2A.  Forest County Potawatomi Community Tribal Resources


AODA Treatment

Forest County Potawatomi Health & Wellness Center
Behavioral Health Department
8201 Mish ko swen Dr.
Crandon, WI  54520
Telephone:  (715) 478-4332

Childcare and Respite Services

FCP Child Care
5415 Everybody's Rd.
P.O. Box 340
Crandon, WI  54520
Main Telephone:  (715) 478-7260 or Toll Free:  (800) 960-5479
Facsimile:  (715) 478-7294

The FCP Child Care Program will assist parents with child care who are Forest County Potawatomi Tribal Members or Native Americans who live on or within 10 miles of the Forest County Potawatomi reservation so they may be employed, attend education/training, and/or seek employment.

Child Support

Forest County Child Support Agency
5415 Everybody’s Rd.
Crandon, WI  54520
Telephone:  (715) 478-7260
Facsimile:  (715) 478-7331

The emotional, spiritual, and financial support of the Potawatomi children and their care and safety is an important element of Potawatomi culture, tradition, and custom.  The children are the community's future, and parents have the moral and legal obligation to provide for their health, welfare, and safety.  With this in mind, the Forest County Potawatomi Community - Tribal Child Support Agency (FCPC-TCSA) was established in 2003.

Coordinated Services Team

 

Economic/Financial Support Services

FCP Economic Support Department
5415 Everybody's Rd.
P.O. Box 340
Crandon, WI  54520
Telephone Numbers:  
     (715) 478-7292   Case Worker
     (715) 478-7295   Case Manager
     (715) 478-7206   Director     
     (715) 478-7262   Family Resource Center
     (715) 478-4433   Support Staff
Facsimile:  (715) 478-7294

The Economic Support Department includes, but is not limited to, Temporary Aide to Needy Families, General Assistance, Native Employment Works, FoodShare, Medical Assistance, Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance, Food Pantry and Emergency Assistance.

Emergency Assistance
5415 Everybody's Rd.
P.O. Box 340
Crandon, WI  54520
Toll Free:  1-800-960-5479
Facsimile:  (715) 478-7294

Emergency Assistance is offered to tribal members for extenuating conditions that might require temporary and immediate financial services.

Food Pantry
Midwest Indian Mission
601 N. Summit Dr.
Crandon, WI  54520
Telephone:  (715) 478-2730

The pantry is open to anyone for their food needs. There is no income limit.

Food Share
5415 Everybody's Rd.
P.O. Box 340
Crandon, WI  54520
Toll Free:  (800) 960-5479

Elderly/Adults with Disabilities

ADRC of the Northwoods
Forest County Potawatomi Aging & Disability Resource Center
5450 Kak Yot La.
Crandon, WI   54520
Telephone:  (800) 699-6704
TTY/TDD/Relay:  WI Relay 711

FCP Elderly Department
5450 Kak Yot La.
Crandon WI  54520
Telephone:  (715) 478-7200

The Elderly Department provides services to Tribal Elders 55 and over, other Native Americans and non-Tribal Elders 60 and over. Information and referral, outreach, transportation and appointment escorting, in-home care services, visiting, telephoning, family support, advocacy, assessment, counseling, evaluation, letter writing and reading, personal care, recreation, shopping, supervision, congregate meals and home-delivered meals are offered.

Family and Domestic Violence Services

Forest County Potawatomi Bakakwsen i Shkwadem Domestic Violence Shelter
Telephone:  (715) 478-4991
Cell Phone (or Text):  (715) 889-4428
24-Hour Hotline:  (715) 478-7201

Health Services – Physical, Mental, and Behavioral

Forest County Potawatomi Health & Wellness Center
8201 Mish ko swen Dr.
Crandon, WI  54520
Telephone:  (715) 478-4300

Behavioral Health
Telephone:  (715) 478-4332

The Behavioral Health Department offers behavioral health services and psychological assessments and testing for adults and children including psychotherapy, art therapy, AODA assessments and intensive outpatient services.  Coordinated care services and individual and group treatment options are available.

Community Health
Community Health Department
Telephone:  (715) 478-4355

Community Health provides health education and outreach, health services coordination, prenatal care coordination, childhood immunizations and screenings, and diabetes education, screening, group support and outreach.  Community Health includes nursing services, Community Health Representative Services, Honoring Our Children (HOC) program and nutrition services.

Honoring Our Children
Community Health Department
Telephone:  (715) 478-4398 or (715) 478-4355

The Honoring Our Children program provides home visits, office visits, and monthly educational events for Forest County Potawatomi tribal members.  Providers and programs include a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician, Certified Lactation Counselor, Infant Nutrition Program and NEST Program.

Nutrition Services
Community Health Department
Telephone:  (715) 478-4339

Nutrition Services provides nutrition assessment and education for Forest County Potawatomi members, clinic patients, and staff on medical conditions including diabetes, hypertension, heart health, metabolic syndrome, weight management, and food allergies, and offers program support and nutrition education to Infant Nutrition Program, WIC, Elderly, and preschool nutrition.

Dental
Telephone:  (715) 478-4313

The Dental Department offers general dentistry, dental hygiene, orthodontics, preventative education, crowns, bridges, dentures, and teeth whitening.

Medical
Medical Department
8201 Mish ko swen Dr.
Crandon, WI  54520
Telephone:  (715) 478-4300

Services offered include orthopedic, podiatry, family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, nephrology, OB-GYN, and endocrinology.

Optometry
Telephone:  (715) 478-4345

The Optometry Department provides eye exams, care and treatment.

Pharmacy
Telephone:  (715) 478-4347

The pharmacy is available to individuals of Native American heritage and Forest County Potawatomi Community tribal member employees.

Radiology
Telephone:  (715) 478-4339

The Radiology Department provides general radiology services, mammography screening, and diagnostic ultrasound. 

Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation Services Department
Telephone (715) 478-4344

The Rehabilitation Services Department provides physiatrist services including physical and speech therapy. 

Housing/Residential

Forest County Potawatomi Housing
5460 Kak Yot La.
Crandon, WI  54520
Telephone:  (715) 478-7200

The Potawatomi Housing Authority (PHA) is funded by the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA) and provides rental units and mutual help homes, an elderly complex and assisted care facility, as well as home improvement loans, home building maintenance, and a construction crew for small home improvement projects.

Indian Child Welfare

FCP Indian Child Welfare
5415 Everybody's Rd.
P.O. Box 340
Crandon, WI  54520
Telephone:  (715) 478-7200

Our main goal of the ICW Department is to protect the best interest of FCP enrolled or eligible for enrollment, Indian Children and promote the stability and security of the FCP Tribe and families by implementing the requirements established in the Indian Child Welfare Act and the appropriate Tribal customs, codes, law and policy.

All ICW personnel are required to protect personal information concerning child victims and witnesses.  The ICW department identifies children and youth who are in need of protection because of neglect, abuse, abandonment, lack of sufficient parental concern or support, provide services in a manner designed to promote personal and family unity and economic and social stability, working towards the attainment of self-sufficiency.  ICW is not involved in custody issues between parents or guardians unless abuse or neglect are involved.

Family Resource Center
8000 Potawatomi Trail
Crandon, WI  54520
Telephone:  (715) 478-4437 or Toll Free:  (800) 960-5479
Facsimile:  (715) 478-7323

The Family Resource Center offers the Positive Indian Parenting Curriculum, Fatherhood Program, Strengthening Families Program, Life Skills Groups, Visitation, Youth Mentorship, Arts and Crafts and Play Shoppe/Music Garden.

Schools/Education/Employment

Basic Education Classes (GED/HSED)
5460 Everybody’s Rd.
P.O. Box 340
Crandon, WI  54520
Telephone:  (715)-478-4904 or (715)-478-7206

An instructor is available to assist adult students in earning a General Education Development Certificate (GED) or a high school equivalency diploma (HSED) and to brush up on academic skills.

Crandon Alternative Residential School
9750 US Highway 8 W
Crandon, WI  54520-8499
Telephone:  (715) 478-6125

Crandon Elementary
9750 US Highway 8 W
Crandon, WI  54520-8499
Telephone:  (715) 478-6123

Crandon High School
9750 US Highway 8 W
Crandon, WI  54520-8499
Telephone:  (715) 478-6125

Fire Keeper Alternative Education
7699 Lois Crowe La.
Crandon, WI  54520
Telephone:  (715) 478-7200

Gte-Ga-Nes Preschool
Head Start/Day Care Bldg.
76959 Lois Crowe La.
Crandon, WI  54520
Telephone:  (715) 478-7350
Facsimile:  (715) 478-7360

Gte-Ga-Nes Preschool
7695 Lois Crowe La.
Crandon, WI  54520
Telephone:  (715) 478-7200

Native Employment Works (N.E.W.)
5415 Everybody's Rd.
P.O. Box 340
Crandon, WI  54520
Toll Free:  (800) 960-5479
Facsimile:  (715) 478-7294

N.E.W. provides supportive employment assistance and guidance in obtaining full-time employment for individuals living on the reservation and Forest County Potawatomi Tribal members within a 60-mile radius of the reservation.

Resource Room
5415 Everybody's Rd.
P.O. Box 340
Crandon, WI  54520
Toll Free:  (800) 960-5479
Fax:  (715)478-7294

This room is open to all tribal members and community members living on or near the reservation and provides users with the tools they need to develop resumes for job hunting and learn about and utilize commonly used computer software.

Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
5415 Everybody's Rd.
P.O. Box 340
Crandon, WI  54520
Toll Free:  (800) 960-5479
Facsimile:  (715) 478-7294

Eligible families are provided with a grant payment to cover the basic necessities such as food, shelter, clothing & utilities. In return, the program participants are required to be involved in a minimum of 24 hours per week in work-related activities.  This program is for families living in Forest County who have tribal children and can prove FC Potawatomi Tribal affiliation.  The individual must meet income limits and other guidelines outlined in the plan.

Tribal Employment Skills
5415 Everybody's Rd.
P.O. Box 340
Crandon, WI  54520
Toll Free:  (800) 960-5479
Facsimile:  (715) 478-7294

The mission of the Tribal Employment Program is to enable FCP tribal members and their descendants to engage in work-related activities and to develop the skills necessary to achieve employment.  This will be achieved through career exploration, work experience, employment counselling and job seeking skills.

Transportation Services

FCP Elderly Department
5450 Kak Yot La.
Crandon WI  54520
Telephone:  (715) 478-7200

The Elderly Department transports Elders, tribal members who are disabled, and individuals enrolled in Health and Wellness and Economic Support Programs to medical appointments, long distance trips, meetings, outings and other activities.

FCP Economic Support Department
5415 Everybody's Rd.
P.O. Box 340
Crandon, WI  54520
Telephone:  (715) 478-7295 

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

Forest County Potawatomi Tribal Court
5416 Everybody’s Rd.
P.O. Box 340
Crandon, WI  54520
Telephone:  (715) 478-7255
Facsimile:  (715) 478-5805

The Forest County Potawatomi Tribal Court was established by the General Council pursuant to the Tribe's constitution in 1994. The Court serves all tribal members and the general public. The Court hears cases on a wide variety of topics including small claims, CHIPS (Child In need of Protective Services), guardianships, wage garnishments, child support, employment and name changes. The Court continues to grow and hear more cases every year. Having a judicial system is one of the hallmarks of a government.

Wisconsin Judicare
5416 Everybody’s Rd.
P.O. Box 340
Crandon, WI  54520
Telephone:  (715) 478-7255
Facsimile:  (715) 478-5805

This program offers legal assistance to low-income families. Upon verification of income eligibility, a Judicare letter is issued and a list of attorneys who accept Judicare is given to the eligible applicant.

Youth Activities/Prevention Services

FCP Family Resource Center
Youth Mentoring Program & Strengthening Families Program
8000 Potawatomi Trail
Crandon, WI  54520
Telephone:  (715) 478-4437 or Toll Free:  (800) 960-5479
Facsimile:  (715) 478-7323

FCP Recreation Department
5442 Everybody's Rd. 
Crandon WI 54520
Telephone:  (715) 478-7420
Facsimile:  (715) 478-7430

Recreational activities such as football, basketball, softball and volleyball, camping, fishing, canoeing, weight training, and skiing.  The Recreation Department hosts several family events, such as Brewers and Bucks Game, Ice Capades, Green Bay Gamblers Hockey Games and more.  We also host the yearly community holiday parties (Halloween, Christmas and Easter).

As a member of the W.I.A.A, (Wisconsin Inter-tribal Athletic Association) we participate in sports against the 10 other Wisconsin Native American tribes.  Youth participate in the NAIG (North American Indigenous Games), a Native American only Olympics, between the 50 states and Canada.  It is hosted between countries every three years.  The FCP Recreation Center has basketball and volleyball courts, a game room, an art room, a weight training room and a kitchen that can be utilized by tribal members, community members, as well as employees of the Forest County Potawatomi enterprises.

FCP Walking 4 Directions
8000 Potawatomi Trail
Crandon, WI  54520
Telephone:  (715) 478-7200

The Walking 4 Directions Program (W4D) is an outreach/education/prevention/intervention program that provides services in a culturally relevant manner to Native American youth and their families residing on the Forest County Potawatomi Stone Lake/Carter/Blackwell Reservation and surrounding area.  Programming, in part, consists of hands-on outreach services, and provides factual/clear and positive messages. Educational opportunities occur as a result of appropriate mentoring and role modeling examples. The intent is to influence choices and decision-making that support healthy life skills for the Potawatomi Community and its youth.

 

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