Marathon County Housing Task Force

Ending Homelessness in Our Community — A Partnership of Caring

In 2020, the Marathon County Housing Task Force was established, led by United Way of Marathon County. As an initial action step from the Task Force, the Wausau Police Department and North Central Health Care re-assigned staff from each of their agencies to start providing full-time care and attention to individuals experiencing homelessness, with the goal of building relationships and helping this population achieve stable housing.  
 
Like any transitional living arrangement, there are some ongoing supply needs at the Task Force’s newly leased residential facility (602 McClellen Street in Wausau). See the full article for information about the Task Force and their current Wish List of items to help serve those facing homelessness.
 
And be sure to watch the Wausau Police Department’s new YouTube video about this community partnership and its aims for ending homelessness in Marathon County. It’s truly inspiring. (Click the title for details…)

A warm, welcoming lobby to the Youth Behavioral Health Hospital at North Central Health Care in Wausau.

North Central Health Care (NCHC) Youth Behavioral Health Hospital for Ages 13–17 Now Open

North Central Health Care’s Youth Behavioral Health Hospital is now open and accepting patients. Located on the NCHC Wausau Campus and available to youth and families in Marathon, Lincoln, and Langlade Counties, the Youth Hospital is the first step in life-changing care and inpatient treatment for young people between the ages of 13 and 17 years who are experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis.

All patients admitted to the Youth Hospital must be referred through the NCHC Crisis Center, and the average length of stay is approximately 5-7 days. This is the only County-affiliated, inpatient psychiatric hospital in the State of Wisconsin.

Learn what may qualify as a crisis situation needing treatment, view photos and download a brochure of the new hospital, and more. (Click the title for details . . .)

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day :: A Day to Educate, Inform, & STOP Elder Abuse Around the World

The Marathon County Board passed a proclamation on June 23, 2020, recognizing Elder Abuse Awareness in Marathon County. 

Elder abuse affects seniors across all socioeconomic groups, cultures, and races. Learn how to identify and report suspected elder abuse.  (Click the title for details . . .)

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North Central Health Care (NCHC) Renovations On Track at Wausau Campus Amid COVID-19 Precautions

See the latest updates on the renovations and future of health care in Central Wisconsin. NCHC is making great progress on its Warm Water Therapeutic Pool, Youth Psychiatric Hospital, Community-Based Residential Facility, and Skilled Nursing Tower. (Click the title for details . . .)

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“I’m Glad You Asked . . .” The Top-5 Questions People Ask the City-County IT Commission (CCITC)

With October being National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, it seemed a good time to showcase who is protecting YOUR sensitive government information: The City–County IT Commission. 

This month in our “I’m Glad You Asked…” series, IT Help Desk Staffer Dané Kudronowicz responds to 5 common questions people ask our local government IT professionals. It’s full of tips and resources to avoid becoming a victim of a cybercrime. (Click the title for details…)

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“I’m Glad You Asked . . .” The Top-5 Questions People Ask About Marathon County 4-H

4-H Program Coordinator Kaitlyn Bernarde answers your questions about what 4-H is, how it’s evolved, which local leaders and national public figures were in 4-H, and more in this month’s installment of “I’m Glad You Asked…”

Did you know that 4-H members are 5 times more likely to graduate from college? Read about the benefits, history, purpose, and new offerings — including a teen-based Digital Ambassadors program — of Marathon County 4-H. (Click the title for details…)

Register of Deeds Office Staff

“I’m Glad You Asked . . .” The Top-5 Questions People Ask the Marathon County Register of Deeds Office

Register of Deeds Dean Stratz answers your questions about obtaining birth certificates, changing your name, removing a spouse’s name from a deed, and more in this month’s installment of “I’m Glad You Asked.”

Learn about important vital and real estate records at the Marathon County Register of Deeds Office in the full article. (Click the title for details…)

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North Central Health Care Is — Quite Literally — Building the Future of Mental & Behavioral Health, Aquatic Therapy, & Skilled Nursing Care in Central Wisconsin

Together, North Central Health Care & Marathon County Government are embarking on $73 million in campus renovations, along with several program changes and additions. Highlights include constructing a $6 million Aquatic Therapy Pool and a 4-story Skilled Nursing Tower; transitioning NCHC’s Birth to 3 Program to Marathon County Special Education; and NCHC taking over management of Pine Crest Nursing Home in Merrill, as well as beginning to provide developmental disability services in Lincoln County. Get the details on NCHC’s renovations and service transitions in the full article. (Click the title for details . . .)

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“I’m Glad You Asked . . .” The Top-5 Questions People Ask about UW-Marathon County Becoming UW-Stevens Point at Wausau

Campus Executive Dr. Ann Herda-Rapp provides insights into 5 common queries about the new UW-Stevens Point at Wausau campus.

Get a quick overview of the university’s current noteworthy tuition rates, flexible course options, Guaranteed Transfer Program, degree programs — which, beginning this fall, will now include an MBA and bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration, Nursing, and Social Work — plus much more in the full article. (Click the title for details…)