Questions? Call:    1-888-486-9545
Serving Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, and Wood counties
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CHRISTMAS CHARITIES

Under the coordination of the Salvation Army, community groups provide seasonal charity in the form of Christmas food baskets, toy shop, hats, mittens, new underclothing, socks, blankets etc.

ADDRESS

202 Callon St
Wausau, 54401

PHONE

(715) 845-4272

COMMUNITY CLOSET

Offers free clothes to anyone who can use them. Bedding available. Hours: Tuesdays 10:00a.m.-noon, Wednesdays 4-6 p.m. & Saturdays 9-10 a.m. No calls accepted.

N9570 Cty B, Summit Lake WI 54485 (across from P.O.)

ADDRESS

N9570 Cty B (across from the Post Office)
Summit Lake, 54485

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM - ATHENS RESIDENTS

Housing rehabilitation program for low-to moderate-income Village of Athens residents only to make homes safe, sanitary & livable. Rehabilitation to make homes accessible & furnace replacement.
Uses revolving funds, so the grant is paid back when the home is sold. Also provides rehabilitation funds (these loans aren’t zero% interest though) to landlords who rent to low-income residents.

ADDRESS

PO Box 220
Athens, 54411

PHONE

(715) 257-9170

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM - EDGAR RESIDENTS

BG & Associates, Grant Administrators
PO Box 10, Bear Creek WI 54922
(800) 762-0665 or (715) 752-4620
barb.gabrielson@gmail.com
Administers a revolving fund for home improvement, including weatherproofing (roof, insulation, siding, furnace, windows) & making home more accessible. Village of Edgar Residents only.

ADDRESS

PO Box 10
Bear Creek, 54922

PHONE

(800) 762-0665 or (715) 752-4620

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM - SPENCER RESIDENTS

Revolving rehabilitation loan fund offers deferred-payment plan for low or moderate income Village of Spencer families or seniors, to fix up their houses (e.g. insulation & weatherization, emergency furnace repair or replacement, handicap accessibility, etc).

ADDRESS

PO Box 360
Spencer, 54479

PHONE

(715) 659-5423

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT-CITY OF MERRILL

Provides home ownership opportunities, home rehabilitation loans. Accessibility Modifications. Must be a resident of Lincoln Co. to be eligible.

Helping Lincoln County and the City of Merrill

ADDRESS

1004 E 1st St
Merrill, 54452

PHONE

(715) 536-4880

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT, WAUSAU

Homeowners’/buyers’ programs for properties w/in the Wausau city limits. Rehabilitation Program for home safety/repair; Home Rental Rehabilitation Program; Down Payment Program; Housing Counseling Program & Fair Housing Program.

ADDRESS

407 Grant St
Wausau, 54403

PHONE

(715) 261-6680

COMMUNITY LINK PROGRAM – ST. MARY’S HOSPITAL

St. Mary’s Hospital
2251 North Shore Dr, Rhinelander WI 54501
(715) 361-20401
Sacred Heart Hospital
401 W Mohawk Dr, Tomahawk WI 54487
(715) 453-7700 ext 62040
www.ascensionathome.com
Helps you navigate through the healthcare system.

ENERGY SERVICES

ENERGY SERVICES
LANGLADE
1225 Langlade Rd, Antigo, WI 54409
(715) 627-6500
LINCOLN
607 N Sales St, Ste 202, Merrill WI 54452
(715) 539-1344
MARATHON
401 5th St, Ste 443, Wausau WI 54403
(715) 842-3111
WOOD
111 West Jackson St, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495
(715) 421-8654
Email: heat@co.wood.wi.us
Wisconsin HomeEnergy Assistance Program (WHEAP) & Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). WHEAP provides assistance for heating costs, electric costs, & energy crisis situations. One-time payment during the heating season (October 1 – May 15). It is intended to assist the resident w/their energy costs. Assistance may also be eligible for Weatherization, Crisis, &/or Furnace Services.
Online application: https://energybenefit.wi.gov

FOUNDATION FOR RURAL HOUSING, INC.

Provides small, one-time financial assistance to rural residents w/issues related to housing. Assistance w/security deposits, rent & utility payment assistance, may provide assistance w/overdue property taxes & mortgage payments.

ADDRESS

4510 Regent St
Madison, 53705

PHONE

(608) 238-3448 or (888) 400-5974

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES

MARSHFIELD
2220 N Central Ave, Marshfield WI 54449
(715) 387-1300
NC WISCONSIN
2405 Hwy 64 E Antigo WI 54409
(715) 623-3767
RIB MOUNTAIN & WESTON
152500 Morning Glory Ln, Wausau WI 54401
(715) 355-9452
2713 Schofield Ave, Weston WI 54476
(715) 355-6086
WISCONSIN RAPIDS
2561 8TH St S, Wisconsin Rapids WI 54494
(715) 421-2991
www.goodwillncw.org
Provides work experience for people w/special needs. The Good Neighbor program provides emergency assistance–on a referral basis only–to agency clients, allowing them to select products from our retail stores. Contact the ADRC-CW for certificates at (888) 486-9545.

PHONE

800-482-0030

GUARANTEED RURAL HOUSING LOAN PROGRAM

Assistance to support the housing needs of rural people (residing in communities up to 20,000 population) who are unable to get a conventional loan from a bank or other lending institution. Requires no down payment & loan closing costs/repairs up to the properties appraised value can be financed.

ADDRESS

5417 Clem’s Way
Stevens Point, 54482

PHONE

(715) 345-7611

HOMEOWNER DOWN PAYMENT PROGRAM

Down payment assistance is to eligible person buying a single-family home in the City of Wausau (excluding mobile homes). Applicants w/$1,500 of their own may be eligible to borrow another $2,000-$6,000, available for down payment & closing costs.

ADDRESS

407 Grant St
Wausau, 54403

PHONE

(715) 261-6680

HOMEOWNERS' REHABILITATION PROGRAM – SCHOFIELD

For low to moderate income property owners in the city of Wausau who need help keeping their homes in safe repair. May include weatherization, roof/furnace replacement, & making the home more accessible for people w/disabilities. May be a waiting list; apply at the Community Development Department.

ADDRESS

200 Park St
Schofield, 54476

PHONE

(715) 359-5230

INCOME MAINTENANCE – CENTRAL CONSORTIUM

Provide eligibility and enrollment services to residents of Marathon and Langlade Counties for public assistance programs. These programs include FoodShare, Medicaid, BadgerCare Plus, Family Planning Only Services, and Caretaker Supplement.

PHONE

(888) 445-1621

INCOME MAINTENANCE – NORTHERN CONSORTIUM

Provide eligibility and enrollment services to residents of Wood and Lincoln Counties for public assistance programs. These programs include FoodShare, Medicaid, BadgerCare Plus, Family Planning Only Services, and Caretaker Supplement.

PHONE

(888) 794-5722

JOB ACCESS LOAN PROGRAM

Loans are short-term, no interest designed to assist eligible individuals to meet emergency needs that support obtaining or maintaining employment. May include: assistance in paying car repairs necessary for employment, car loans for transportation to work, clothing/uniforms/equipment expenses, rent or security deposits, if related to employment (relocation, etc), moving expenses to a new area for employment.

ADDRESS

731 N 1st St, Ste 4000
Wausau, 54403

PHONE

(715) 261-8700

KINSHIP CARE PROGRAM – WOOD COUNTY

Program to help support a child who resides outside of his/her own home, either temporarily/long term, w/a relative. Placement assessed to determine if there is a need for protection or services. Criminal background check of all adults having contact w/the child/adults living in the home is mandatory, along w/a home visit.

ADDRESS

400 Market St
Wisconsin Rapids, 54494

LIFELINE ASSISTANCE-PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

Program provides qualified consumers w/a discount on monthly charges for their primary phone line. WI residents are eligible for Lifeline service if they meet any of the following criteria: Household Income less than 135% of the federal poverty level; Receive Medical Assistance or Medicaid/BadgerCare; Receive Supplemental Security Income; Receive Food Stamps/SNAP; Qualify for State or Federal Home Energy Assistance; Qualify for WI Homestead Tax Credit; Section 8 Subsidized Housing; Veterans Pension & Survivors Benefit.

PHONE

(800) 225-7729

MARSHFIELD MEDICAL CENTER – PATIENT ASSISTANCE CENTER

Assists patients w/insurance eligibility, managed care requirements & patients who are uninsured/underinsured referring them to available programs that assist in paying for medical services, medication or other social needs.

ADDRESS

1000 N Oak St
Marshfield, 54449

PHONE

(715) 389-4475

NEWCAP

Provides assistance to individuals. Section 8 Voucher homebuyer, tenant based rental grant assistance, homeless prevention, rapid rehousing, home owner assistance program, work n wheels program, DV Rapid Re-Housing, Financial Capabilities, Steps to Success, Create Your Own Opportunities.

ADDRESS

1201 Main St
Oconto, 54153

PHONE

(800) 242-7334 or (920) 834-4621

NORTH CENTRAL COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM

Lincoln
503 S Center Ave, Ste 1, Merrill WI 54452
(715) 536-9581
Marathon
911 Jackson St, Wausau WI 54403
(715) 842-0681
Marshfield
149 N Central Ave, Marshfield WI 54449
(715) 387-2626
Wisconsin Rapids
2111 8th St S, Ste 102, Wisconsin Rapids WI 54494
(715) 424-2581
www.wiscap.org/
Provides assistance to individuals: Housing, Emergency Rent Payments, Outreach, Section 8 (Lincoln County), Americorps, and weatherization.

PARTNERSHIP FOR PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE

Offers a single point of access to more than 475 public & private patient assistance programs, including more than 150 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies. Eligibility: Patients who do not have prescription coverage & are having trouble affording their medicines.

PROPERTY TAX DEFERRAL LOAN PROGRAM

Offering loans to assist lower income owner occupants age 65 or a qualified veteran, household income can’t exceed $20,000, must be current on property taxes–will not help pay back taxes. Maximum loan is $3,525 or the higher of your tax bill. Outstanding mortgage/loan cannot be more than 33% of the appraised value of home. This is a loan & lien will be put on your property. Fee for the loan covers title search, Broker Price Opinion & recording lien. Program runs January 1 through June 30th.

ADDRESS

201 W Washington, Ste 700
Madison, 53703

PHONE

(800) 755-7835

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS

Random Acts of Kindness helps those less fortunate in South Wood County emergency start-up pantry, supplement pantry, household items, infant and children items, clothing, toiletries, furniture, and appliances. Registration required. Accepts donations during business hours. Call for days and times.

ADDRESS

1430 2nd St N
Wisconsin Rapids, 54494

PHONE

(715) 421-2622

SAFELINK WIRELESS

A program that enables qualifying customers to receive discounts on monthly telephone service.

ADDRESS

PO Box 220009
Milwaukee, 97209-0009

PHONE

(800) 723-3546

SALVATION ARMY - LANGLADE

Provides material assistance of food & shelter to eligible individuals in emergency or disaster situations.

ADDRESS

1630 N Superior
Antigo, 54409

PHONE

(715) 623-7838

SALVATION ARMY - MERRILL

Provides material assistance of food & shelter to eligible individuals in emergency or disaster situations.

ADDRESS

503 S Center Ave, Ste 2
Merrill, 54452

PHONE

(715) 539-2666

SALVATION ARMY - TOMAHAWK

Provides material assistance of food & shelter to eligible individuals in emergency or disaster situations.

ADDRESS

108 W Somo Ave
Tomahawk, 54487

PHONE

(715) 453-5939

SALVATION ARMY -WAUSAU

Provides material assistance of food & shelter to eligible individuals in emergency or disaster situations.

ADDRESS

202 Callon St
Wausau, 54401

PHONE

(715) 845-4272

SHEPHERD’S LOFT Baker Street Wesleyan Church

office@bakerstreetcc.org
Free clothing, limited household items. Call for days & times.

ADDRESS

640 Baker St
Wisconsin Rapids, 54494

PHONE

(715) 421-5335

ST MARY’S THRIFT CELLAR

Specializing in gently used clothing, books, furniture and small household items. Proceeds from sales of donated items benefit St Mary’s School. Hours are on Tuesdays 4-7:00 pm & Wednesdays & Fridays 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

ADDRESS

320 E Washington Ave
Tomahawk, 54487

PHONE

(715) 453-2878

ST VINCENT DE PAUL OUTREACH

LINCOLN
503 S Center Ave, Ste 2, Merrill WI 54452
(715) 539-2666
WOOD
149 N Central Ave, Marshfield WI 54449
(715) 387-0395
MARATHON
131 West Thomas Street Wausau, WI 54401
Telephone: (715) 298-3028
Provides temporary/emergency assistance for food, emergency lodging, clothing, rent, transportation, utilities, & other needs based on funds available & level of need.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THRIFT STORE

Specializing in gently used clothing, books, furniture, and household items. Proceeds from the sales of donated items are used to help those in need in the community.

Lincoln address: 1004 E Main St, Merrill, 54452
Telephone: (715) 539-1131
Marshfield address: 169 N Central Ave, Marshfield 54449
Telephone: (715) 387-4425
Wausau address: 131 West Thomas Street Wausau, WI 54401
Telephone: (715) 298-3028

WISCONSIN HOUSING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (WHEDA)

Provides low-cost, fixed interest rate mortgages to low & moderate income individuals & families to purchase a home.

ADDRESS

201 W Washington Ave, Ste 700
Madison, 53703

PHONE

(800) 334-6873 or (608) 266-7884

WISCONSIN RAPIDS HOUSING REPAIR PROGRAM (CITY ONLY)

Community Development Block Grant funds are available to City of Wisconsin Rapids low-income home owners to make necessary repairs to their homes at a 0% simple interest 30 yr deferred loan due upon the sale of the home or when the owner no longer lives in the house. Funds are available to assist landlords with necessary repairs for their properties, 7 units or less at 4% interest rate. A commitment must be made to rent to low income tenants for 5 years. Funds are also available for home buyers for a down payment and closing fees.

ADDRESS

1725 W River Dr
Stevens Point, 54481

PHONE

(715) 343-7142

WISLOAN PROGRAM

Loan program to help people w/disabilities in Wisconsin & that wish to try assistive technology or adaptive equipment, or make accessibility modifications to their homes.

ADDRESS

3262 Church St, Ste 1
Stevens Point WI,

PHONE

(715) 344-4210 or (800) 382-8484