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City Government

Chamber of Commerce

Main Street Association

Rice Lake Tourism

Rice Lake School District

Resources for Barron County:

Aging and Disability Resources
Phone: (715) 537-6225
330 E LaSalle Avenue, Room 100 Toll-free: (888) 538-3031
Barron, WI 54812-1572 Fax: (715) 537-6842 Email:

Connections for Better Living Guide (a  list of local and national resources for seniors, veterans, and those with disabilities)

Barron County Health and Human Services
Government Center
335 E Monroe Ave, RM 338
Barron, WI 54812
(715) 537-5691

General Relief, Fuel Assistance, Medical Assistance, Community Options Program, BadgerCare, Childcare, Home Energy Assistance
Barron County Nutrition Program, Food Stamps/EBT, Food Pantry

Administration on Aging
Benefits Check Up
Eldercare Locator
Family Caregiver Alliance
Meals on Wheels
National Council on the Aging
Senior Living Map

United Way-Rice Lake
With assistance from the United Way of America, our board and volunteers carefully evaluate the work of the agencies in our area, choosing the most efficient, effective, and critical programs to receive this funding.

Chemical Dependency/Substance Abuse

Alcohol & Drug Abuse Hotline 1-800-671-0929
Dept of Health & Human Services 715 537-5691
LE Phillips (treatment) 1-800-680-4578
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) 1-800-240-0276

Alcoholics Anonymous Barron AA/Alanon and Alanon Meetings 715 458-4327
Rice Lake Alanon and Alanon Meetings Bethany Lutheran Church – 3rd floor (NS) 715 736-2384 Greg

Northern Lights (NA)
Phoenix Group NA (Monday Night 8 p.m.) (SF)
Grace Episcopal Church
119 Humbird St.
Rice Lake, WI 54868

Friday Night Freedom Finders NA (Friday night 8 p.m.) (SF
Grace Episcopal Church
119 Humbird St.
Rice Lake, WI 54868

Saturday Night Surrender NA (Saturday Night 8 p.m.) (SF)
Grace Episcopal Church
119 Humbird St.
Rice Lake, WI 54868

Treatment Centers
ABR Counseling Service
12 West Marshall St., Suite 100
Rice Lake, WI 54868
715 234-3301

Access (Evaluation & Outpatient)
406 Technology Drive
Rice Lake, WI 54868
715 236-3114

Callier Clinic. LTD (Evaluation & Outpatient)
320 N. Main St
Rice Lake, WI 54868
715 234-5388

Cell Phone:

Q Link Logo Program to provide free cell phone and monthly minutes to low income individuals/families: Low-income households are eligible to receive telecommunication services at affordable rates.  Q Link Wireless offers free cell phones and airtime under the Lifeline Program to eligible applicants. States set their own guidelines of who is eligible, though most people who participate in the government programs listed below may qualify:


  • Food Stamps or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid (Medical Assistance)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • National School Lunch Program (Free Lunch Program Only)
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance or Section 8
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Badger Care
  • Wisconsin Works (W2)

Additionally, if your gross monthly total household income meets certain federal guidelines, you may also qualify. You can find out more or apply by calling Q Link Wireless Toll-Free at 1-855-754-6543.

SAFELINK WIRELESS® service is a program for Income eligible households provided by TracFone Wireless, Inc. In order to participate in the SAFELINK WIRELESS® service, persons must meet certain eligibility requirements set by each State where the service is to be provided. These requirements are based on a person’s participation in a state or Federal support programs or by meeting the Income Poverty Guidelines as defined by the U.S. Government. SAFELINK WIRELESS® service is limited to

Domestic Abuse

Emergency Assistance dial 911
Barron County Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate 715 537-5691
Time Out Family Abuse Shelter, Inc. Counseling, assistance, crisis line, and shelter for those experiencing emotional, physical and sexual abuse. 24-hour Crisis line 1-800-924-0556,
Office 715 532-6976
Welcome Home Shelter, Polk & Burnett County, Counseling, assistance, crisis line, and shelter for those experiencing emotional, physical and sexual abuse.
Crisis line 1-800-261-SAFE, Office 715 825-4414

Educational Opportunities

EON Educational Opportunity Network
The Educational Opportunity Network (EON) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The mission of the program is to assist adults over the age of 19 who meet eligibility criteria to select, apply and be admitted to an appropriate post-secondary program and assist them in applying for financial aid.
Make an appointment with Jim Dzimiela: (715) 234-8024 or (800) 335-3113.

University of Wisconsin — Barron County
1800 College Drive
Rice Lake, WI 54868

WITC Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College — Rice Lake Campus
1900 College Drive
Rice Lake, WI 54868
Phone: 715.234.7082
Fax: 715.234.5172

Emergency Shelter

Benjamin’s House Emergency Shelter
1107 Heart Island Parkway
Rice Lake, WI 54868

Family Resources



15896 W 3rd Street
Hayward, WI 54843
800-733-KIDS or 715-634-2299
Fax# 715-634-8743

Open Monday – Friday,  8:00 am – 4:00 pm

  • Referral services to parents (policies, procedures, complaints)
  • Recruitment of providers
  • Retention of providers (newsletters, trainings for providers, resource libraries, conferences)
  • Community (assessments, networking, public awareness)
  • Technical assistance (providers, parents, agencies, community)
  • Parent education and support (classes, programs, workshops, support groups, newsletters)
  • Family activities and events (playgroups, special programs)
  • Resources (lending library – books, videos, cassettes, toys, equipment)

Health Insurance

healthAffordable Care Act (ACA) for Wisconsin

A free resource to help you find a home that fits your needs and budget. Property providers can list apartments or homes for rent any time, which means that our list is always current.


Please see our Employment Resources Page

Mental Health

Emergency Assistance dial 911
Emergency Suicide/Mental Health, M-F 7:30-4:30, ask for mental health on call worker 715 537-5691
Emergency Suicide/Mental Health, after hours, 1-888-552-6642

NAMI Barron
119 W. Humbird St.
PO Box 477
Rice Lake, WI 54868

Meetings: Email for information.
Support Group Meeting: Monthly. Lakeview Medical Center, lower level conference room, Rice Lake. Also a monthly educational component in which community leaders and other professionals provide pertinent information on mental health issues.

Marriage and Family Therapy Services
Medical Arts Building
1035 N. Main
Rice Lake, WI 54868
715 234-4313

Northwest Counseling & Guidance Clinic
413 S. Main
Rice Lake, WI 54868
715 236-2827


Chronotype Publishing
28 S. Main Street,
Rice Lake, WI 54868
715 234-2121

Barron News-Shield
Phone number: 715-537-3117
Address: 219 E. LaSalle (PO Box 100)
Barron, WI 54812

Cumberland Advocate
1375 2nd Avenue
PO Box 637 • Cumberland, WI 54829
Phone (715) 822-4469 Fax: 822-4451

Radio Stations

WJMC    FM  96.1

WJMC FM 99.1

WAQE AM 1090 

WJMC  AM   1040 

Tax Forms


Wisconsin Forms

State Forms


National Weather Service

Federal Emergency Management Agency (Wisconsin/FEMA)