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Service Providers Needed!



Bayfield County Human Services is experiencing a shortage of service providers to assist children with disabilities.  We are looking for: mentors, supportive home care workers, daily living skills coaches, respite providers, and in-home nursing staff.  We have several children with funding approved from the State of Wisconsin, but no people to provide the services they need.  Some of these services are needed on a daily basis, but others are only once or twice per month.  If you have experience working with people with special needs, or you have some extra time and kindness to share with a local family, we NEED YOU!  Please contact the Youth Services Coordinator, Kristin Opperman, at 715-373-6144 x122 or kopperman@bayfieldcounty.org.    

Do you still need health coverage? 


Visit HealthCare.gov to find out if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period or if you could qualify for Medicaid (BadgerCare+). 
Open Enrollment for Marketplace coverage begins November 15, 2016.    

Start planning now for winter!


The Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) will be available October 1, 2014 for the next heating season.   Applications for the program should be available starting the week of September 8th.  Some people with special circumstances may qualify for an early application and will automatically receive an application.  If you do not receive an application the week of September 8th and would like to request an application form, please call 715-373-6144.

Update to Wisconsin's "Do Not Call" Program


August Brings Consumer-Friendly Changes to Wisconsin's Do Not Call Program.
Link to the full Do Not Call Press Release

Silver Alert Program launches August 1, 2014


The Silver Alert Program notifies the public when an at-risk or vulnerable senior is missing.
Link to the full Silver Alert News Release

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