Economic Support & Wisconsin Works (W-2) Units

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1 (888) 283-0012
FAX Verifications to CDPU: (855) 293-1822

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Food Share: Maintain a healthy diet!

Supplement your food budget. You may qualify for Food Share to provide assistance in purchasing food for good nutrition. Participation in employment programs may be required.

Read more on Wisconsin FoodShare...
http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/foodshare/

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http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/foodshare/

How do I apply?

  • Online - http://access.wisconsin.gov
  • By phone - 888-283-0012 Great Rivers Call Center
  • Apply at Local Agency:
    • Washburn County Health and Human Services                                                    110 Fourth Avenue                                                                                              Shell Lake, WI 54871
  • Mail in application

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Medical Assistance & Medicaid

Wisconsin's ForwardHealth Medicaid provides health care coverage for elderly, blind or disabled with a family income at or below the monthly program limit who are United States citizens or legal immigrants.

To learn more about Wisconsin Medicaid, visit their website at
Wisconsin Medicaid

BadgerCare

BadgerCare provides affordable health care coverage to qualified children and adults.

To learn more about BadgerCare, visit their website at BadgerCare

You may also obtain more information by contacting the Great Rivers Call Center at 888-283-0012.

How do I apply?

  • Online - http://access.wisconsin.gov
  • By phone - 888-283-0012 Great Rivers Call Center
  • Apply at Local Agency:
    • Washburn County Health and Human Services                                                    110 Fourth Avenue                                                                                              Shell Lake, WI 54871
  • Mail in application

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Child Care

The Wisconsin Shares Child Care Subsidy Program supports low-income working families by subsidizing a portion of the cost of quality child care while the parents or caregivers are working or participating in another approved activity.

To learn more about this program visit Wisconsin Shares Child Care.

You may also obtain more information by contacting the Great Rivers Call Center at 888-283-0012.

How do I apply?

  • Online - http://access.wisconsin.gov
  • By phone - 888-283-0012 Great Rivers Call Center
  • Apply at Local Agency:
    • Washburn County Health and Human Services                                                    110 Fourth Avenue                                                                                              Shell Lake, WI 54871

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Wisconsin Works (W-2): NEED HELP?

The mission of W-2 is to help people get jobs and to advance in the workforce.

Temporary financial aid or case management assistance may be available to help your family through a crisis. Participation in job programs is required to help you achieve financial independence.
Contact Workforce Resource at 1-855-792-5439.

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Washburn County Housing

Name Phone Number Location
Acorn Apartments 715-236-2366 Minong
Birch Haven Manor 715-635-2321 Birchwood
Edgewood Apts 715-635-2321 Minong
Evergreen Apts 715-236-2366 Shell Lake
Hilltop Manor 715-246-5774 Spooner
Hometown Village 715-466-2255 Minong
Lakeland Manor 715-465-2730 Shell Lake
The Pines Apts 715-635-4644 Spooner
Rural Housing Authority 1-608-238-3448 FAX: 608-238-2084
Shell Lake Housing Auth. 715-468-2730  
Shell Lake Shores 715-468-4493 Shell Lake
Spooner Housing Auth. 715-635-2808  
West Side Manor 715-635-2321 Shell Lake
Washburn County Housing Auth 715-635-2321  


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