Northwoods United Way, Inc.

Serving Forest, Oneida and Vilas Counties in Northern Wisconsin, USA
The Northwoods United Way, Inc., a locally directed organization, works to improve lives in Forest, Oneida and Vilas Counties by mobilizing community resources and strategically investing in human service programs.

The Rhinelander Area Food Pantry

The Rhinelander Area Food Pantry opened in April 2005 to help reduce the hunger that has grown to crisis levels in the area.

We strive to achieve food security for everyone in our community through collaboration, cooperation, advocacy, resource sharing, and increased public awareness.

Lakeland Food Pantry

Established in the early 1970’s by the Lakeland Ministerial Association, the Lakeland Pantry is an all volunteer, non-denominational service. It is part of the Howard Young Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3), charitable, non-profit organization.
The Lakeland Pantry’s mission is to provide individuals and families with a dependable source of supplemental food, household, and hygiene products plus offer programs designed to improve quality of life for those in need in the Arbor Vitae, Hazelhurst, Lac du Flambeau, Lake Tomahawk, Minocqua, and Woodruff areas.

Goodwill Rhinelander

Our Mission

Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin, Inc. will improve the community by improving the lives of its people through services, partnerships, collaborations and the responsible use of community resources.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be recognized in all the communities we serve as the premier provider of services to individuals facing barriers to independence.

Our Values


... put people first.

... provide opportunities for the growth and development of people.

... embrace diversity and full inclusion.

... conduct ourselves with honesty and integrity.

... hold ourselves accountable.

... strive to exceed our customers' expectations.

... are responsible stewards of our communities' assets.

... incorporate our mission into our business operations.

... encourage innovation and risk taking to achieve our mission.

... seek out opportunities to collaborate.

... strive for excellence.

... believe in the power of work.

Marshfield Clinic Marshfield Clinic

Our Mission
The mission of Marshfield Clinic is to serve patients through accessible, high quality health care, research and education.

Our Vision
Marshfield Clinic will be the preferred system of cost-effective, evidence-based, quality health care. Through research, education and standardization of quality, we will reduce the burden of disease, disability and cost for our patients and communities.

Our Objectives
Patient Focus:
The services we provide will be determined by the needs of the customer.

People Orientation:
We will treat people as Marshfield Clinic's most important asset.

Financial Stability:
Marshfield Clinic will attain and maintain financial stability.

Ministry Health Care

Located on the first floor of the hospital, the Emergency Department at Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander provides specialized care for serious conditions or concerns. Emergency Care For non-urgent care when the Walk-In Clinic is closed or any time cardiac, respiratory, complex lacerations, orthopedic injuries, multiple trauma, substance abuse, mental health and abdominal pain problems occur, visit Emergency Care. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Board certified emergency medicine physicians and on-call specialists are on staff.

Saint Mary's Emergency

Koinonia Treatment Center 
Koinonia Residential Treatment Center

We help individuals and families struggling with substance abuse and addiction transform their lives. We help people, one person at a time, at all stages of treatment and recovery, supporting them with our Twelve Step-based model that is the proven standard for addiction treatment and recovery.

Koinonia is a Wisconsin State-Certified and licensed Community-Based Residential Treatment Center providing treatment and therapy services for adults. The name “KOINONIA” is a Greek word meaning “FELLOWSHIP AROUND A COMMON GOAL.” The name was chosen to reflect the value placed on recovery by our Northwood’s residents and communities. The meaning, however, started and remains today the center point of our recovery philosophy.

Koinonia’s treatment programs are based on years of research and study. Our philosophy is to treat each person who comes to us with respect and dignity while providing a safe and spiritual place in which to heal. Our holistic programs include integrated mental health services for co-occurring mental health issues.

Each patient's treatment plan and length of stay is truly individualized and based on the client's needs.

United Way 211

Serving Marathon, Portage, Lincoln, Oneida & Vilas County Residents

United Way’s 2-1-1 is here to help answer questions and connect you to existing community services such as financial assistance, counseling, services for youth or elderly, volunteer opportunities and much more.

Forward Service Corporation

Thousands of people become homeless across Wisconsin every year including an increasing number of families with children. Forward Service Corporation’s Housing programs are there to help people secure stable housing where they can start on the path to a brighter future.

Forward Service Corporation provides homeless assistance through a continuum of care system designed to address the critical problem of homelessness through a coordinated community-based process of identifying needs and building a system to address those needs. Underpinning this approach is the understanding that homelessness is not merely a lack of shelter but rather the result of a variety of underlying unmet needs – physical, economic and social. As part of our continuum of care system, Forward Service Corporation administers the Supportive Housing Program, the Emergency Shelter Grant Program and additional local funding resources designated for housing assistance.


NEWCAP, Inc., is a locally controlled, private, not-for-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors made up of low-income, public, and private sector representatives. The involvement of low-income representatives in various aspects of the agency's operation makes NEWCAP unique among human service organizations. The federally mandated mission of NEWCAP is to work toward the elimination of the causes of poverty by enabling and assisting low-income people to attain the skills, motivation, and opportunities necessary for them to become self-sufficient and independent.

Wisconsin Homeless Management Information System-Consumer Notice

National Resources

National Alliance to End Homelessness

The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a nonprofit, non-partisan, organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness in the United States. By improving policy, building capacity, and educating opinion leaders, the Alliance has become a leading voice on this issue.

The Alliance analyzes policy and develops pragmatic, cost-effective policy solutions. The Alliance works collaboratively with the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to build state and local capacity, leading to stronger programs and policies that help communities achieve their goal of ending homelessness. We provide data and research to policymakers and elected officials in order to inform policy debates and educate the public and opinion leader nationwide.

National Coalition for the Homeless 

The National Coalition for the Homeless is a national network of people who are currently experiencing or who have experienced homelessness, activists and advocates, community-based and faith-based service providers, and others committed to a single mission: To prevent and end homelessness while ensuring the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness are met and their civil rights protected.

We envision a world where everyone has a safe, decent, affordable and accessible home. We are committed to creating the systemic and attitudinal changes necessary to prevent and end homelessness. We take as our first principle of practice that people who are currently experiencing homelessness or have formerly experienced homelessness must be actively involved in all of our work. Our programs are centered around public education, policy advocacy, and grassroots organizing, and are focused on the issues of housing justice, economic justice, health care justice, and civil rights.

Our portal contains a complete directory of all emergency shelters in the US, organized by state, with contact information (phone, web and address) as well as all of the services they offer plus a curated compilation of national and online resources for those affected by homelessness looking for help. We also put together an overall study on homelessness in the US today.

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City of Rhinelander 

 Including Rhinelander Housing Authority

City of Antigo 

Oneida County
 Including Health Department and Social Services
Listing of Churches in Northern Wisconsin

Avail Inc 

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