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SMOKING CESSATION | STD TESTING & TREATMENT | SUPPORT GROUPS

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
800-Quit-Now (784-8669)
1-877-2NO-FUME (Spanish)
1-877-777-6534 (TTY)
Quit Line Hours
7am – 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
800-230-7526
Hours: Monday 11am – 7pm, Wednesdays 10am – 6pm, Fridays 9am -5pm

 

Support Groups

2-1-1 Great Rivers
Call 211 or 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 715- 568-5446
Tuesdays – 8pm Trinity Methodist Church Chippewa Falls  715-723-2806
Thursdays – 8pm   Thorp United Methodist Church 200 W Main Street, Thorp   715-669-5610

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS – CHIPPEWA FALLS AREA MEETINGS
Meeting Times/Locations/Phone:
Sunday –  10am Club 76 76 E. Central St., Chippewa Falls 715-723-7626
Sunday –  7pm  Faith Lutheran Church 733 Woodward Ave., Chippewa Falls  715-723-7754
Sunday –  7pm Faith Free Church 705 Madison St., Stanley 715-644-2001
Monday-  8pm   Club 76 76 E. Central St., Chippewa Falls 715-723-7626
Monday –  8pm St. John’s Lutheran 1401 Newman, Bloomer   715-568-5446
Tuesday –   8pm   Trinity United Meth Church 201 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls 715-723-2806
Wednesday – 8pm LE Phillips 2662 Cty Tk I, Chippewa Falls 715-723-5585
Thursday  –  7pm   Club 76 76 E. Central St., Chippewa Falls  715-723-7626
Thursday –    8pm Thorp United Methodist Church 200 W Main Street Thorp 715-669-5610
Friday  –   8pm   Club 76 76 E. Central St., Chippewa Falls   715-723-7626
Saturday –  8pm   LE Phillips 2662 Cty Tk I, Chippewa Falls  715-723-5585
Saturday –  8pm   Club 76 76 E. Central St., Chippewa Falls  715-723-7626

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   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,    7pm  (Sept.-May)
Triniteam. noon
St. Olaf’s,   6:30pm
St. John’s,  7pm 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, 7pm

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

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,   noon
St. Olaf’s,   6:30pm
Triangle,   8pm 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
900 W. Clairemont
3rd Thurs. 7pm – 9 pm
Larry Bandoli 715-839-4392
Audrey Nelson 715-838-9352

Luther Hospital
1221 Whipple Street
3rd Tuesday 5:30pm-7pm
Jerry Hoepener & Mary Beth Clark
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: 8am-4:30pm, 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 2pm – 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 1:30pm

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 1:30pm

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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