4A.  Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribal Resources


AODA Treatment


Childcare and Respite Services

Bad River Department of Social and Family Services
72772 Elm Street
P.O. Box 55
Odanah, WI  54861
Telephone:  (715) 682-7127
Facsimile:  (715) 682-7883

Child Care Assistance Program
Telephone:  (715) 682-7127 Ext. 1401

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
The Day Care Center was 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 Support


Coordinated Services Team

Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians
100 Maple St.
P.O. Box 39
Odanah, WI  54861
Telephone:  (715) 685-7840 Ext. 1412 or (715) 682-7127
Facsimile:  (715) 682-7883

Coordinated Services Team Initiative (CST)

The CST provides support and services for families involved in multiple systems of care, such as AODA, mental health, child welfare, juvenile justice and special education.

Economic/Financial Support Services

Bad River Department of Social and Family Services
72772 Elm Street
P.O. Box 55
Odanah, WI  54861
Telephone:  (715) 682-7127
Facsimile:  (715) 682-7883

Economic Support
Economic Support provides eligibility determinations for services that include Medicaid, Child Care, and FoodShare.

Emergency Food Shelf
The Emergency Food Shelf provides 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
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
The 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.

Elderly/Adults with Disabilities

Tribal Aging & Disability Resource Center
Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians
72772 Elm St.
P.O. Box 55
Odanah, WI  54861-0055
Telephone:  (715) 682-7127 ext. 1440

Elderly/Aging Nutrition Program

Family and Domestic Violence Services

Bad River Department of Social and Family Services
72772 Elm Street
P.O. Box 55
Odanah, WI  54861
Telephone:  (715) 682-7127
Facsimile:  (715) 682-7883

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
The Domestic Abuse Program provides crisis intervention, legal advocacy, restraining order assistance, Judicare 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.

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.

Health Services – Physical, Mental, and Behavioral

Bad River Tribal Health Center
53585 Nokomis Road
Ashland, WI  54806
Telephone:  (715) 682-7137
Facsimile:  (715) 685-2601

Dental Clinic
Telephone:  (715) 685-7887
Facsimile:  (715) 685-7886

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Bad River Health Center
Highway 2, 303 Elm Street
Odanah  WI  54861
Telephone:  (715) 682-7139

Housing/Residential

Bad River Housing Authority
75860 Highway 2
Odanah, WI  54861

Low-Income Housing
Telephone:  (715) 682-2271 or (715) 682-1009
Facsimile:  (715) 682-6818
After-hours emergency contact:  (715) 746-1994

Emergency Housing
Emergency housing referrals to:

Ashland County Housing Authority
Telephone:  (715) 274-8311

Ashland City Housing Authority
Telephone:  (715) 682-7066

Ashland Human Services
Telephone:  (715) 682-7004

The Brick Ashland
Telephone:  (715) 682-7425

Indian Child Welfare

Bad River Department of Social and Family Services
72772 Elm Street
P.O. Box 55
Odanah, WI  54861
Telephone:  (715) 682-7127
Facsimile:  (715) 682-7883

Indian Child Welfare (ICW)

ICW seeks to protect the best interests of Indian children and promote the stability of Indian tribes and families.  The ICW workers assume responsibility, on behalf of the tribe, for the protection, care, and well-being of at-risk children who are enrolled or eligible for enrollment in the tribe.

Schools/Education/Employment

Education Department
P.O. Box 39
Odanah, WI  54861
Telephone:  (715) 682-7111
Facsimile:  (715) 682-7118

Bad River Head Start
Telephone:  (715) 682-7144
Facsimile:  (715) 682-7146

Bad River Department of Social and Family Services
72772 Elm St.
P.O. Box 55
Odanah, WI  54861
Telephone:  (715) 682-7127
Facsimile:  (715) 682-7883

Tribal TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)

The TANF Program provides families with temporary financial support to help them 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.

Family Resource Management Program
Telephone:  (715) 682-7127

Services offered include budget counseling, protective-payee services, debt management assistance, utility mediation services, long- and short-term goal setting, and credit and money management skills to establish/maintain self-sufficiency.  The program is open to American Indians living within the boundaries of the Bad River Reservation.

Transportation Services

Bad River Tribe Transit System
P.O. Box 39
Odanah, WI  54861
Telephone:  (715) 685-9461

Bad River Department of Social and Family Services
72772 Elm St.
P.O. Box 55
Odanah, WI  54861
Telephone:  (715) 682-7127
Facsimile:  (715) 682-7883

Through the Wisconsin Medicaid and BadgerCare Plus Non-Emergency Medical Transportation program, Wisconsin Medicaid and BadgerCare Plus members are provided with transportation or mileage reimbursement, lodging, and meals for medical appointments. 

Tribal Court Systems

Bad River Reservation Tribal Court
P.O. Box 39
Odanah, WI  54861
Telephone:  (715) 682-7107, Ext. 1
Facsimile:  (715 685-2600

Youth Activities/Prevention Services