Northside Planning Council - NPC

North/Eastside Senior Coalition

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The North/Eastside Senior Coalition (NESCO) offers a variety of programs, case management, events, dining and other supportive services to help strengthen the community’s seniors. Programs & events include veterans discussion & support group, blood pressure clinics, card-making club, sewing club/free mending club, knitting and crocheting club, free senior chair yoga, book club, sassy steppers, technology help […]

Briarpatch Youth Services

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Briarpatch Youth Services runs a variety of programs to support runaway, homeless and at-risk youth. They do accept volunteers. 24-hour counseling and referral information: 608-251-1126 | (Toll Free) 800-798-1126 2720 Rimrock Road Madison, WI 53713 608-251-1126 |

The Rainbow Project

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The Rainbow Project is a counseling/resource clinic that works with young children (ages 10 and under) and their families who have experienced various forms of abuse, neglect, community violence and domestic violence. Their services include emotion coaching, adult counseling, child therapy, Latina support and education, education and consultation and Rainbow Rapid Response.   831 East […]

The Road Home

The Road Home

The Road Home works with families to secure housing with the support of a case manager. They do offer some volunteer opportunities. 128 E. Olin Ave, Suite 202 Madison, WI 53713 | 608-294-7998 |

Head Start

Head Start

Head Start offers full-day, part-day and home-based programs for children from birth to 5 years for families at affordable costs for eligible families. Call 608-267-6740 to learn more and enroll.

Child Care Assistance – City of Madison

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The City of Madison provides a Child Care Assistance program for low-income families that are ineligible for the Wisconsin Shares Child Care Subsidy and live in the City of Madison. You may be eligible for full or partial funding based on a sliding fee scale. To learn more about eligibility and to apply, call 608-267-4996. […]

Wisconsin Shares Child Care Subsidy

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Wisconsin Shares Child Care Subsidy covers a portion of the cost of child care for low-income families while parents/caregivers are working or participating in work related or school/training activities. Low-income working families with children under the age of 13, or age 19 if the child has a special need, may be eligible for this subsidy. Apply […]

24-hour Referral with 211 United Way


Call 211 for 24-hour information and referral service that connects people to resources for help with things like paying bills, housing search assistance, support groups, food pantries, community clinics, employment assistance, support groups for parenting issues, divorce and personal tragedies, respite services for older adults and people with disabilities, transportation resources, after-school tutoring and recreation […]