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NorthCentral Independent Living Program

Beginning January 1st 2017, Independent Living (IL) services for out-of-home care youth will be delivered by Wood County in partnership with CW Solutions. Wood County/CW Solutions will provide services to the North Central Region which consists of the following counties: Wood, Portage, Adams, Marathon, Lincoln, Langlade, Forest, Oneida and Vilas.

IL services are provided to youth who are likely to age out of home care by the age of 18 or older. These emerging adults will be provided IL services by their county social worker(s) as well as our IL coordinators, which will be a bridged transition for IL services. Wood County/CW Solutions utilizes a Family Systems, Strengths-Based and Trauma-Informed Care approach with youth.

IL services assist youth in the following areas: education, employment, housing, healthcare, basic living skills, and financial self-sufficiency.

For more information, please call 715-540-0283 or email

To learn more about Wood County Human Services Department Employment and Job Skills Training Programs, please contact Lacey Piekarski - Employment & Training Manager at

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