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AODA/Quit Smoking

Background Checks

Child, Pregnancy & Parenting Services

Clothing/Household Items

Domestic Violence

Emergency Health & Dental Treatment

Elderly & Disabled

Employment

Food Assistance

Internet Access

Legal Aid

Mental Illness

Rent/Utility Assistance, Budgeting

Sexual Abuse

Shelter

Social Security (SSI) & Disability (SSDI)

Telephone

Transportation


AODA/Quit Smoking

Agnesian Health Care
In and outpatient treatment/counseling services.
(920) 929-2300; 430 E. Division St., FDL
www.agnesian.com

 

Alcoholics Anonymous Hotline Winnebago Central Office/Al-Anon/Alateen
Call for complete listing of local and area AA meetings. Provides support for people with alcohol problems and their families.
(920) 922-7512; 280 N. Main St., FDL
www.aa.org

Al-Anon: support group for friends and relatives who meet to help themselves and others overcome the frustration caused by living with an alcoholic.
Alateen: support group that meets once a week to discuss difficulties of living with an alcoholic
family member and to learn effective ways to cope with the problem caused by alcoholism.

 

Aurora Health Care
Treatment/counseling services
(920) 907-7000; 210 Wisconsin American Drive, FDL
www.aurorahealthcare.org

 

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment National Drug Alcohol Treatment Referral Service
800-622-HELP

 

Gratitude Club
Provides support for people with alcohol problems and their families
(920) 921-0143; 295 Ruggles St., FDL

Alateen: support for teens of alcoholics.
Alakids: support to young children of alcoholics.
Alanon: support for adult family members of alcoholics.

 

Lutheran Social Services
Alcohol & Drug Abuse Recovery Center; Project Youth, helping youth and families resolve issues. Non-denominational, open to the public.
(920) 924-5222 or (920) 907-0900; 131 S. Main St.; FDL

 

Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line
Free coaching and medication
800-784-8669


Background Checks

County Sheriff
Current warrant list: http://www.fdlsheriff.com/Warrants.html

 

WI Dept. Corrections Sex Offender Registry
http://offender.doc.state.wi.us/public/

 

WI Circuit Court Access (CCAP)
http://wcca.wicourts.gov/index.xsl


Child, Pregnancy & Parenting Services

ADVOCAP Head Start Program
Literacy and social services for children/parents
(920) 922-7760; 19 W. 1st St., FDL
http://www.advocap.org/

 

Back to School Assistance
A joint effort of concerned volunteers. Contact Solutions Center 920-923-1743 for more information. Agencies involved include: Salvation Army, The Family Resource
Center, ADVOCAP/Head Start, the Boys and Girls Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters.

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters
One-on-one mentoring for children by positive adult role models.
(920) 922-8200; 448 S. Military Road, FDL
http://www.bbbsfdl.org/

 

Boys and Girls Club
Programs and after school & summer care services
(920) 924-0530; 76 W. 2nd St., FDL
www.kidsclubfdl.org

 

Catholic Charities Services
Family/individual/couples counseling; pregnancy counseling; step-parent adoption screenings; child-abuse prevention programs.
(920) 923-2550; 191 S. Main St., FDL
www.ccmke.org

 

Family Resource Center of Fond du Lac
Dedicated to the healthy development of children and families.
(920) 923-4110; 105 S. Main St., FDL
http://www.fdlfrc.org/

  • Pregnancy testing, support and referrals
  • Pre and post-natal assistance for infant and toddler items
  • Free parenting classes and workshops throughout year
  • One-on-one parenting with family life educator at Family Resource Center
  • On-site parenting at ARC, Beacon House, Fond du Lac County Jail, and Taycheedah, etc.
  • In-home education/support program for parents with children birth to five, a monthly, in-home visit for child development, age appropriate activities, school readiness, and child screenings
  • Weekly playgroup (0-5 years)
  • Hispanic Outreach Program
  • Connection Center, Foster care respite

 

Moraine Lake Consortium
Badgercare (babies up to 1 year); Prenatal care & birth (underinsured), child-care subsidy, work-related medical expenses, free public health nursing, family foundation, family planning, health check with referral.
888-446-1239
http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/ForwardHealth/imagency/morainelakes.html

 

New Beginnings Pregnancy Care Center Inc.
A safe place for pregnant women wanting to change the direction of their lives.
(920) 923-1484; 270 Vincent St., FDL
http://newbeginningspregcare.org/

 

Planned Parenthood
Family Planning Services
(920) 922-0884; 333 N. Peters Ave. #6, FDL
http://www.plannedparenthood.org/

 

POCAN Program (Promoting Opportunities to Care & Nurture)
A program designed to strengthen families and enhance child and family development. Provides parenting skills.
Fond du Lac County Social Services Department
(920) 929-3085 or 800-547-3640; 87 Vincent St., FDL
www.fdlco.wi.gov

 

WIC (Women In Crisis)
Available to low to moderate income pregnant women, recently delivered women, breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk.
(920) 929-3104
http://www.wicprograms.org/ci/wi-fond_du_lac


Clothing/Household Items

Goodwill
New and used clothing and household items.
(920) 923-5246; 904 S. Main St., FDL
www.goodwillsew.com

 

Habitat for Humanity of Fond du Lac Restore
Household & building items.
(920) 921-6623; 150 S. Brooke St., FDL

 

New Beginnings Pregnancy Care Center
Baby clothes, equipment and supplies at no charge.
(920) 923-1484; 365 E. Division St., FDL
www.newbeginningspregcare.org

 

Family Resource Center
Baby clothing sizes 0-5T, diapers, wipes, formula
(920) 923-4110; 105 S. Main St., FDL
http://www.fdlfrc.org/

 

St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store
Clothing and household items.
(920) 922-3650; 330 N. Peters St., FDL

 

Salvation Army Thrift Store
Clothing and household items.
(920) 923-8230; 79 W Pioneer Road, FDL
www.salvationarmy.org


Domestic Violence

Solutions Center
Fond du Lac County’s only homeless and domestic violence shelters for men, women, and children. Offers many support, advocacy, and housing services for individuals and families facing homelessness and domestic violence.
Crisis line: (920) 923-1700 or 800-852-9571; Women’s shelter: (920)923-1743, Ext. 301
www.solutionsfdl.com

 

Agnesian Domestic Violence program
Crisis line: (920) 926-4290 or 800-922-3400

 

End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin (Formerly Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence)
Resources, information and referrals.
(608) 255-0539; 307 S. Paterson Street, Suite #1; Madison
http://www.wcadv.org/


Emergency Health & Dental Treatment

Save a Smile/Dental Sealant Program
Must live in FDL County, have medical assistance and urgent dental needs. Offers basic dental care for children and emergency treatment for adults.
(920) 929-3085; City/County Government Center, 160 S. Macy St., 3rd Floor, FDL

 

Samaritan Health Clinic, St. Agnes Hospital
Provides non-emergency medical care and emergency dental care, laboratory tests, pharmacy services, screenings and information.
(920) 926-4841; 430 E. Division Street, FDL
http://www.agnesian.com/locations/clinics/samaritan-health-clinic


Elderly & Disabled

Aging & Disability Resource Center of Fond du Lac County
Free information and referral services for older people and people with disabilities and their families.
(920) 929-3466 or 888-435-7335; 50 N. Portland St., FDL
www.fdlco.wi.gov

 

Disability Rights Wisconsin
Disability advocacy.
800-928-8778; 131 W. Wilson St., Suite 700; Madison
www.disabilityrightswi.org

 

Goodwill Retail Store
Job training for disabled individuals.
(920) 923-5246; 904 S. Main St., FDL
www.goodwillsew.com

 

The Arc of Fond du Lac
Empowers people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to become independent and integrated into the community through advocacy, education, training and support.
(920) 923-8100; 500 N. Park Ave., FDL
http://www.arcfdl.org/


Employment

ADVOCAP Community Services
(920) 922-7760 or 800-631-7760; 19 W. First St., FDL
www.advocap.org

Fresh Start: Youth education and training program for young adults age 17-24. Participants get
their GED, learn construction skills and overcome barriers.
GED/HSED assistance: Free one-on-one tutoring with a certified teacher. Cost of testing also
covered.
Skills Enhancement: An opportunity for adults working at least 20 hours/week who meet income
guidelines to increase their income by building skills through education.

 

Fond du Lac Area Job and Career Center
Job search assistance, training and support services, career and computer training, as well as specialized services in career counseling, resume preparation workshops, and services to persons with disabilities.
(920) 929-3900; 349 N. Peters Ave., FDL
www.fdljobcenter.com


Food Assistance

Brandon Community Food Pantry:
(920) 273-2875

 

Broken Bread
Canned goods, meals and emergency food, holiday and Thanksgiving assistance.
Fridays 2-6pm
(920) 921-3363; 51 W Division St., FDL

 

Celebration Assembly Fond du Lac
Free food and groceries
(920) 922-3990

 

Community Thrift & Food Pantry
Provides basic goods to the public and administer the Emergency Food Assistance (EFPA) Program.
(920) 748-5756; 102 West Jackson Street, Ripon

 

Fondy Food Pantry
Clients in need of food are served by the Fondy Food Pantry by contacting community service organizations like Fond du Lac County Social Services, St. Vincent De Paul, Family Resource Center, ADVOCAP or local pastors. Recipients may be provided with a week’s supply of canned and boxed food every 60 days to supplement their nutrition.
http://www.fondyfoodpantry.org/need_help.html

 

Loaves and Fishes Meals
Monday and Wednesday at Church of Peace, 158 Military Road.
Carry out dinners at 5 p.m., sit-down dinners served at 5:30 p.m.

 

Salvation Army of Fond du Lac
Help with food, clothing, bedding and other necessities. Photo ID, proof of address and social security numbers for each family member.
(920) 923-8220; 237 N. Macy St., FDL

 

Food Share/Quest Card/SNAP
Food card for people with limited income.
800-362-3002 or apply at www.access.wi.gov

 

WIC (Women In Crisis)
For pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, and parents of babies (under 6 months). Breastfeeding support, meal planning, budgeting, food
(920) 929-3194; 160 S. Macy St., 3rd floor, FDL


Internet access

FDL Public Library
Free Internet Access
(920) 929-7080, ext.156; 32 Sheboygan St., 2nd floor
Mondays and Wednesdays, 9am-1pm, 4-8pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4pm-8pm
Saturdays, 9am-noon


Legal Action of Wisconsin
Free legal help with family law, benefits and health, licenses, criminal
records and employment, social security, migrant farmworker, DOES, driver’s license recovery, W2
information.
(920) 233-6521, 800-236-1128; Oshkosh
http://wwwlegalaction.org

 

Pro Se Legal Clinic
Help with court forms and copy services (fee). Reviewing forms for completeness, referrals to community/legal services and materials for legal research. 20 minutes free legal advice (for family law and probate related questions only).
Fond du Lac County Courthouse,
160 S. Macy St., Second Floor, FDL

 

WomensLaw.org
Resource list for legal help custody, divorce, restraining orders


Mental Illness

Agnesian Health Care
In and outpatient treatment/counseling services.
(920) 929-2300; 430 E. Division St., FDL
www.agnesian.com

 

Aurora Health Care
Treatment/counseling services
(920) 907-7000; 210 Wisconsin American Drive, FDL
www.aurorahealthcare.org

 

Catholic Charities Services
Family/individual/couples counseling; pregnancy counseling; step-parent adoption screenings; child-abuse prevention programs.
(920) 923-2550; 191 S. Main St., FDL
www.ccmke.org

 

Health Care Center Mental Health Services – Fond du Lac County Department of Community Programs
Acute psychiatric unit; crisis intervention services; day treatment program; outpatient mental health clinics, including individual and group counseling for children, adolescents and adults, marital counseling, family support; Mental Health Outreach (CCS); Mental Health Outreach and Case Management (COS); prevention; Children’s Service, Birth to Three and Family Support; alcohol and drug abuse counseling services including individual counseling for adolescents, adults and families, group counseling, recovery groups; AODA assessments, operating while intoxicated (OWI) assessments, treatment program; underage drinking assessments.
Intake (920) 929-3565; Information: (920) 929-3500; Crisis: (920) 929-3535
459 E. First St., FDL
www.fdlcounty.wi.gov

 

Lutheran Social Services
Alcohol & Drug Abuse Recovery Center; Project Youth, helping youth and
families resolve issues. Non-denominational, open to the public.
(920) 924-5222; 74 S. Main Street, Suite 103; FDL
www.lsswis.org

 

NAMI/Friendship Corner
NAMI is a nonprofit organization that works to improve the quality of life, through education, support, and advocacy, of those affected by mental illness.
(920) 922-0569
27 Third St., FDL
www.namiwisconsin.org


Rent/Utility Assistance, Budgeting

ADVOCAP, Inc.
Support services for individuals or families in Green Lake, Fond du Lake, Winnebago Counties who are experiencing homelessness; educational workshops teach life skills such as budgeting, landlord/tenant issues, job seeking and keeping, motivational skills and self-esteem.
(920) 922-7760; 19 W. First St., FDL
www.advocap.org

 

Consumer Credit Counseling Services
Credit/debit and budget counseling services, financial education, bankruptcy education, bankruptcy counseling, home buyer education, housing counseling.
(920) 907-4344 or 800-350-2227; 17 Forest Avenue, Suite 16, FDL
www.cccsonline.org

 

Credit Reporting Bureaus
Consumers can receive one free Credit Report per year from each of these Credit Reporting Bureaus:
Equifax – 1-800-685-1111
Experian – 1-888-297-3742
Trans Union – 1-800-916-8800
Online through: www.annualcreditreport.com

 

Family Living Program – UW Cooperative Extension Fond du Lac
Provides education and resources to help area families focusing on: parenting, money management, youth development, health and nutrition.
(920) 929-3170; 400 University Drive, FDL
www.fonddulac.uwex.edu

 

Forward Service Corp.
Emergency Assistance, Badgercare, Medicaid
800-771-8420; 349 N. Peters Ave, FDL
http://www.fsccorp.org/Programs/WisconsinWorks_(W2).aspx

 

Rent Smart
Workshops for rental education and certificate
(920) 929-3174; UW Extension, 400 University Drive, FDL

 

Salvation Army
Rental and utility assistance. Need photo ID, proof of address and social security numbers for each family member.
(920) 923-8220; 237 N. Macy St., FDL

 

Solutions Center
Assistance with eviction and electric shut-off notices. Can help once every 12 months
(920) 923-1743; 39 N. Sophia St., FDL
www.solutionsfdl.com

 

St. Vincent de Paul
Volunteers will do a home visit to provide emergency assistance with utility shut offs and housing evictions.
(920) 922-3650

 

Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) Energy Services, Inc.
For low and moderate income, grants and other assistance for paying bills and home heating costs.
(920) 929-3445 (questions) or 800-506-5596 (set up appointment); 104 S. Main St, Suite 711, FDL


Sexual Abuse

ASTOP (Assist Survivors/Treatment/Outreach/Prevention)
Confidential individual short-term therapy with qualified staff for survivors of sexual abuse. Support and therapy groups for adult incest survivors.
Crisis line (920) 921-7657 or 800-418-0270
Office (920) 926-5395; 430 E. Division St., FDL


Shelter

Fond du Lac
Solutions Center Women’s Shelter, (920) 923-8220
Solutions Center Men’s Shelter, (920) 922-8122
Solutions Center Warming Shelter: (Open 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. Nov. 1, March 31), (920) 923-1743
Solutions Center Family Shelter: (Possible homeless option so mom and dad may not be separated.)

 

Wisconsin
Wisconsin homeless shelter directory (enter search for city)
www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/wisconsin.html


Social Security (SSI) & Disability (SSDI)

  1. Social Security pays disability benefits under two programs:
  • Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) for insured workers, their disabled surviving spouses, and children (disabled before age 22) of disabled, retired, or deceased workers.
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for people with little or no income and resources.
  1. To be found disabled: must be unable to do any substantial work because of medical condition(s); and medical condition(s) must have lasted, or be expected to last, at least 1 year, or be expected to result in death. A doctor’s statement of disability is not enough.
  2. Apply online or obtain SSA-3368 Medical and Job worksheet (this will speed up the process and shorten the interview): medical records and tests, dosages of prescribed medication, W2, social security no., employment records, marriage/divorce records, workers compensation documents, family member details, bank account required http://www.ssa.gov/dibplan/dapply.htm
  3. Interview: Social Security representative will interview you and complete an application for disability benefits and an Adult Disability Report, at local Social Security office or by telephone,1 hour. 180 Knights Way, Suite 100, FDL, WI 54935, 1-888-717-1526, WI.FO.Fond.Du.Lac@ssa.gov, fax: 920- 921-4446.
  4. The state agency may send forms or ask for an examination or medical test, at no cost to the client. If the state does request this, make sure to keep the appointment.
  5. Application may take at least 3-5 months to be processed. At least 60% of first time applicants are rejected, but there are levels of appeal available. Final acceptance may take up to 3 years.
  6. An attorney or advocate may help with the submission of the application and appeals, but will take payment of 25% of past due benefits first disability payment of up to $6000. They may also charge out of pocket for administration expenses, for +/- $200.

Telephone

Safelink cell phone
1000 free texts, 250 free minutes /month. Foodshare, Badgercare, Energy assistance, W2, Homestead Tax credit, Supplemental Security income automatically qualify.
http://www.safelinkwireless.com

 

Assurance Wireless
250 free texts, 250 minutes
http://www.assurancewireless.com

 

Lifeline & Linkup
Discount on monthly charges for local telephone. Linkup pays for part of connection/activation fee.
www.lifelinesupport.org


Transportation

Work-n-Wheels, ADVOCAP
Financial help with repairs; 30 month interest-free loan for vehicle under $5000
(920) 426-0150

 

Transport for medical appointments (MTNE)
For Badger care, Medicaid users etc.
866-907-1493