Rusk Resources

Note: Many of the resources below can be found via the ADRC Rusk County Resource Guide Directory Archives.

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Rusk County Energy Assistance
311 Miner Ave Ste C240
Ladysmith, WI 54848
Phone: 715-532-2299

Emergency Assistance
203 W 7th St N
Ladysmith, WI 54848

Heat for Heroes (Statewide, for veterans)
Phone: 800-891-9276

Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP)
311 Miner Avenue East, Suite C240
Ladysmith, WI 54848
Phone: 715-532-2299

NCCAP – Home Weatherization
W3620 Artisan Drive
Glen Flora, WI  54526
Phone: (715) 322-4083


Hope Lutheran Church Food Pantry
320 1st St. S PO Box 184
Ladysmith, WI 54848
Phone: 715-532-7739
*Monday 1-3, Wednesday/Friday 9:30-11:30

Indianhead Community Action Agency
500 W 9th St. N
Ladysmith, WI 54848
Phone: 715-532-7542 Food Pantry: 715-532-1623
*Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 11-4 Tuesdays and Fridays 12pm-4pm

Second Harvest
Maureen Wilson, FoodShare Specialist
Call, text, or e-mail for questions or help applying for FoodShare
Phone: 715-496-3121

Feeding Wisconsin FoodShare Helpline
Phone: 877-366-3635

Ruby’s Pantry
2nd Thursday of the Month, Registration begins at 4:30 PM, Food bundles available 4:30-6:00 PM
320 Worden Avenue East
Ladysmith, WI 54848


Connections Store and More
500 W 9th St. N
Ladysmith, WI 54848
Phone: 715-532-7542

St. Mary’s Resale Store
721 N 2ND st
Bruce, WI 54819
Phone: 715-868-6279

Indianhead Community Action Agency
Legal Assistance for Victims
Phone: 715-532-4222

401 Fifth Street Ste 200
Wausau, WI 54403
Phone: 715-842-1681 or 800-472-1638

American Bar Association: Free Legal Answers


Medical Assistance
Northern IM Consortium
Phone: 888-794-5722

Marshfield Clinic Dental Center
315 Miner Ave W
Ladysmith, WI 54848
*offers dental assistance programs and accepts all types of insurance

Phone: 715-635-2175

Health care. Gov
Phone: 800-318-2596


Rusk County Lighthouse Shelter
N4355 State Highway 27
Ladysmith, WI 54848
Phone: 715-609-9600
Erin Webster – Executive Director

Indianhead Community Action Agency
1000 College Ave W
Ladysmith, WI 54848
Phone: 715-532-4222

Rusk County Housing Authority
311 Miner Ave E
Ladysmith, WI 54848
Phone: 715-532-6822
— Bruce
503 S Coleman St.
Bruce, WI 54819
Phone: 715-868-4731

Emergency Assistance
203 W 7th St. N
Ladysmith, WI 54848

Community Development Block Grant – Northwest Housing Region
Phone: 715-365-2197

Housing assistance programs


WI Shares Daycare assistance
Northern Income Maintenance Consortium
Phone: 888-794-5722

ICAA Head Start Program
313 E 11th St S.
Ladysmith, WI 54848
Phone: 715-532-4222

Wisconsin Works-W2
Phone: 855-792-5439

Choices Health Network – Pregnancy Support Center
1108 Port Arthur Rd
Ladysmith, WI 54848
Phone: 715-532-7600
24/7 Helpline: 800-712-4357, Text “Option” to 95495


Rusk County Transit Commission
Sheli Sheffield – Mobility Manager/Transit Assistant
1101 Barnett Rd Ste 108
Ladysmith, WI 54848
Phone: 715-532-1571
For rides contact: 715-532-1000


Education Resources Skill Enhancement
Indianhead Community Action Agency – Andrea Gunn
1000 West College Avenue
Ladysmith, WI 54848
Phone: 715-532-4222

Unemployment Support- DWD
Phone: 414-435-7069 / 844-910-3661
during their business hours Monday – Friday 7:35 am – 3:30 pm

Salvation Army emergency support
PO Box 522
Bruce WI 54819
Phone: 715-403-1285

Rusk Health and Human Service
311 E. Miner Avenue
Ladysmith, Wisconsin 54848
Phone: 715-532-2299

211 Wisconsin
Phone: 877-947-2211

DVR- Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: 800-442-3477


Lifeline Program
Phone: 800-440-9853

Phone: 800-723-3546!/newHome



Kids Helpline/Mayo Clinic
Phone:  715-838-5633

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Phone:  800-273-8255

Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
Phone: 988

Trevor Hotline for LGBTQIA+ Youth
Phone LINE: 1-866-488-7386
Text LINE: 678-678 (text the word START)
No Phone: We’re here for you Now – The Trevor Project (select chat online)