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Community Resource Directory




Birth to Three Bridges for Families
Wisconsin's early intervention program for infants and toddlers with developmental delays and disabilities and their families.
14 Ellis Potter Ct., Ste. 200, 53711
608-204-6242 ext. 11

Birth to Three Connections
Developmental screening, evaluation of infants and toddlers under age 3; support for parents to meet developmental needs of children; services for eligible children; link to other resources.
2801 Coho St., Ste. 300, 53713

Canopy Center
Dedicated to the prevention, intervention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. Offers Families United Network (for adults struggling with their roles as parents) and Oasis (child/teen victims of child sexual abuse and their non-offending parent/caregivers); community education.
1457 E. Washington Ave., Ste. 102, 53703
608-241-2221 (parent stressline, 8 am-10 pm); 608-241-4888 (office)

Catholic Charities
Individual and family counseling for those struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, grief or marital issues. Pregnancy counseling and adoption services. State certified and accredited by Council on Accreditation.
1810 S. Park Street, Ste. 200, 53713

Center for Families
A merging of the Respite Center, Family Enhancement, the Exchange Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Family Centers. Programs include Welcome Baby, Parents and Children Together, Parents Place, Neighborhood Parent Aide, Court Ordered Parent Education, Play and Learn, Early Childhood Initiative, Parent/Child Home Program and the Respite Center.
2120 Fordem Ave.

Children and Families First Inc.
Adoption agency; provides classes and support for parents.
2810 Crossroads Dr., Ste. 1900J, 53718

Children's Service Society of Wisconsin
Counseling to children and families experiencing behavioral, emotional, academic, peer, alcohol, drug and other problems. Treatment foster homes and special needs adoption programs.
1716 Fordem Ave., 53704

Community Services, Madison
Services for youth and seniors, neighborhood programs, child care funding program for low-income families.
215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Rm. 225, 53703

Nehemiah Community Development Corp.
Private social service organization provides educational and recreational programs for children, youth, individual and family therapy and free employment training for at-risk youth and families in low-income communities.
655 W. Badger Rd., 53713

Prevent Child Abuse Wisconsin
Builds community resources, provides training and public awareness, and carries out advocacy activities in order to strengthen child abuse prevention efforts in Wisconsin.
1716 Fordem Ave., 53704

Rainbow Project
Counseling and support services to families with young children (infants to primary ages) in stress. Evaluation, follow-up, referrals, individual therapeutic program, parent education.
831 E. Washington Ave., 53703

Respite Center
Emergency and respite, 24-hour care for children (birth to 14) of families in stress; counseling and intervention for parents.
2120 Fordem Ave, 53704

Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center
Safe Harbor seeks to reduce the trauma to children who are victims of abuse or neglect or witnesses to crimes, by promoting the coordination of multi-disciplinary investigations, conducting forensic interviews in a child-friendly environment, and providing ongoing advocacy to affected children and families.
1457 E. Washington Ave., Ste. 102, 53703

WIC (Women Infants & Children)
The Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program provides healthy foods and nutrition information to help keep pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants and children under 5 healthy and strong.

Wisconsin Family Ties
Statewide parent-run non-profit that provides support, education, and advocacy services to families whose children have social, emotional, or behavioral challenges.
16 N. Carroll St., Ste. 230, 53703
608-267-6888; 800-422-7145

Wisconsin Fathers for Children and Families
Support and assistance to anyone, especially fathers, experiencing difficulties with child custody, child support, visitation and related subjects in divorce and paternity actions. Monthly meetings, newsletter, workshops and support.
608-255-3237 (608-ALLDADS)

Wisconsin First Step
Information and referral services for children with special needs, from birth to age 21. Also crisis intervention and supportive listening.
1900 South Ave., NCA2-04, La Crosse, 54601
800-642-7837, statewide 24 hour hotline

Wisconsin PTA (Parent Teacher Association)
Advocates for the health, education and well-being of all children in public schools and the community.
4797 Hayes Rd., Ste. 102, 53704
608-244-1455; 608-244-4785 (fax)

Youth Commission
Appointed by the Dane County executive to promote youth services (including Youth Resource Directory) and advocate for youth issues in the community. Coordinates Dane County Youth Assessment; contributes to the By Youth For Youth grant project; partners with UW-Extension to facilitate the Youth in Governance program.
1202 Northport Dr., 53704

Youth Services of Southern Wisconsin/Briarpatch
Counseling and very short-term foster placement for teens in conflict or crisis; family counseling. 24-hour phone line.
2720 Rimrock Rd., 53713
608-245-2550 (office); 251-1126 (crisis line)
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