Social Services

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Resource Description
2021 Oregon Public Library Community Resource Guide (PDF) This locally created guide includes local social services and other relevant community resources.
ACCESS Wisconsin Connection to programs for health, nutrition, child care, and employment.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County Matching children with caring adults to help guide them to success.
Child Care Resources and Referrals An accredited Wisconsin Child Care Resource and Referral agency.
Dane County Human Services Social services for Dane county residents.
Oregon Area Food Pantry Serves residents who need assistance supplementing their supply of food.
United Way 2-1-1 An information and referral service that connects people to a variety of resources.

Crisis Intervention

Resource Description Contact
Briar Patch Provides housing services for at-risk and homeless teens, and services for teen-parent conflicts and runaways. (608) 251-1126 2720 Rimrock Rd, Madison
Child Protective Services Offers an array of services for families and children who experience child abuse and/or neglect. M-F 7:45-430pm: (608) 261-KIDS After hours: (608) 255-6067
Dane County Rape Crisis* Provides services to the survivors (and their family and friends) of all forms of past or recent sexual violence.  24/7 Helpline: (608) 251-7273
Domestic Abuse Intervention* Offers a wide array of crisis intervention services including community education, prevention programs, legal advocacy, and the only domestic violence shelter for all of Dane County. 24/7 Helpline: (608) 251-4445
Elder Abuse Hotline Call the Elder Abuse and Neglect Helpline to report suspected abuse or neglect of adults age 60 and older. These situations may involve physical, emotional, financial or sexual abuse, neglect by others or self neglect. danecountyhumanservices.org/aging/ElderAbuse (608) 261-9933
Journey Mental Health Center* Provides services to children and adults suffering from mental health crises. (608) 280-2700
Neighbors in Need of Assistance The NINA Fund assists families in the OregonBrooklyn School district who have children under 18 with funding for rent and utilities. Contact Joe Sullivan at sullivan.a@countyofdane.com or (608) 835-4188
OutReach Works to create a community where the presence and contributions of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender persons are welcomed and celebrated and where civil rights of all people are valued and respected. (608) 255-8582 2701 International Ln #101, Madison

*Servicios ofrecidos en Español

Housing & Food Resources

Resource Description Contact
ACCESS Wisconsin Apply for and manage your state of Wisconsin benefits and programs in one place, at any time. (888) 362-3002
The Beacon A comprehensive day resource center for people who are experiencing homelessness in Dane County. Along with basic needs services, also provides access to social services agencies. (608) 826-8040 615 E Washington Ave, Madison
Briarpatch Provides housing services for at-risk and homeless teens, and services for teen-parent conflicts and runaways. (608) 251-1126 2720 Rimrock Rd, Madison
Community Action Coalition Offers a free clothing center, housing case management and programs supporting those in need (such as Koats for Kids). (608) 246-4730 1717 N. Stoughton Rd, Madison
Dane County CORE A partnership between the City of Madison, Dane County and the Tennant Resource Center to provide emergency rental assistance to those impacted by COVID-19 which is different than the assistance provided by the CARES Act. core.tenantresourcecenter.org
Joining Forces for Families A community-based voluntary program that works together with local partners to assist families. Information regarding local housing and financial assistance is also available. Contact Joe Sullivan at sullivan.a@countyofdane.com or (608) 835-4188
Neighbors in Need of Assistance The NINA Fund assists families in the OregonBrooklyn School district who have children under 18 with funding for rent and utilities. Contact Joe Sullivan at sullivan.a@countyofdane.com or (608) 835-4188
Oregon Area Senior Center Works with residents age 60 and over on housing issues of all sorts. (608) 835-5801 219 Park St, Oregon
Oregon Area Food Pantry People living in the Oregon School District that need some help with food, can come to the Pantry to pick up their choice of perishable and non-perishable foods at no cost. 107 Alpine Pkwy, Oregon (608) 246-HELP oregonfoodpantry@hotmail.com
OSD Housing Resource If you have a student(s) attending Oregon School District and are struggling to maintain regular housing, you may be eligible for educational related support

Students K-6 Teresa Nicholas mnicholas@oregonsd.net (608) 835-4180

Grades 7-12 Amie Mitchell ammitchell@oregonsd.net (608) 835-4471

Tellurian UCAN Works directly with homeless individuals and families in breaking the cycle of homelessness. Tellurian has operated a continuum of homeless services including emergency shelter, transitional housing, permanent housing, street outreach and training. (608) 222-7311
Tenant Resource Center* Promotes positive relations between tenants and landlords throughout Dane County. Provides information and referrals, education about rental rights and responsibilities, and access to conflict resolution. No walk in services due to COVID-19 (608) 257-0006
Wisconsin Department of Veteran Affairs Provides benefits, programs and services to state residents who entered active duty from Wisconsin and continue to reside in the state. (800) 947-8387
Emergency Assistance Emergency Assistance is a one-time payment that can help low-income parents pay an emergency housing or utility-related expense available through our local Wisconsin Works (W2) Agency. dcf.wisconsin.gov/ea

*Servicios ofrecidos en Español 

Education & Childcare Resources

Resource Description Contact
Community Coordinated Child Care Inc (4-C)* A network of Child Care Resource & Referral agencies focusing on childcare (including sitters) and education. (608) 271-9181
Early Head Start Home visitation program for pregnant women or families with a child under the age of 3 who meet federal income guidelines. (608) 695-4455
Literacy Network* Teaches reading, writing, communication, and computer skills to Dane County adults so they can achieve financial security, well-being, and deeper engagement with their families and the community. (608) 244-3911 701 Dane St, Madison
Oregon School District Serves over 4,100 students from 10 municipalities in 3 counties. (608) 835-4091 123 E. Grove St, Oregon
Oregon Youth Center Offers activities, homework help, snacks, and a safe, supervised space for young people in grades 5-9. It is free, drop-in afterschool program. (608) 886-9093 110 N. Oak St, Oregon
RISE Wisconsin Offers instruction, support, emergency child care, respite childcare, in-home visits and resources that parents need to meet the challenges of parenting, and create a safe, healthy and nurturing environment for their children. (608) 250-6634

*Servicios ofrecidos en Español