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Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP)

Provides assistance for heating & electric costs and energy crisis situations

Located at Energy Assistance

401 N 5th St. Ste 443

Wausau, WI 54401

Ph: 715-842-3111

Apply online here (will need valid e-mail address and Social Security Number to apply)

For eligibility requirements, click HERE

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.

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Catholic Charities - Saint Lawrence Community Services

Case management services that may lead to help with utilities assistance.

360 Grand Ave

Wausau, WI 54403

Ph: 715-849-3311 or 866-849-3311



WHEAP Heat for Heroes

Provides energy assistance to Veterans.

Ph: 800-891-9276


Cell Phone


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)

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program - Forward Health WI

Temporary program to help families and households afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. Provides a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. To learn more including eligibility and enrollment information call 833-511-0311 or click HERE.

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The Salvation Army

Food Pantry Monday-Friday 10:30-11:30am and 12:30-2:30pm

Bread and Produce Distribution Monday-Friday 10:30am to 2:30pm

Carry-out lunch Monday-Friday 11:30am to 12:30pm

202 Callon St.

Wausau, WI 54401

Phone: 715-845-4272



The Neighbors’ Place Food Bank & Pantry

*Check website for current COVID guidelines & procedures*


    Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 10:30am-1:30pm

    Wednesday 1:30pm-4:30pm

364 Grand Ave Wausau, WI

Wausau. WI 54403

Phone: 715-845-1966


Community Center of Hope Food Pantry

Food Pantry for Southern Marathon County Residents in need.


   Tuesdays: 2:30pm-4:30pm

        (4:30-5:30pm by appointment only)
   Thursdays: 9am-11am

607 13th St.

Mosinee WI 54455

Phone: 715-693-7145


First Presbyterian Church

Sunday Community Supper: Free hot meal served every Sunday from 4:00-5:00pm.

Food Pantry: 2nd & 4th Tuesday 1pm-2pm

406 Grant St.

Wausau, WI 54403

Ph: 715-842-2116


Covenant Community Presbyterian Church Food Pantry

Emergency food for area families in need. Distributions are on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 3:00-5:00pm.

1806 Weston Ave.

Schofield, WI 54476

Ph: 715-359-6567

Ruby's Pantry

New Hope Community Church

229375 County Road J

Wausau, WI 54403

1st Tuesday of the Month

Registration begins at 3pm

Distribution 3:00 – 4:30pm

Jubilee House

Community meal served every Thursday  4:30pm-6:30pm (doors open at 4pm)

221 S 28th Ave, Wausau, WI 54401

Phone: 715-842-3148

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

Marathon County Dept. of Social Services

400 E Thomas St

Wausau, WI 54403

Ph: 888-445-1621

WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Program

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a nutrition program for pregnant women, infants, women who are breastfeeding, postpartum women, and children younger than 5.

216 S 3rd Ave. Wausau
Phone: 1-800-246-5743

Farmer's Market of Wausau

FoodShare benefits can be used to purchase tokens to use with vendors.

River Drive in Wausau


Open every Wednesday and Saturday from 7:00am until sold out

**Winter market at Whitewater music hall every Saturday November-April 8am-12pm

Saint Paul’s Food Distribution

Donated bags of groceries distributed to people in need the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 9:00am-12:00pm.

426 Washington St.

Wausau, WI 54403 

Ph: 715-842-3733

St. Paul's Neighborhood Meal

Free hot meal served each Tuesday of the month from 4:30-6pm.

426 Washington St.

Wausau, WI 54401

Ph: 715-842-3733

Saint Agnes Food Pantry

Community food pantry for Weston area residents. Distributions 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 3:00-5:00pm.

6101 Zinser St.

Weston, WI 54476

Ph: 715-359-5675

St. John's Community Meal

**Currently suspended due to COVID**

Last Saturday of each month

330 McClellan St. Wausau
Phone: 715.845.6947

Wesley United Methodist Church Food Pantry

Call for appointment: 715-842-3768

1101 Elm St. Wausau


*NEW* United Way Community Closet

Families will be eligible to receive up to 10 items of clothing and one pair of shoes per household member, as often as once per month.

Mondays: 3pm – 5pm

Tuesdays: 3pm – 5pm

Thursdays: 9am – 12pm


705 S 24th Ave.

Suite 440

Wausau WI 54401

(Closet entrance located off of Helmke Street.)

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Mount Calvary Clothes Closet

Free clothing for individuals and families in need. Items available depend on donations and may include gently used clothing for infants, children, teens, women, and men. Quantity may be limited by the availability of items. Must call to make an appointment to apply for or donate items. Ask for LoriLynn


Ph: 715-359-4500


Drug Rehab Guide for Addiction & Mental Health

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

ATTIC Correctional Services

Provide residential services, day report centers, case management services, transitional living programs, outpatient community treatment groups, fatherhood programs, and more

618 Jackson St.

Wausau, WI 54403

Ph: 715-848-3202

Compass Counseling Wausau LLC

State certified outpatient mental health and alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) clinic dedicated to providing quality, caring, and confidential services to families, children, adults, and couples. 


3704 Weston Ave.

Weston, WI 54476
Ph: 715-298-6364



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Wisconsin Rehab List

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

North Central Health Care

Provides crisis services, outpatient and inpatient services, OWI assessment services, substance abuse day treatment, community treatment services, and family support services.

1100 Lake View Dr.

Wausau, WI 54403
Ph: 715-848-4600

Bridge Community Clinic 

Formally Peaceful Solutions

Bridge Community Clinic acquired what was formally Peaceful Solutions. Provides assessments and effective treatment/counseling services for individuals (adults and teens) abusing or addicted to chemical substances.

741 North 1st Street

Wausau, WI 54403
Ph: 715-675-3458


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


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.

Marathon County Department of Social Services

1000 Lake View Dr. Suite 400

Wausau, WI 54403

Ph: 888-445-1621

Bridge Community Clinic

Provides primary health care and dental services by appointment at reduced cost for income-eligible patients. 


741 North 1st Street

Wausau, WI 54403

Ph: 715-675-3458



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HealthFirst (formally Family Planning Health Services)

Provides reproductive health care and education on sliding fee scale.


216 South 3rd Avenue
Wausau, WI 54401

Ph: 800-246-5743


Marathon County Health Department

Provides public health nursing including immunizations and HIV/STD clinics.


1000 Lake View Dr


Wausau, WI 54403

Ph: 715-261-1900

Wausau Free Clinic

Our Mission is to serve others by providing urgent and ongoing high quality medical care to all low income and medically uninsured/underinsured persons without charge to assist in the healing of body, mind and spirit.

360 Grand Ave Suite 600 

Ph: 715-869-4922


Open Tuesdays 1pm-5pm **By appointment only** 


WRAP - Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program
This program assists Eligible renters who have had a significant loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic and need help with their rent. 

The Rental Assistance Program can award up to $3000 per individual in a combination of rental payments and/or security deposits. 

Information on where to apply can be found here

Wausau River District Housing

List of units that are on the Bus Route

Wausau Community Development Authority
WCDA operates several housing programs: Riverview Towers, Riverview Terrace Assisted Living, Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program & Scattered Sites. 

Eligibility requirements apply to all programs.


Salvation Army (Emergency Shelter)

Community shelter and supportive services for individuals and families who are homeless.

202 Callon St.

Wausau, WI 54401

Ph: 715-845-4272 (ask for Stan)



Good Shepherd Shelter (formerly called the Warming Center)

Open 7:00pm-8:00am daily

Intake: 7:00-8:30pm ONLY. 

360 Grand Ave

Wausau, WI 54403

Ph: 715-261-8700

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Emergency Assistance

Primarily for housing crisis situations.

Go to "Other Resources" section on this page or click HERE for more information or call 1-800-771-8420.



North Central Community Action Program (NCCAP)

Provides emergency housing assistance through various funding channels.

360 Grand Avenue, Suite 300

Wausau, WI 54403

Ph: 715-842-0681 


Catholic Charities - Saint Lawrence Community Services

Community homeless facilities

360 Grand Ave

Wausau, WI 54403

Ph: 715-849-3311

St. Vincent De Paul Outreach

Volunteer Mission offers services that may include rental assistance

131 W Thomas St

Wausau, WI 54401

Ph: 715-848-1046 ext. 2 (mission volunteer line)


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 Marathon County is:

Marathon County Social Services

1000 Lake View Dr. Suite 400

Wausau, WI 54403

Ph: 888-445-1621

You can apply in person, over the phone, 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).

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Childcaring - Central Wisconsin Child Care Resource and Referral Agency

Call or meet with a referral specialist who will conduct a computerized search for regulated child care programs which best meet your needs.


1500 Merrill Ave

Suite 201

Wausau, WI 54401

Ph: 715-301-1800

Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Please call the office before stopping by to ensure a staff member is available.

Start Right

Start Right provides education, support and resources to help families in Marathon County raise healthy, school ready kids from preganancy through age 5. Includes personal home visits and Family Resource Center visits. 

Ph: 715-261-1900


Non-Emergency Medical Transportation

Transportation service for non-emergency medical appointments for recipients of medical assistance. You can get rides to/from non-emergency medical appointments, or you can get reimbursed for your trips to/from non-emergency medical appointments.

To schedule a ride call: 866-907-1493

Or schedule online here

Must call 2 days in advance.

Trip logs can be found here


Metro Ride Bus Service

Provides accessible city bus service for the general public, as well as para-transit service for persons with disabilities.

Phone: 715-842-9287

Wisconsin RideShare

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

Phone: 800-455-7665

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Wheels to Work (WATEA)

Offer 0% interest loans to qualifying participants to repair vehicle or purchase vehicle.


Job Access Loan

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

Forward Service Corporation

Application and Resource Hot Line

Phone: 1-855-733-1311


No-interest vehicle repair and purchase loans across the service area. You need to be low-income to be eligible for a WETAP loan. You also need to

  • be employed or have a job offer
  • have car insurance
  • have a valid Wisconsin driver’s license

Other Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


** Effective 07/16/22, call 988

Resource available by call, text and online chat for anyone who needs support for a suicidal, mental health and/or substance use crisis. 

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 - Marathon County
364 Grand Avenue
Wausau, WI 54403

Ph: 715-261-8700

Application and Resource Hot Line

Phone: 1-855-733-1311


United Way’s 2-1-1 Resources

Free confidential information and referral to local community resources.


The Women's Community, Inc.

Provide confidential counseling and shelter, domestic abuse or sexual assault support groups, services for youth and children, sexual assault services and assistance with civil, parenting, and criminal issues.

Wausau, WI

Ph: 715-842-5663 or 888-665-1234

Free Taxes

Every household with a simple return, can file federal and state taxes for free through 

Worker Advancement Initiative (WAI)

If you are authorized to work in the U.S. and are experiencing unemployment or decreased work hours due to the pandemic, contact us to learn about which opportunities you may be eligible for.

  • Skills training
  • Career Planning
  • Work experience
  • Education
  • Housing
  • Subsidized Employment
  • Childcare

Apply online HERE

Or call Emily at 715-257-0379/ 

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Wisconsin Automotive & Truck Education Associate (WATEA)

The Wisconsin Automotive & Truck Education Association brings likeminded transportation businesses, educational institutions, community organizations, and individuals together to create innovative solutions for increasing workforce opportunities in the transportation industry. 

  • Workforce training & education opportunities
  • Job search assistance
  • Transportation solutions

617 Forest St. Wausau



St. Vincent De Paul Outreach

list of services typically include rent, utilities, clothes, personal hygiene products, furniture, household items, etc

131 W Thomas St

Wausau, WI 54401

Ph: 715-848-1046 ext. 2 (mission volunteer line)


ph# 534-202-5438 

from Noon – Midnight daily

Talk to someone who is there to listen and offer support.

This is a non-emergency service, free and confidential.


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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