The list below highlights off-campus resources that are helpful for all students, but is focused on the specific and unique needs of students of color. Please contact these resources directly for more information.
AAUW - Eau Claire
5319 Mischler Drive, Eau Claire, WI 54701
AAUW has been empowering women as individuals and as a community since 1881. For more than 130 years, they have worked together as a national grassroots organization to improve the lives of millions of women and their families.
Altoona Masjid ISNW
527 2nd Street W, Altoona, WI 54720
P: (715) 831-1560
the Islamic Society of Northern Wisconsin is an Islamic Center and mosque which has been registered with the State of Wisconsin and the IRS as a non-profit corporation since 1991. It serves the religious needs of local Muslim families. It provides religious services for adults and operates a Sunday school service for children.
American Civil Liberties Union
116 Grand Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54703
P: (715) 835-3490
The CVCLU is a chapter of the ACLU of Wisconsin. The purpose of the CVCLU is to advance the ACLU’s mission of liberty and justice for all. They identify and resolve local civil liberty issues, educate the public about civil liberties and the ACLU, and encourage people to join and support the ACLU.
AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin
505 South Dewey Street, Suite 107, Eau Claire, WI 54701
P: (715) 836-7710; F: (715) 836-9844
The AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin is home to the ARCW Medical Center - Wisconsin’s largest and fastest growing HIV health care system. Through its integrated medical, dental, and mental health clinics along with its pharmacy and dedicated social services that include food pantries, a legal program, and social work case management, more than 3,000 HIV patients in Wisconsin gain the health care and social services they need for long-term survival with HIV disease from ARCW.
American Red Cross Northwest Wisconsin Chapter
3728 Spooner Avenue, Altoona, WI 54720
P: (715) 271-8395; F: (715) 834-4888
For more than 100 years, the American Red Cross of Wisconsin has provided aid and resources to people in the Badger State to prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. In addition to domestic disaster relief, the ARC offers educational programs that promote healthy and safety; support and comfort for military members and their families; the collection, processing, and distribution of lifesaving blood and blood products; and international relief and development programs.
3060 Leslie Lane, Eau Claire, WI 54703
P: (715) 834-0427
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin, Inc.
424 Galloway Street, Eau Claire, WI 54703
P: (715) 835-0161; F (715) 835-2636
For over a century, Big Brothers Big Sisters has helped children reach their potential through professionally supported one-to-one relationships with proven results. BBBS vision: for all youth to achieve their full potential. BBBS mission: create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of La Crosse
448 N Dewey Street, Eau Claire, WI 54703
P: (715) 832-6644; F (715) 832-6686
Catholic Charities works with individuals, families, and communities to help them meet their needs, address their issues, eliminate oppression, and build a just and compassionate society.
Chippewa Valley After Hours Rotary
P.O. Box 2056, Eau Claire, WI 54702
P: (715) 225-3982
The mission of CVAHR is to eradicate hunger and serve neighbors in the Chippewa Valley. They are a responsive and accountable community presence through successful organized collaboration, community engagement and awareness, and international partnerships that cultivate leadership, networking, and cultural inclusivity among members.
Chippewa Valley LGBTQ+
2000 Oxford Avenue, Building 2, Suite 2, Mailbox 12, Eau Claire, WI 54703
P: (715) 552-5428
CVLGBTQ+ mission: provide services and create educational programs that promote well-being and unity within and among the LGBTQ+ community. We work to promote understanding, tolerance, and acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community and of individuals within that community in the Chippewa Valley region. Values: inclusiveness, participation, quality, responsibility, and intersectionality.
The Community Table
320 Putnam Street, Eau Claire, WI 54703
P: (715) 835-4977
The Community Table serves balanced, nutritious meals in a safe, welcoming environment and connects those in need with existing resources. They do this by engaging diverse volunteers in service and by fostering partnerships with local organizations. TCT also enlightens the public to issues of hunger in our community; and supports efforts of community agencies to increase the self-reliance of individuals and families.
Downtown Eau Claire, Inc.
203 S Farwell Street, Eau Claire, WI 54701
P: (715) 839-4914; F: (715) 839-4939
Downtown Eau Claire is a non-profit organization working hard to keep Downtown moving forward and growing. Three primary goals: promoting and supporting downtown businesses, creating exceptional events, and advancing innovative ideas and projects.
Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce
101 N Farwell Street, Suite 101, Eau Claire, WI 54703
P: (715) 834-1204; F: (715) 834-1956
The Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce has been a proud part of the Eau Claire community for more than 100 years.
Eau Claire Area Hmong Mutual Assistance
423 Wisconsin Street, Eau Claire, WI 54703
P: (715) 832-8420; F: (715) 832-0612
The ECAHMAA was established to help Hmong families and individuals overcome cultural shock, language barriers, lack of education, and lack of job skills in the Greater Chippewa Valley Area. We envision a socially, educationally, and economically just society for all communities in the Chippewa Valley to enjoy for current and future generations.
Eau Claire Area School District - Reading Partner Program
500 Main Street, Eau Claire, WI 54701
P: (715) 836-2873
Eau Claire Community Foundation
306 S Barstow Street, Suite 104, Eau Claire, WI 54701
P: (715) 552-3801; F: (715) 552-3802
The Eau Claire Community Foundation is a bridge connecting donors with charities in order to improve quality of life in the Eau Claire area. They strengthen our community by offering donors opportunities to establish charitable legacies, by making grants, and by serving as a catalyst to address community needs.
Eau Claire County Restorative Justice
3605 Gateway Drive, Eau Claire, WI 54701
P: (715) 835-6521; F: (715) 835-6513
Restorative justice is a unique way of approaching crime and delinquency that focuses on the harm done to the victims, community, and the damaged relationships between them. The victim-driven program offers a safe setting for victims, offenders, and the community to come together voluntarily to talk about the harmful behavior, how to repair this harm, and offer some sense of healing for victims.
Eau Claire Regional Arts Center
316 Eau Claire Street, Eau Claire, WI 54701
P: (715) 832-2787; F: (715) 832-0828
The Eau Claire Regional Arts Center provides a home base for local arts organizations, gallery space for area artists, a 1,098-seat theatre for local and national touring shows, and countless opportunities for everyone in the Chippewa Valley to enrich their lives through the arts. The Arts Center serves as a cost-effective way of enhancing the quality of life in our community and providing a downtown destination for residents and visitors alike to either enjoy a touring show or a locally produced performance at the historic State Theater or to view an exhibit featuring local artists in the Janet Carson Gallery.
Eau Claire Chamber Educational Foundation
101 N Farwell Street, Suite 101, Eau Claire, WI 54702
P: (715) 834-1204; F: (715) 834-1956
Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley
P.O. Box 2063, Eau Claire, WI 54702
P: (715) 834-4357; F: (715) 834-1886
The Beacon House shelter, located in downtown Eau Claire, can house up to six families at a time. Families can stay for up to 30 days. Extensions are granted if families are working on their goals and need additional time.
Family Resource Center for Eau Claire County
4800 Golf Road, Suite 450, Eau Claire, WI 54701
P: (715) 833-1735; F: (715) 833-1215
The Family Resource Center has been serving families since their doors first opened in November 1999. Their mission is to provide programs and services that build on family strengths through prevention, education, support, and networking in collaboration with other resources in the community. The Family Resource Center offers playgroups, home visits, Parent Cafes, a Toy Lending Library, parenting education classes, and other programming to address a variety of needs that parents encounter. They serve families in Eau Claire and Dunn counties and parents can call anytime for information, resources, referrals, or for support. They even provide hospital outreach to families of newborns!
Feed My People Food Bank
2610 Alpine Road, Eau Claire, WI 54703
P: (715) 835-9415; F: (715) 835-3844
Feed My People Food Bank believes no one should go hungry. In 2018, their food bank distributed over 7.3 million pounds of food to over 125 hunger-relief agencies. Nearly 70,000 individuals living in their 14-county service area (including 25,000+ children) relied on food supplied by Feed My People.
Free Legal Clinic
400 Eau Claire Street, Eau Claire, WI 54701
P: (715) 839-1648