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Senior Center events are now listed on our calendar!




We can help with: 
books/misc fees
childcare expenses

To be eligible you must:
Be a resident of Douglas, Ashland, Bayfield, Price or 
or Iron Counties
Work a minimum of 20 hours a week
Household income at or below 150% of the 
federal poverty level

Give us a call and see what we can do for YOU!!!




Looking for a day volunteer for men's shelter

Needs an Overnight Volunteer for the men's shelter.
Room and Board provided.
Contact 715-392-5127 for the volunteer application.


Are you caring for someone with Alzheimer's?
Is a family member experiencing Dementia?

Memory Lane

a program of Northwest Wisconsin Community Services Agency, Inc. provides day respite for those caring for someone experiencing Alzheimer's of others forms of Dementia.

In Superior, WI call 715-394-2587
In Ashland, WI call 715-292-6400


Check out the
 NWCSA Food Shelf Cookbook
Utilizing USDA recipes, you can create tasty, healthy meals using food shelf items.
click on link below


Currently the food shelf cookbook can only be access if using Internet Explorer 9, Chrome, Fire Fox or Apple

WIC Meal of the Month
Banana Oatmeal Bread


Nonstick cooking spray

1/3 C oil

2 eggs, beaten

2/3 C white sugar

1 C all purpose flour

1 C quick cooking oats

1 1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1 1/2 C mashed bananas

1/4 C chopped raisins or nuts (optional)


1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

2.  Grease or spray a 9x5 inch loaf pan

3.  Beat oil and eggs with mixer or whisk.  Add sugar and beat until fluffy

4.  Mix flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl

5.  Add flour mixture and mashed bananas to oil and egg mixture.  Add raisins/nuts.  Stir until blended.

6.  Pour mixture into loaf pan.  Place tinfoil over top of pan.  Bake for 50-60 minutes.  Poke a toothpick near center of the bread-toothpick will come out clean when bread is done.

7.  Remove bread from oven and cool.  Run a knife between bread and sides of pan.  Turn pan upside down on baking rack.  Cool before cutting.

Building Communities

MISSION STATEMENT:  "To improve the quality of life by providing resources and services within our communities". 

NWCSA as a community-based organization is dedicated to the betterment of life of the low-income residents in its SDA. Wide arrays of programs are offered by way of assistance to alleviate the needs of the disadvantaged. The programs administered by NWCSA include Energy Assistance, Homeless Programs & Services, Food Pantries, TEFAP, WIC, Judicare, RSVP, Free Store, Emergency Assistance, Rental Rehab and others.

The ongoing mission is to identify, demonstrate, support, strengthen and enrich the quality of life for low income individuals and their communities and to enable low income individuals of all ages to attain the skills, knowledge and motivation that are needed to become self-sufficient.

As a non-profit organization, dedicated to serve the low income of Douglas, Ashland, Bayfield, Iron and Price Counties of Northwestern Wisconsin, we are continually striving to improve all programs to meet the needs of the low income.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department.  (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form.  You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form.  Send your completed complaint form or letter tu by mail to:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of Adjudication
1400 Independence Avenue S.W.
Washington D.C. 20250-9410

by fax:  (202)690-7442

or email:

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Poverty fact sheet LBruce 08-2012 (2).pdf


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