Location and Office Hours

Third Floor
Pierce County Office Building
412 W. Kinne St.
PO Box 670
Ellsworth, WI 54011

General Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm
(Closed Holidays)

Phone: 715.273.6766 or 715.273.6770
Fax: 715.273.6862

Staff Contacts

Ron Schmidt - EXT 6777

Children, Youth & Families Program Manager
Vacant - EXT 6772
Vacant - EXT 6773

Mental Health & AODA Program Manager
Ron Kiesler - EXT 6642

Economic Support Manager
Christina Tuenge - EXT 6795

Child Support Manager
Luann Berger - EXT 6625

ADRC Manager
Heather Conway - EXT 6593






FoodShare (FS) Provides FoodShare to most households that meet certain financial and non-financial requirements helping low-income families and individuals to buy nutritious food. 

BadgerCare Plus (BC+): BadgerCare Plus (BC+) is a state/federal program that provides health coverage for Wisconsin families and individuals living in poverty.  BC+ replaced the former AFDC-Medicaid, Healthy Start and BadgerCare Programs.  BadgerCare Plus is a program for Children under 19 years of age, Pregnant women, Parents and caretaker relatives whose children have been removed from the home and placed in out of home care, Former foster care youth under age 26 who were in out-of-home care when they turned 18, and Effective April 1, 2014 adults ages 19-64 who are not receiving Medicare and do not have dependent children.

Family Planning Only Services (FPOS): BC+ Family Planning Only Services Program (FPOS) provides limited benefits for family planning services for women and men with income at or below 300% of the federal poverty level (FPL). The purpose of this plan is to stop unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). 

Medical Assistance (MA):  Wisconsin's ForwardHealth Medicaid plans for Elderly, Blind or Disabled provide health care for those who are, age 65 or older, blind or disabled, with income at or below the monthly program limit, and who are United States citizens or legal immigrants.

Family Care (FC): is a comprehensive and flexible long-term care service system, which strives to foster people’s independence and quality of life, while recognizing the need for interdependence and support. 

Wisconsin Shares—Child Care Subsidy Program:  helps families with the cost of childcare while their parents are at work, work and school, and/or participating in a work program. 

http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/childcare/wishares/parents/default.htmIf you are an eligible parent currently participating in the Wisconsin Shares—Child Care Subsidy Program, and are in need of a Child Care Authorization Form to have an authorization sent up for payment to your provider, download a printable form below.

Caretaker Supplement (CTS):  Wisconsin Caretaker Supplement (CTS) is a cash benefit available to parents who are eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments.  Caretaker Supplement is not a Medicaid benefit; it pays cash only to eligible parents. For more information, visit http://dhs.wisconsin.gov/ssi/caretaker.htm
To complete an online application for any of the programs listed above, visit http://www.access.wisconsin.gov.

Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP): Assists in paying heating costs for low-income households.  A one-time-per-heating-season payment is issued to the fuel providers.  Crisis assistance is available to persons who have already received their regular payment but have an emergency fuel need or a problem with their heating unit. 

For Weatherization you can contact WESTCAP at www.westcap.org or 715.265.4271


This institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, and in some cases religion and political beliefs.