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Our mission, in partnership with the community, is to provide quality, cost effective and accessible human services that maximize the potential of individuals and families.
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Independent Living Program: Covid Relief

Posted 12/7/2021 by dschmutzer@co.wood.wi.us

See flyer for Covid Relief information.

For more information on the Independent Living Program, contact:

Brooklynn Elliott at 715-540-0283

Lacey Piekarski at 715-421-8927


Community Volunteers

Posted 11/19/2021 by dschmutzer@co.wood.wi.us

We are looking for Volunteers!

Want to help youth learn the tools and skills they need to besuccessful now and into adulthood? We hope to connect local youth to needed community resources, engage them in positive activities, practice skill-building, and help them envision a bright future for themselves.
Currently, we are looking for volunteers to share their interests and skills with youth in the community to help further this goal.

See flyer for more details.

Nurturing Fathers

Posted 3/12/2021 by dschmutzer@co.wood.wi.us

The Nurturing Father’s Parenting Class is an opportunity for fathers to explore how to foster and grow their relationship with their child(ren). This interactive group class involves sharing, learning and growing together.

The Nurturing Father’s curriculum is an average 6 months long with each month sharing a different theme and adapted to those participating. Classes are held virtually every Thursday from 3:00pm-3:45pm using Google Meet. Interested fathers can join classes at any point throughout the curriculum. 

** To be eligible, fathers must reside in Wood County. If interested, please email Lue Chang (lchang@co.wood.wi.us) with the following information and individuals will be contacted.

  1. Name
  2. Phone number
  3. Mailing Address

Dates and times of the parenting class will be determined after connecting with all individuals who are interested. This will insure for dates and times that will work best for everyone.


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