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Wester Dairyland Receives
Nonprofit Excellence Award

Posted: April 6th, 2017

The United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley held its annual Chippewa Valley Spirit Awards on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at The Florian Gardens in Eau Claire. The event recognizes the businesses and individuals who generously support the education, financial stability and health of the community.

Every year, United Way honors a nonprofit organization for their efforts to make the Chippewa Valley a better place to live by demonstrating superior performance, quality and consistency in pursuit of its mission. Western Dairyland Economic Opportunity Council received the 2017 Nonprofit Excellence Award for our work as an advocate for low-income individuals and families in Eau Claire County, Buffalo, Trempealeau, and Jackson counties. 

Congratulations and thank you to all Western Dairyland employees for their hard work and dedication which made this award possible.

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

Posted: January 18th, 2017

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

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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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Upcoming Events

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

Darkness to Light-Abuse & Neglect Training 4/26
April 26th | 6 - 9 PM
OLD SCHOOL DAYCARE 219 S MAIN ST, BLAIR, WI 54616

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

Trade Show Training
May 4th | 12 - 1 PM
418 WISCONSIN STREET, EAU CLAIRE WI

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
CESA 10, 725 W PARK AVE, CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI 54729

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
CESA 10, 725 W PARK AVE, CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI 54729

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

Speaking the Language: Preparing to Talk to a Commercial Lender
May 18th | 6 - 8 PM
418 WISCONSIN STREET, EAU CLAIRE WI

Pyramid Model Session 3
May 23rd | 6 - 9 PM
CESA 10, 725 W PARK AVE, CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI 54729

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
CESA 10, 725 W PARK AVE, CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI 54729

Pyramid Model Session 5
June 6th | 6 - 9 PM
CESA 10, 725 W PARK AVE, CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI 54729

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

Pyramid Model Session 6
June 13th | 6 - 9 PM
CESA 10, 725 W PARK AVE, CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI 54729

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

Understanding Fundamental Business Financial Statements
June 15th | 6 - 8 PM
418 WISCONSIN STREET, EAU CLAIRE WI

Pyramid Model Session 7
June 20th | 6 - 9 PM
CESA 10, 725 W PARK AVE, CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI 54729

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

Pyramid Model Session 8
June 27th | 6 - 9 PM
CESA 10, 725 W PARK AVE, CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI 54729

CACFP Meal Pattern Training 6/28
June 28th | 6:30 - 8 PM
STONEY CREEK INN, 3060 S KINNEY COULEE RD, ONALASKA, WI 54650

CACFP Meal Pattern Training 6/29
June 29th | 6:30 - 8 PM
TBD, VIROQUA, 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

CACFP Meal Pattern Training 7/17
July 17th | 6:30 - 8 PM
TBD, SIREN, WI

Shaken Baby Syndrome & Sudden Infant Death Prevention Training 7/18
July 18th | 6 - 9 PM
WESTERN DAIRYLAND, 418 WISCONSIN STREET, EAU CLAIRE, WI

CACFP Meal Pattern Training 7/18
July 18th | 6:30 - 8 PM
TBD, RICE LAKE, WI

CACFP Meal Pattern Training 7/19
July 19th | 6:30 - 8 PM
WITC, 1019 S KNOWLES AVE, NEW RICHMOND, 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

CACFP Meal Pattern Training 7/29
July 29th | 9 - 10:30 AM
WESTERN DAIRYLAND, 418 WISCONSIN STREET, EAU CLAIRE, WI

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

CACFP Meal Pattern Training 8/17
August 17th | 6:30 - 8 PM
LUNDA COMMUNITY CENTER 405 STATE HWY 54, BLACK RIVER FALLS, WI 54615

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

CACFP Meal Pattern Training 8/28
August 28th | 6:30 - 8 PM
BEST WESTERN PLUS CAMPUS INN, 100 SPRING STREET, RIVER FALLS, WI 54022

Shaken Baby Syndrome & Sudden Infant Death Prevention Training 9/12
September 12th | 6 - 9 PM
WESTERN DAIRYLAND, 418 WISCONSIN STREET, EAU CLAIRE, WI

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

Shaken Baby Syndrome & Sudden Infant Death Prevention Training 10/17
October 17th | 6 - 9 PM
BLACK RIVER AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 120 N WATER ST., BLACK RIVER FALLS, WI 54615

Shaken Baby Syndrome & Sudden Infant Death Prevention Training 11/14
November 14th | 6 - 9 PM
WITC, 1019 S KNOWLES AVE, NEW RICHMOND, WI

Shaken Baby Syndrome & Sudden Infant Death Prevention Training 12/5
December 5th | 6 - 9 PM
WESTERN DAIRYLAND, 418 WISCONSIN STREET, EAU CLAIRE, WI

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