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Chippewa County Jail
(715) 726-7704
50 East Spruce Street, Chippewa Falls

Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department
(715) 726-7701 – Press 7 for non-emergency
37 East Spruce Street, Chippewa Falls

Chippewa Falls Police Department
(715) 723-4424
210 Island Street, Chippewa Falls

 

Smoking Cessation

Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line
Quit line provides medications, tips, and coaching on how to quit smoking.
Toll Free Numbers
1-800-Quit-Now (784-8669)
1-877-2NO-FUME (Spanish)
1-877-777-6534 (TTY)
Quit Line Hours
7AM to 11PM daily

 

STD Testing and Treatment

AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin
505 S Dewey St  Ste 107, Eau Claire · (715) 836-7710. Will provide free HIV and Hep C (by PCR) testing.
Social worker, psychotherapist, case manager, prevention, food pantry for HIV patients. Does not provide Hep C treatment- only testing.

Chippewa County Public Health – BRIDGE
715-726-7900
711 North Bridge Street Rm. 121
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

Family Planning Waiver
Program provides various family planning services to Wisconsin women and men between the ages of 15 and 44 with income below 200% Federal Poverty Level. Services include: office visits for family planning services; limited lab services; tubal ligation and contraceptives; pap and pelvic exams, diagnosis, and certain follow-up services; STD screening, diagnosis and treatment; HIV screening, and transportation. Once a person is on the program, services can be obtained any clinic that accepts BadgerCare. However both the Eau Claire Health Dept (open to Chippewa County residents) and Planned Parenthood not only can sign people up but also provide services on the same day.
To apply, contact your county Department of Human or Social Services.

Chippewa Co. Dept. Human Services
711 N. Bridge St.
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
(715) 726-7840      Fax: (715) 726-7833

Clark Co. Dept. of Social Services
517 Court St. Rm 502
Neillsville, WI 54456
(715) 743-5233                        Toll free: 1-866-743-5233

Eau Claire Co. Dept. of Human Services
221 W. Madison St. Riverside Bldg., Ste 110
Eau Claire, WI 54701
(715) 858-9675

Taylor Co. Dept. of Human Services
540 E. College Avenue
Medford, WI 54451

Eau Claire Health Department – STD Testing and Treatment and Family Planning Services
(open to Chippewa County residents)
For information and appointments call 715-839-4718

Planned Parenthood Eau Claire (need an appt)
1231 Menomonie Street Eau Claire
715-833-2279
1-800-230-7526
Hours: Monday 11am – 7pm, Wednesdays 10am-6pm, Fridays 9am-5pm

 

Support Groups

2-1-1 Great Rivers
Call 211 or 1-800-362-8255
www.greatrivers211.org

ALANON
Non-profit confidential support program for those coping with a loved one’s addiction to alcohol. Must be a family member or friend of an alcoholic or recovering alcoholic.

Meeting Times/Locations/Phone:
Mondays                 8pm         St. John’s Lutheran 1401 Newman, Bloomer                      568-5446
Tuesdays                 8pm         Trinity Methodist Church CF
723-2806
Thursdays                8pm         Thorp United Methodist Church 200 W Main Street, Thorp            669-5610

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS – CHIPPEWA FALLS AREA MEETINGS
Meeting Times/Locations/Phone:
Sunday                     10 am      Club 76 76 E. Central St., Chippewa Falls                                               723-7626
Sunday                     7pm        Faith Lutheran Church 733 Woodward Ave., Chippewa Falls         723-7754
Sunday                     7pm         Faith Free Church 705 Madison St., Stanley                                         644-2001
Monday                   8pm        Club 76 76 E. Central St., Chippewa Falls                                               723-7626
Monday                   8pm        St. John’s Lutheran 1401 Newman, Bloomer                      568-5446
Tuesday                   8pm        Trinity United Meth Church 201 W. Central St., CF                             723-2806
Wednesday            8pm        LE Phillips 2662 Cty Tk I, Chippewa Falls                                                723-5585
Thursday                  7pm         Club 76 76 E. Central St., Chippewa Falls                                               723-7626
Thursday                  8pm         Thorp United Meth Church 200 W Main Street Thorp     669-5610
Friday                       8pm        Club 76 76 E. Central St., Chippewa Falls                                               723-7626
Saturday                  8pm         LE Phillips 2662 Cty Tk I, Chippewa Falls                                                723-5585
Saturday                  8pm         Club 76 76 E. Central St., Chippewa Falls                                               723-7626

Eau Claire Area Meetings – AA & Alanon
Christ of Christ,                         1701 Goff Avenue, Eau Claire                                                  (715) 832-5525
Club 12,                                      2926 Pomona Drive, Eau Claire                                               (715) 832-3234
Fahrman Center,                     3136 Craig Road, Eau Claire                                                      (715) 835-9110
Good Shepherd Lutheran, 1120 Cedar, Eau Claire                                                                  (715) 834-2959
Grace Lutheran,                       202 W. Grand Avenue, Eau Claire                                         (715) 832-9713
Hope Lutheran,                        2226 Eddy Lane, Eau Claire                                                       (715) 832-1414
Parks & Rec Building,             1300 1st Avenue, Eau Claire                                                      (715) 839-5032
Triangle K.C. Hall,                   2708 Thomas Drive, Eau Claire                                                (715) 834-4632
St. Olaf’s,                                  2407 North Lane, Eau Claire                                                      (715) 832-2504
Triniteam,                                  202 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire                                             (715) 836-8106
Wesleyan Methodist,           2405 Keith Street, Eau Claire                                                    (715) 832-7305

Eau Claire Schedule:
AA Meetings                                                               Alanon Meetings
Sunday:
Club 12                                        10am                                                             Club 12                                        10am
Fahrman Center                      10am; 7pm                                                 New Hope                                 7pm
Hope Lutheran                         7pm

Monday:
Club 12                                        6:30am Early Risers                                 Triangle(ns)                               6:30pm
Club 12                                        12:15pm Brown Bag                                Hope (Alateen)                       7pm
Club 12                                        5:30pm Big Book                                      Hope (Newcomer)                  7pm
Club 12                                        5:30pm Full Measures                            Triangle                                      8pm
Triangle                                      12:00 noon; 6:30pm
Wesleyan (ns)                          7:00pm

Tuesday:
Club 12                                        6:30am Early Risers                                 Club 12                                        6:30pm
Club 12                                        12:15pm Brown Bag                                Parks & Rec                              6pm
Club 12                                        7:00pm                                                         (Sept.-May)
Triniteam                                   12:00 noon
St. Olaf’s                                    6:30pm
St. John’s                                   7:00pm Step

Wednesday:
Club 12                                        6:30am Early Risers                                 Club 12 (ACOA)                        10:30am
Club 12                                        12:15pm Brown Bag                                Hope (ns)                                   7:30pm
Club 12                                        6:30pm Primary Purpose
Good Shepherd                        7:00pm

Thursday:
Club 12                                        6:30am Early Risers                                 Our Saviors (ns)                       1:15pm
Club 12                                        12:15pm Brown Bag                                Grace (ns)                                  7:00pm
Club 12                                        6:00pm
Triangle                                      6:30pm
1st Congregation                      7:30pm Open Speaker
Grace                                           8:00pm

Friday:
Club 12                                        6:30am Early Risers                                 Triangle                                      8pm
Club 12                                        12:15pm Brown Bag                                (last Friday of month)
Club 12                                        12:15pm Brown Bag (ns)
Triniteam                                   12 noon
St. Olaf’s                                    6:30pm
Triangle                                      8:00pm Open to Public

Saturday:
Club 12                                        10am (Non-Smoking)                              Club 12 (ACOA)                       10am
Club 12                                        10am Keep It Simple
Club 12                                       8pm Open Speaker

Alzheimer’s Support Groups
Persons who have a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s or other related dementia and wish to share their problems and concerns with others.

Brain Injury Support Groups

Eau Claire Self-Help Mild Brain Injury Group
Sacred Heart Hospital                                                           Luther Hospital
900 W. Clairemont                                                                       1221 Whipple Street
3rd Thurs. 7-9 pm                                                                           3rd Tuesday 5:30-7pm
Larry Bandoli (715) 839-4392                                                   Jerry Hoepener & Mary Beth
Clark
Audrey Nelson (715) 838-9352                                                (715) 838-3258

Young Person TBI Group Acquired Brain Injury Support Group
Meetings have varied location/days
Luther Hospital, 1221 Whipple Street, Eau Claire, WI
Contact Jerry Hoepener, Mary Beth Clark, or Tom Sather (715) 838-3258

Breastfeeding Support
Chippewa Valley Breastfeeding Task Force
Contact Cheryl Yarrington, RD, CLE   (715) 839-5051
Service Area: Chippewa Valley, including Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, Menomonie, Bloomer, Stanley, and surrounding communities
Eligibility: New or expectant mothers wishing to breastfeed
Fees/Payment Options: Support and education free of charge. Rental of breast pumps and equipment offered at some locations.

Cancer Support
My Navigator – American Cancer Society
An ACS Navigator offers free, confidential assistance to cancer patients and those who care for them. Navigators are trained to listen and learn the individual’s needs and create a personalized plan. Navigators provide extensive cancer information, assist in locating resources, arrange for durable medical equipment, coordinate transportation and lodging, and connect patients with resources for wigs, hats, and prostheses. ACS also provides many other programs and services to support cancer patients and their families, such as Hozhoni Weekend Camp for children with cancer; online support network; Cancer Action Network; Look Good…Feel Better program to help deal with appearance-related side effects of treatment; and support programs, some specific to the type of cancer. ACS also offers scholarships to young survivors, HOPE Lodge for adult cancer patients being treated in Marshfield and Rochester, and help with financial and insurance questions.
2427 North Hillcrest Parkway
Altoona, WI 54720
(National Toll Free: 800-ACS-2345
www.cancer.org
Office Hours: 8-4:30, Monday-Friday

Disability Related Support Groups
FRIENDS OF JESUS
Support group funded by Holy Ghost Parish and Knights of Columbus. Meets the last Sunday of the month from 2-4pm. Faciliated by church and community leaders and parents. Eligibility requirements: young persons over the age of 15 who are disabled or handicapped.
(715) 726-2378      Contact Sister Yvonne Hiess, SSND
412 South Main Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

SPECIAL FRIENDS, INC.
Program promotes the general welfare of all people with emotional, physical and developmental disabilities. The goal of Special Friends is to initiate or support programs that enhance the lives of people with disabilities and their families. A variety of social/recreational and support groups are available to children, young adults, and adults. Information and educational materials and workshops are also available.
(715) 720-9262 Donna Loew
1434 Wilson Street, Bloomer, WI 54724

WISCONSIN COUNCIL FOR THE BLIND
Local low vision support group
Eau Claire and Clark Counties:
(715) 839-4909
L.E. Phillips Senior Center, Inc.1616 Bellinger, Eau Claire, WI 54703

Narcotics Anonymous
Tuesday                   7pm         Central Lutheran Church

Northern Support Group – Clark County
(715) 229-2172
Clark County Health Care Center, Highway 29, Owen, WI 54460
Contact: Jane Missling
Groups meets 2nd Tuesday of the month at 1:30 pm

Southern Support Group – Clark County
(715) 743-5144
Neillsville Senior Center, 602 Oak Street, Neillsville, WI 54456
Contact: Mary Sladich
Group meetings 2nd Tuesday of the month at 1:30 pm

Taylor County Alzheimer’s Support Group
(715) 748-1491
Taylor County Commission on Aging, 540 E. College Ave., Medford, WI 54451
Call for more information, meeting dates and times.

SUICIDE CRISIS
Chippewa County Crisis Line
888-552-6642

Northwest Connections Crisis Line
888-552-6642

Veterans Crisis Line
800-273-8255 Press 1

HOPES (Suicide Survivors)
608-274-9686

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