Agencies

 

ArtStart Rhinelander. ArtStarts mission is to inspire, challenge and educate through cultural events and highly distinctive, curated visual art exhibitions with the purpose of strengthening and sustaining our community.  Our established programming includes 7-8 visual art exhibitions annually, music and film events, art classes for all ages, community-wide reading and discussion events and numerous community events.  715-362-4328   www.artstartrhinelander.org

  CAMP FIRE U.S.A. - Provides youth with the means to develop self-esteem and skills in self-reliance and citizenship. Campfire sponsors a city-wide Halloween Party, educational activities, camp programming, baby-sitting courses, first aid courses, CPR, anti-smoking and many others. Contact/Phone: Dusti Webber/ (715) 362-3513   www.campbirchrock.org

  FAMILY RESOURCE CONNECTION - Provides family support, education, parent/child activities, information and referral services, workshops, advocacy for families and children and coordination of family centered community activities. Funded Programs include PlayShoppe, Music Garden and First Books for Kids.  Contact/Phone: Deb Blackstone/(715) 361-2890 www.familyresourceconnection.org

F.O.R.K.   Feed Our Rural Kids can be reached at 715-272-1246.  Their address is 4887 Echo Ridge Drive, Eagle River, WI.  FORK deals with childhood hunger issues in the Northland Pines School District .  

 GIRL SCOUTS of the Northwestern Great Lakes -  Inspires girls with the highest ideals of character, conduct, patriotism and service that they may become happy, resourceful citizens. This is accomplished by developing self potential, relating to others, developing values and contributing to society. Girl Scouts offers educational programs and health and fitness classes to all girls, including minority, low income and hearing impaired. Contact/Phone: Ally Clark-Peterson/888-747-6945 www.gsnwgl.org

Girls on the Run - Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. We teach life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness. Contact/Phone: 715-614-6686 or jill.nicholson@girlsontherun.org   Website:  www.gotrnorthwoods.orgH

 HEADWATERS, INC. - Provides a program for adults with disabilities and children, birth to three, with special needs. Their activities include job placement, vocational assessment, computer classes for adults with disabilities and an infant development program. Contact/Phone: Jennifer Felty (715) 369-1337 www.headwatersinc.org

Lac du Flambeau DOMESTIC ABUSE PROGRAM - Offers support services to domestic abuse and sexual assault victims and their families. They work to reduce the incidence of domestic abuse within Native American communities and promote physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well being. They also educate and inform the general public about the causes and effects of domestic abuse. They encourage cultural and spiritual awareness by incorporating Native American traditional values, beliefs and attitudes into their program. Contact/Phone: Sarah Carufel/(715) 588-7660

 LAKELAND UNION HIGH SCHOOL JOURNEY PROGRAM - Serves high school students, focusing on those that are under-served, high-need and at-risk by providing field trips that encourage trust building, challenge activities, team building and communication skills. Contact/Phone: Kim Neal Wasserburger/(715) 358-8567

Let's Go Fishing Hodag Chapter   They provide boating and fishing excursions for seniors, veterans, disabled and youth on Boom Lake.  Contact 715-219-5436 for more information

NORTHERN ALLIANCE FOR MENTAL ILLNESS   NAMI Northern Lakes serves Vilas, Oneida and Forest counties.  They provide support, education and advocacy for people living with mental illness and their families.  Contact Mick at 715-369-4740

NATH (Fredrick Place) -  Frederick Place is a 16-bed emergency, temporary shelter for families, women and men who are experiencing homelessness. It is operated by The Northwoods Alliance for Tempoary Housing Inc. (NATH), which is a not-for-profit corporation.  Contact/Phone:  Tammy Modic 715.369.9777http://www.nathnorthwoods.com/index.html

 NORTHWEST CONNECTION FAMILY RESOURCES:  Dedicated to increasing the accessibility of child care programs, enhancing the development of quality child care services and promoting the recognition of child care issues in Florence, Forest, Oneida and Vilas Counties as well as the tribal communities of Lac du Flambeau, Mole Lake and Stone Lake.  Contact/Phone:  Robin Mainhardt/(715) 479-0337.

Northwoods Share  They operate a Needs Pantry, provide Community Dinners, home viists and assist the Salvation Army Toy Distribution  northwoodsshare@gmail.com or 715-352-0432

PASTIME CLUB:  To positively impact the lives of persons iwth early dementia as well as those who care for them.  Contact/Phone:  Molly Emmerich/(715) 358-3404.

PERSONAL ESSENTIALS PANTRY:  The pantry helps low income community members with those essential items needed to keep their homes and bodies clean and healthy.  Contact/Phone:  Barb Oestreicher/(715) 282-5956.

RHINELANDER ICE ASSOCIATION - Provides for scholarships and equipment for youth hockey and ice skating. Contact: Bill LaBelle/ (715) 369-1416 www.rhinelanderice.com

RHINELANDER YOUTH FOOTBALL - Builds character, self-esteem, healthy minds and strong bodies in 6th-8th grade youth. Activities include teaching football, cheerleading, recognizing scholastic achievement, teamwork, goal setting and sportsmanship. Contact/Phone: Bill Makris/ (715) 369-2875

RHINELANDER SOCCER ASSOC. - Provides instruction and competition in soccer to all area youth which in turn provides an effective, preventative human care service. Children from ages 5-13 years are allowed to play at least half of each game. Personal growth through skill enhancement, team play and cooperation are stressed over win/loss records. Contact/Phone: Jenny Mork /(715) 490-1158

SAMOSET COUNCIL BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA - Teaches values in young people and prepares them to make ethical choices over their lifetime. Some programs include Family Life Education, Drug Abuse and Alcohol Prevention, Crime Prevention, Job Finding/Placement and Referral, Emergency Assistance, Social Understanding and Educational Opportunities for the Youth with Special Needs. Contact/Phone:  Adam Freund  715-409-9415 www.samoset.org

TRI-COUNTY COUNCIL ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/SEXUAL ASSAULT - Helps victims and families in Oneida, Vilas and Forest counties with support, safe shelter, education and empowerment for immediate and long term well being. Contact/Phone: Shellie Holmes/ (715) 362-6841

UNITED WAY's 2-1-1:  As part of the AIRS network, this United Way Worldwide/United Way of Marathon County sponsored program promotes resource and referral services by dialing 2-1-1 landline and 7158482927 cellphone or visit the website. Contact/Phone: MaiGer Moua 715-848-2927 www.unitedwaymc.org

Warm the Children   This program purchases warm winter clothes for local children in need.  Call 715-479-4221

WISCONSIN FAMILY TIES - Provides support groups and counseling for families dealing with the effects of ADHD and other learning disabilities. Contact: Hugh Davis/(608) 267-6866  www.wifamilyties.org

YMCA of the NORTHWOODS - Safety Around Water Program:    Contact/Phone:  (715) 362-9622  www.ymcaofthenorthwoods.org