Community Resources

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This is a listing of public resources that are available for anyone to access. This list was curated to be a helpful resource and is not meant to be a recommendation by YWCA Madison. Individuals will have to reach out on their own to find out eligibility and how to actually access services.

Addiction Services

  1. SAMHSA-Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration Find Treatment

After School Programs

  1. MSCR – Madison School & Community Recreation
  2. City of Madison Accredited After School List
  3. Variety of Program Options

Autism Resources

  1. The Autism Society of Wisconsin (ACT)
  2. Autism Resources Network
  3. Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin
  4. Family Support Organizations for Students with Autism and Other Neurodiverse Needs
  5. Autism Society of Greater Wisconsin
  6. Autism Hub Page
  7. Common Threads
  8. Wisconsin Early Autism Project

Bicycle Information

  1. Dream Bikes
  2. Freewheel Bikes
  3. Wheels for Winners

Bus Passes

  1. Forward Service Corporation
  2. Madison Metro

Community Support Workers

  1. Person living with HIV; person with HIV; PLHIV
  2. Substance Abuse, Mental Health (Women)
  3. Youth
  4. Community Action Coalition (CAC)
    Poverty-affected individuals and families,
  5. Veterans-Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)
  6. Early Head Start Families
  7. Domestic Violence Victims and their families
  8. Older Adults with disabilities
  9. Incarcerated parents with young children and formerly incarcerated individuals
  10. LGBTQ Individuals & Families
  11. Families & Individuals
  12. Men & Women with persistent Mental Health issues
  13. Single Women and Families
  14. SOAR Case Management Services
  15. WayForward (Formerly MOM’s)
  16. Women with Children and Single Women
  17. Families and Individuals in the Stoughton Area
  18. Homeless Individuals with a substance abuse and/or mental health disorder
  19. Pregnant young single women (18-26)
  20. Families
  21. Veterans
  22. Women and Families
  23. Urban Triage
  24. AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin/AIDS Network
  25. Vivent Health
  26. Regional Offices of the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin
  27. The ARC Dane County
  28. ATTIC Correctional Services, Inc. (Men)
  29. ARC Community Services, Inc. (Women)
  30. Briarpatch Youth Services (Youth)
  31. Cambridge Area Resource Team (CART)
  32. Community Action Coalition Southern Central Wisconsin (CACSCW)
  33. ReachDane
  34. DAIS-Domestic Violence Victims & Families
  35. Deforest Area Needs Network (DANNS)
  36. Independent Living, Inc.
  37. JustDane
  38. OutReach LGBT Community Center?
  39. Porchlight
  40. Safe Haven
  41. Salvation Army-Single Women’s Shelter and the Emergency Family Shelter
  42. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton House (Women & Children)
    Port St. Vincent de Paul (Men)
  43. Stoughton Area ResourceTeam – START
  44. Tellurian
  45. Off The Square Club (OTSC)
  46. Elizabeth House
    (Pregnant homeless single women, ages 18+. We accept first time pregnant women, women who have just given birth and expectant mothers with a child up to the age of two)
  47. The Road Home Dane County (Families)
  48. Sunshine Place – Sun Prairie
  49. William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital (Veterans)
  50. YWCA Madison (Women and Families)
  51. Waunakee Neighborhood Connection – WNC
  52. WayForward Resources
  53. RISE Wisconsin

Child Care

  1. 4-C
  2. City of Madison Child Care Assistance Program

  3. Family Service Madison
  4. Reach Dane
  5. UW Madison Office of Child Care and Family Resources
  6. Wisconsin Dept of Children & Families Wisconsin Shares Child Care Subsidy Program (WISHARES)
  7. YMCA Dane County


  1. WayForward Resources
    Formally Middleton Outreach Ministry (MOM)
  2. St. Vincent De Paul
  3. Sunshine Place/Cards Closet
  4. Goodman’s Free Career Closet
  5. East Madison Community Center (EMCC)
    First Impressions Closet; Mon-Fri 9-5 pm
  6. Luke’s Closet
  7. Sheep’s Clothing

Community Centers

  1. Local Community Center Listings
  2. Goodman Community Center
  3. East Madison Community Center-EMCC
  4. Neighborhood House Community Center
  5. Madinah Community Center
  6. Eagle Heights Community Center
  7. Meadowood Community Center
  8. OutReach LGBT Community Center
  9. Badger Rock Community Center
  10. Wil-Mar Community Center
  11. Elver Park Community Center
  12. Theresa Terrace Community Center
  13. Bridge Lakepoint Waunona
  14. Shorewood Hills Community Center
  15. Vera Court
  16. Kennedy Heights Neighborhood

Community Meals

  1. Dane County Soup Kitchens
    Printable Flier
  2. The Beacon
    Breakfast (snacks) 8 am– 9 am
    Lunch at 12 pm (1 pm on Fridays)
    615 E. Washington Ave. (enter in the back) Madison
  3. Grace Episcopal Church
    5:45am – 7am
    116 W. Washington Ave., Madison
  4. First United Methodist Church Connections to Care and our Community Breakfast!
    Connections to Care
    9:00 am – 11:00 am
  5. Luke House
    Lunch: Monday – Thursday
    11:30 a.m-12:30 p.m.
    Dinner: Sunday – Thursday
    5:45 until 6:30 p.m.
  6. Catholic Multicultural Center
    Monday – Friday – 4:00 to 5:00pm
  7. Madison Senior Center
  8. The River Food Pantry-FAM (Family At Home Meals)
  9. MUNCH
  10. FOOD NOW
  11. Savory Sunday
    Wisconsin State Capitol Building, every Sunday – 2:00 PM
  12. St Mark’s Lutheran Church
    Friday Meal – Every Friday
    From Noon to 1:00 PM
  13. WIL-MAR Neighborhood Center
    Saturday: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
  14. Neighborhood House Community Center Wednesday from 12 noon-2pm
    Printable Flier

Day Centers

  1. The Beacon
  2. Bethel Lutheran Madison
  3. Off The Square Club
  4. Outreach Madison (LGBTQ)
  5. Safe Haven


  1. More Smiles Wisconsin
  2. Access Community Health Centers
  3. Familia Dental
  4. Bright Dental – Madison
  5. WDA Reduced Rate Dental Clinics


  1. Dane ADRC
  2. Social Security Administration
  3. Department of Health Services
  4. VSA Wisconsin (Arts For All)

Disabled Veteran Services

  1. Veterans Administration
  2. Wounded Warrior
  3. Disabled American Vet (DAV)

Domestic Violence Information 

  1. Domestic Abuse Intervention Services Contact Information
  2. Domestic Violence Shelter
  3. Project Respect
  4. Rape Crisis Center
  5. End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin
  6. Printable Map of WI Domestic Violence Programs
  7. Engaging Youth – End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin
  8. Break the Cycle (Ages 12-24)

Emergency Call Boxes

  1. Campus Emergency Phones

Energy Assistance Services & Emergency Repair Resources

  1. MG&E
  2. Alliant Energy – LIHEAP
  3. Alliant – Hometown Care Energy Fund
  4. WE Energies
  5. Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP)
  6. Heat For Heroes
  7. Dane County Veterans Services Office (Emergency Fund)
  8. Dane County Energy Assistance Programs & Furnace Repair
  9. Weatherization & Furnace Programs
  10. Wisconsin Winter Moratorium Period
    Under the terms of the moratorium, Wisconsin utility companies cannot shut off the electricity or natural gas to customers who don’t pay their bills on time, from Nov. 1 through April 15.
    – MGE customers with unpaid bills can call: 608-252-7144
    – Wisconsin Power & Light customers can call: 1-800-255-4268
    – Alliant customers can call: 1-800-ALLIANT (800-255-4268)
  11. Home Energy Plus Hotline:
  12. For Veterans you can call Heat For Heroes:
  13. Dane County Veterans Services Office

Emergency Weather Conditions/Alerts

  1. Extreme Weather Night Listing
  2. Accuweather
  3. Porchlight Men’s Shelter
  4. The Salvation Army Women’s Shelter
  5. The Salvation Army Family Shelter
  6. Briarpatch Youth Shelter
  7. Emergency Pet Shelter

Family Resources

  1. GMRC – Greater Madison Resource Center
  2. Greater Madison Resource Center Resources, Referral & Assistance Facebook Group
  3. Domestic Abuse Intervention Services Contact Information
  4. Domestic Violence Shelter
  5. DCHA Family Resource List (Dane County Housing Authority)
  6. The Salvation Army Family Shelter
  7. Safe Communities
  8. Dane County Resources and Contacts
  9. Dane County Residents Resources
  10. Urban Triage
  11. Family Service Madison
  12. JustDane
  13. Women Helping Women – WINN
  14. Well Badger Resource Center
  15. Public Health – Community Resources
  16. HSC – Community Resource Binder
  17. Center For Black Women’s Wellness
  18. Progress Center for Black Women
  19. Harambee Village
  20. Neighborhood House
  21. Family Support and Resource Center
  22. RISE Wisconsin
  23. Office of Child Care & Family Resources
  24. Family, Youth, and Community Programs & Resources
  25. Behavioral Health Resource Center
  26. Dane County Early Childhood Zone-Resources
  27. United Way 211
  28. Dane County Community Resource Guide-Alzheimer’s disease, or related dementias
  29. The Road Home
  30. Family Law Assistance-Resources and information on family law.
  31. FACE-Kids
  32. UCP Of Greater Dane County
    Understanding Disabilities, Creating Opportunities, Promoting Community
  33. ADRC-Aging and Disability Resource Center of Dane County
  34. Lift Wisconsin
  35. Wisconsin Department of Children and Families-Supportive Services

Financial Resources

  1. Homeless Prevention Services
  2. HSC – Community Resource Binder
  3. 211 – United Way
  4. Porchlight (DIGS)
    Hasan Mohr
  5. St John’s Emergency Fund
  6. Joining Forces For Families (JFF) Offices
  7. Wisconsin Dept Of Child & Family Services Emergency Assistance
  8. Emergency Assistance Grants
  9. Forward Service Corp – FSET
  10. WayForward Resources
    (Formerly Middleton Outreach Ministry (MOM)
  11. Sunshine Place – Sun Prairie
  12. Stoughton Area ResourceTeam – START
  13. Waunakee Neighborhood Connection – WNC
  14. Deforest Area Needs Network – DANN
  15. Official Website of DeForest, Wisconsin-Community Resources
  16. Cambridge Area Resources Team – CART
  17. Verona – Badger Prairie Needs Network
  18. Veterans – Rent & Utilities Emergency Fund
  19. City Of Madison Resources for Homebuyers and Property Owners
  20. The Home Buyers Round Table of Dane County
  21. Single Family Housing Repair Loans & Grants in Wisconsin
  22. Tomorrow’s Home Foundation
    Emergency assistance grants for critical repairs that allow individuals and families to stay in their manufactured or mobile home
  23. First Unitarian Society
    **Referrals Based Only**
  24. No Strings Attached Pay It Forward
    The Women of “Pay It Forward” help Dane County women and their families

Food – Free Meals/Food Pantries

  1. Free Meals Food Pantries Guide
  2. Dane County Food Pantry Network (DCFPN)
  3. Madison Food Pantries
  4. Mobile Food Pantries-Calendar
  5. Transit Solutions To Food Pantries


  1. Apply for FoodShares
  2. FoodShares Eligibility Information
  3. Quest Card

Free Phones

  1. Q-Link Wireless
  2. SafeLink Wireless
  3. Assurance Wireless

Free Haircut’s

  1. MATC
  2. The Beacon
  3. Catholic Multicultural Center
  4. Stand Down Madison

Funeral/Burial/Cremation Assistance

  1. Wisconsin Funeral and Cemetery Aids Program (WFCAP)
  2. Foster Funeral Homes – State Assistance Packages
  3. Veterans Assistance – State Veteran Affairs Department
  4. Veteran Services – Cress Funeral Service
  5. Cress Funeral Home and Cremation Services (accepts state assistance)
  6. Gunderson Funeral Home and Cremation Services (accepts state assistance)

Holiday Resources-Updated Per Season




  1. Goodman Center
  2. WayForward Resources-Formerly Middleton Outreach Ministry (MOM)
  3. Waunakee Neighborhood Connection -WNC
  4. Joining Forces For Families (JFF)
    (may have options)


  1. Empty Stocking Club 2023
    2023 Dates for Pick-up at Empty Stocking Club Toy Depot:
    Dec. 13-14, 2023, from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Alliant Energy Center
    Can I register onsite? What if I forgot to register and the deadline has passed?
    You may register your child(ren) onsite at the Alliant Energy Center from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13 or Thursday, December 14 by bringing in a photo ID, something showing your current address and birth certificates or something else showing the date of birth for your children being registered. On-site registration may require additional time, depending on lines.
  2. Toys For Tots – 2023
  3. Check Application Status
  4. Neighborhood Community Center
  5. Santas Without Chimneys
    Highly Mobile/Homeless Children
    (referral by Transitional Education Program (TEP) or Social Worker)
    TBD 2023
  6. WayForward Resources
    Formerly Middleton Outreach Ministry (MOM)
  7. Sun Prairie Spirit of Giving Program
  8. Waunakee Neighborhood Connection-WNC
  9. Deforest Area Needs Network
  10. Oregon, McFarland and Stoughton school districts
  11. Verona Area Helping Hands-2023
  12. Joining Forces For Families (JFF) (may have options)

Homeless Services

  1. Homeless Services Consortium of Dane County
  2. Resource Guide-English
  3. Resource Guide-Spanish
  4. Navigating Homeless Services

Housing & Cooperatives

  1. Madison Community Coop
  2. Community Action Coalition
    Dane County Housing Support
  3. The Road Home
  4. The Salvation Army-Diversion, Holly House, Rapid Rehousing, House-Ability, RISE Program, Pathway of Hope, Dane County Assists With New Starts (DAWNS)
  5. Porchlight
  6. City of Madison CDA Housing – Portal
  7. DCHA – Dane County Housing Authority
  8. TRC – Tenant Resource Center
  9. Weekly Housing Vacancy Lists
  10. JustDane
  11. Subsidized and Public Housing – Dane County

Housing Referrals

  1. Community Action Coalition
    Housing Placement Services
  2. Housing Navigation Services
  3. Homeless Services & Homeless Prevention Navigation Map
  4. Coordinated Entry
  5. DCHA – Dane County Housing Authority
  6. Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) in Dane County, WI
    M-F 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
    Located on 615 East Washington Ave. Madison, WI
    Talk to Coordinated Entry and ask to do a VI-SPDAT intervieHousing


  1. Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
  2. Free State Voting ID Card

Infants And Toddlers

Resources for Pregnant Women 

  1. Project Babies
  2. Free Pregnancy Clinics
  3. DCHA Family Resource List

Infant & Toddler Resources For Pregnant Woman 

  1. University Health Services
  2. Pregnancy Health Services
  3. SSM Health Care Pregnancy Resources
  4. TEP Pregnant/Parenting Resources (Transitional Education Program)
  5. In School Pregnant/Parenting Interventions, Resources, and Education (InSPIRE)

School-Age Parents

  1. Student Services / Prevention and Wellness
  2. Babies & Beyond (Formerly Pregnancy Helpline)
  3. Harambee Village Doulas
  4. Project Babies
  5. Access Women’s Center
  6. First Care Clinic
  7. Planned Parenthood
  8. Womens Care Center
  9. Waunakee Neighborhood Connection – WNC
    Infant & Toddler Resources (diapers)
  10. Wisconsin Alliance For Women’s Health
  11. The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness

Job & Training Programs

  1. City of Madison Employment Training
  2. Dane County Job Center
  3. Just Bakery
  4. Urban League
  5. Urban League Of Greater Madison Jobs
  6. YWCA
  7. Catholic Multicultural Center-CMC
  8. Operation Fresh Start
  9. Veteran Resources
  10. EmployAbility: Employment and Housing Solutions, LLC
  11. Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce Job Board
  12. McKenzie Regional Workforce Center
  13. Urban Triage
  14. Progress Center For Black Women
  15. The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness



  1. The Beacon
  2. Laundry Love
  3. Friends Of The State Street Family
    (Check FB page for locations)
  4. Neighborhood House

Legal Assistance/Information Resources

  1. WI Circuit Court Access
  2. Community Justice Inc.
  3. WI Bar Referrals
  4. Legal Action
  5. Coalition of Wisconsin Aging & Health Groups
  6. ADRC of Dane County (Aging Disability Resource Center)
  7. Low-Cost Legal Resources in Dane County – Family Law
  8. WI Law Library
  9. My Choice Wisconsin
  10. Madison College Legal Clinic
  11. Foreclosure Prevention–prevention.aspx
  12. Wills For Heroes
  13. Military Legal Assistance—.aspx

Various Legal Resources & Information

  1. Wisconsin Circuit Court
  2. Community Justice, Inc
  3. Modest Means Program of the State Bar of Wisconsin
  4. Legal Action-Madison Area Office
  5. Coalition of Wisconsin Aging & Health Groups
  6. The Aging and Disability Resource Center-ADRC
  7. Wisconsin Law Library
  8. DCHA Family Resource List

Laws & Ordinances Assistance

  1. Code of Ordinances, City of Madison, WI
  2. Family Court Clinic
  3. Domestic Violence Resources For Dane County – (various resources)
    – Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (D.A.I.S.)
    – Resources For Survivors Of Domestic Violence
    – Family Court Services
    – UW Law School Family Court Clinic and Restraining Court Clinic
    – Dane County Child Support Agency
    – To Report Child Abuse In Dane County
    – The Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources (GWAAR)
    – Dating and Teen Violence
  4. Small Claims Assistance Project
  5. Unidos Against Domestic Violence
  6. Centro Hispano
  7. Community Immigration Law Center (CILC)
  8. Legal Assistance – (various resources)
    – Family Law Assistance Center
    Family Court Clinic (FCC)
    – Small Claims Assistance Program
    – Restraining Order Clinic
  9. Wispact

LGBTQ+ Resources

  1. GSAFE
  2. PFLAG
  3. OutReach LGBTQ+ Community Center?
  5. Freedom Inc.
  7. The Trevor Project
    (resource Guide)
    From Madison Public Library
  9. LGBTQ 50+ Programs
  10. Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce
  11. LGBTQ-friendly businesses in Destination Madison listings, the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce business directory and the Dane Buy Local member directory.
    (prevent suicide)
    By working together with partners across the state, we seek to provide hope and resources to prevent suicide in Wisconsin
  13. Crisis Services: 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
  14. The Center for Community Healing
    (Mental Health Care & Support  For Us By Us)
  15. Trans Assistance Microgrants program provides trans and nonbinary people with funds to cover the costs of updating and correcting names and gender markers on identifying legal documents.
  16. Dane County LGBTQ+ Health and Wellness Profile
  17. UW Madison Gender and Sexuality Center
  18. Public Health-Madison & Dane County

Medical Help-General

  1. WI Association of Free and Charitable Clinics
  2. Free or Low Cost Health Clinics
  3. WI Association of Free and Charitable Clinics
  4. Forward Health Clinics
  5. MACH OneHealth
  6. Well Badger Resource Center
  7. HIV Post-Exposure Prevention

Medical Insurance Resources

  1. Access Wisconsin
  2. Guide to Applying Wisconsin’s Health, Nutrition & Other Benefits and Programs.
  3. Wisconsin Health Care and Coverage
  4. Wisconsin Health Plans
  5. Public Health-Madison & Dane County Health Insurance Options

Mens Resources

  1. Porchlight Men’s Shelter
  2. Sexual Health
  3. Men’s Health

Mental Health Resources

  1. SAMHSA – Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration
  2. NAMI
  3. Mental Health Officers
  4. Mental Health Resources
  5. JustDane
  6. Peace Network, Inc.

NA Meetings

Narcan & Needle Exchange

  1. Safe Communities of Madison-Dane County

Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Resources

  1. Medicaid: Non-Emergency Medical Transportation
  2. Transportation for Older Adults and People with Disabilities
  3. Community Access Transportation

Operation Fresh Start-All Youth – 16-24-Year Old

  1. Operation Fresh Start

Personal Essentials Pantry

  1. Personal Essentials Pantry Affiliated
  2. Pepartnership, Inc

Pet Care

Veterinary Care

  1. WisCARES
  2. Dane County Humane Society’s Pets for Life –  (PFL)
  3. Wisconsin Community Veterinary Center, formerly “Spay Me! Clinic
  4. RedRover Relief Urgent Care Grant
  5. Spay & Neuter Assistance Programs

Pet Food Pantries

  1. WisCARES
  2. Dane County Humane Society
  3. Pet-Friendly Hotels
  4. Emergency Pet Shelter
  5. Dane County Humane Society Pet Resources
  6. Wisconsin Community Veterinary Center, formerly “Spay Me! Clinic”
  7. UW Veterinary Care


  1. WI Association of Free and Charitable Clinics
  2. St Vincent DePaul Charitable Pharmacy
  3. Prescription Drug Assistance
  4. SeniorCare Prescription Drug Assistance Program
  5. Good RX-Discount Prescription Plan
  6. Wisconsin Rx Assistance Programs
  7. Medical Assistance Tool
  8. Savings Cards
  9. Other Healthcare Assistance Resource


  1. Q-Link Wireless
  2. SafeLink Wireless!/newHome
  3. Assurance Wireless

Play Groups

  1. Play & Learn
  2. Family Music Time
  3. Madison Mom
  4. The Madison-area Out-of-School Time (MOST)

Police Non-Emergency

  1. City of Madison Police Contact
  2. UW Madison Police Contact
  3. Town of Madison Police Contact
  4. Dane County Sheriff Contact
  5. Dane County Sheriff Contact

Pregnancy – Tests/Info/Prenatal Care

Resources for Pregnant Woman

  1. University of Wisconsin Health Services
  2. Pregnancy Health Services
  3. SSM Health Care Pregnancy Resources
  4. TEP Pregnant/Parenting Resources (Transitional Education Program)
  5. In School Pregnant/Parenting Interventions, Resources, and Education (InSPIRE)

School-Age Parents

  1. Student Services / Prevention and Wellness
  2. Babies & Beyond (Formerly Pregnancy Helpline)
  3. Harambee Village Doulas
  4. Project Babies
  5. Access Women’s Center
  6. First Care Clinic
  7. Planned Parenthood
  8. Women’s Care Center
  9. Waunakee Neighborhood Connection – WNC
    Infant & Toddler Resources (diapers)
  10. Wisconsin Alliance For Women’s Health
  11. The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness

Problems Renting

  1. Tenant Resource Center
  2. Forward Service Corps
  3. Legal Action of WI Eviction Defense Project
  4. Porchlight DIGS Program
  5. Joining Forces For Families
  6. Community Action Coalition
  7. Navigating Coordinated Entry
  8. DCHA Family Resource List
  9. Printable Homeless Resource Guide
  10. Fair Housing Center
  11. Department of Civil Rights

Rape Crisis & Prevention Resources

  1. The Rape Crisis Center
  2. YWCA Community Ride
  3. Confidential Resource List

Refugees/Immigration Resources

  1. Catholic Multi-Cultural Center Immigration Help
  2. Immigrant and Refugee Resources
  3. ACLU
  4. Centro Hispano
  5. Unidos
  6. Community Immigration Law Center
  7. Immigration Advocates
  8. Wisconsin Network for Peace, Justice, and Sustainability
  9. DCHA – Dane County Housing Authority Family Resource List
  10. Covering WI
  11. Literacy Network
  12. Jewish Social Services
  13. Latino Chamber Of Commerce
  14. Information for Noncitizens Applying for a Public Benefit

Recycling Resources

  1. City of Madison Recycling
  2. Dane County Department of Waste & Renewables
  3. Resource Solutions
  4. File 13 E-Waste Solutions, LLC

Rentals, Including Subsized & Public Housing-Dane County

  1. Homeless Services Consortium of Dane County Weekly Vacancy Lists
  2. Tenant Resource Resources
  3. City of Madison Housing
  4. DCHA – Dane County Housing Authority
  5. Meridian Group

Resource Guides

  1. GMRC Community Resource Guide (updated July 2023)
  2. ADRC – Aging Disability Resource Center
  3. AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin/AIDS Network
  4. ADAW – The Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin Resource Guide
  5. Public Health – Community Resources
  6. City of Madison-Resources
  7. Madison Public Library Resources
  8. Homeless Services Consortium
  9. Mad City Homeless Resource Guide
  10. 211 – United Way
  11. United Way Partners – Directory (2023)
  12. Homeless Services Consortium Membership Directory
  13. RSVP-Dane
  14. Meriter UnityPoint Resource Guide
    https be://
  15. Domestic Violence Resources
  16. Domestic Violence (various resources)
    – Affordable Housing
    – Emergency Housing
    – Housing Standards & Conditions
    – Community Resources
    – Information for Noncitizens Applying for a Public Benefit
    – Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
    (Towards bottom of page)
  17. Well Badger Resource Center
  18. HSC – Resource Binder
  19. Dane County Homeless Services Consortium Members
  20. DCHA Family Resource List
  21. Dane County Human Services Helpful Resources
  22. Restorative Justice Project
  23. YWCA Resources
  24. Nehemiah House
  25. NAMI Re-entry
  26. Urban League of Greater Madison
  27. MMSD-Restorative Justice

Safe Rides To & From Work/Transportation Resources

  1. YWCA Community Ride
  2. Forward Services Corp
  3. Work N Wheels Car Loan Programs
  4. 211 – United Way
  5. State Of Wisconsin RideShare


  1. School Contacts-Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD)
  2. Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) Transitional Education Program
  3. WI DPI – McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance
  4. Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) TEP Liaisons
  5. Dane County School Districts

School Break Activities

  1. Destination Madison
  2. Free Things To Do
  3. MSCR
  4. Hulafrog

Senior Citizens Resources

  1. Miscellaneous Senior Resources
  2. Senior Resources Online
  3. Senior Scholarships


  1. Porchlight Men’s Shelter
  2. The Salvation Army Women’s Shelter
  3. The Salvation Army Family Shelter
  4. Briarpatch Youth Shelter
  5. Emergency Pet Shelter
  6. DAIS – Domestic Violence Shelter
  7. JustDane


  1. Catholic Multi-Cultural Center
  2. The Beacon

Social Security Income Resources

  1. ADRC – Aging Disability Resource Center
  2. Social Security
  3. Madison Social Security Office
    (Information ONLY not official site)
  4. DHS – Contacts and Resources for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  5. Madison Veterans Administration


  1. St Vincent de Paul – Vinny’s Lockers

Street Outreach Providers

  1. PDF Document
  2. Briarpatch Street Outreach (Coordinated Entry mobile hub)
    For Youth up to age 24
    Contact: 24-hour Help Line (608) 251-1126 | Toll free (800) 798-1126
    Or Text (608) 285-2276 (text checked M-F 9am-9pm)
  3. Catalyst for Change (CFC)(Coordinated Entry mobile hub)
    for People experiencing unsheltered homelessness have or are currently experiencing homelessness or who have negative police interactions.
    Contact: Michael Moody, (608) 707-2385
    John Adams, (608) 707-2272
  4. Madison Area Care for the Homeless
    (MACH OneHealth): Street Health Team
    For People experiencing unsheltered homelessness and housing insecurity with medical needs.
    Serving Downtown Madison, State St., Capitol Loop, Public Library corridor, encampments

    (608) 676-7826 or
  5. Meriter Health Outreach Program
    For those who need help to overcome barriers to health care –transportation, lack of insurance, etc.
    Matt Julian, social worker, (608) 516-1322
    or Michelle Hemp, RN, (608) 513-5527
  6. Tellurian (Coordinated Entry mobile hub)
    For people experiencing homelessness who have a serious/persistent mental illness Contact: (608) 405-2963
  7. Urban Triage (Coordinated Entry mobile hub)
    For people experiencing unsheltered homelessness and housing insecurity
    (608) 520-0741
  8. VA Madison Homeless Program
    For former military members experiencing homelessness
    (608) 280-2095
  9. Veterans Outreach & Recovery program
    For Veterans experiencing homelessness who are suffering with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
    Adayta Axelson Cell: (608) 215-6897
  10. Homeless Services Consortium
    Member Directory (A-Z)
  11. Briarpatch Youth Shelter
  12. Teens Rise Above
  13. Teen Addiction Anonymous

Tax Information Resources

  1. Federal Income Tax (IRS Website)
  2. Payment Plans
  3. Wisconsin State Income Tax (Department of Revenue)
  4. Department of Revenue Payment Plans

Free Tax Assistance

  1. VITA
  2. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE)
  3. Free Tax Assistance Sites-2020 Version

Translation Free Services

  1. Online Free Translator
  2. Google Translate
  3. Day Translations
  4. SYSTRAN Translate online language translator

Transportation/Repair/Purchase Assistance

  1. WETAP – Forward Service Corp.
  2. Work N Wheels/Job Access Loan – Loan Programs
  3. Driver’s License Recovery program

Veteran Services Resources

  1. Stand Down Madison
  2. Dry Hootch
  3. Madison Veterans Administration
  4. DVA Homeless Veterans
  5. Dane County Vets
  6. VetConnect
  7. Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs
  8. RSVP Dane
  9. Veterans Treatment Court of Dane County
  10. Statewide Court Resource For Veterans
  11. 10 Veterans Benefits You May Not Know About
  12. Veteran Resources
  13. Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)
  14. VFW – Department of Wisconsin Veteran & Military Support Fund Application OF WISCONSIN
  15. VFW – Unmet Needs Application
  16. American Legion Veteran Assistance
  17. The Mesothelioma Veterans Center

Victims Of Crimes

  1. Dane County Crime Victim Resources
  2. Wisconsin Children Crime Victim Services
  3. Crime Response Program


  1. Infants
  2. K-12
  3. Adults and Children
  4. No Cost Eye Exam
  5. Low Vision
  6. Social Service Agency Must Apply
  7. GMRC Can Help Verify Need

Vital Records – WI/US

  1. Dane County Register of Deeds Office
  2. All States-Get copies of vital records and ID cards
    Find out how to replace vital documents such as birth certificates, Social Security cards, and more.

Woman’s Resources

  1. Single Women Shelter
  2. The Foundation For Black Women’s Wellness
  3. The Progress Center For Black Women
  4. Single Mom Coalition
  5. Today Not Tomorrow Family Resource Center
    Facebook Page
  6. Urban Triage
    Facebook Page
  7. Well Badger Resource Center
  8. Wisconsin Well Woman Program
  9. Sexual Health
  10. First Care Clinic
  11. Resources For Pregnant Woman
  12. Public Health – Community Resources
  13. 211-United Way Resources

Very Helpful Community Resources

  1. Greater Madison Resource Center, Inc.
  2. Connecting The Dots By Mattie Reese Facebook Group
  3. Feeding The Youth
    Facebook Group
  4. Dane County Neighbors Helping Neighbors
  5. Covid-19 Mutual Aid-Madison
  6. Odd Jobs Offered Or Wanted In Dane County