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
    https://www.samhsa.gov/find-treatment

After School Programs

  1. MSCR – Madison School & Community Recreation
    https://www.mscr.org/our-programs/afterschool
  2. City of Madison Accredited After School List
    https://www.cityofmadison.com/commserv/documents/
    WebsiteAccreditedCtrsList.pdf
  3. Variety of Program Options
    https://mostmadison.org/programs

Autism Resources

  1. The Autism Society of Wisconsin (ACT)
    https://act-autism.com/autism-resources
  2. Autism Resources Network
    https://www.autismresourcesnetwork.com/
  3. Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin
    https://autismsouthcentral.org/
  4. Family Support Organizations for Students with Autism and Other Neurodiverse Needs
    https://dpi.wi.gov/sped/program/autism/family-support
  5. Autism Society of Greater Wisconsin
    https://www.autismgreaterwi.org/find-resources/
  6. Autism Hub Page
    https://www.waisman.wisc.edu/outreach/autism-hub/
  7. Common Threads
    https://www.commonthreadsmadison.org/
  8. Wisconsin Early Autism Project
    https://wiautism.com/locations/madison/

Bicycle Information

  1. Dream Bikes
    https://dream-bikes.org/
  2. Freewheel Bikes
    https://freewheelbikes.org/
  3. Wheels for Winners
    http://wheelsforwinners.org/earn-a-bike/

Bus Passes

  1. Forward Service Corporation
    https://fsc-corp.org/our-services/
  2. Madison Metro
    https://www.cityofmadison.com/metro/fares/lowincomepass.cfm

Community Support Workers

  1. Person living with HIV; person with HIV; PLHIV
    https://www.arcw.org/
  2. Substance Abuse, Mental Health (Women)
    http://www.arccommserv.com/
  3. Youth
    https://youthsos.org/
  4. Community Action Coalition (CAC)
    Poverty-affected individuals and families,
    https://www.cacscw.org/services/
  5. Veterans-Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)
    http://www.cacscw.org/
  6. Early Head Start Families
    https://www.dcpcinc.org/
  7. Domestic Violence Victims and their families
    https://abuseintervention.org/
  8. Older Adults with disabilities
    https://www.independentlivinginc.org/
  9. Incarcerated parents with young children and formerly incarcerated individuals
    https://justdane.org/
  10. LGBTQ Individuals & Families
    https://www.outreachmadisonlgbt.org/
  11. Families & Individuals
    http://porchlightinc.org/
  12. Men & Women with persistent Mental Health issues
    http://porchlightinc.org/safe-haven/
  13. Single Women and Families
    https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/danecounty
  14. SOAR Case Management Services
    https://soarcms.org/
  15. WayForward (Formerly MOM’s)
    https://www.wayforwardresources.org/
  16. Women with Children and Single Women
    https://svdpmadison.org/
  17. Families and Individuals in the Stoughton Area
    http://www.startstoughton.org/
  18. Homeless Individuals with a substance abuse and/or mental health disorder
    https://www.tellurian.org/
  19. Pregnant young single women (18-26)
    https://www.elizabethhousedane.org/
  20. Families
    http://trhome.org/
  21. Veterans
    a. http://www.vafvets.org/
    b. https://www.madison.va.gov/
  22. Women and Families
    https://www.ywcamadison.org/
  23. Urban Triage
    https://urbantriage.org/
  24. AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin/AIDS Network
    https://www.med.wisc.edu/education/master-of-public-health-mph/apex-ile/apex-opportunities/aids-resource-center-of-wisconsinaids-network/
  25. Vivent Health
    https://viventhealth.org/
  26. Regional Offices of the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin
    https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/hiv/arcw-offices-02-2015.pdf
  27. The ARC Dane County
    https://www.arcdanecounty.org/resources
  28. ATTIC Correctional Services, Inc. (Men)
    https://correctionalservices.org/
  29. ARC Community Services, Inc. (Women)
    http://www.arccommserv.com/
  30. Briarpatch Youth Services (Youth)
    https://youthsos.org/
  31. Cambridge Area Resource Team (CART)
    https://www.cartforhelp.org/
  32. Community Action Coalition Southern Central Wisconsin (CACSCW)
    https://www.cacscw.org/services/
  33. ReachDane
    https://reachdane.org/
  34. DAIS-Domestic Violence Victims & Families
    https://abuseintervention.org/
  35. Deforest Area Needs Network (DANNS)
    https://saintolafchurch.org/deforest-area-needs-network-dann
  36. Independent Living, Inc.
    https://www.independentlivinginc.org/
  37. JustDane
    https://justdane.org/
  38. OutReach LGBT Community Center?
    https://www.outreachmadisonlgbt.org/
  39. Porchlight
    http://porchlightinc.org/
  40. Safe Haven
    http://porchlightinc.org/safe-haven/
  41. Salvation Army-Single Women’s Shelter and the Emergency Family Shelter
    https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/danecounty/provide-housing-1
  42. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton House (Women & Children)
    Port St. Vincent de Paul (Men)
    https://svdpmadison.org/how-we-help/
  43. Stoughton Area ResourceTeam – START
    http://www.startstoughton.org/
  44. Tellurian
    https://www.tellurian.org/
  45. Off The Square Club (OTSC)
    https://www.lsswis.org/LSS/Programs-Services/Mental-Health/Resource-Centers/Off-the-Square-Club
  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)
    https://www.elizabethhousedane.org/
  47. The Road Home Dane County (Families)
    http://trhome.org/
  48. Sunshine Place – Sun Prairie
    http://www.sunshineplace.org/
  49. William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital (Veterans)
    https://www.madison.va.gov/
  50. YWCA Madison (Women and Families)
    https://www.ywcamadison.org/
  51. Waunakee Neighborhood Connection – WNC
    https://waunakeeneighborhoodconnection.org/index.php/case-management/
  52. WayForward Resources
    https://www.wayforwardresources.org/
  53. RISE Wisconsin
    https://risewisconsin.org/

Child Care

  1. 4-C
    https://www.4-c.org/resource-referral/resource-referral.html
  2. City of Madison Child Care Assistance Program
    http://www.cityofmadison.com/commserv/documents/
    childcareassistprog.pdf

  3. Family Service Madison
    https://fsmad.org/
  4. Reach Dane
    https://www.dcpcinc.org/
  5. UW Madison Office of Child Care and Family Resources
    https://occfr.wisc.edu/financial-assistance/community-assistance/
  6. Wisconsin Dept of Children & Families Wisconsin Shares Child Care Subsidy Program (WISHARES)
    https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/wishares
  7. YMCA Dane County
    http://www.ymcadanecounty.org/financial-assistance

Clothing

  1. WayForward Resources
    Formally Middleton Outreach Ministry (MOM)
    https://www.wayforwardresources.org/get-help/food-pantry/clothing-center/
  2. St. Vincent De Paul
    https://svdpmadison.org/need-help/clothing/
  3. Sunshine Place/Cards Closet
    http://www.sunshineplace.org/index.php/services/cards
  4. Goodman’s Free Career Closet
    https://www.goodmancenter.org/community-services/career-closet
  5. East Madison Community Center (EMCC)
    First Impressions Closet; Mon-Fri 9-5 pm
    https://eastmadisoncc.org/
  6. Luke’s Closet
    https://www.stlukes-elca.org/lukes-closet
  7. Sheep’s Clothing
    https://stpaulmadison.org/Sheeps-Clothing

Community Centers

  1. Local Community Center Listings
    https://www.cityofmadison.com/find-my-local/community-centers
  2. Goodman Community Center
    https://www.goodmancenter.org/
  3. East Madison Community Center-EMCC
    https://www.facebook.com/eastmadisoncc/
  4. Neighborhood House Community Center
    https://www.facebook.com/NHCCmadison/
  5. Madinah Community Center
    http://madisonmuslims.org/
  6. Eagle Heights Community Center
    https://www.housing.wisc.edu/
  7. Meadowood Community Center
    http://www.mscr.org/meadowood
  8. OutReach LGBT Community Center
    https://www.outreachmadisonlgbt.org/
  9. Badger Rock Community Center
    https://www.resilientcities.org/projects-programs/badger-rock-center/
  10. Wil-Mar Community Center
    https://www.wil-mar.org/
  11. Elver Park Community Center
    https://www.wisconsinyouthcompany.org/neighborhood-centers
  12. Theresa Terrace Community Center
    https://www.wisconsinyouthcompany.org/neighborhood-centers/theresa-terrace-programs/
  13. Bridge Lakepoint Waunona
    http://www.blwcenter.org/
  14. Shorewood Hills Community Center
    http://www.shorewoodpool.com/
  15. Vera Court
    http://www.veracourt.org/
  16. Kennedy Heights Neighborhood
    http://www.khcommunitycenter.org/

Community Meals

  1. Dane County Soup Kitchens
    Printable Flier
    https://www.unitedwaydanecounty.org/documents/
    DaneCountySoupKitchensGuide.pdf
  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
    https://thebeaconhelps.org/
  3. Grace Episcopal Church
    5:45am – 7am
    116 W. Washington Ave., Madison
    http://www.gracechurchmadison.org/
  4. First United Methodist Church Connections to Care and our Community Breakfast!
    Connections to Care
    9:00 am – 11:00 am
    http://www.fumc.org
    https://fumc.org/get-involved/hopes-home-outreach-ministries/#commbreakfast
  5. Luke House
    Lunch: Monday – Thursday
    11:30 a.m-12:30 p.m.
    Dinner: Sunday – Thursday
    5:45 until 6:30 p.m.
    **NO FRIDAY MEALS**
    https://www.lukehousemadison.org/locations-and-hours/
  6. Catholic Multicultural Center
    Monday – Friday – 4:00 to 5:00pm
    https://cmcmadison.org/basic-needs/free-meal/
  7. Madison Senior Center
    https://www.cityofmadison.com/senior-center/about/meals-congregate-nutrition-site
  8. The River Food Pantry-FAM (Family At Home Meals)
    https://www.riverfoodpantry.org/fam-family-at-home-meals/
  9. MUNCH
    https://www.riverfoodpantry.org/services/munch/
  10. FOOD NOW
    https://www.riverfoodpantry.org/food-now-nights-or-weekends/
  11. Savory Sunday
    Wisconsin State Capitol Building, every Sunday – 2:00 PM
    http://savorysunday.org/?page_id=56
  12. St Mark’s Lutheran Church
    Friday Meal – Every Friday
    From Noon to 1:00 PM
    http://www.stmarksmadison.org/friday-meal.aspx
  13. WIL-MAR Neighborhood Center
    Saturday: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    https://wil-mar.org/services
  14. Neighborhood House Community Center Wednesday from 12 noon-2pm
    https://neighborhoodhousemadison.org/services-2/
    Printable Flier
    https://neighborhoodhousemadison.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/NHCC-Brochure-2022-FINAL-5.18.22.pdf

Day Centers

  1. The Beacon
    https://thebeaconhelps.org/
  2. Bethel Lutheran Madison
    https://www.bethel-madison.org/homeless-support-services
  3. Off The Square Club
    https://www.lsswis.org/LSS/Programs-Services/Mental-Health/Resource-Centears/Off-the-Square-Club
  4. Outreach Madison (LGBTQ)
    https://www.outreachmadisonlgbt.org/
  5. Safe Haven
    https://porchlightinc.org/safe-haven/

Dental

  1. More Smiles Wisconsin
    https://www.moresmileswi.org/
  2. Access Community Health Centers
    https://accesscommunityhealthcenters.org/services/dental/
  3. Familia Dental
    https://www.familiadental.com/special-offers/wisconsin/
  4. Bright Dental – Madison
    https://www.brightdentalmadison.com/
  5. WDA Reduced Rate Dental Clinics
    https://www.wda.org/contact-us/for-the-public/low-cost-dental-clinics

Disabilities

  1. Dane ADRC
    http://www.daneadrc.org/
  2. Social Security Administration
    https://www.ssa.gov/disability/
  3. Department of Health Services
    https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/ddb/index.htm
  4. VSA Wisconsin (Arts For All)
    http://www.vsawis.org/

Disabled Veteran Services

  1. Veterans Administration
    https://www.va.gov/disability/eligibility/
  2. Wounded Warrior
    https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/
  3. Disabled American Vet (DAV)
    https://www.dav.org/

Domestic Violence Information 

  1. Domestic Abuse Intervention Services Contact Information
    https://www.danecountyhomeless.org/fleeingdomesticviolence
  2. Domestic Violence Shelter
    https://abuseintervention.org/
  3. Project Respect
    https://arccommserv.com/sexual-exploitation-and-human-trafficking.php
  4. Rape Crisis Center
    https://thercc.org/
  5. End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin
    https://www.endabusewi.org/get-help/
  6. Printable Map of WI Domestic Violence Programs
    https://edaw-webinars.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/30162812/WI-DV-Program-Maps-2020-Updated-April-2020.pdf
  7. Engaging Youth – End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin
    https://www.endabusewi.org/our-work/engaging-youth/
  8. Break the Cycle (Ages 12-24)
    https://www.breakthecycle.org/

Emergency Call Boxes

  1. Campus Emergency Phones
    https://uwpd.wisc.edu/staying-safe/campus-emergency-phones/

Energy Assistance Services & Emergency Repair Resources

  1. MG&E
    https://www.mge.com/customer-service/payment-and-billing/energy-assistance
  2. Alliant Energy – LIHEAP
    https://www.alliantenergy.com/BillPayOptions/
    AssistanceandFinancing/LIHEAP
  3. Alliant – Hometown Care Energy Fund
    https://www.alliantenergy.com/accountandbilling/paymentassistance/
    hometowncareenergyfund
  4. WE Energies
    https://www.we-energies.com/residential/paybill/payassistance.htm
  5. Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP)
    http://homeenergyplus.wi.gov/category.asp?linkcatid=239
  6. Heat For Heroes
    http://www.heat4heroes.org/About-Us
  7. Dane County Veterans Services Office (Emergency Fund)
    http://www.danevets.com/
  8. Dane County Energy Assistance Programs & Furnace Repair
    https://www.danecountyhumanservices.org/Employment/
    energy_assistance.aspx
  9. Weatherization & Furnace Programs
    https://www.projecthomewi.org/programs/weatherization/
    weatherization.html
  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:
    866-432-8947
    www.homeenergyplus.wi.gov
  12. For Veterans you can call Heat For Heroes:
    1-800-891-9276
    http://www.heat4heroes.org/About-Us
  13. Dane County Veterans Services Office
    608-266-4158
    http://www.danevets.com/

Emergency Weather Conditions/Alerts

  1. Extreme Weather Night Listing
    https://www.danecountyhomeless.org/inclementweatherinformation
  2. Accuweather
    https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/madison-wi/53715/weather-warnings/331530
  3. Porchlight Men’s Shelter
    http://porchlightinc.org/emergency-shelter/
  4. The Salvation Army Women’s Shelter
    https://www.danecountyhomeless.org/singlewomen
  5. The Salvation Army Family Shelter
    https://www.danecountyhomeless.org/families
  6. Briarpatch Youth Shelter
    https://youthsos.org/programs/at-risk-youth-and-families/youth-shelter
  7. Emergency Pet Shelter
    https://wiscares.wisc.edu/services-offered-for-our-clients

Family Resources

  1. GMRC – Greater Madison Resource Center
    https://gmrcmadison.com/
  2. Greater Madison Resource Center Resources, Referral & Assistance Facebook Group
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/328714067316008/?ref=share_group_link&exp=7ffb
  3. Domestic Abuse Intervention Services Contact Information
    https://www.danecountyhomeless.org/fleeingdomesticviolence
  4. Domestic Violence Shelter
    https://abuseintervention.org/help/services-resources/#safeHouse
  5. DCHA Family Resource List (Dane County Housing Authority)
    https://www.dcha.net/resources
  6. The Salvation Army Family Shelter
    https://www.danecountyhomeless.org/families
  7. Safe Communities
    https://safercommunity.net/about-safe-communities/
  8. Dane County Resources and Contacts
    https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/legislative/dane.htm
  9. Dane County Residents Resources
    https://www.countyofdane.com/Resident
  10. Urban Triage
    https://urbantriage.org/
  11. Family Service Madison
    http://www.fsmad.org/
  12. JustDane
    https://justdane.org/
  13. Women Helping Women – WINN
    http://www.teamwinn.org/
  14. Well Badger Resource Center
    https://www.wellbadger.org/s/?language=en_US
  15. Public Health – Community Resources
    https://www.publichealthmdc.com/health-services/women-infants-children-wic-program/community-resources
  16. HSC – Community Resource Binder
    https://resourcenavigation.wixsite.com/resourcebinder
  17. Center For Black Women’s Wellness
    https://www.cbww.org/
  18. Progress Center for Black Women
    https://www.centerforblackwomen.org/
  19. Harambee Village
    https://www.harambeevillage.org/
  20. Neighborhood House
    https://neighborhoodhousemadison.org/
  21. Family Support and Resource Center
    https://fsrcdane.org/
  22. RISE Wisconsin
    https://risewisconsin.org/
  23. Office of Child Care & Family Resources
    https://occfr.wisc.edu/prospective-parents/
  24. Family, Youth, and Community Programs & Resources
    https://www.danecountyhumanservices.org/Children-Youth-and-Family/Community-Programs
  25. Behavioral Health Resource Center
    https://danebhrc.org/
  26. Dane County Early Childhood Zone-Resources
    https://www.eczdane.org/
  27. United Way 211
    https://www.unitedwaydanecounty.org/get-help/2-1-1/
  28. Dane County Community Resource Guide-Alzheimer’s disease, or related dementias
    https://www.empowermentthroughopportunity.com/
    Dane%20County%20Community%20Resource%20Guide.pdf
  29. The Road Home
    https://trhome.org/
  30. Family Law Assistance-Resources and information on family law.
    https://www.dcba.net/resources/family_law_assistance
  31. FACE-Kids
    https://orionfamilyservices.org/our-programs/face-kids/
  32. UCP Of Greater Dane County
    Understanding Disabilities, Creating Opportunities, Promoting Community
    https://ucpdane.org/
  33. ADRC-Aging and Disability Resource Center of Dane County
    https://www.daneadrc.org/
  34. Lift Wisconsin
    https://www.liftwisconsin.org/resource-database
  35. Wisconsin Department of Children and Families-Supportive Services
    https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/w2/parents/supportive-services

Financial Resources

  1. Homeless Prevention Services
    https://www.danecountyhomeless.org/homelesspreventionservices
  2. HSC – Community Resource Binder
    https://resourcenavigation.wixsite.com/resourcebinder/churches-may-have-assistance-1
  3. 211 – United Way
    https://www.unitedwaydanecounty.org/get-help/2-1-1/
  4. Porchlight (DIGS)
    Hasan Mohr
    https://porchlightinc.org/prevention/
  5. St John’s Emergency Fund
    https://www.stjohnsmadison.org/emergencyfund
  6. Joining Forces For Families (JFF) Offices
    https://danecountyhumanservices.org/jff/locations.aspx
  7. Wisconsin Dept Of Child & Family Services Emergency Assistance
    https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/ea
  8. Emergency Assistance Grants
    https://www.danecountyhumanservices.org/Employment/
    emergency_assistance.aspx
  9. Forward Service Corp – FSET
    https://fsc-corp.org/programs-search-results/
  10. WayForward Resources
    (Formerly Middleton Outreach Ministry (MOM)
    https://www.wayforwardresources.org/our-new-name/
  11. Sunshine Place – Sun Prairie
    http://www.sunshineplace.org/index.php/services/hmf
  12. Stoughton Area ResourceTeam – START
    http://www.startstoughton.org/
  13. Waunakee Neighborhood Connection – WNC
    https://waunakeeneighborhoodconnection.org/index.php/neighbor-to-neighbor-family-crisis-program/
  14. Deforest Area Needs Network – DANN
    https://saintolafchurch.org/deforest-area-needs-network-dann
  15. Official Website of DeForest, Wisconsin-Community Resources
    https://www.vi.deforest.wi.us/index.asp?SEC=6D49A349-2375-4F02-8347-9A4899781B18
  16. Cambridge Area Resources Team – CART
    https://www.cartforhelp.org/
  17. Verona – Badger Prairie Needs Network
    https://www.bpnn.org/food-pantry.html
  18. Veterans – Rent & Utilities Emergency Fund
    http://www.danevets.com/
  19. City Of Madison Resources for Homebuyers and Property Owners
    https://www.cityofmadison.com/dpced/community-development/housing/resources-for-homebuyers-and-property-owners/home-buy-the-american-dream
  20. The Home Buyers Round Table of Dane County
    https://homebuyersroundtable.org/
  21. Single Family Housing Repair Loans & Grants in Wisconsin
    https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/single-family-housing-repair-loans-grants/wi
  22. Tomorrow’s Home Foundation
    Emergency assistance grants for critical repairs that allow individuals and families to stay in their manufactured or mobile home
    https://www.tomorrowshomefoundation.org/
  23. First Unitarian Society
    **Referrals Based Only**
    https://fusmadison.org/social-justice/eviction-prevention-fund
  24. No Strings Attached Pay It Forward
    The Women of “Pay It Forward” help Dane County women and their families
    http://payitforwarddanecounty.weebly.com/

Food – Free Meals/Food Pantries

  1. Free Meals Food Pantries Guide
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1p7Mr1bGCayqZB39bskrB-jTEFaF8Pf5w/view?usp=sharing
  2. Dane County Food Pantry Network (DCFPN)
    https://www.cacscw.org/services/food-security/food-bank/
  3. Madison Food Pantries
    https://www.foodpantries.org/ci/wi-madison
  4. Mobile Food Pantries-Calendar
    https://www.secondharvestmadison.org/partner-resources/mobile-pantry-schedule
  5. Transit Solutions To Food Pantries
    https://211wisconsin.communityos.org/211searchprofile/render/
    id/5756/form/program/record_id/4359

FoodShare/EBT/Quest

  1. Apply for FoodShares
    https://access.wisconsin.gov/
  2. FoodShares Eligibility Information
    https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/foodshare/eligibility.htm
  3. Quest Card
    http://www.getaquestcard.org/

Free Phones

  1. Q-Link Wireless
    https://qlinkwireless.com/
  2. SafeLink Wireless
    https://www.safelinkwireless.com/Enrollment/Safelink/en/Web/
    www/default/index.html#!/newHome
  3. Assurance Wireless
    https://www.assurancewireless.com/

Free Haircut’s

  1. MATC
    https://madisoncollege.edu/salon
  2. The Beacon
    https://thebeaconhelps.org/the-beacon-homeless-day-resource-center-too/resources/
  3. Catholic Multicultural Center
    https://cmcmadison.org/programs-services/
  4. Stand Down Madison
    http://standdownmadison.org/

Funeral/Burial/Cremation Assistance

  1. Wisconsin Funeral and Cemetery Aids Program (WFCAP)
    https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/em/wfcap.htm
  2. Foster Funeral Homes – State Assistance Packages
    https://fosterfuneralhomes.com/State_Assisted_Packages_1076053.html
  3. Veterans Assistance – State Veteran Affairs Department
    https://dva.wi.gov/Pages/memorialsBurials/MilitaryFuneralHonors.aspx
  4. Veteran Services – Cress Funeral Service
    https://www.cressfuneralservice.com/services/veterans/
  5. Cress Funeral Home and Cremation Services (accepts state assistance)
    https://www.cressfuneralservice.com/services/
  6. Gunderson Funeral Home and Cremation Services (accepts state assistance)
    http://m.gundersonfh.com/

Holiday Resources-Updated Per Season

Easter

TBD

Thanksgiving

  1. Goodman Center
    https://www.goodmancenter.org/events/thanksgiving-baskets
  2. WayForward Resources-Formerly Middleton Outreach Ministry (MOM)
    https://www.wayforwardresources.org/get-help/seasonal-programs/
  3. Waunakee Neighborhood Connection -WNC
    https://waunakeeneighborhoodconnection.org/index.php/holiday-meal/
  4. Joining Forces For Families (JFF)
    (may have options)
    https://danecountyhumanservices.org/Children-Youth-and-Family/Community-Programs/Joining-Forces-for-Families

Christmas

  1. Empty Stocking Club 2023
    https://esc.petgorilla.com/register.html
    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
    www.emptystockingclub.com
    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
    https://www.toysfortots.org/request-a-toy/
  3. Check Application Status
    https://www.toysfortots.org/check-status-of-toy-application/
  4. Neighborhood Community Center
    https://neighborhoodhousemadison.org/seasonal-services/
  5. Santas Without Chimneys
    Highly Mobile/Homeless Children
    (referral by Transitional Education Program (TEP) or Social Worker)
    TBD 2023
    *https://www.facebook.com/SantasWithoutChimneys/
  6. WayForward Resources
    Formerly Middleton Outreach Ministry (MOM)
    https://www.wayforwardresources.org/get-help/seasonal-programs/
  7. Sun Prairie Spirit of Giving Program
    https://sunshineplace.org/services/child-outreach/spirit-of-giving/
  8. Waunakee Neighborhood Connection-WNC
    https://waunakeeneighborhoodconnection.org/index.php/adopt-a-family/
  9. Deforest Area Needs Network
    https://www.deforest.k12.wi.us/news_detail.cfm?newsid=1477&detailid=260330
  10. Oregon, McFarland and Stoughton school districts
    https://www.hostafamily.org/apply/
  11. Verona Area Helping Hands-2023
    https://www.veronapress.com/news/lend-a-helping-hand-this-holiday-season/article_73d49762-83db-11ee-8a1c-d7927e84955d.html
  12. Joining Forces For Families (JFF) (may have options)
    https://danecountyhumanservices.org/Children-Youth-and-Family/Community-Programs/Joining-Forces-for-Families

Homeless Services

  1. Homeless Services Consortium of Dane County
    https://www.danecountyhomeless.org/
  2. Resource Guide-English
    https://www.danecountyhomeless.org/_files/ugd/
    73dee7_d52c3b341ec042bab6f97112046293cc.pdf
  3. Resource Guide-Spanish
    https://www.danecountyhomeless.org/_files/ugd/
    73dee7_b5219e0c8eec445aa2a8097dbf4d16ec.pdf
  4. Navigating Homeless Services
    https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/
    489922_c47cb13086774990af4f068af069557b.pdf

Housing & Cooperatives

  1. Madison Community Coop
    https://www.madisoncommunity.coop/our-houses
  2. Community Action Coalition
    Dane County Housing Support
    https://www.cacscw.org/services/housing-security/
  3. The Road Home
    http://trhome.org/rapid-rehousing/
  4. The Salvation Army-Diversion, Holly House, Rapid Rehousing, House-Ability, RISE Program, Pathway of Hope, Dane County Assists With New Starts (DAWNS)
    https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/danecounty/provide-housing-1/
  5. Porchlight
    http://porchlightinc.org/provide-housing/
  6. City of Madison CDA Housing – Portal
    https://www.cityofmadison.com/dpced/housing/applicants/1652/
  7. DCHA – Dane County Housing Authority
    http://www.dcha.net/
  8. TRC – Tenant Resource Center
    http://www.tenantresourcecenter.org/find_housing
  9. Weekly Housing Vacancy Lists
    https://www.danecountyhomeless.org/housingresourcevacancylists
  10. JustDane
    https://justdane.org/
  11. Subsidized and Public Housing – Dane County
    https://www.daneadrc.org/documents/pdf/Resources/Subsidized-Housing-List-with-Cover-Sheet.pdf

Housing Referrals

  1. Community Action Coalition
    Housing Placement Services
    https://www.cacscw.org/services/
  2. Housing Navigation Services
    https://www.danecountyhomeless.org/housingnavigationservices
  3. Homeless Services & Homeless Prevention Navigation Map
    https://www.danecountyhomeless.org/get-help
  4. Coordinated Entry
    https://www.danecountyhomeless.org/coordinated-entry
  5. DCHA – Dane County Housing Authority
    http://www.dcha.net/
  6. Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) in Dane County, WI
    FOR QUALIFICATIONS AND STEPS
    GO TO THE BEACON
    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
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pwEanxuSkbmbf8qDrkjl9Fw7bxFC1IY9/
    view?usp=drive_link

ID CARDS

  1. Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
    https://wisconsindot.gov/pages/dmv/license-drvs/how-to-apply/id-card.aspx
  2. Free State Voting ID Card
    https://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/dmv/license-drvs/how-to-apply/petition-process.aspx

Infants And Toddlers

Resources for Pregnant Women 

  1. Project Babies
    http://projectbabies.org/contact.html
  2. Free Pregnancy Clinics
    https://freepregnancyclinics.com/wisconsin-pregnancy-clinics/
  3. DCHA Family Resource List
    http://www.dcha.net/family-resource-list.php

Infant & Toddler Resources For Pregnant Woman 

  1. University Health Services
    https://www.uhs.wisc.edu/gynecology/
  2. Pregnancy Health Services
    https://www.publichealthmdc.com/health-services/pregnancy
  3. SSM Health Care Pregnancy Resources
    https://www.deancare.com/Wellness/Pregnancy
  4. TEP Pregnant/Parenting Resources (Transitional Education Program)
    https://www.madison.k12.wi.us/innovative-alternative-education/sapar-school-age-parent-program
  5. In School Pregnant/Parenting Interventions, Resources, and Education (InSPIRE)
    https://dpi.wi.gov/sspw/school-age-parent/inspire-grant

School-Age Parents

  1. Student Services / Prevention and Wellness
    https://dpi.wi.gov/sspw/school-age-parent
  2. Babies & Beyond (Formerly Pregnancy Helpline)
    https://babiesandbeyondwi.org/care/resources/
  3. Harambee Village Doulas
    https://www.harambeevillage.org/
  4. Project Babies
    http://projectbabies.org/contact.html
  5. Access Women’s Center
    https://www.accesswomenscenter.net/
  6. First Care Clinic
    https://firstcareclinic.org/medical-services/pregnancy-testing/
  7. Planned Parenthood
    https://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-center/wisconsin/madison/53713/madison-south-health-center-3937-91860/pregnancy-testing-options
  8. Womens Care Center
    https://www.womenscarecenter.org/
  9. Waunakee Neighborhood Connection – WNC
    Infant & Toddler Resources (diapers) https://waunakeeneighborhoodconnection.org/index.php/store/
  10. Wisconsin Alliance For Women’s Health
    https://www.supportwomenshealth.org/
  11. The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness
    https://www.cbww.org/

Job & Training Programs

  1. City of Madison Employment Training
    https://www.cityofmadison.com/live-work/employment-training
  2. Dane County Job Center
    https://www.scwijobs.com/
  3. Just Bakery
    https://justdane.org/
  4. Urban League
    https://ulgm.org/employment-programs/for-job-seekers/
  5. Urban League Of Greater Madison Jobs
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/ULGMjobs/?ref=share
  6. YWCA
    https://www.ywcaworks.org/taxonomy/term/93
  7. Catholic Multicultural Center-CMC
    https://cmcmadison.org/education-employment-programs/employment-search-assistance/
  8. Operation Fresh Start
    https://www.operationfreshstart.org/programs
  9. Veteran Resources
    http://wisconsinjobcenter.org/veterans/resources.htm
  10. EmployAbility: Employment and Housing Solutions, LLC
    www.employability-llc.com
  11. Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce Job Board
    https://wislgbtchamber.com/jobs/
  12. McKenzie Regional Workforce Center
    https://www.bgcdc.org/
  13. Urban Triage
    https://urbantriage.org/
  14. Progress Center For Black Women
    https://www.centerforblackwomen.org/
  15. The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness
    https://www.ffbww.org/

 

Laundry

  1. The Beacon
    https://thebeaconhelps.org/the-beacon-homeless-day-resource-center-too/resources/
  2. Laundry Love
    https://laundrylove.org/
  3. Friends Of The State Street Family
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/ftssf/?ref=share_group_link&exp=7ffb
    (Check FB page for locations)
  4. Neighborhood House
    https://neighborhoodhousemadison.org/

Legal Assistance/Information Resources

  1. WI Circuit Court Access
    https://wcca.wicourts.gov/
  2. Community Justice Inc.
    https://www.communityjusticeinc.org/
  3. WI Bar Referrals
    https://www.wisbar.org/forpublic/ineedalawyer/pages/modest-means.aspx
  4. Legal Action
    https://www.legalaction.org/contact-us/madison-area-office
  5. Coalition of Wisconsin Aging & Health Groups
    https://www.cwagwisconsin.org/elder-law-center
  6. ADRC of Dane County (Aging Disability Resource Center)
    http://www.daneadrc.org/what_we_do.aspx
  7. Low-Cost Legal Resources in Dane County – Family Law
    https://researchguides.library.wisc.edu/c.php?g=125230&p=820182
  8. WI Law Library
    https://wilawlibrary.gov/
  9. My Choice Wisconsin
    https://mychoicewi.org/?s=Resources+
  10. Madison College Legal Clinic
    https://madisoncollege.edu/legal-clinic
  11. Foreclosure Prevention
    https://www.wisbar.org/forpublic/ineedalawyer/pages/foreclosure–prevention.aspx
  12. Wills For Heroes
    https://www.wisbar.org/forpublic/ineedalawyer/pages/wills-for-heroes.aspx
  13. Military Legal Assistance
    https://www.wisbar.org/forpublic/ineedalawyer/pages/wisconsin-legal-assistance-for-military-personnel—.aspx

Various Legal Resources & Information

  1. Wisconsin Circuit Court
    https://wcca.wicourts.gov/
  2. Community Justice, Inc
    https://www.communityjusticeinc.org/
  3. Modest Means Program of the State Bar of Wisconsin
    https://www.wisbar.org/forpublic/ineedalawyer/pages/modest-means.aspx
  4. Legal Action-Madison Area Office
    https://www.legalaction.org/contact-us/madison-area-office
  5. Coalition of Wisconsin Aging & Health Groups
    https://www.cwagwisconsin.org/elder-law-center
  6. The Aging and Disability Resource Center-ADRC
    http://www.daneadrc.org/what_we_do.aspx
  7. Wisconsin Law Library
    https://wilawlibrary.gov/
  8. DCHA Family Resource List
    https://www.dcha.net/resources

Laws & Ordinances Assistance

  1. Code of Ordinances, City of Madison, WI
    https://library.municode.com/wi/madison/codes/code_of_ordinances
  2. Family Court Clinic
    https://law.wisc.edu/eji/familycourt/
  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
    https://researchguides.library.wisc.edu/?group_id=18226
    https://law.wisc.edu/eji/familycourt/dvresources.html
  4. Small Claims Assistance Project
    https://www.dcba.net/resources/small_claims_assistance
  5. Unidos Against Domestic Violence
    https://unidoswi.org/es/
  6. Centro Hispano
    https://www.micentro.org/
  7. Community Immigration Law Center (CILC)
    https://law.wisc.edu/eji/familycourt/folleto.pdf
  8. Legal Assistance – (various resources)
    – Family Law Assistance Center
    Family Court Clinic (FCC)
    – Small Claims Assistance Program
    – Restraining Order Clinic
    https://courts.countyofdane.com/Assistance
  9. Wispact
    https://www.wispact.org/?fbclid=IwAR0OmnTziVYOxjgRmNHvwj8nBKfG6sdah-RkPDaBUC-845ISw092G-1A_ZU

LGBTQ+ Resources

  1. GSAFE
    https://gsafewi.org/links/
  2. PFLAG
    https://www.pflag-madison.org/newlinks1.html
  3. OutReach LGBTQ+ Community Center?
    https://www.outreachmadisonlgbt.org/
  4. WILLMA’S FUND
    https://www.outreachmadisonlgbt.org/willma-s-fund
  5. Freedom Inc.
    https://freedom-inc.org/
  6. OUTPAGES LGBTQ+
    https://lgbt.wisc.edu
  7. The Trevor Project
    https://www.thetrevorproject.org/resources/
  8. 2021 LGBTQ+ WELLNESS
    (resource Guide)
    From Madison Public Library
    https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/sites/www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/files/
    media/LGBTQ%2B%20Wellness%20Guide%20Spread.pdf
  9. LGBTQ 50+ Programs
    https://www.cityofmadison.com/senior-center/programs-events/lgbtq-50-programs
  10. Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce
    https://wislgbtchamber.com/
  11. LGBTQ-friendly businesses in Destination Madison listings, the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce business directory and the Dane Buy Local member directory.
    https://business.wislgbtchamber.com/list/
  12. LIFE AND HOPE FOR WISCONSIN
    (prevent suicide)
    By working together with partners across the state, we seek to provide hope and resources to prevent suicide in Wisconsin
    https://www.preventsuicidewi.org/lgbtq
  13. Crisis Services: 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
    https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/crisis/988.htm
  14. The Center for Community Healing
    (Mental Health Care & Support  For Us By Us)
    https://www.arttherapymadison.com/
  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.
    https://translifeline.org/microgrants/
  16. Dane County LGBTQ+ Health and Wellness Profile
    https://www.publichealthmdc.com/documents/LGBTQHealthProfile2016.pdf
  17. UW Madison Gender and Sexuality Center
    https://lgbt.wisc.edu/
  18. Public Health-Madison & Dane County
    https://www.publichealthmdc.com/health-services

Medical Help-General

  1. WI Association of Free and Charitable Clinics
    https://www.wafcclinics.org/find-a-clinic.html
  2. Free or Low Cost Health Clinics
    https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/forwardhealth/clinics.htm
  3. WI Association of Free and Charitable Clinics
    http://www.wafcclinics.org/clinics.html
  4. Forward Health Clinics
    https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/forwardhealth/clinics.htm
  5. MACH OneHealth
    http://machonehealth.org/
  6. Well Badger Resource Center
    https://www.wellbadger.org/s/?language=en_US
  7. HIV Post-Exposure Prevention
    https://www.uhs.wisc.edu/hiv-post-exposure-prevention/

Medical Insurance Resources

  1. Access Wisconsin
    https://access.wisconsin.gov/
  2. Guide to Applying Wisconsin’s Health, Nutrition & Other Benefits and Programs.
    https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p1/p16091.pdf
  3. Wisconsin Health Care and Coverage
    https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/badgercareplus/index.htm
  4. Wisconsin Health Plans
    https://wisconsin-healthplans.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwzdOlBhCNARIsAPMwjbyX-4lerp_zrvK77RMD112WQnYo0oA0xSH2y45pHEIXNsl5Vlw2b70aAkc7EALw_wcB
  5. Public Health-Madison & Dane County Health Insurance Options
    https://www.publichealthmdc.com/health-services/getting-health-care/health-insurance-options

Mens Resources

  1. Porchlight Men’s Shelter
    http://porchlightinc.org/emergency-shelter/
  2. Sexual Health
    https://www.publichealthmdc.com/health-services/sexual-health
  3. Men’s Health
    https://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-center/wisconsin/madison/53713/madison-south-health-center-3937-91860/mens-health

Mental Health Resources

  1. SAMHSA – Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration
    https://www.samhsa.gov/find-treatment
  2. NAMI
    https://www.namidanecounty.org/resource-guide
  3. Mental Health Officers
    https://www.cityofmadison.com/police/community/mentalhealth/
  4. Mental Health Resources
    https://www.cityofmadison.com/police/community/mentalhealth/resources.cfm
  5. JustDane
    https://justdane.org/
  6. Peace Network, Inc.
    https://www.peacenetworkinc.com/

NA Meetings

https://www.samhsa.gov/find-treatment

Narcan & Needle Exchange

  1. Safe Communities of Madison-Dane County
    https://safercommunity.net/

Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Resources

  1. Medicaid: Non-Emergency Medical Transportation
    https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/nemt/index.htm
  2. Transportation for Older Adults and People with Disabilities
    https://www.danecountyhumanservices.org/Disability-and-Aging/Transportation/Adults-Over-60-and-Adults-with-a-Disability
  3. Community Access Transportation
    https://www.danecountyhumanservices.org/Disability-and-Aging/Transportation/Community-Access-Transportation

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

  1. Operation Fresh Start
    http://www.operationfreshstart.org

Personal Essentials Pantry

  1. Personal Essentials Pantry Affiliated
    https://www.essentialspantry.org/home/index.php/the-alliance/affiliated-pantries
  2. Pepartnership, Inc
    https://www.essentialspantry.org/home/index.php/the-alliance/find-a-pantry

Pet Care

Veterinary Care

  1. WisCARES
    https://wiscares.wisc.edu/wiscares-care-clinic
  2. Dane County Humane Society’s Pets for Life –  (PFL)
    https://www.giveshelter.org/our-services/pets-for-life
  3. Wisconsin Community Veterinary Center, formerly “Spay Me! Clinic
    https://www.wicvc.org/
  4. RedRover Relief Urgent Care Grant
    https://redrover.org/relief/urgent-care-grants/
  5. Spay & Neuter Assistance Programs
    https://precisionveterinary.com/financial-aid/

Pet Food Pantries

  1. WisCARES
    https://wiscares.wisc.edu/social-services/pet-food-pantry
  2. Dane County Humane Society
    https://www.giveshelter.org/resources/pet-food-pantry
  3. Pet-Friendly Hotels
    https://www.petswelcome.com/pet-friendly-hotels/wisconsin/madison
  4. Emergency Pet Shelter
    https://wiscares.wisc.edu/services-offered-for-our-clients
  5. Dane County Humane Society Pet Resources
    https://www.giveshelter.org/resources
  6. Wisconsin Community Veterinary Center, formerly “Spay Me! Clinic”
    https://www.wicvc.org/services-4
  7. UW Veterinary Care
    https://uwveterinarycare.wisc.edu/

Pharmacies

  1. WI Association of Free and Charitable Clinics
    http://www.wafcclinics.org/find-a-clinic.html
  2. St Vincent DePaul Charitable Pharmacy
    https://svdpmadison.org/program/pharmacy/
  3. Prescription Drug Assistance
    https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/guide/freeprescr.htm
  4. SeniorCare Prescription Drug Assistance Program
    https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/seniorcare/index.htm
  5. Good RX-Discount Prescription Plan
    https://www.goodrx.com/go/gold-health-insurance?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIytfM_a-d8wIVDW1vBB0ujQ0rEAAYASAAEgJEDPD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
  6. Wisconsin Rx Assistance Programs
    https://www.staterxplans.us/wisconsin.html
  7. Medical Assistance Tool
    https://mat.org/
  8. Savings Cards
    https://mat.org/Patient-Resources/Savings-Cards
  9. Other Healthcare Assistance Resource
    https://mat.org/Patient-Resources/Additional-Resources

Phones

  1. Q-Link Wireless
    https://qlinkwireless.com/
  2. SafeLink Wireless
    https://www.safelinkwireless.com/Enrollment/Safelink/en/Web/www/default/index.html#!/newHome
  3. Assurance Wireless
    https://www.assurancewireless.com/

Play Groups

  1. Play & Learn
    https://www.madison.k12.wi.us/early-learning/play-learn
  2. Family Music Time
    https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/special-series/family-music-time
  3. Madison Mom
    https://madisonmom.com/category/madison/local-businesses/
  4. The Madison-area Out-of-School Time (MOST)
    https://mostmadison.org/programs

Police Non-Emergency

  1. City of Madison Police Contact
    https://www.cityofmadison.com/police/contact/contact.cfm
  2. UW Madison Police Contact
    http://uwpd.wisc.edu/about-uwpd/contact-uwpd/
  3. Town of Madison Police Contact
    https://www.countyoffice.org/town-of-madison-police-department-madison-wi-bcd/
  4. Dane County Sheriff Contact
    https://danesheriff.com/contact-us
  5. Dane County Sheriff Contact
    https://danesheriff.com/contact-us

Pregnancy – Tests/Info/Prenatal Care

Resources for Pregnant Woman

  1. University of Wisconsin Health Services
    https://www.uhs.wisc.edu/gynecology/
  2. Pregnancy Health Services
    https://www.publichealthmdc.com/health-services/pregnancy
  3. SSM Health Care Pregnancy Resources
    https://www.deancare.com/Wellness/Pregnancy
  4. TEP Pregnant/Parenting Resources (Transitional Education Program)
    https://www.madison.k12.wi.us/innovative-alternative-education/sapar-school-age-parent-program
  5. In School Pregnant/Parenting Interventions, Resources, and Education (InSPIRE)
    https://dpi.wi.gov/sspw/school-age-parent/inspire-grant

School-Age Parents

  1. Student Services / Prevention and Wellness
    https://dpi.wi.gov/sspw/school-age-parent
  2. Babies & Beyond (Formerly Pregnancy Helpline)
    https://babiesandbeyondwi.org/care/resources/
  3. Harambee Village Doulas
    https://www.harambeevillage.org/
  4. Project Babies
    http://projectbabies.org/contact.html
  5. Access Women’s Center
    https://www.accesswomenscenter.net/
  6. First Care Clinic
    https://firstcareclinic.org/medical-services/pregnancy-testing/
  7. Planned Parenthood
    https://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-center/wisconsin/madison/53713/madison-south-health-center-3937-91860/pregnancy-testing-options
  8. Women’s Care Center
    https://www.womenscarecenter.org/
  9. Waunakee Neighborhood Connection – WNC
    Infant & Toddler Resources (diapers)
    https://waunakeeneighborhoodconnection.org/index.php/store/
  10. Wisconsin Alliance For Women’s Health
    https://www.supportwomenshealth.org/
  11. The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness
    https://www.cbww.org/

Problems Renting

  1. Tenant Resource Center
    http://www.tenantresourcecenter.org/
  2. Forward Service Corps
    http://www.fsc-corp.org/
  3. Legal Action of WI Eviction Defense Project
    https://www.legalaction.org/services/eviction-defense-project-milwaukee
  4. Porchlight DIGS Program
    https://porchlightinc.org/prevention/
  5. Joining Forces For Families
    https://danecountyhumanservices.org/jff/locations.aspx
  6. Community Action Coalition
    https://www.cacscw.org/services/
  7. Navigating Coordinated Entry
    https://www.danecountyhomeless.org/homelesspreventionservices
  8. DCHA Family Resource List
    https://www.dcha.net/resources
  9. Printable Homeless Resource Guide
    https://www.danecountyhomeless.org/_files/ugd/73dee7_57273234b6d644a49e83c43b852297ab.pdf
  10. Fair Housing Center
    https://www.fairhousingwisconsin.com/
  11. Department of Civil Rights
    https://www.cityofmadison.com/civil-rights

Rape Crisis & Prevention Resources

  1. The Rape Crisis Center
    https://thercc.org/
  2. YWCA Community Ride
    https://www.ywcamadison.org/what-were-doing/employment-transit/yw-transit/
  3. Confidential Resource List
    https://uwpd.wisc.edu/confidential-resources/

Refugees/Immigration Resources

  1. Catholic Multi-Cultural Center Immigration Help
    https://cmcmadison.org/programs-services/immigration-legal-services/
  2. Immigrant and Refugee Resources
    https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/resources/eresources/community-immigration-law-center
  3. ACLU
    https://www.aclu.org/issues/immigrants-rights
  4. Centro Hispano
    https://www.micentro.org/immigration-services.html
  5. Unidos
    https://www.unidoswi.org/
  6. Community Immigration Law Center
    https://www.cilcmadison.org/
  7. Immigration Advocates
    https://www.immigrationadvocates.org/nonprofit/legaldirectory/search?state=WI
  8. Wisconsin Network for Peace, Justice, and Sustainability
    https://www.wnpj.org/
  9. DCHA – Dane County Housing Authority Family Resource List
    https://www.dcha.net/resources
  10. Covering WI
    https://www.immigrantbenefitswi.org/
  11. Literacy Network
    https://www.litnetwork.org/study/
  12. Jewish Social Services
    https://jssmadison.org/services/refugee/
  13. Latino Chamber Of Commerce
    https://lccwi.org/
  14. Information for Noncitizens Applying for a Public Benefit
    https://www.uscis.gov/save/for-benefit-applicants/information-for-noncitizens-applying-for-a-public-benefit

Recycling Resources

  1. City of Madison Recycling
    https://www.cityofmadison.com/streets/recycling/
  2. Dane County Department of Waste & Renewables
    https://landfill.countyofdane.com/recycle-locations
  3. Resource Solutions
    http://recyclethatstuff.com/
  4. File 13 E-Waste Solutions, LLC
    https://www.file13usa.com/

Rentals, Including Subsized & Public Housing-Dane County

  1. Homeless Services Consortium of Dane County Weekly Vacancy Lists
    https://www.danecountyhomeless.org/housingresourcevacancylists
  2. Tenant Resource Resources
    http://www.tenantresourcecenter.org/find_housing
  3. City of Madison Housing
    https://www.cityofmadison.com/dpced/housing/
  4. DCHA – Dane County Housing Authority
    http://www.dcha.net/
  5. Meridian Group
    https://www.meridiangroupinc.net/index.asp

Resource Guides

  1. GMRC Community Resource Guide (updated July 2023)
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vR36G0LC3LQb9dPB9cLy1Ls7zXFNQCG-k1bIrcwci_anX_90N_6vSovYs5pgV4HmrupjvblUlRzCno0/pub
  2. ADRC – Aging Disability Resource Center
    http://www.daneadrc.org/
  3. AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin/AIDS Network
    https://www.med.wisc.edu/education/master-of-public-health-mph/apex-ile/
  4. ADAW – The Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin Resource Guide
    https://www.alzwisc.org/_files/ugd/ea3f12_701695f2eb6445d4975a799febbeaea3.pdf
  5. Public Health – Community Resources
    https://www.publichealthmdc.com/health-services/women-infants-children-wic-program/community-resources
  6. City of Madison-Resources
    https://www.cityofmadison.com/health-safety/coronavirus/community-resources
  7. Madison Public Library Resources
    https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/resources/guides/help-hard-times
  8. Homeless Services Consortium
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1p7Mr1bGCayqZB39bskrB-jTEFaF8Pf5w/view?usp=drivesdk
  9. Mad City Homeless Resource Guide
    https://www.madcityhomelessresourceguide.com/resource-list
  10. 211 – United Way
    https://211wisconsin.communityos.org/guided-search
  11. United Way Partners – Directory (2023)
    https://www.unitedwaydanecounty.org/wp-content/uploads/Agency-and-Program-Directory.pdf
  12. Homeless Services Consortium Membership Directory
    https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:247ee2e7-24fc-331b-bb49-e3bfe29490ba
  13. RSVP-Dane
    https://www.rsvpdane.org/programs
  14. Meriter UnityPoint Resource Guide
    https be://www.unitypoint.org/patients-and-visitors/patient-resources/community-resources
  15. Domestic Violence Resources
    https://law.wisc.edu/eji/familycourt/dvresources.html
  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)
    https://www.cityofmadison.com/dpced/housing/resources/321/
  17. Well Badger Resource Center
    https://www.wellbadger.org/s/?language=en_US
  18. HSC – Resource Binder
    https://resourcenavigation.wixsite.com/resourcebinder
  19. Dane County Homeless Services Consortium Members
    https://www.danecountyhomeless.org/members
  20. DCHA Family Resource List
    https://www.dcha.net/resources
  21. Dane County Human Services Helpful Resources
    https://www.danecountyhumanservices.org/Jobs-and-Housing/Homeless-Resources
  22. Restorative Justice Project
    https://law.wisc.edu/fjr/rjp/
  23. YWCA Resources
    https://www.ywcamadison.org/what-were-doing/
  24. Nehemiah House
    https://nehemiah.org/our-work/
  25. NAMI Re-entry
    https://www.namidanecounty.org/reentry
  26. Urban League of Greater Madison
    a. https://ulgm.org/clinic/
    b. https://ulgm.org/aboutus/news/
  27. MMSD-Restorative Justice
    https://www.madison.k12.wi.us/student-staff-support/restorative-justice

Safe Rides To & From Work/Transportation Resources

  1. YWCA Community Ride
    https://www.ywcamadison.org/what-were-doing/employment-transit/yw-transit/
  2. Forward Services Corp
    https://fsc-corp.org/our-services/transportation/
  3. Work N Wheels Car Loan Programs
    https://swcap.org/programs-services/transportation/work-n-wheels-program/
  4. 211 – United Way
    https://211wisconsin.communityos.org/
  5. State Of Wisconsin RideShare
    https://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/travel/road/rideshare/default.aspx

School

  1. School Contacts-Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD)
    https://www.madison.k12.wi.us/contact-us/school-directories
  2. Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) Transitional Education Program
    https://www.madison.k12.wi.us/state-federal-programs/homeless-services-transition-education-program-tep
  3. WI DPI – McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance
    https://dpi.wi.gov/homeless
  4. Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) TEP Liaisons
    https://dpi.wi.gov/homeless/liaisons
  5. Dane County School Districts
    https://www.k12academics.com/national-directories/school-district/Wisconsin/Dane

School Break Activities

  1. Destination Madison
    https://www.visitmadison.com/sitemap/
  2. Free Things To Do
    https://www.visitmadison.com/things-to-do/free-things-to-do/?view=list&sort=qualityScore
  3. MSCR
    https://www.mscr.org/our-programs/free-activities
  4. Hulafrog
    https://hulafrog.com/madison-wi

Senior Citizens Resources

  1. Miscellaneous Senior Resources
    https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/research/internetresources/senior-resources
  2. Senior Resources Online
    https://seniorresourcesonline.com/
  3. Senior Scholarships
    https://www.cityofmadison.com/senior-center/about/senior-scholarship

Shelters

  1. Porchlight Men’s Shelter
    http://porchlightinc.org/emergency-shelter/
  2. The Salvation Army Women’s Shelter
    https://www.danecountyhomeless.org/singlewomen
  3. The Salvation Army Family Shelter
    https://www.danecountyhomeless.org/families
  4. Briarpatch Youth Shelter
    https://youthsos.org/programs/at-risk-youth-and-families/youth-shelter
  5. Emergency Pet Shelter
    https://wiscares.wisc.edu/services-offered-for-our-clients
  6. DAIS – Domestic Violence Shelter
    https://abuseintervention.org/i-need-help/
  7. JustDane
    https://justdane.org/healing-house/

Showers

  1. Catholic Multi-Cultural Center
    https://cmcmadison.org/programs-services/basic-needs/shower-laundry/
  2. The Beacon
    https://thebeaconhelps.org/the-beacon-resources/

Social Security Income Resources

  1. ADRC – Aging Disability Resource Center
    http://www.daneadrc.org/resources.aspx
  2. Social Security
    https://www.ssa.gov/benefits/ssi/
  3. Madison Social Security Office
    (Information ONLY not official site)
    https://www.ssofficelocation.com/madison-social-security-office-so1973
  4. DHS – Contacts and Resources for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
    https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/ssi/links.htm
  5. Madison Veterans Administration
    https://www.madison.va.gov/

Storage

  1. St Vincent de Paul – Vinny’s Lockers
    https://svdpmadison.org/program/vinnys-lockers/

Street Outreach Providers

  1. PDF Document
    https://www.danecountyhomeless.org/_files/ugd/73dee7_57273234b6d644a49e83c43b852297ab.pdf
  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)
    https://www.danecountyhomeless.org/youth
  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 mmoody@catalystforchangeinc.org
    or 
    John Adams, (608) 707-2272 jadams@catalystforchangeinc.org
  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

    Contact: 
    (608) 676-7826 or info@machonehealth.org
  5. Meriter Health Outreach Program
    For those who need help to overcome barriers to health care –transportation, lack of insurance, etc.
    Contact: 
    Matt Julian, social worker, (608) 516-1322 matt.julian@unitypoint.org
    or Michelle Hemp, RN, (608) 513-5527 michelle.hemp@unitypoint.org
  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
    Contact:
    (608) 520-0741
    outreach@urbantriage.org
  8. VA Madison Homeless Program
    For former military members experiencing homelessness
    Contact: 
    (608) 280-2095
  9. Veterans Outreach & Recovery program
    For Veterans experiencing homelessness who are suffering with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
    Contact: 
    Adayta Axelson Cell: (608) 215-6897
  10. Homeless Services Consortium
    Member Directory (A-Z)
    https://www.danecountyhomeless.org/members
  11. Briarpatch Youth Shelter
    Teens/Youth
    https://youthsos.org/programs/at-risk-youth-and-families/youth-shelter
  12. Teens Rise Above
    http://teensriseabove.org/
  13. Teen Addiction Anonymous
    https://www.mpowrd.org/

Tax Information Resources

  1. Federal Income Tax (IRS Website)
    https://www.irs.gov/
  2. Payment Plans
    https://www.irs.gov/payments/alternative-payment-plans-hardship-information
  3. Wisconsin State Income Tax (Department of Revenue)
    https://www.revenue.wi.gov/Pages/home.aspx
  4. Department of Revenue Payment Plans
    https://www.revenue.wi.gov/Pages/HTML/payplan.aspx

Free Tax Assistance

  1. VITA
    https://www.revenue.wi.gov/Pages/FAQS/pcs-vita.aspx
  2. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE)
    https://www.revenue.wi.gov/Pages/FAQS/pcs-vita.aspx#vita4
  3. Free Tax Assistance Sites-2020 Version
    https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/danecountyfinancialeducationcenter/files/2020/01/2020-Free-Tax-Sites-in-Dane-County.pdf

Translation Free Services

  1. Online Free Translator
    https://translation2.paralink.com/
  2. Google Translate
    https://translate.google.com/
  3. Day Translations
    https://www.daytranslations.com/free-translation-online/
  4. SYSTRAN Translate online language translator
    https://www.systransoft.com/lp/free-online-translation/

Transportation/Repair/Purchase Assistance

  1. WETAP – Forward Service Corp.
    https://fsc-corp.org/our-services/transportation/
  2. Work N Wheels/Job Access Loan – Loan Programs
    https://swcap.org/programs-services/transportation/work-n-wheels-program/
  3. Driver’s License Recovery program
    https://www.ywcamadison.org/what-were-doing/employment-transit/drivers-license-recovery/

Veteran Services Resources

  1. Stand Down Madison
    http://standdownmadison.org/
  2. Dry Hootch
    https://www.dryhootch.org/
  3. Madison Veterans Administration
    https://www.madison.va.gov/
  4. DVA Homeless Veterans
    https://dva.wi.gov/Pages/benefitsClaims/Homelessness.aspx
  5. Dane County Vets
    http://www.danevets.com/
  6. VetConnect
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/vetconnect/
  7. Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs
    https://dva.wi.gov/Pages/Home.aspx
  8. RSVP Dane
    http://www.rsvpdane.org/programs/veterans-helping-veterans
  9. Veterans Treatment Court of Dane County
    https://courts.countyofdane.com/Alternatives/Veterans-Treatment-Court#:~:
  10. Statewide Court Resource For Veterans
    https://www.wicourts.gov/services/veteran/index.htm
  11. 10 Veterans Benefits You May Not Know About
    https://seniorresourcesonline.com/2018/07/26/10-veterans-benefits-you-may-not-know-about/
  12. Veteran Resources
    http://wisconsinjobcenter.org/veterans/resources.htm
  13. Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)
    https://www.cacscw.org/services/housing-security/dane/
  14. VFW – Department of Wisconsin Veteran & Military Support Fund Application OF WISCONSIN
    https://vfwwi.org/uploads/Documents/FMU-UMN.pdf
  15. VFW – Unmet Needs Application
    https://www.vfw.org/assistance/financial-grants
  16. American Legion Veteran Assistance
    a. https://www.legion.org/financialassistance
    b. https://wilegion.org/helping-veterans-families/
  17. The Mesothelioma Veterans Center
    https://www.mesotheliomaveterans.org/

Victims Of Crimes

  1. Dane County Crime Victim Resources
    https://www.doj.state.wi.us/ocvs/local-resources/dane-county
  2. Wisconsin Children Crime Victim Services
    https://www.kidsmatterinc.org/child-safety/when-kids-are-victims-of-crime/crime-victim-services/
  3. Crime Response Program
    https://da.countyofdane.com/DA-Units/Crime-Response-Program

Vision

  1. Infants
    http://infantsee.org/
  2. K-12
    https://www.woa-eyes.org/vision-usa-public
  3. Adults and Children
    https://vspglobal.com/cms/vspglobal-outreach/gift-certificates.html
  4. No Cost Eye Exam
    https://www.aao.org/eyecare-america
  5. Low Vision
    https://www.aao.org/eyecare-america
  6. Social Service Agency Must Apply
    https://new-eyes.org/application
  7. GMRC Can Help Verify Need
    https://onesight.org/faqs

Vital Records – WI/US

  1. Dane County Register of Deeds Office
    https://rod.countyofdane.com/vital/records.aspx
  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.
    https://www.usa.gov/request-documents

Woman’s Resources

  1. Single Women Shelter
    https://www.danecountyhomeless.org/singlewomen
  2. The Foundation For Black Women’s Wellness
    http://ffbww.org/
    Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/TheFFBWW?mibextid=LQQJ4d
  3. The Progress Center For Black Women
    https://www.centerforblackwomen.org/
    Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/centerforblackwomen
  4. Single Mom Coalition
    https://singlemomcoalition.com
  5. Today Not Tomorrow Family Resource Center
    https://clubtnt.org/todayNotTomorrow.html
    Facebook Page
    https://m.facebook.com/TNTFamilyResourceCenter/
  6. Urban Triage
    https://urbantriage.org/
    Facebook Page
    https://m.facebook.com/Urban-Triage-113788009985707/
  7. Well Badger Resource Center
    https://www.wellbadger.org/s/?language=en_US
  8. Wisconsin Well Woman Program
    https://www.publichealthmdc.com/health-services/breast-cervical-cancer-screening#wisconsinwellwomanprogram
  9. Sexual Health
    https://www.publichealthmdc.com/health-services/sexual-health
  10. First Care Clinic
    https://firstcareclinic.org/
  11. Resources For Pregnant Woman
    https://www.uhs.wisc.edu/gynecology/pregnancy-resources/
  12. Public Health – Community Resources
    https://www.publichealthmdc.com/health-services/women-infants-children-wic-program/community-resources
  13. 211-United Way Resources
    https://211wisconsin.communityos.org/

Very Helpful Community Resources

  1. Greater Madison Resource Center, Inc.
    https://gmrcmadison.com/
    Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/328714067316008/?ref=share_group_link&exp=7ffb
  2. Connecting The Dots By Mattie Reese Facebook Group
    https://m.facebook.com/groups/1122581748427803/?ref=sharehttps://m.facebook.com/groups/1122581748427803/?ref%3Dshare&exp=7ffb&mibextid=DcJ9fc
  3. Feeding The Youth
    http://www.feedingtheyouth.org/#/
    Facebook Group
    https://m.facebook.com/groups/2940613332653346/?ref=sharehttps://m.facebook.com/groups/2940613332653346/?ref%3Dshare&exp=7ffb&mibextid=DcJ9fc
  4. Dane County Neighbors Helping Neighbors
    https://m.facebook.com/groups/daneconeighbors/?ref=sharehttps://m.facebook.com/groups/daneconeighbors/?ref%3Dshare&exp=7ffb&mibextid=DcJ9fc
  5. Covid-19 Mutual Aid-Madison
    https://m.facebook.com/groups/mutualaidmadison/?ref=sharehttps://m.facebook.com/groups/mutualaidmadison/?ref%3Dshare&exp=7ffb&mibextid=DcJ9fc
  6. Odd Jobs Offered Or Wanted In Dane County
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/659588651570619/?ref=share_group_link&exp=7ffb