Community Resources

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 and Pepin Counties

Aging and Disability Resource Center of 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:

Sojourner House
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.

Salvation Army
When available, offers vouchers for emergency stays in local motels.
2211 S. Hastings Way, Eau Claire
Phone: 715-834-1224

Beacon House
Eau Claire Interfaith Hospitality Network facility offers 30 days for homeless families with children, and pregnant single women.
309 E. Lake Street, Eau Claire
Phone: 715-834-4357

Bolton Refuge House
Provides emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence.
Phone: 715-834-9578

Knight Transitional Housing
Phone: 715-834-8060

Food Pantries

St. Francis Food Pantry
1221 Truax Blvd., Eau Claire, WI 54703
Phone: 715-839-7706

Buffalo County Food Pantry in St. John's Lutheran Church
709 S Second St., Alma, WI 54610
Phone: 608-685-4341

Jackson County Food Pantry
Gebhardt School
411 Gebhardt Rd., Black River Falls
Phone: 715-896-3601

Trempealeau County Food Pantry
County Health Care Center
W20410 Highway 121
Whitehall, WI 54773
Phone: 715-836-7511 ext. 1188


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.
1030 Oak Ridge Drive
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Phone: 715-839-8477

The Wellness Shack
Eau Claire's recovery center for adults with mental illness.
505 S. Dewey Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Phone: 715-855-7705

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.

Phone: 1-800-657-5177

Internet Access

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program
The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households. If your household is eligible, you can receive a discount on your monthy service and associated equipment.

Western Dairyland programs form a network of services which help alleviate poverty-related conditions in our communities. We also work closely with other non-profit organizations, private companies and government agencies throughout Western Wisconsin.

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