Assistance Resources

Feed Our Kids Backpack Programfeed our kids

The “Feed Our Kids: Rice Lake Backpack Program" is a free program that provides kid-friendly, non-perishable food for students in preschool through 12th grade to eat over weekends and breaks when school meals are not available or when there may be little or no food to eat. Please consider your family situation to determine if this program is something your children could benefit from. If the Backpack Program’s free food is something your family needs, please choose the appropriate link below to access the registration form

Feed Our Kids Registration Form (English)
Feed Our Kids Registration Form (Spanish)


Barron County COVID-19 Help
Resources through the Barron County Dept. of Health & Human Services

COVID-19 Economic Relief Fund United Way
Can assist with bills, rent, and food
Call 1-866-211-9966 to get linked with resources in your zip code

Student Accident Insurance Offering 

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Barron County Housing Authority
Provides affordable housing opportunities for low-income, elderly, and disabled residents of Barron County Phone 715-537-5344611
Woodland Avenue, #25 Barron, WI 54812

Rice Lake Housing Authority
Provides affordable housing opportunities for low-income
Phone: 715-234-3721
132 W Marshall St Rice Lake, WI 54868

Homeless Shelters

Benjamin House, Rice Lake: 715-736-2437
Guest House, Rice Lake: 715-234-4811
Timeout (Domestic Abuse), Ladysmith: 715-532-6976
Northwoods, Amery: 715-268-5730 or 715-554-0137
Warming House, Rice Lake: 715-651-8741
Lighthouse, Ladysmith: 715-532-6822

Housing Websites

Rental Properties in Wisconsin
Find Shelter and Housing

Rural Housing, Inc.

Over the years we have don many things to innovate and fill gaps in housing all over Wisconsin. We collaborate with and support local efforts to build on their resources. We offer programs that help pay first months of rent and help find housing for low income families.
Phone: 888-400-5972
4510 Regents St 2C Madison, WI 53705

CCB Housing Management

Subsidized and low-income housing for those with chronic mental illness
Phone: 715-236-2366
310 N Wisconsin Ave Rice Lake, WI 54868


Workforce Resource, Inc.
Employment Agency providing assistance, support, and resources for customers looking for employment and training.
Phone: 715-236-6302
331 S Main Street, Rice Lake, WI 54868

Dental Care

NorthLakes Community Clinic is offering a preventative school based dental program for all children grades Pre-K through 12th. This program is funded in part by Wisconsin Seal-A-Smile in collaboration of the Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin and the Division of Public Oral Health Program. A dental professional will come to the school to provide dental services at NO CHARGE to you.
Brochure will complete details
Sign Up to Participate

Reduced Cost Internet

Fast, reliable Internet access at home is an important resource for our students and families. We recognize, however, that for some families the cost of quality internet access is just too much for their budget to bear. Many Internet service providers offer discounted rates for families that qualify for the National School Lunch Program (Free and Reduced Lunch) and other state and federal assistance programs. Additionally, the Wisconsin Public Service Commission has published an Internet Discount Finder tool to help families locate providers that offer discounted services by searching their home address. Linked below are the discounted Internet programs offered by some local service providers along with the PSC's Internet Discount Finder tool that may help you identify other options available to you based on your home address. These links are provided as a resource only and the Rice Lake Area School District cannot guarantee rates and/or program availability

CenturyLink Internet Basics
Charter Spectrum Internet Assist
PSC Internet Discount Finder Tool
Free Internet for the school year through and the Foundation for Rural Housing

Band Instrument Rental Assistance


Free for students who qualify for free lunch
Half Price for students who qualify for reduced lunch
Contact the band instructor for details

Other Resources

Barron County Department of Health and Human Services
To meet essential health and safety needs and to promote an independent and enhanced quality of life for the people of Barron County
Phone: 715-537-5691

ADRC | Aging & Disability Resource Center
Barron, Rust, and Washburn County resources
Phone: 715-236-6302

West Cap
Social Services organization providing resources for: energey assistance, homeless prevention, food access and resources, education assistance, etc.
Phone: 715-234-8892
1107 Heart Island Parkway Rice Lake, WI 54868

Pregnancy Help Center
Strives to empower women with the tools and education they need to make informed decisions about their pregnancy and child's life. Dedicated to providing a warm and safe environment to everyone, regardless of your age, race, income, nationality, etc.
Phone: 715-736-4357
234 N Main St Rice Lake, WI 54868

Dial 211 for Essential Community Services
Provides individuals and families in need with a shortcut through what can be a bewildering maze of health and human service agency phone numbers. By simply dialing 211, those in need of assistance can be referred, and sometimes connected, to appropriate agencies and community organizations.
Phone: 211

Modest Needs
A non-profit organization with a unique, threefold mission. Modest Needs exists: 1. To responsibly provide short-term financial assistance to individuals and families in temporary crisis who, because they are working and live just above the poverty level, are ineligible for most types of conventional social assistance but who (like many of us) are living one or two lost paychecks away from the kind of financial catastrophe that eventually leads to homelessness; 2. To lessen the burden of state and federal agencies charged with the care of the truly indigent by doing everything in our power to stop these at-risk households from slipping into the cycle of poverty, despite the burden posed by an unanticipated, emergency expense; and 3. To promote compassion and generosity on the part of individual persons living in the United States and Canada, the areas that we serve, by standing as a living testament to the power of human kindness to change lives, no matter how much (or how little) a person has to share.
Phone: 844-667-3776