Adult (anyone 19 or older) Flu Shot Services
MHD offers Influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations at MHD walk-in clinics, while supplies last. Call (414) 286-8034 to check for vaccine availability. An upfront fee is charged to adults for influenza shots ($30) and pneumoccocal shots ($75).
Certain federally funded vaccines provided to local health departments by the Wisconsin Immunization Program can be offered to eligible adults at public health immunization clinics. State-supplied vaccines are for uninsured and underinsured patients only. Adults with health insurance will be directed to their primary health care provider.
The following vaccines are available:
- Hep A/B (if certain risk factors are met)
Flu Vaccine for Uninsured Adults
Public Health now has flu vaccine for uninsured adults available in limited supply at its walk-in Immunization Clinics.
Please call the Flu Line at 243-0555 for updates on supply and expected availability.
Public Health has Walgreens vouchers for Free Flu Vaccine (Injectable only)
- If you have no insurance for flu vaccine
- For ages 7 years or older
- For use at ANY Walgreens pharmacy
Call Public Health Madison & Dane County at 266-4821 and ask for a voucher to be mailed to you. Take the voucher to any Walgreens pharmacy for your free flu shot. Stay healthy and protect those around you!
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Free Check Ups for Women…
- A FREE statewide breast and cervical cancer screening program for women ages 35-64
- Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Members may choose from more than 25 area clinics for screenings
- Coordinated by the WI Well Woman Program office through Public Health – Madison & Dane County
- Applicants must enroll through the WWWP office in their county of residence (PDF)
Center for Grieving Children
This group provides peer support for grieving children of all ages and their patents. Topics include divorce, illness, emotional distress and other types of loss.
Dates: Third Tuesday of each month
Time: 6 – 8 p.m. (includes dinner)
Location: Boys and Girls Club of the Fox Valley, 117 S. Locust St., Appleton
Contact: Call Loris Damerow to register, (920) 731-0555, ext. 244
CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)
This local support organization advocates for and educates about children and adults with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
Watch for dates in The Alliance.
Location: The Morgan Building, 120 E. Harris St., Appleton.
Contact: Call (920) 735-1099 for more information.
Dual Diagnosis Group at Friendship Place
This group provides education, therapy, and support for persons with both mental illness and substance abuse problems.
Time: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Location: 220 N. Commercial St., Neenah
Contact: Jon Phillip, (920) 729-2777
This self-help group is for people with emotional problems. The program is based on the 12 steps of AA with appropriate modifications.
Times: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 740 E. College Ave., Appleton
Contact: Florence Solzman, (920) 993-0916
Grief Support Drop-In Groups
This group is open to any adult grieving the loss of a loved one
Dates: Fourth Tuesday of each month
Time: 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Location: Thompson Community Center, 820 College Ave., Appleton
Contact: Deb Kosmer, (920) 727-2013
These groups follow a modified version of the 12-step program to provide fellowship through shared experience for individuals recovering from eating disorders.
Dates/Times: 10 a.m. Fridays at St. Bernards Church, 1617 W. Pine St., Appleton; and 8 a.m. Sundays at Appleton Medical Center, 1818 N. Meade St., Appleton.
Survivors of Suicide (SOS)
This group provides support for family, friends, classmates and colleagues of suicide victims.
Dates: Second Monday of each month
Times: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Founders Room, Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2600 E. Philip Lane, Appleton
Contact: Barb Bigalke, (920) 750-9091
They Help Each Other (THEO)
This support and discussion group is for grieving widows/widowers of any age and from any area. Dates: Meetings are held the first and third Mondays of each month.
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: St. Mary Parish Community Room, 308 State St., Appleton.
Contact: (920) 739-6890
Consumer Social Centers are located at the Clare Kiepke Community Outreach Center, 322 N. Appleton St., Appleton, and at Friendship Place, 220 N. Commercial St., Neenah.
The Teen Support Group is designed for teens, ages 13 to 18 (must still be in high school), who have a mental illness and are looking for a supportive environment where they will learn about symptoms, treatment and resources, as well as spend time socializing with peers.
Two mental health professionals facilitate this group, which meets weekly at Appleton’s Harmony Cafe. Registration by a parent or guardian is required for teens under 18. New participants are always welcome.
The support group also includes:
- Quarterly meetings for parents with the Teen Group facilitators to discuss specific concerns
- Visions for Tomorrow, NAMI’s 12-week education course, taught annually in the fall, designed for parents or caregivers of children and adolescents diagnosed with biological brain disorders
- Opportunities to increase knowledge about symptoms and treatments
- Learning skills that may increase one’s ability to cope with mental illness, both from the consumer and family perspective.
- An opportunity for social support to decrease feelings of “being alone”
- Information regarding community resources that are available post-high school
Wings of Change
Wings of Change Support Group offers hope and support for women who have experienced violence or abuse in their lives (domestic, sexual, physical) and who also have a mental illness
No registration is required and new participants are always welcome.
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The Fox Valley Grief Network (FVGN) is comprised of professionals and non-professionals who journey with the bereaved in the Fox Valley area. The group meets quarterly and includes people working in a variety of professions: social worker, counselor, clergy, lay minister, parish nurse, hospice volunteer, bereavement support coordinator, school guidance counselor, funeral directors, chaplain, etc. The group gathers for the purpose of:
• Networking with other professionals in the field to share resources and expertise
• Learning about area programs, support systems, resources, and events in the Fox Valley,
• Identifying and addressing areas of grief support that may be lacking
• Promoting the normalcy of grief, and
• Remaining current in methods that are most effective in journeying with the bereaved.
For more information about FVGN, to become a member, or receive regular mailings, please contact the current chair, Sandi Moore, at 920-735-5693.
Fox Valley Grief Support Groups and Services
General Grief Groups
Grief Support Drop-In Groups
Open to any adult grieving the death of a loved one. 1st Tuesday, Thompson Community Center, 820 W. College Avenue, Appleton. Group meets at 2:30 p.m. Pre-registration is not required. Refreshments and handouts are provided. No fee. Contact Melissa Greff, Bereavement Coordinator with Affinity Visiting Nurses-Hospice Services, at 920-727-6565.
Support group for anyone who has lost a loved one, recent or past. Contact St. Bernard Parish for more information at 920-725-3896.
Located at Fox Valley Technical College, this program offers free individual counseling and workshops for persons in transition, including bereaved individuals. Contact Sandi Moore at 920-735-5693.
Theo (To Help Each Other)
Support for those who have experienced the loss of loved one. 1st and 3rd Mondays, non-denominational, no fee. St. Mary’s Church, 312 South State Street, Appleton. Contact Donna Nemecek at 920-739-2093 or the Parish office at 920-739-5119.
A Time To Mourn
A six week grief group offering support for adults who have lost an adult loved one. Co-led by professionals trained in grief support. No fee, advance registration is required. Contact Chaplain Cathie at Bethel Home in Oshkosh at 920-232-5274 to inquire about start dates times and to register.
Living With Loss—Six Week Group
Grief support group for adults who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Group is offered through ThedaCare At Home Hospice. Meets at the Heritage, 2600 S. Heritage Woods Drive, Appleton. Please call for meeting dates. No fee, advance registration required. Contact Stefenie Post, Bereavement Coordinator, ThedaCare At Home Hospice, at 800-984-5554 toll-free or 920-730-3408.
Waupaca Living With Loss
Drop In Group
Monthly education and support offered by ThedaCare At Home Hospice for adults who have experienced the loss of a loved one. 2nd Thursday, of the month 3:00-4:30 p.m. Maasch Center, 902 Riverside Drive, Waupaca. No fee, advance registration is appreciated. Contact Stefenie Post, Bereavement Coordinator, ThedaCare At Home Hospice, at 800-984-5554 toll free or 920-730-3408.
Men Journeying Through Grief
A unique support opportunity for men who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Gathering includes a home cooked meal followed by sharing of grief information and support resources. 1st Wednesday of the month, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Affinity Visiting Nurses office, 816 W. Winneconne Avenue, Neenah. Pre-registration is not required but appreciated for meal planning purposes. Contact Melissa Greff, Bereavement Coordinator, Affinity Visiting Nurses-Hospice Services, at 920-727-6565.
Journey of Hope
Adult grief support group for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. 3rd Tuesday of the month, 9:45-10:45 a.m., St. Paul Villa Chapel, 316 E. 14th Street, Kaukauna. No fee. Contact Sue at 920-766-6180.
Provides a social environment for widows and widowers. Meetings are held the 3rd Sunday of the month and weekly breakfast locations vary. Other activities included. No fees. Contact Milsom Zimmerman at 920-733-7817.
Social dinner group for widows and widowers, 1st Friday fish fry at Darboy Club, N9695 County Road N, Appleton. Also meets 2nd Wednesday of the month at various locations in the Fox Valley. Social at 5:45 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Advance registration is appreciated. Contact Donna Nemecek at 920-739-2093. Email: email@example.com or Emily at 920-766-2341 .
Remembering Through Sharing
Supports those who have experienced a miscarriage, stillborn, ectopic, or neonatal death. Special commemorative events, such as the Walk to Remember and Candlelight Memorial, are held during the year. For more information, contact Joan , RTS coordinator, at 920-729-2087.
For bereaved parents who have experienced the death of a child at any age. For more information about area group meetings, please visit: www.compassionatefriends.org/home.aspx
Ministry for bereavement of miscarriage, stillbirth, infant or child death, failed adoptions, and infertility. Support groups, mentoring, memorials, retreat, and resources. Contact Jeannie at 766-9380, 120 W. 8th Street, Kaukauna.
Pathway To Peace
An ecumenical memorial service for those who have experienced pregnancy loss or infant loss. Services are held three times each year through St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton and twice each year at Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh. For dates and times, contact Mary Sullivan at 920-738-2487.
Center For Grieving Children
Programs for children, teens and families who are grieving the death of a loved one. The Center offers peer support, education, and opportunities to commemorate. No fees.
• Family Night: Monthly evening program for families with children ages 3 to 18. Program consists of a meal, small and large group activities for various ages. Support groups are facilitated by trained volunteers.
• Teen Group: ”Teens Only” grief support group for youth, ages 13 to 18. Group meets weekly for eight week sessions, three times a year. Contact Loris Damerow at 731-0555 ext. 244 .
A weekend program providing an atmosphere of love and acceptance for children to express themselves following the death of a loved one. Camps take place at the Wisconsin Lions Camp in Rosholt, Wisconsin in spring and fall. No fee. Contact Becky Loy at 715-341-0076. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A day camp for children grieving the death of a loved one. Camp Lloyd is a safe environment for campers to explore feelings of grief and gain support from one another. Camp takes place during one week each summer on the UWGB campus. Cost is $35 per camper; families with more than one child attending camp are eligible for a family discount. For more information please visit: www.uwgb.edu/camplloyd Contact Illene Noppe-Cupit at 920-465-2703.
Ongoing peer support groups for children and families grieving the loss of a loved one. Groups offer an open place to be with other children and teens and share experiences of grief and loss. No fee, advance registration is required. Group meets in Fond du Lac. Contact Sr. Joyann Repp at 920-924-4660.
Survivors of Suicide (SOS)
Support group for family members, friends, and coworkers of those who have died by suicide. Minimum age is 14, no fee, advance registration is not necessary. For more information, contact Doug Bisbee at email@example.com Groups are sponsored by Community for Hope of Greater Oshkosh, Inc.
• Appleton: 2nd Monday of the month, Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2600 E. Philip Lane, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
• Oshkosh: 3rd Thursday of the month, United Way/Hooper Community Building, 36 Broad Street, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
• Ripon: 1st Thursday of the month, Immanuel United Methodist Church, 401 W. Fond Du Lac Street, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Wichmann and Fargo Website
Wichmann and Fargo Funeral Homes proudly offers more than 50 grief articles, all of which can be easily downloaded. These helpful articles are part of the Griefwords Library provided by Dr. Alan Wolfelt and the Center for Loss and Life Transition. General topic areas include helping others with grief, helping yourself with grief, helping grieving childrenClick here to add a comment.
The Thompson Community Center820 West College Avenue Appleton, WI 54914 920-225-1700 Provides Walk-In health Clinic, Wellness Blood Screening and Toes “R” Us, foot care
Badger Carewww.badgercareplus.org 1800-291-2002 Various programs for Wisconsin Residents
Fox Cities Community Health Center5337 Grande Market Drive Appleton, WI 54913 Call for an Appointment: 920-731-7445
Tri-County Community Dental ClinicAppleton 9 Tri-Park Way Appleton, WI 54914-1661 920-882-5500 Tri-County Community Dental Clinic is a predominantly all-volunteer dental clinic whose mission is to provide quality oral health care services in a caring and compassionate manner to those individuals in Calumet, Outagamie, and Winnebago counties whose access to dental health care is limited due to inadequate income, or reduced access to Medicaid care.
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I’m Ready to Quit!
Resources to Help You Quit Smoking
It’s never too late to quit smoking. Quitting smoking now improves your health and reduces your risk of heart disease, cancer, lung disease, and other smoking-related illnesses. There are many resources available to help you quit smoking, including quitlines, educational materials, Web sites, and support groups. You can also talk to your doctor about other strategies for quitting that may be right for you.
- A Web site dedicated to helping you quit smoking.
- Smokefree Women
- A Web site that helps women quit smoking.
- Smokefree QuitGuide App
- Smokefree QuitGuide app for your smartphone available from iTunes.
- A free, phone-based service with educational materials and coaches that can help you quit smoking or chewing tobacco.
- Help for Smokers and Other Tobacco Users
- Booklet that tells you about ways you can quit.
- Pathways to Freedom: Winning the Fight Against Tobacco
- Guide that addresses tobacco issues specific to African Americans.
- FDA 101: Smoking Cessation Products
- Article discussing FDA approved products that help you quit smoking.
- Quit Tobacco—Make Everyone Proud
- A DoD-sponsored Web site for military personnel and their families.
- Questions and Answers About Smoking Cessation
- A fact sheet from the National Cancer Institute.
- Quit Smoking
- Tools and guides to help you quit smoking.
- Quit Tips
- Five tips to help you quit.
- Tobacco Cessation—You Can Quit Smoking Now!
- The latest information to help you quit from the Surgeon General’s Web site.
- You Can Quit Smoking
- A consumer guide to help you become tobacco free.
Other Online Resources
- American Cancer Society
- Guide to quitting smoking.
- American Heart Association
- A free, online plan to help you quit smoking.
- American Lung Association
For support in quitting, including free quit coaching, a free quit plan, free educational materials, and referrals to local resources, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669); TTY 1-800-332-8615.Click here to add a comment.
Housing Partnership of the Fox CitiesOur Mission: The mission of the Housing Partnership is to be the leading provider of quality affordable and supportive rental housing to lower income families living in the Fox Cities. Support programs for transitional housing, affordable housing and permant supportive housing www.housing-partnership.org
Contact: 605 E. Hancock St. Appleton, WI 54911 P: (920) 731-6644 F: (920) 731-7087
Office Hours: Mon – Thu: 8am – 4pm Fri: 8am – noon
Appleton Housing Authority Homeownership Programwww.appletonhousing.org
Jefferey Gill Program Manager
925 W. Northland Avenue
Appleton WI 54911
Habitat for Humanity, Greater Fox Cities
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Since its foundation in 1993, Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity has built over 120 houses and counting in the Fox Cities, providing a new home for nearly 500 people in the community.To apply: http://foxcitieshabitat.org/ownahome/apply.html (920) 830-8400
Habitat Restore3000 E. College Ave Appleton, WI 54915 (920)830-8400
605 E. Hancock Street Appleton, WI 54911 (920) 731-6644
Transitional Housing/Shelter, Subsidized Housing Administrative Organizations, Low Income/Subsidized Private Rental Housing, Medical Respite Facilities/Beds for Homeless People, Housing/Shelter
925 W. Northland Ave Appleton, WI 54914 (920) 739-6811 x104
Subsidized Housing Administrative Organizations, Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, Public Housing, Rent Payment Assistance, Homebuyer/Home Purchase Counseling, Housing Down Payment Loans/Grants, Home Rehabilitation Programs
925 W. Northland Ave Appleton, WI 54914 (920) 739-6811 x104
Rent Payment Assistance
ChiltonChilton Housing 312 Bank Street Chilton, WI 53014 920-849-7042 Elderly and Family
143 N 8th Street West Bend, WI 53095 (262) 549-8720
Income/Subsidized Private Rental Housing, Housing/Shelter, Basic Needs
143 N. 8th Ave. West Bend, WI 53095 (262) 549-8720
Mental Health Care Facilities, Temporary Financial Assistance, Rental Deposit Assistance, Mortgage Payment Assistance, Community Shelters, Homeless Shelter, Emergency Shelter, Housing/Shelter, Basic Needs
1519 Summit Ave Waukesha, WI 53188 (262) 549-8732
Homeless Shelter, Emergency Shelter, Housing/Shelter
812 N. East Avenue Waukesha, WI 53186 (262) 549-8722
Homeless Shelter, Emergency Shelter, Housing/Shelter
120 Corrina Blvd. Waukesha, WI 53186 (262) 542-2262
Housing Authorities, Subsidized Housing Administrative Organizations, Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, Public Housing, Low Income/Subsidized Private Rental Housing, Section 8/Rental Assistance Program Rental Listings, Housing Expense Assistance
600 Merritt Ave. Oshkosh, WI 54901 (920) 424-1450
Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, Public Housing, Low Income/Subsidized Private Rental Housing, Rent Payment Assistance, Homebuyer/Home Purchase Counseling, Housing Down Payment Loans/Grants, Housing/Shelter
Integrated Community Solutions, Inc.
Integrated Community Solutions, Inc. (ICS) is a values driven, non-profit corporation committed to providing human services that benefit the low to moderate income and disabled populations. We aim at achieving our mission by identifying client needs, providing assistance through a variety of programs, and connecting clients to other community resources to meet those needs. Together with various government agencies, ICS manages those programs to serve individuals and families throughout Brown County, Wisconsin. It is this privatization of government programs that allows for efficiency and cost effectiveness.
ICS will assist with rental payments, homeownership, heating bills, and, above all, self-sufficiency for eligible applicants. Within these programs, ICS links clients to educational programs, job training, community service opportunities and other resources to pursue a better, empowered lifestyle. Additionally, ICS operates a for-profit initiative: Personnel Connection, a temporary and permanent staffing agency. The profits from this endeavor act as a conduit to support our human service programs
Kaukauna/ FreedomKaukauna Housing 125 W. 10th street Kaukauna, WI 54130 Elderly and Family
WI Section 8 Application
Oshkosh / Winnebago County Housing
Winnebago CountyWinnebago County Housing 600 Merritt Avenue Oshkosh, WI 54901 (920)727-2880
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