Community Resources

Area Support Groups

MS Support Group
Meets the second Tuesday of each month from 6-8pm at the Superior Public Library, 1530 Tower Ave. Call Pam, 715-394-6958, for more information.

Ashland Area MS Support Group
Call Peggy, 715-682-6506 for more information.

Webster Area MS Self-Help Group
Meets at 6pm the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Larson Family Public Library, 2402 Main Street, Webster, WI.  For more information contact Diane Whitcraft at 763-742-8572 or email her at dianewhitcraft@gmail.com

TBI Support Group meeting, third Thursday of every month, at the Hill Town Hall, W4391 Hultman Lake Road, Ogema, WI 54459. For further info call Donna French at 715-767-5467.

Chronic Pain Support Group
Meets every other Wednesday from 1 to 2p.m. at Goslin Courts in Spooner, WI. They do not meet on Holidays. Call Sue at 715-635-9138 for next meeting date or for more information.

Brain Tumor Support Group serving northern MN, WI and MI: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Third Monday of each month. People unable to attend in person can participate by phone. St. Mary’s Medical Center, 407 E 3rd St, Duluth (Michigan meeting room on first floor). Contact: Jan Stevens at 218-726-4230.

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP: 3 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. LOCATION: The Oaks assisted-living facility, 702 Bratley Drive, Washburn. For questions or other information, please contact Wendie Libert, The Oaks administrator, at (715) 373-6427 or by email atwlibert@mail.nlhealth.org

A Support Group for individuals 16 yrs and up with cognitive disabilities or medical problems with:
• trouble learning and understanding
• problems adapting to change
• difficulty finding work
• anxiety
A support group in the Ashland area to help turn disabilities into possibilities.
• Conquer fears
• Become more confident
• Build self-esteem
• and more…
For more information, contact:
Rachel (Project Coordinator) at NorthLakes Community Clinic:
715-685-2200 x 1337
or Katrina (Group Leader) at katbrandis@gmail.com

TBI Support Group in Spooner meets every third Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Spooner Armory on State Rd 70 (624 East Maple Street). For more info contact Marnie at 219-393-4873 or Dee at 715-416-3676.

Women’s Support Group/Power & Control
Mondays 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Contact Midge Montano at New Day Shelter in Ashland 715-682-9566. Group is open to new members.

Area Advocacy Groups

People with Disabilities for Change
Meets the fourth Friday of each month from 11:30pm-1pm at Miller Dwan, Duluth, MN. Call Scott, 715-392-9118 for more information.

DAWN– Disability Advocates Wisconsin Network – A network of people who care about disability issues.

Housing

One Roof Community HousingEnriching Lives & Communities One Home at a Time 12 E 4th Street | Duluth, MN 55805 | 218-727-5372 x2085

Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA)

USDA– Rural Development

USDA– Rural Development, Section 504 – Rural Home Repair Loans and Grants

U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) – Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity

wifrontdoorhousing.org

Assistive Technology

Wisloan – Low interest loan program used to purchase assistive technology devices

Wisconsin Assistive Technology Program (Wistech)

Telecommunications Equipment Purchase Program (TEPP)

IndependenceFirst Mobility Store (formerly the Wheelchair Recycling Program)

Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Medical Equipment and Accessibility Survey

Assistivetech.net

usedHME.com – usedHME.com – A FREE listing service for Used Home Medical Equipment.

IM Store Link – “Serving the needs of aging adults and people with disabilities. Dedicated to providing products and information that make your life easier.”

Disability Awareness

“At Your Service” Online Course on Disability Awareness and Customer Service at One Stops

Advocacy and Rights

Great Lakes ADA Center

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

ADA Basic Building Blocks – An introductory web course on the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) that explores the legal requirements and spirit of the ADA.

Disability Rights WisconsinA protection and advocacy agency for people with disabilities.

WI FACETS– Wisconsin Family Assistance Center for Education, Training & Support, Inc.

Disability Vote– The Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition is a non-partisan intiative to increase voter turnout by our community through education, outreach and get out the vote (GOTV) efforts.

Disability.Gov– Connecting the disability community to Information and Opportunities

Reasonable Accommodation

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

Recreational

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute – Duluth

Disabled Sportsperson’s Information

Communication

TTY Etiquette

Deaf/Hard of Hearing Communication Tips

Benefits

Social Security Administration

To request accessible information, contact ncil@northcountryil.org