Social Services

Aging and Disability Resource Center of Barron, Rusk, and Washburn Counties
311 Miner Avenue E Ladysmith, WI 54848
Kathy Walthers

Aging and Disability Resource Centers are the first place to go with your aging and disability questions. ADRCs are “information stations” where individuals can obtain accurate, unbiased information related to aging or living with a disability.

Embrace Services
107 Lindoo Avenue E Ladysmith, WI 54848
Missy Jerome

Crisis Line: 1-800-924-0556
Crisis Text Line: 715-532-6976
Embrace offers comprehensive services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. We also focus on preventative future violence by working with youth & parents in our schools and community as well as actively engaging our community to join us in our prevention & educations efforts.

Mission: To end violence, inspire home and provide unwavering support to all people affected by domestic and sexual violence by engaging our community in safety, equality and partnership.

Vision: Embrace envisions a courageous social change taking place ending all forms of oppression and violence and creating healthy communities where every person has the support to thrive.

We are here 24 hours a day and seven days a week!

ICAA Business Development
1000 College Ave West PO Box 40 Ladysmith, WI 54848
Al Christianson, Director

Indianhead Community Action Agency provides business development services to help low-income entrepreneurs start new businesses and to assist existing entrepreneurs to preserve or increase jobs at existing qualifying businesses.

Monday – Friday 8am – 4:30pm
Indianhead Community Action Agency
1000 W College Ave PO Box 40 Ladysmith, WI 54848
Jennifer Shearer

Indianhead Community Action Agency is one of 16 community action agencies in Wisconsin.  The Agency was founded in 1966, and is a recognized leader for ending poverty and creating sustainable communities through self-sufficiency in Wisconsin’s rural areas..

Monday – Friday 8am – 4:30pm
Rusk County Lighthouse
N4345 State Hwy 27 PO Box 42 Ladysmith, WI 54848
Connie Hanson

The Lighthouse provides emergency shelter at two locations.  One location serving women and children, the second serving men and children.  Also providing advocacy and referrals for employment, legal, mental health benefits and resources.

24/7 via phone
The Salvation Army
PO Box 321 Ladysmith, WI 54848
Tom Bremer

Phone: 715-415-3962 (Bell Ringing)

The Salvation Army provides emergency assistance to those in need.

715-403-1285 (Assistance)
Westlake Enterprises
1502 E 16th St South PO Box 173 Ladysmith, WI 54848
Lou Beilfuss/Rich Tuisl

Since 1971, Westlake’s Enterprises is a non-profit organization community center for adults who have developmental and other challenges.

Westlake works with individuals that are able to obtain employment of their choosing through the following programs.

• Supported Employment – Westlake workers are able to perform a variety of production techniques to meet business needs in our facility. Westlake’s capabilities are flexible. This provides workers with job training and experience.

• Community Employment – Group of our employees work in many locations in the community. Like lawn mowing, janitorial and office help.

• Employment Services – There are opportunities for Westlake workers to become employees at local businesses.

Westlake’s also provides an Adult Day Program is designed to meet the needs of adults in the community who have physical or health challenges, memory, impairments and cognitive or developmental disabilities. Socialization, assistance with personal care and a wide variety of activities help the individuals who attend Westlake’s adult day program maintain their independence and promote feelings of self-worth. Westlake’s adult day program offers families the opportunity to ‘take-a-break’ from there care giving responsibilities. Individuals can attend on an as needed drop in basis or a fixed schedule that may range from one to five days per week, depending on the needs of the family.

Please contact Westlake Enterprises on how we can help you.

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm
Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity
2201 US Hwy 8 St. Croix Falls, WI 54024
Jennifer Johnson

Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity helps hard-working, low income families buy homes.  The families are required to help build their home and buy it with a zero-interest loan.  Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity serves Burnett, Polk, Rusk, and Washburn counties.