Community Improvement

Child Labor Permit Service

Provides legislative protection for the life, health, safety, and welfare of the employed minor.

Service Contact:

Lynn Ratzburg
Employment & Training Director
1.800.242.7334 

Counties Served:

  • Oconto

Service Description:

The Child Labor Permit provides legislative protection for the life, health, safety, and welfare of the employed minor. It establishes a permit system for effective administration of child labor laws and serves as a protection for both the minor and the employer. Newcap issues the work permit, copies are sent to the State, student’s school administration office and a copy maintained by work permit office.

Eligibility Guidelines:

Minors must be age 12 to 15.

Application Process:

Work permits are issued after all required documents have been received and checked. The documents required are proof of age, letter from an employer, consent of parent, and social security card. A $10 fee is required.

Community Health Services

Provides reproductive and healthcare services for males and females, including clinical exams, contraception education and prescriptions, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing and counseling, STD and HIV testing and counseling, and other reproductive healthcare services.

Program Contact:

Sarah Charlebois
Registered Nurse
1.715.732.4171

or to make an appointment – call Kathy Murphy, Clinic Assistant at 1.715.732.4171 ext. 1305

Counties Served:

  • Brown
  • Forest
  • Marinette
  • Oconto
  • Vilas

Program Description:

Newcap Community Health Services provides reproductive and healthcare services for males and females, including clinical exams, contraception education and prescriptions, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing and counseling, STD and HIV testing and counseling, and other reproductive healthcare services. Our clinics provide low-cost and no-cost health coverage options, and all services are confidential, including services to adolescents. We deliver a wide range of acute, chronic and preventative medical services to optimize health and well-being.

Eligibility Requirements:

If you are a Wisconsin resident of reproductive age and have a valid Social Security number. You can take advantage of services at low or no cost, based on your income, even if you have insurance.

Payment Options:

We offer financial assistance on a case by case basis and our staff will work with you to determine if you’re eligible. We accept Badger Care Standard, Medicaid Family Planning Only Services (FPOS), and cash, check, MasterCard, Visa & Discover credit cards. Payment is required at the time of service.

Click here to link to Patient Portal.

Other Services:

1. Men’s and Women’s Reproductive Health Services

Whether you’re in need of a routine annual exam, problem visit or something more involved like hypertension or thyroid management, we can get you the services you need at a price you can afford.

Services Offered:

  • Annual Exams
  • Cervical cancer screening
  • Birth control
  • Emergency Contraception
  • HIV and Hepatitis C screening
  • STD screening and treatment
  • UTI testing and treatment
  • Pregnancy testing and referral
  • Education
  • Counseling

2. Gynecology Services

Routine gynecologic care helps prevent cancer, many undesired diseases and other illnesses, by allowing for early detection.

Services Offered:

  • Cervical cancer screening
  • Colposcopy
  • Genital warts diagnosis and treatment
  • Preconception counseling
  • Vaginal infection screening
  • Vaginal infection treatment
  • Vulvar biopsy
  • Endometrial biopsy

3. Family Planning Services

Are you looking to start a family in the near future and looking for help with planning? We have helped thousands of families with these services and more for over 50 years!

Services Offered:

  • Oral Contraceptives
  • Depo-Provera
  • NuvaRing
  • Nexplanon transdermal implant
  • Paragard IUD
  • Mirena IUD
  • Transdermal patch
  • Referral for female and male sterilization
  • Emergency contraception
  • Male and female condoms
  • Free Services – Covered by Family Planning

In addition to federally approved contraceptives, we also offer pregnancy testing and Badger Care express enrollment for pregnant women.

4. Clinic Locations

  • Brown County
    1540 Capitol Drive, Green Bay, WI 54303
    (920) 430-1350
  • Forest County
    212 N. Lake Avenue, Crandon, WI 54520
    (715) 478-3871
  • Marinette County
    1939 Hall Avenue, Marinette, WI 54143
    (715) 732-4171
  • Oconto County
    1201 Main Street, Oconto, WI 54153
    (920) 834-4621
  • Vilas County
    603 E. Wall Street, Suite A., Eagle River, WI 54521
    (715) 479-3357

Community Revitalization Program

A group of community members, the City and agencies working together to brainstorm ideas and collaborate to improve housing stock in the City of Oconto.

Program Contact:

To get started, please call the USDA at  1.715.524.8522  x 4

Counties Served:

  • Oconto

Program Description: 

The objectives of the Community Revitalization committee are to:  · Prevent hazardous health conditions and code violations,  prevent blighted and deteriorated properties and neighborhoods, improve the quality of housing stock for low-moderate income persons, provide financial assistance to low to moderate property owners for housing rehabilitation, stimulate public and private investment in target areas or neighborhoods. 

Eligibility Guidelines: 

If your household meets the following criteria, you may be eligible to receive a loan with as little as 0% interest or possibly even a grant to make eligible improvements to your home. 

  1.  Own the home you live in and it must be your primary residence.
  2. Have equity in your home and are up to date on your property taxes.  If you do not have equity and are not up to date on your taxes, your household may still be eligible, this will be determined on a case by case basis.
  3. Allow an inspection of the home.

What are some examples of  USDA eligible improvements?

  1. Accessibility improvements
  2. Plumbing and electrical repairs
  3. Basement and foundation repairs
  4. Gutters and down spouts
  5. Roof repair or replacement
  6. Siding and painting
  7. Storm doors, windows, etc.
  8. Sewer lateral repairs
  9. Heating system repair
  10. Refinancing options

Use our eligibility calculator to find out if you may be eligible for this program.

Application Process:

If you feel that you meet the criteria above and would like additional information please contact the program contact. 

Judicare Referral Service

Service Contact:

Carrie Guarisco
Receptionist
1.800.242.7334

Counties Served:

  • Forest
  • Marinette
  • Oconto

Program Description:

The Wisconsin Judicare Program issues cards that are valid for 1 year to enable low-income individuals to access legal services. The Judicare Program assists in the resolution of disputes or legal questions about bankruptcy, Social Security/SSI, family law, health, housing, income maintenance, and Indian Law- as funding is available. Wisconsin Judicare cannot pay for or provide legal services in criminal cases, juvenile matters, fee-generating cases, patents, traffic matters, ordinance violations, and other restricted types of cases.

Eligibility Guidelines:

Clients must live in 1 of the 33 northern-most counties of Wisconsin, be a U.S. citizen or lawful alien, have a total equity of liquid assets no higher than $1,500, and have a total equity of ALL assets (liquid and fixed) no higher than $4,000 for a family of 1 (increased by $500 for each family member). Clients must also have an income at or below 125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines  established for their household size. Use our eligibility calculator to find out if you may be eligible for this service.

Application Process:

Clients complete an application, which is then forwarded to the Judicare office in Wausau for their approval. All applications are sent into Judicare for approval. Applicants will then receive a determination letter. If approved, a card will be issued and the original application mailed in. Clients are given a list of lawyers at the time of application, who will accept the Judicare card and are responsible for contacting a lawyer.

Newcap assists Judicare by supplying the applications and attorney list.  Newcap does not advocate for the client.

You may also visit Wisconsin Judicare, Inc., for further information.

The Emergency Food Assistance (TEFAP) Program

Provides emergency food supplies for households to food pantries and soup kitchens/shelters.

Program Contact:

Scott Nelson
Food Programs Director
1.920.836.4616

Counties Served:

  • Brown
  • Florence
  • Forest
  • Langlade
  • Lincoln
  • Marathon
  • Marinette
  • Oconto
  • Oneida
  • Shawano
  • Vilas

Program Description:

The Emergency Food Assistance (TEFAP) Program is for emergency food supplies for households in a crisis situation. TEFAP supplies food pantries commodities as well as soup kitchens/shelters.

Pantries & Shelters in Service Area:

Brown County

        • Golden House Shelter
          Mailing Address: P.O. Box 727, Green Bay, WI 54302
          Physical Address: 1120 University Avenue, Green Bay, WI 54302
          1.920.435.0100
          Hours: M-Sun.: Open 24 hours
        • Goodwill Place at First United Methodist Church
          Mailing Address: 501 Howe Street, Green Bay, WI 54301
          Physical Address: 518 Doty Street, Green Bay, WI 54301
          1.920.437.9252
          Hours: Tuesdays: 9AM-11AM
        • NEW Community Shelter and Meal Site
          301 Mather Street, Green Bay, WI 54303
          1.920.436.3766
          Hours: Shelter: M-Sun.: Open 24 hours; Meal Site: M-F: 5PM-6PM; Satur-Sun: 11:30AM-12:30PM
        • Resurrection Lutheran Food Pantry
          Mailing Address: 131 Garfield Street, Green Bay, WI 54303
          Physical Address: 1024 Shawano Avenue, Green Bay, WI 54303
          1.920.497.7052
          Hours: 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Thursdays: 9AM-11AM & 4th & 5th Thursdays: 6PM-7PM
        • The Salvation Army
          626 Union Court, Green Bay, WI 54303 1.920.497.7053 1.920.497.7053
          Hours: Pantry: M-F: 8AM-4:30PM; Meal Site: M-F: 11:30AM-12:30PM (closed on holidays)
        • Mana for Life Food Pantry
          1545 University Avenue, Green Bay, WI 54308
          1.920.437.3629
          Hours: M-Th.: 10AM-2PM
        • Denmark Community Cupboard
          Mailing Address: P.O. Box 283, Denmark, WI 54208
          Physcial Address: 126 Wisconsin Avenue, Denmark, WI 54208 1.920.863.8725
          Hours: 3rd Tuesday: 2PM-4PM

Florence County

        • St. Vincent De Paul Pantry
          Mailing Address: P.O. Box 92, Florence, WI 54121
          Physical Address: 400 Central Avenue, Florence, WI 54121 1.715.528.3068
          Hours: Tu,Th.&F: 9AM-5PM; W: 9AM-6PM; Satur.: 9AM-2PM (also by appointment)

Forest County

        • Newcap Crandon Food Pantry
          212 North Lake Avenue, Crandon, WI 54520
          1.715.478.3871
          Hours: M-Th.: 8AM-5:30PM

Langlade County

        • Antigo Area Communtiy Food Pantry
          2120 Progress Blvd., Antigo, WI 54409
          1.715.623.1103
          Hours: Wed.: 11AM-1PM and Fri.: 1PM-3PM
        • White Lake Area Christian Food Pantry
          Mailing Address:P.O. Box 111, White Lake, WI 54491
          Physical Address: 638 Bissell Street, White Lake, WI 54491 1.715.882.2781
          Hours: 1st & 2nd Tuesdays: 9AM-11AM

Lincoln County

        • Community Food Pantry of Merrill
          502 Center Avenue, Merrill, WI 54452
          1.715.536.4505
          Hours: M-Th. 10AM-12PM

Marathon County

        • The Neighbor’s Place
          745 Scott Street, Wausau, WI 54403
          1.715.845.1966
          Hours: M,Tu,Th,&F: 10AM-2PM; W: 2PM-5PM

Marinette County

        • Newcap Marinette Food Pantry
          1939 Hall Avenue, Marinette, WI 54143
          1.715.732.4171
          Hours: M-Th.: 8AM-5:30PM
        • Peshtigo Food Pantry
          240 McCaag, Pestigo, WI 54157
          1.715.582.0389
          Hours: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month: 10AM-12PM
        • Pastor Fred’s Food Pantry
          N15088 Cleveland Street, Amberg, WI 54102
          1.715.759.5920
          Hours: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays: 10AM-12PM (on call as needed)
        • Rainbow House Shelter
          1530 Main Street, Marinette, WI 54143
          1.715.735.6656
          Hours: M-F: Open 24 hours

Oconto County

        • Newcap Oconto Food Pantry
          1201 Main Street, Oconto, WI 54153
          1.920.834.4621
          Hours: M-Th.: 8AM-5:30PM

Oneida County

        • Food Pantry Lakeland Center
          1707 US-51 N, Arbor Vitae, WI 54568
          1.715.358.2222
          Hours: Tu.: 8:30AM-11:30AM; Every Other Th.: 3:30PM-6PM
        • NATH: Frederick Place Shelter
          204 West Frederick Street, Rhinelander, WI 54501
          1.715.369.9777
        • Rhinelander Area Food Pantry
          607 Coon Street, Rhinelander, WI 54501
          1.715.369.7237
          Hours: M: 1PM-2PM; W: 4PM-7PM; Satur.: 10:30AM-1PM
        • Three Lakes Christian Food Pantry
          6965 W. School Street, Three Lakes, WI 54562
          1.715.546.2192
          Hours: 1st, 2nd,& 4th Saturday: 10AM-11AM; 3rd Saturday: 9:30AM-11AM

Shawano County

        • Shawano Area Food Pantry and Resource Center
          218 E. Richmond Street, Shawano, WI 54166
          1.715.526.5863
          Hours: M-F: 9AM-11:30AM

Vilas County

        • Community Food Pantry (at Community Church of Boulder Junction)
          10441 Main Street, Boulder Junction, WI 54512
          1.715.385.9350
          Hours: Th.: 10AM-11:30AM or 3:30PM-5PM (alternate weeks)
        • Vilas Food Pantry
          1013 Railroad Street, Eagle River, WI 54521
          1.920.284.9515
          Hours: Tu.: 3:30PM-5:15PM (1st & 3rd); W: 8:30AM-10A