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2014 Partner Programs

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  • Adams-Friendship Area School District
    • Community Learning Center - The Community Learning Center Afterschool Program helps children, working families and the community by offering a safe environment for children to experience enrichment activities before and after school to enhance their learning.
    • Learning in New Channels - provides a self-paced, individualized program providing high school level instruction in all core areas which will aid students in obtaining an HSED or an Alternative High School Diploma. This program is offered to at-risk students who are severely credit deficient and who have not been successful in the traditional high school.
  • Association for All Handicapped Citizens
    • Association for All Handicapped Citizens is an organization providing education and support to people with disabilities and other interested persons. They come from many areas such as Adams, Plover, Stevens Point and Marshfield.
  • Boys and Girls Club of the Wisconsin Rapids Area
    • The Boys and Girls Club of the Wisconsin Rapids Area Before and After School Outreach Programs provide a safe place, structure, supervision, mentoring and health and wellness programs for youth during non-school hours.
  • Career Closet of Wisconsin Rapids, Inc.
    • The mission of the Career Closet is to provide needy members of our community with clothing, one of the basic tools they'll need for a successful job search and work life.
  • Central Wisconsin Community Action Council
    • Central Wisconsin's Community Action Council's Eviction prevention program provides one-time crisis rent assistance to homeless families or individuals or those at-risk of homelessness. Client applications are reviewed and approved based on a number of criteria, including funding availability, the ability to positively resolve the crisis and other factors.
  • Central Wisconsin Literacy Council
    • The Central Wisconsin Literacy Council's Adult Basic Literacy Skills program teaches adults 18 1/2 and older to use English to read, write, speak, compute, and perform basic math skills in order to earn GEDs, high school diplomas, or enter college and obtain or maintain employment.
  • Child and Disability Resource Center
    • Providing quality assistance for children and their families in Wood County by facilitating and assisting in accessing information and services to meet children's and families needs.
  • Childcaring, Inc.
    • Childcaring, Inc. offers assistance and support to child care programs in Adams and South Wood County including: business start-up assistance, links to families looking for care, continuing education, resources, newsletters, list-serves, and more.
    • Scholarship Aid for Families - provides child care funding to low-income families entering the workforce or continuing their education. Families are eligible for a one-time $750 child care scholarship.
  • Club Mead
    • Before School Club Mead operates from 6:30 - 8:25 am each school day at Mead Elementary Charter School for over 300 students ages 6 and above. The goal based program provides activities to increase developmental assets through recreation, homework, technology, mentoring, service learning and enrichment.
    • Summer Club Mead is a program for at-risk youth ages 6-11 to provide purposeful and fun activities including recreation, technology, crafts, games, drama, service learning and field trips. The Boys and Girls Club will run this program from 7:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday in June, July and August.
  • Epilepsy Foundation Heart of Wisconsin
    • Direct Services provide a safety net for individuals and families dealing with recurring seizures. The Epilepsy Foundation has developed specialized services to foster independent living and ensure safety in the home, at school, or at work, enabling people with seizures to participate fully in community life.
  • Faith in Action of Adams County
    • Faith in Action of Adams County is a faith based non-profit organization that provides in-home services to the elderly and physically or mentally impaired of Adams County, through a network of trained volunteers. Through these services our recipients are able to remain in their homes, retain their independence and experience a more secure quality of life, knowing that they have a caring support system.
  • Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes
    • Girl Scout Leadership Experience - pairs girls (grades K-12) with positive adult role models who build their courage, confidence and character through educational and recreational activities offered in a safe, all-girl environment. Girls increase their self-esteem, learn practical skills and are able to make positive choices in their lives.
    • Reaching Out - Reaching Out is a program designed to bring Girl Scouting to girls who, due to some type of barrier, are not able to participate. Our goal is to build leadership skills and connect girls to additional Girl Scout opportunities.
  • Grove Elemetary School Helping Hands Backpack Program
    • The Helping Hands Backpack Program provides weekly backpacks with nutritious food for family meals to give families a "helping hand" during difficult times.
  • Jeremiah's Crossing, Inc.
    • Equine Assisted Activities give children with physical, cognitive, emotional and academic special needs the opportunity to learn the skill of horseback riding in concert with their equine partner and volunteer assistants. EAA lessons are designed to progress participants to their maximum skill level while they experience the thrill and enjoyment of horseback riding.
  • Nekoosa School District - Backpacks for Kids
    • The Backpack for Kids Program helps families within our district in need of food. Without it, many people would go hungry.
  • Nekoosa Senior Citizens Club
    • This is an organization to get older people together for an afternoon of fun. Also have card playing each week with lunch. We go out to eat 6 times a year if possible. Speakers come in at some times. Bingo once a month on first Tuesday of the month.
  • North Central Community Action Program
    • The Emergency Housing Assistance Program -Low-income households receiving housing assistance for the purpose of ending or preventing homelessness.
    • The Emergency Food Assistance Program - Low income households receive emergency food assistance through a referral to the local food pantry.
    • The Community Outreach Program -People who are vulnerable receiving advocacy and direct assistance to stay in their homes and remain self-sufficient.
  • Park Place Adult Day Services
    • Park Place provides dependent adults with supervised care, and caregivers, respite.
  • Riverview Community Dental Clinic
    • The South Wood County Dental Access Program addresses the needs for additional capacity to deliver dental services to persons enrolled in Medicaid or Badger Care who are residents of south Wood County, by establishing a new dental clinic to increase access to services. The goal of this program is to improve the area's oral health (and ultimately their overall health - medical research has shown increasing links between oral health and overall health) by increasing access to dental care for the target population.
  • Rudolph Senior Citizens Club
    • Provides social activities to local senior citizens, including dinners, picnics and holiday parties. As loved ones pass away it is easy for senior citizens to become depressed and/or homebound; and one of the best ways to prevent this from happening is through companionship and to socialize together. Activities like these help our local elderly population live happier, healthier lives which will ultimately help them live independently in their own homes longer.
  • Samoset Council Boy Scouts of America
    • Building Assets in Cub Scouts - Cub Scouting, for boys ages 7-10, has nine purposes; positively influence character, development and encourage spiritual growth, help boys develop habits and attitudes of good citizenship, encourage sportsmanship and pride in growing strong in mind and body, improve the understanding within the family, strengthen boy's ability to get along with other boys and respect other people, foster a sense of personal achievement by helping boys develop new interests and skills, provide fun and exciting things to do, and prepare boys to become Boy Scouts. We accomplish these purposes through planned activities and achievements, most of which happen right in the den and pack during the weekly den meetings and the monthly pack meetings.
    • Building Assets in Boy Scouts - This program prepares young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. It is a program for young boys, ages 11 - 18, that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.
    • Building Assets in Scouts at School - This program takes all the values and fun from the Cub Scout program and brings it to the afterschool setting for boys who do not have parental involvement or a way to be involved in a traditional Cub Scout Pack. We provide this Cub Scout program completely free of charge to boys involved in the Boys and Girls Club.
  • The Family Center
    • Emergency Shelter and Support Services - Emergency shelter and supportive services for victims of domestic violence and their families that will assist them in developing a lifestyle that is violence free and healthy. This is achieved through victim advocacy and collaborative efforts with community agencies and service providers.
    • Specialized Domestic Abuse Services for Hmong, Seniors and People with Disabilities - Specialized domestic abuse services targeting seniors, vulnerable adults and Hmong populations providing advocacy, information and referral, and safety planning as a means to maintain / achieve self-sufficiency. Specific services address barriers that are faced when attempting to live violence free.
  • The Neighborhood Table
    • The Neighborhood Table provides free meals each Thursday and the last two Tuesdays of the month to anyone in need of a hot meal. We solicit sponsor groups, provide volunteers (15-20 for each meal) to prepare, serve and clean up after the meal. The Neighborhood Table provides the meal-site, meal preparation guidance and support as well as other volunteers as needed.
  • Vesper Senior Citizens Club
    • Provides social activities to local senior citizens, including dinners, picnics and holiday parties. As loved ones pass away it is easy for senior citizens to become depressed and/or homebound; and one of the best ways to prevent this from happening is through companionship and to socialize together. Activities like these help our local elderly population live happier, healthier lives which will ultimately help them live independently in their own homes longer.
  • Wood County Social Services Child and Disability Resource Center
    • Providing quality assistance for children and their families in Wood County by facilitating and assisting in accessing information and services to meet children's and families needs.
  • YMCA of South Wood County
    • The YMCA Strong Kids Scholarship program provides needy youth and families a safe, healthy environment with constructive activities and positive role models.