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Homeless Point-in-Time Count
Scheduled for January 25th

Posted: January 18th, 2017

We need volunteers for the state-wide Point-in-Time Count!

On Wednesday night, January 25th, 2017, staff and volunteers from homeless shelters and community organizations will be conducting a count of homeless individuals in Buffalo, Trempealeau, Jackson and Eau Claire counties.

This is a really important activity, and often funding available for assisting homeless families depends upon identifying the need in the community. That need is identified by the Point-in-Time count.

We have the greatest need for volunteers in Buffalo, Trempealeau, and Jackson counties. Anyone able to help in this area should call Suzanne at 715-985-2391 ext. 1220. Anyone interested in helping in Eau Claire county should call Carrie at 715-836-7511.

WHAT: A Point-In-Time count is a statistically reliable, unduplicated count of people experiencing homelessness during a designated one-night period. Wisconsin conducts this count twice per year.

WHY: it is intended to capture a minimum amount of information on the homeless population in order to create a "snapshot" of what homelessness looks like in a neighborhood, city, or state. The data collected through the Point-in-Time process is reported in the Annual Homelessness Assessment Report (AHAR) that is provided to the U.S. Congress. Homeless information is also reported to the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, and is utilized to develop the Housing Inventory Chart for the Balance of State Continuum of Care.

WHO: This count is intended to include persons that are homeless and are living in emergency shelters, transitional housing, safe havens for the homeless, domestic violence shelters, or who are unsheltered living on the streets or any other place not meant for human habitation.

WHERE: All across the state of Wisconsin and across the country the Point in Time is conducted by volunteers.

50th Anniversary Community Celebration

Posted: August 1st, 2016

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Once Upon a Book Drive

Posted: June 14th, 2016

Child Care Partnership, a program of Western Dairyland E.O.C. Inc., in partnership with the Supporting Families Together Association (SFTA), is participating in the third annual Once Upon a Book Drive, collecting books for local children and early education programs. The drive starts June 15, 2016 and runs through the end of August.

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Buffalo County Board Member Needed

Posted: May 10th, 2016

Western Dairyland Economic Opportunity Council, Inc. (Western Dairyland) is currently seeking an income-eligible representative from BUFFALO County for our Board of Directors. This is an excellent opportunity to assist our organization with developing programs that meet the needs of the community as well as gain personal/professional experience as a board member. Western Dairyland, founded in 1966, operates a number of federal, state and locally funded programs designed to alleviate poverty-related conditions and provide opportunities which enable people to advance economically and socially.

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RSVP Birthday Box Donations

Posted: April 18th, 2016

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Wounded Warrior Project Awards Grant to Western Dairyland

Posted: June 15th, 2015

Western Dairyland E.O.C. has received a grant from Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) to provide financial counseling services to veterans in Buffalo, Chippewa, Eau Claire, Jackson and Trempealeau counties in western Wisconsin. WWP's Grant Program, now in its fourth year, is expanding the availability of programs and services that provide support to this generation of injured service members.

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Tobacco Free Environment

Posted: May 31st, 2013

­­In our commitment to good health, Western Dairyland E.O.C. Inc. is a completely tobacco-free organization. This includes all buildings and grounds and applies to clients, staff and visitors.

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Art from the Heart - 3/2
March 2nd | 6 - 9 PM
CHIPPEWA FALLS YMCA 611 JEFFERSON AVE., CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI 54729

Women's Business Networking Event: The Eau Claire Sport Warehouse
March 8th | 5:30 - 7 PM
2983 11TH STREET, EAU CLAIRE

Parent Cafe 3/9
March 9th | 6 - 8 PM
UWRF CHILD CENTER 900 EAST CASCADE AVE. RIVER FALLS, WI 54022

Shaken Baby Syndrome & Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Prevention Training 3/14
March 14th | 6 - 9 PM
WESTERN DAIRYLAND -INDEPENDENCE 23122 WHITEHALL RD. 54747

The Infant & Toddler Caregiver Learning Community 3/23
March 23rd | 5:30 - 7:30 PM
DEB'S CAFE 1120 122ND ST., CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI 54729

Parent Cafe 3/23
March 23rd | 6 - 8 PM
UWRF CHILD CENTER 900 EAST CASCADE AVE. RIVER FALLS, WI 54022

Business Plan Basics
March 25th | 8 - 11 AM
WESTERN DAIRYLAND, 418 WISCONSIN STREET, EAU CLAIRE, WI 54703

Tourism Roundtable with Linda John, Executive Director of Visit Eau Claire
March 30th | 12 - 1 PM
VISIT EAU CLAIRE HEADQUARTERS, 4319 JEFFERS ROAD, UPPER LEVEL, IN EAU CLAIRE

Darkness to Light-Abuse & Neglect Training 4/4
April 4th | 9 AM - 12 PM
CVTC 620 W CLAIREMONT AVE EAU CLAIRE

Darkness to Light-Abuse & Neglect Training 4/4
April 4th | 6 - 9 PM
ST. JOHNS 1403 NEWMAN ST., BLOOMER, WI 54724

Shaken Baby Syndrome & Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Prevention Training 4/4
April 4th | 6 - 6 PM
WESTERN DAIRYLAND, 418 WISCONSIN STREET, EAU CLAIRE, WI

Parent Cafe 4/6
April 6th | 6 - 8 PM
UWRF CHILD CENTER 900 EAST CASCADE AVE. RIVER FALLS, WI 54022

Women's Business Networking Event: ArtBoxx Salon & Co.
April 12th | 5:30 - 7 PM
419 S BARSTOW STREET, EAU CLAIRE WI

Discovering Science
April 12th | 6 - 9 PM
WESTERN DAIRYLAND -INDEPENDENCE 23122 WHITEHALL RD. 54747

Director's Retreat 4/19
April 19th | 10 AM - 12 PM
DEB'S CAFE 1120 122ND ST., CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI 54729

Director's Retreat 4/20
April 20th | 10 AM - 12 PM
NEW RICHMOND AREA CENTRE 428 S. STARR AVE., NEW RICHMOND, WI 54017

Parent Cafe 4/20
April 20th | 6 - 8 PM
UWRF CHILD CENTER 900 EAST CASCADE AVE. RIVER FALLS, WI 54022

Start a Small Business in 8 Steps
April 25th | 9:22 AM - 12 PM
WESTERN DAIRYLAND COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY, 418 WISCONSIN STREET, EAU CLAIRE.

The Infant & Toddler Caregiver Learning Community 4/27
April 27th | 5:30 - 7:30 PM
DEB'S CAFE 1120 122ND ST., CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI 54729

Parent Cafe 5/4
May 4th | 6 - 8 PM
UWRF CHILD CENTER 900 EAST CASCADE AVE. RIVER FALLS, WI 54022

3rd Annual Early Learning Conference
May 6th | 8 AM - 4:30 PM
FLORIAN GARDENS 2340 LORCH AVE. EAU CLAIRE, WI 54701

Shaken Baby Syndrome & Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Prevention Training 5/9
May 9th | 6 - 9 PM
WITC, 1019 S KNOWLES AVE, NEW RICHMOND, WI

Pyramid Model Training-Session 1 5/9
May 9th | 6 - 9 PM
WESTERN DAIRYLAND, 418 WISCONSIN STREET, EAU CLAIRE, WI

Women's Business Networking Event: Full Circle Herbals, LLC
May 10th | 5:30 - 7 PM
2411 NORTH HILLCREST PARKWAY, SUITE 11, ALTOONA

Pyramid Model Session 2
May 16th | 6 - 9 PM
WESTERN DAIRYLAND, 418 WISCONSIN STREET, EAU CLAIRE, WI

The Infant & Toddler Caregiver Learning Community 5/17
May 17th | 5:30 - 7:30 PM
DEB'S CAFE 1120 122ND ST., CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI 54729

Individual Learning: Planning Experiences & Documenting Learning 5/17
May 17th | 6 - 9 PM
WESTERN DAIRYLAND, 418 WISCONSIN STREET, EAU CLAIRE, WI

Individual Learning: Planning Experiences & Documenting Learning 5/18
May 18th | 6 - 9 PM
WITC, 1019 S KNOWLES AVE, NEW RICHMOND, WI

Parent Cafe 5/18
May 18th | 6 - 8 PM
UWRF CHILD CENTER 900 EAST CASCADE AVE. RIVER FALLS, WI 54022

Pyramid Model Session 3
May 23rd | 6 - 9 PM
WESTERN DAIRYLAND, 418 WISCONSIN STREET, EAU CLAIRE, WI

Business Plan Basics in Black River Falls
May 25th | 1 - 4 PM
BLACK RIVER FALLS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, 120 N WATER STREET, BLACK RIVER FALLS, WI 54615

Pyramid Model Session 4
May 30th | 6 - 9 PM
WESTERN DAIRYLAND, 418 WISCONSIN STREET, EAU CLAIRE, WI

Pyramid Model Session 5
June 6th | 6 - 9 PM
WESTERN DAIRYLAND, 418 WISCONSIN STREET, EAU CLAIRE, WI

14th Annual Women's Business Conference
June 8th | 8 AM - 5 PM
UW-EAU CLAIRE

Pyramid Model Session 6
June 13th | 6 - 9 PM
WESTERN DAIRYLAND, 418 WISCONSIN STREET, EAU CLAIRE, WI

Women's Business Networking Event: The Yoga Center of Eau Claire
June 14th | 5:30 - 7 PM
2524 GOLF ROAD, SUITE 2F, EAU CLAIRE

Pyramid Model Session 7
June 20th | 6 - 9 PM
WESTERN DAIRYLAND, 418 WISCONSIN STREET, EAU CLAIRE, WI

Business Plan Basics
June 20th | 6 - 9 PM
WESTERN DAIRYLAND, 418 WISCONSIN STREET, EAU CLAIRE, WI 54703

The Infant & Toddler Caregiver Learning Community 6/22
June 22nd | 5:30 - 7:30 PM
CROSSROAD COMMUNITY CHURCH, W7562 US HIGHWAY 10, ELLSWORTH, WI 54011

11th Annual Volk Field Small Business Conference
June 27th - 28th | 8 AM - 4 PM
VOLK FIELD - CAMP DOUGLAS WI

Pyramid Model Session 8
June 27th | 6 - 9 PM
WESTERN DAIRYLAND, 418 WISCONSIN STREET, EAU CLAIRE, WI

Business QuickBooks
July 11th | 6 - 9 PM
WESTERN DAIRYLAND, 418 WISCONSIN STREET, EAU CLAIRE, WI 54703

Women's Business Networking Event: Lil Dudes-N-Divas Daycare LLC
July 12th | 5:30 - 7 PM
3631 E HAMILTON AVE, EAU CLAIRE WI

Start a Small Business in 8 Steps
July 20th | 1 - 4 PM

The Infant & Toddler Caregiver Learning Community 7/20
July 20th | 5:30 - 7:30 PM
DEB'S CAFE 1120 122ND ST., CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI 54729

Women's Business Networking Event: Spaced Out Furnishings
August 9th | 5:30 - 7 PM
1602 HOGEBOOM AVENUE, EAU CLAIRE

Business Record Keeping 101
August 10th | 5 - 7 PM
418 WISCONSIN STREET, EAU CLAIRE WI

Mechanics of Starting a Small Business
August 22nd | 5 - 7 PM
WESTERN DAIRYLAND, 418 WISCONSIN STREET, EAU CLAIRE, WI 54703

The Infant & Toddler Caregiver Learning Community 8/23
August 23rd | 5:30 - 7:30 PM
DEB'S CAFE 1120 122ND ST., CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI 54729

Business QuickBooks
September 12th | 6 - 9 PM
WESTERN DAIRYLAND, 418 WISCONSIN STREET, EAU CLAIRE, WI 54703

Women's Business Networking Event: Voyaging Vet & Tech Services
September 13th | 5:30 - 7 PM
1202 FAIRWAY STREET, EAU CLAIRE WI

The Infant & Toddler Caregiver Learning Community 9/20
September 20th | 5:30 - 7:30 PM
DEB'S CAFE 1120 122ND ST., CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI 54729

Start a Small Business in 8 Steps
September 21st | 6 - 9 PM
WESTERN DAIRYLAND, 418 WISCONSIN STREET, EAU CLAIRE, WI 54703

"Mompreneur": How to Have it All
September 26th | 6 - 8 PM
418 WISCONSIN STREET, EAU CLAIRE WI

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