Social & Family Services

Social & Family Services

Child Care Assistance Program-Assists families in paying for child care so the parent can work, attend school, train or have their children cared for in a family emergency.

Day Care Center-Established to help meet the needs of children and families while parents work or go to school. Enrollment is based on a first come first served basis and is limited to families that live or work in the Odanah community. The Day Care Center accepts children 7 weeks through age 10 and offers full or part time enrollment.

Child Advocate-The Child Advocate provides assistance for a child that is living in an abusive environment. This could include referrals and services that will aid the child.

Domestic Abuse Program -Providing crisis intervention, legal advocacy, restraining order assistance, Judi care referral support, support groups, emergency shelter, transportation and other services. The Child Advocate provides assistance for a child that is living in an abusive environment. This could include referrals and services that will aid the child.

Economic Support-Eligibility determinations for services that include Medicaid, Child Care, Food Share.

Elderly/Aging Nutrition Program-Offering dine in meals at the Elderly Center Monday thru Friday and meals on wheels for the home bound. Also offering medical & personal shopping transportation, in-home health services to assist with personal care, light housekeeping & meal preparation.

Emergency Food Shelf-Providing a short term supply of food to individuals or families in need.

Energy Assistance-Provides services to WI qualified residential households with energy assistance and weatherization needs. Other services that may be available include Emergency fuel assistance, Pro-active co-payment plans, Emergency furnace repair and replacement.

Family Resource Management-Enables community members in, or close to being in, financial crisis to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to better manage their monies and resources to maintain self-sufficiency.

Food Distribution Program-The food distribution program distributes USDA foods to eligible low income households on or near the reservation.

General Assistance-Financial assistance for eligible clients to meet essential needs while they are searching for work or applying for other financial assistance.

Summer Feeding Program-Offers healthy, nutritious meals throughout the summer months to children up to the age of 18.

Coordinated Services Team Initiative (CST)-Support and services for families involved in multiple systems of care, such as AODA, mental health, child welfare, juvenile justice and special education.

Coordinated Community Response (CCR) -To coordinate the efforts, objectives and services of various tribal and non-tribal agencies involved in any way in incidents of domestic abuse, sexual assault, enforcement of restraining orders, stalking, harassment, etc. To protect and effectively help victims of abuse and to hold accountable those who abuse.

Indian Child Welfare (ICW) -To protect the best interest of Indian children and promote the stability of Indian tribes and families. The ICW workers assumes responsibility, on behalf of the tribe, for the protection, care and wellbeing of at-risk children who are enrolled or eligible for enrollment in the tribe.

Tribal TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) – To provide families with temporary financial support so they can manage their home and family’s needs during their time of crisis. Assists parent with work experience and job skills to gain employment and break the cycle of welfare in Native American families. Referrals are also available in certain instances.

*Income and residency guidelines apply to some programs

 Our Mission Statement:

The mission of the Bad River Department of Social and Family Services is to provide services, referrals, and program support that promote self-sufficiency, family unity through our cultural teachings, economic stability, and wellbeing to eligible families in our service area.

Department Directory

ProgramTitleContactEmailWork CellOffice PhoneDesk ExtensionFax Number
AdministrationDirectorEsie 292-0067(715) 682-71271411
AdministrationAdministrative AssistantSamantha 682-71271400
Abinoojiyag Resource CenterManagerGina 685-4483(715) 682-71271434
Abinoojiyag Resource CenterCase ManagerMissy 292-4001(715) 682-71271438
Abinoojiyag Resource CenterCase ManagerGloria 685-8007(715) 682-71271413
Abinoojiyag Resource CenterDibenindizo Program Coordinator/ Foster Care-Kinship Care Case WorkerShane 292-8733(715) 682-71271436
Abinoojiyag Resource CenterBizindadedah Project Director Maggie 292-5390(715) 682-71271432
Abinoojiyag Resource CenterHome Safety Services WorkerHope 209-5652(715) 682-71271445
AgingDirectorSandy 292-4714(715) 682-71501495(715) 685-2741
AgingOffice AssistantEvelyn 682-71501496(715) 685-2741
Aging & DisabilityAging & Disability Resource Dan Powless, 682-71271440
Child AdvocateChild AdvocateDarla O’ 685-4784(715) 682-71271402
Child CareChild Care CoordinatorJamie 292-5773(715) 682-71271401
Coodinate Service Team (CST)CST CoordinatorKim 682-71271412
Domestic & Sexual AbuseCoordinator, Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Advocate, Legal Lay AdvocateHeidi-Beth 292-8453(715) 682-71271402
Energy AssistanceWHEAP WorkerJackie 682-71271429
Family ResourceFamily Resource ManagerKathy 682-71271410
Family ResourceFamily Resource Manager AssistantKathy 682-71271416
Food DistributionFood Distribution CoordinatorMilisa 682-78921330(715) 685-7845
Food DistributionWarehouse ForemanJustin Rufus(715) 682-79821331(715) 685-7845
Food DistributionWarehouse WorkerJosh Johnson(715) 682-79821332(715) 685-7845
Food DistributionWarehouse WorkerCarl Jensen(715) 682-79821333(715) 685-7845
General AssistanceGeneral Assistance/CrisisLynn 682-71271406
Income MaintenanceEconomic Support WorkerJessenia 682-71271407
Income MaintenanceEconomic Support WorkerAshley 682-71271404
TANFTANF Program ManagerWendy 685-4074(715) 682-71271405
TANFTANF Case ManagerGeorgianne 979-1314(715) 682-71271408
Victim AssistanceCrime Victim CoordinatorTracy 292-2704(715) 682-71271480
Victim AssistanceCrime Victim – Legal Support AdvocateMary 292-5073(715) 682-71271485


Mailing Address:PO Box 55, Odanah, WI 54861
Physical Address:72772 Elm Street, Odanah, WI 54861
Building Name:Community Center
Department Phone Number:(715) 682-7127
Department Fax Number: (715) 682-7883