Social & Family Services

Social & Family Services

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.

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.

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.

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.

Crime Victim Services – offers supportive assistance, referrals and services plans for victims of various abuses and victimizations, arson, burglary, identify theft, fraud, financial crime and kidnapping, as well as other criminal acts to those victims who qualified.

Domestic Abuse Program – Provides crisis intervention, legal advocacy, restraining order assistance, Judicare referral support, emergency shelter, transportation and other crisis service support, Circle of Sisterhood sessions, giga-wiidookoon support and other cultural healing and ceremonies, referrals,  community awareness and education.

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 Program (EAP) The EAP provides services to WI qualified residential households with energy assistance and weatherization needs. Other services that may be available include crisis assistance, 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.

Ikwewag Advocate – provides supportive services, medical and health support; offers healing beliefs and spirituality connection, judicial and criminal investigative, transportation, employment or education, life skills, referrals and outreach.

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.

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

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

Department Directory

ProgramTitleContactEmailWork Cell #Office Phone #Desk Ext.
AdministrationDirectorEsie Leoso-Corbinesocserdirector@badriver.com(715) 292-0067(715) 682-71271411
AdministrationAdministrative AssistantConsuelo RuizSFSReception@badriver-nsn.gov(715) 682-71271400
Abinoojiyag
Resource Center
ManagerGina SecordARCMgr@badriver-nsn.gov(715) 685-4483(715) 682-71271434
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Resource Center
Case ManagerMissy BurnsBRICW2@badriver-nsn.gov(715) 292-4001(715) 682-71271438
Abinoojiyag
Resource Center
Case ManagerVACANT(715) 685-8007(715) 682-71271413
Abinoojiyag
Resource Center
Dibenindizo Program Coordinator/
Foster Care-Kinship Care Case Worker
VACANT(715) 292-8733(715) 682-71271436
Abinoojiyag
Resource Center
Bizindadedah Project Director VACANTBZDDD@badriver-nsn.gov(715) 292-5390(715) 682-71271432
Abinoojiyag
Resource Center
Home Safety Services WorkerVACANT(715) 209-5652(715) 682-71271445
Child CareChild Care CoordinatorLynn WigginsBamoozhe@badriver-nsn.gov(715) 292-5773(715) 682-71271401
Coodinate Service Team (CST)CST CoordinatorKim FordCST@badriver.com(715) 682-71271412
Energy AssistanceWHEAP WorkerJackie Rosewheap@badriver-nsn.gov(715) 682-71271429
Family ResourceFamily Resource ManagerKathy AshmunFRmanager@badriver-nsn.gov(715) 682-71271410
Family ResourceFamily Resource Manager AssistantKathy Deloneyfr-asst@badriver-nsn.gov(715) 682-71271416
General AssistanceGeneral Assistance/CrisisJackie RoseGeneralAssistance@badriver-nsn.gov(715) 682-71271406
Income MaintenanceEconomic Support WorkerJessenia Smartecon@badriver-nsn.gov(715) 682-71271407
Income MaintenanceEconomic Support WorkerVACANT(715) 682-71271404
TANFTANF/IM SupervisorWendy CorbineFEP@badriver-nsn.gov(715) 685-4074(715) 682-71271405
TANFTANF Case ManagerGeorgianne SmartTANFasst@badriver-nsn.gov(715) 979-1314(715) 682-71271408

Aging Services Directory

TitleContactEmailWork Cell #Office Phone #Desk Ext.
DirectorJean Hahn-ThomasAgingDirector@badriver-nsn.gov(715) 292-0037(715) 682-71501495
Office AssistantVACANTAgingOffice@badriver-nsn.gov(715) 682-7150 1496
Aging & Disability ResourceVACANTADRS@badriver-nsn.gov (715) 682-71271440

Elder Center Fax #: (715) 685-2741

Zhawenindig Program Services

TitleContactEmailWork Cell #Office Phone #Desk Ext.
Child AdvocateDarla O’ClaireChildAdvocate@badriver-nsn.gov(715) 685-4784(715) 682-71511482
Crime Victim Admin. Assist.CVAA@badriver-nsn.gov(715) 682-71511481
Crime Victim AdvocateSamantha HmielewskiBRCVA@badriver-nsn.gov(715) 208-4748(715) 682-71511487
Crime Victim CoordinatorMaggie Morrisoncrimevc@badriver-nsn.gov(715) 292-3129(715) 682-71511485
Crime Victim Legal SupportHope MayotteCVLSA@badriver-nsn.gov(715) 682-71511484
Domestic & Sexual AbuseHeidi-Beth Burnsbrdap@badriver-nsn.gov(715) 292-8453(715) 682-71511480
Ikwewag AdvocateBridgette MayotteSaadvocate@badriver-nsn.gov(715) 979-1064(715) 682-71511488

Crime Victims Fax #: (715) 682-7883

Food Distribution Services Directory

TitleContactEmailWork Cell #Office Phone #Desk Ext.
Food Distribution CoordinatorMilisa CorbineBRFD@badriver-nsn.gov(715) 682-78921330
Warehouse ForemanRalyn Lemieux(715) 682-78921331
Warehouse WorkerJosh Johnson(715) 682-78921332

Food Distribution (“Commods”) Building

Physical Address: 73451 Maple St. Odanah, WI 54861

Fax #: (715) 685-7845

Contact – Social & Family Services

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