Douglas County Programs & Services



Assists in providing and processing applications for free legal services.  Applications are available at all office locations.

Memory Lane

To improve the quality of life for older adults with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia by offering state certified adult day services committed to enhancing and maintaining self-respect, dignity, and maximum independence; and to offer respite to families and caregivers who are responsible for an adult in need of supervision and care.

Lew Martin Senior Center

NWCSA’s Lew Martin Senior Center currently offers exercise and games such as Smear, Cribbage and Bingo.  We have a computer room that is available whenever the center is open.  We have computer and Tai Chi classes at the center through WITC. In addition we have craft classes, Wii bowling and a monthly newsletter. The Center offers holiday parties and other events.  Membership is not required to use the Lew Martin Senior Center.  Membership benefits include a discount on the building rental, discounts on classes and the monthly newsletter mailed to your home.


Utilize your experience by volunteering to strengthen our communities at various non-profits or health care facilities to help improve lives.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is a free, IRS-sponsored program to help low and middle income individuals who make less than $60,000 to file their federal and state taxes. Program runs year around.

SAHA Memberships

Income verification provided for families of youth who participate in hockey through the Harrington Memorial Fund to help pay SAHA registration fees.  For more information about SAHA visit . Applications are available at the main office location during normal business hours.



Homeless Services: Coordinated Entry

Permanent Supportive Housing, Transitional, Tenant-based rental assistance (TBRA), Rapid Re-Housing

Solid Rock Safe Haven

A homeless shelter for adult men that assists them in becoming self sufficient through finding suitable employment and a permanent residence.  The shelter also provides a bed, laundry, phone and clothing for residents.

Affordable Housing

Provides affordable non-subsidized rental units at a “capped rent” lower than the fair market rent.  Tenants must meet income guidelines.



Farmer’s Market Vouchers

Provides participants of the WIC Program with vouchers for nutritional homegrown fruits, vegetables and herbs during the growing season.

Food Pantry

Households are provided with 3 to 5 days of food and other necessities.  Located at the Main Office, the food pantry is open Monday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Taste of the Month

Free samples and recipes for nutritious meals provided monthly in coordination with the UW-Extension Office.

WIC-Women, Infants, and Children – Douglas County

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email:

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.