A majority of Western Dairyland programs serve the Western Wisconsin counties of Buffalo, Eau Claire, Jackson and Trempeleau. If you live in a different county, contact the Wisconsin Community Action Program Association to find a Community Action Agency near you. A comprehensive list of community resources may also be found at the Great Rivers 211 website.
When appropriate, Western Dairyland refers clients to local organizations which may better serve their needs. These organizations include the following:
Aging & Disability Resource Centers
Aging and Disability Resource Center of Eau Claire County
Aging and Disability Resource Center of Trempealeau County
Aging and Disability Resource Center of Buffalo, Clark & Pepin Counties
Aging and Disability Resource Center of Western Wisconsin
(includes Jackson County)
Homeless Shelters & Services
In addition to Western Dairyland's homeless shelters in Eau Claire, Buffalo, Trempealeau and Jackson counties, the following organizations provide shelter and/or services to homeless individuals and families:
The Sojourner House will provide a safe, clean place for single men and women, regardless of what their ambitions or hopes are, to sleep overnight, shower, clean their clothing and have breakfast while ensuring our guest's personal dignity, respect, and safety.
618 South Barstow Street, Eau Claire
Hope Gospel Mission
Faith-based rescue mission and men's shelter.
8 South Farwell Street, Eau Claire
Faith-based rescue mission and women's shelter.
2517 Moholt Drive, Eau Claire
When available, offers vouchers for emergency stays in local motels.
2211 S. Hastings Way, Eau Claire
Eau Claire Interfaith Hospitality Network facility offers 30 days for homeless families with children, and pregnant single women.
309 E. Lake Street, Eau Claire
Bolton Refuge House
Provides emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence.
Knight Transitional Housing
St. Francis Food Pantry
1221 Truax Blvd., Eau Claire, WI 54703
Buffalo County Food Pantry in St. John's Lutheran Church
709 S Second St., Alma, WI 54610
Jackson County Food Pantry
411 Gebhardt Rd., Black River Falls
Trempealeau County Food Pantry
Immanuel Lutheran Church
109 Elm Street
Strum, WI 54770
Phone: 715-695-3511 or 715-533-6280
Chippewa Valley Free Clinic
Our mission is to provide health services and advocacy for the members of our community that have no health care alternative.
836 Richard Drive
Eau Claire, WI 54701
The Wellness Shack
Eau Claire's recovery center for adults with mental illness.
515 S. Barstow St., Suite 110
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Essential Health Clinic
Essential Health Clinic is committed to providing high quality reproductive care--helping people avoid unintended pregnancies; providing confidential STD testing, treatment, preventive education and more--Essential services for our communities. We strive to make sure these services are accessible and affordable by charging payments based on income and providing care for everyone regardless of ability to pay.