Regional Salvation Army centers may be able to assist the working poor and low income in the Chippewa County area. The locations can help families with a number of needs, including more basic items such as food or clothing. General and financial assistance is one option too, and this can include funds for paying heating and energy bills as well as rent. Other resources available in Chippewa Falls include meals for children, free Christmas assistance, food programs, and services such as credit and debt counseling. Read Chippewa Salvation Army assistance programs.
Help paying heating and utility bills
Contact Chippewa County Department Of Human Services at (715) 726 - 7840. Two different energy assistance programs are offered. The first being Wisconsin Warm Fund and the second is the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program or WHEAP. Both components can offer financial assistance for heating/energy costs and bills of individuals and families.
Food and other items
The following charities, churches, and non-profits may be able to provide free food or other household products.
Chippewa Falls Community Closet (phone (715) 720 - 4505) is an agency that provides free clothing; hygiene products; frozen food, and perishable, non perishable food items for people in need of help.
Bloomer Area Food Pantry - Provides free food, including canned goods, dry goods, frozen foods, fresh fruit and vegetables for individuals and families in need. Call (715) 568 - 3733
Jim Falls Community Food Pantry - This agency also offers food. Dial (715) 226 - 0438.