

Updated 6/28/19

Soup or Socks - Food Pantry

200 S Lincoln Ave, Marshfield


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

 Updated 6/25/19  

North Ridge Church
1021 West McMillan Street
Marshfield, WI 54449
Please call 715-387-6111 for more information.

** FREE Community MEALS **

The Neighborhood Table
Located in the United Methodist Church
441 Garfield Street, WI Rapids


Every Thursday and the last 2 Tuesdays of the month from 4:30pm-6:00pm

Take-out meals available on Thursdays

Click HERE for more information

Updated 7/3/19


Saint Vincent De Paul Fellowship Meals

169 N Central Ave, Marshfield

Every Monday, Wed, & Friday at 5pm

Click HERE for more information.

Mobile Food Pantry - Wisconsin Rapids

Different organizations partner together several times per year to host a mobile food pantry at the United Methodist Church in Wisconsin Rapids
Click HERE to check upcoming dates

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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) 

For more information on what these medical assistance programs offer, visit The Wisconsin Department of Health Services website here 

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.  

Aspirus Riverview Community Dental Clinic

820 Two Mile Ave

Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495

This clinic 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.

To schedule an appointment please call 715-424-8575.

Updated 6/28/19 

Marshfield Clinic Dental Center

1307 N Saint Joseph's Avenue 
Marshfield, WI 54449 
Accepts BadgerCare

Hours: M-F 8:00-5:00 

Phone: 715-221-5600 OR 1-800-782-8581 Fax 1-715-221-5688

Updated 6/28/19 

Wood County Health Department
Wood County administers several programs including WIC, Well Woman Preventative Care, breastfeeding guidance, and immunizations.  Click HERE for more information.

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.  For more information on each program offered, please click here.  

Additional AODA resources:

Charis Counseling, LLC Jerry Olson

101 W. McMillan Street 252 South Central Ave

Marshfield, WI 54449 Marshfield, WI 54449

715-389-9382 715-384-7884

Mental and Behavioral Health Programs 

If you feel you need help with a mental health problem and are interested in seeing a Therapist, please call 715-421-8840 to setup an appointment.  The Mental and Behavioral Health programs include, Individual Therapy, Children/Adolescent Therapy, Dual Diagnosis Group, Anger Management Group, Stress Management, and Psychiatry Services.  For more information on each program offered, please click here

Crisis Intervention

Telephone service is available 24 hours a day!  In Wisconsin Rapids-surrounding areas call 715-421-2345 and Marshfield-surrounding areas call 715-384-5555.  Wood County Crisis Interventionists area available to provide a listening ear, assist with problem solving on stressful situations, assess need for and arrange urgent care appointments in the Outpatient Clinic, provide approval for mental health detentions in collaboration with law enforcement, initiate a Mobil crisis personnel, and make referrals to other available resources.  For more information on these services, please click here.  

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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
(715) 424-2581


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:


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

Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

(715) 422-5000

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

Job Center - Marshfield Location

156 S Central Ave
Marshfield, WI 54449

(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.

Contact info:

Rapids Oxford House (Men)

440 Birch Street

Wisconsin Rapids, WI 

715-421-1124 (house)

715-572-8937 (mentor – Bob)


Cranberry Oxford House (Women)

341 8th Street South

Wisconsin Rapids, WI 

715-213-1050 (house)

715-819-2700 (mentor – Anita)


Housing Authority of Wisconsin Rapids/HUD

2521 10th St South

Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

715-423-7288 (Rapids)

608-339-9688 (Milwaukee)


Call Rapids office for more information. The Housing Authority offers rental assistance, public housing for families and/or the elderly. It does not offer emergency housing.  Applications are available in person and required to be completed unless accommodations are requested.


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

Friday: 7:30 am-1 pm

Updated 7/3/19

Community Development Authority

601 S Cedar Ave

Marshfield, WI 54449


CDA operates family and elderly housing and administers the Section 8 Existing Housing Program. Click HERE for applications!

Efficiency Connection Loan

431 Charmany Dr

Madison, WI 53719

Call to apply 800-583-5869

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

Badger Housing Associates

1111 W Veterans Pkwy

Marshfield, WI 54449

Call 715-384-5562 Extension 222

Badger Housing Associates offers federally subsidized housing for single people, families, elderly, and people with disabilities. 

The Family Center

500 25th Street N.

Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

 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. Click HERE for their website.

24 Hour Phone 715-421-1511

PDC Orenda Center. - Domestic Violence & Assault Services

Main Office: 505 East Deport Street, Marshfield, WI

Outreach Offices: 517 Court Street, Neillsville, WI and W4266 State Hwy 29, Owen, WI

The Personal Development Center is a private, non-profit agency providing case management, advocacy, and prevention education to individuals and families in the Marshfield, Wisconsin area.

Click HERE for their website or call 715-384-2971.

24 Hour Phone 715-384-5555

Shirley's House of Hope

1316 N Hume Ave, Building East
Marshfield, WI 54449

They have a mission of setting women and children free from domestic violence. If you are in need of assistance, please call 715-486-9000. 

Hannah Center 

212 E 3rd Street
Marshfield, WI 54449

The Hannah Center exists to assist women in life crisis through compassion and guidance in a nurturing environment. If you need assistance, please call 715-387-6300.

Mary's Place

300 N Central Ave

Marshfield, WI 54449

Tenant Resource Center for Housing Justice in Wisconsin

The Tenant Resource Center is a nonprofit, membership organization dedicated to promoting positive relations between rental housing consumers (tenants) and providers (landlords) throughout Wisconsin. By providing information and referrals, education about rental rights and responsibilities, and access to conflict resolution, we empower the community to obtain and maintain quality affordable housing.

Click HERE for more information or call 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


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Legal Issues


2111 8th St South, Suite 102

Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

Judicare assists central Wisconsin residents with legal services. Income restrictions do apply. Click here to see more about eligibility or call 715-424-2581. Hours are 8AM-4:30PM on Mondays and 8AM-4PM on Tuesdays - Fridays.

Lawyer Referral & Information

Legal hotline offers general legal information and lawyer referral through the State Bar of Wisconsin.  For more information, click here or call 800-362-9082.

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:

LAW - Oshkosh

404 N Main St, Suite 702

Oshkosh WI  54901

(800) 236-1128 

Hours: 9AM-4PM on Mondays - Fridays


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Wood County Transportation

The Wood County Elderly and Disabled Transportation program provides rides to persons over the age of 55, and people 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. 

In Marshfield, transportation is provided Monday - Friday from 9AM-2:30PM.  The bus is equipped with a wheelchair lift. The cost to ride the bus is $1.50 for a one-way ride. If shopping at Festival Food or Pick’n’Save, the store will pay for the cost of the fare.

In Wisconsin Rapids, transportation is provided Monday - Friday with routes running through Nekoosa and Port Edwards to Wisconsin Rapids. Pick-up times begin around 8:15AM from the rider’s home. The bus is equipped with a wheelchair lift. The cost to ride the bus is $1.50 per one-way trip. If shopping at West Grand IGA or Baker Street IGA, the store will pay for the cost of the fare.

Rural transportation for Wood County is $5 round trip and pick up dates may differ, to see which areas are considered rural, and for all other questions, call Wood County Human Services Community Resources at 715-421-8989 or click here.

MTM Transportation

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

If you need a ride, please call (866) 831-4130.

For more information or to schedule a ride online, click here

Marshfield Public Transit/Running Inc.

Sunday-Thursday from 6AM-12AM and Friday & Saturday from 6AM-3AM.

Punch Cards are $24.25 for 5 rides & $27.50 for 10 rides if you are a senior/disabled.

If you need a ride, please call 715-384-6550.

WI Rapids & Metro Area - RiverCities Taxi Cabs

Rates are dependent on route taken.  For inquiries or to schedule a ride, call 715-424-4595, 715-424-4505, 715-424-4598, or 715-424-4599.

Otherwise check out their website here.

WI Rapids Area - Rapids Kwik Cabs

Rates are dependent on the route taken. Veterans and seniors get a 10% discount. For inquiries or to schedule a ride, call 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.  Otherwise click here for the website.


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

Click HERE for more information.

Updated 05/29/19

Job Access Loan

A short term loan program for individuals with minor children to meet emergency needs related to employment.  Loans are administered through Forward Service Corporation.  Call 715-422-5000 or visit the Job Center 320 W. Grand Avenue, Suite 102, WI Rapids, WI

Updated 05/29/19

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Other Resources

Wisconsin Works (W-2)

Application and Resource Hot Line

Phone: 1-855-733-1311


Local W-2 Agency

Wood County

Wisconsin Rapids
Forward Service Corp
320 West Grand Avenue, Suite 102
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495

Phone: 715-422-5000
Fax: 715-422-5030

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

320 W Grand Ave #102

Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495



DVR with help customers that want to work and have a disability find employment.

Click here for the application.

Aging and Disability Resource Center

300 S Peach Ave

Marshfield, WI 54449


ADRC assists with benefits and community resources for seniors and adults with disabilities.

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 715-384-555

Wisconsin Rapids 715-421-2345

Hopeline - Trained Crisis Counselors

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


Wisconsin Sexual Assault Service Providers

If you or someone you know has been a victim to sexual assault, provided is a link containing the phone numbers to service providers in every county of the State of Wisconsin. For this information click here


Hair Cuts

Your FSET Case Manager may issue a haircut voucher for job interview preparation. Please contact your FSET Case Manager for this service.  

Marshfield Public Library

211 E 2nd Street, Marshfield


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

For more information, click here.


Marshfield Job Center

156 S Central Ave, Marshfield


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

For more services and workshops, click here.

Wisconsin Rapids Public Library

McMillan Memorial Library

490 E Grand Ave

Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

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

For more information, click here.

Wisconsin Rapids Job Center

320 W Grand Ave Suite 102

Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495


Open Monday - Friday 8am - 4:30pm

For more services and workshops, click here.

Updated 6/28/19

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Below are some great websites to help you in your employment search and career exploration, just click on the link!


Career Builder       Federal Jobs      Indeed        Job Center       

Occupational Outlook Handbook        SimplyHired     WI State Government Jobs


WORKnet     WisCareers      O'Net      JobsFlag  

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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