The Catholic Charities Parish Mobile Food Pantry program helps residents in rural areas stretch their grocery budgets a bit more by providing produce, meat, and other necessities each month at parishes throughout the Diocese of Madison in partnership with the Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin. Mobile food pantries are available once a month in Fort Atkinson, Monroe, Patch Grove, Portage, Platteville, Boscobel, Highland, Reedsburg, Janesville and Pardeeville. For a full schedule, click here. Catholic Charities’ brick-and-mortar food pantry location in Cassville – the Six Rivers Food Pantry – is open Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30pm and Saturday from 8-9:30am.
The Beacon, located at 615 E Washington Ave in Madison, offers safe shelter for individuals and families experiencing homelessness every day from 8 am to 5 pm. The Beacon provides access to basic needs – including breakfast and lunch, private showers, laundry and mail service, storage and computers – as well as connections to more than two-dozen partner agencies under one roof offering assistance in locating permanent housing, healthcare and more. For more information visit thebeaconhelps.org.
Housing Navigation Services
Housing Navigation Services provides assistance in locating available housing, identifying individual housing barriers, guidance and advocacy to overcome those barriers, information and referrals to community resources and assistance completing housing applications. The program manages a website which includes a housing vacancy database for Dane County (housingnavigation.org) and offers workshops and educational materials related to various housing topics.
5 Door Recovery
5 Door Recovery is a residential treatment program for adults living with substance use disorder. Many clients also have co-occurring disorders and a history of trauma. Our goal is to help them move into recovery while also addressing their mental health and trauma issues. Learn more at 5doorrecovery.org.
Building Bridges is a school-based mental health program that serves students in grades 4K-8, with immediate mental health needs, and their families. Building Bridges serves school districts in Madison, Verona, Sun Prairie, DeForest, Middleton-Cross Plains, Waunakee, Oregon, Stoughton, Mount Horeb and Monona Grove. Please reach out to your child’s school social worker if you’re interested in learning more about a referral to Building Bridges.
Catholic Multicultural Center
1862 Beld Street, Madison, WI 53713
The Catholic Multicultural Center (CMC) in Madison is dedicated to helping our brothers and sisters in need by serving the whole person with dignity and respect. We accomplish this mission by meeting immediate needs, providing educational services, and offering spiritual and cultural activities. The CMC provides a food pantry, free meals, personal essentials, immigration legal services, job search and training assistance, youth activities and more.
Project Rachel is an outreach ministry of the Catholic Church offering care and compassion for women and men healing from abortion. Within the Diocese of Madison, there is a network of healing by specially trained caregivers who can offer direct individual help or assist with specific healing programs such as Rachel’s Vineyard retreat weekends, support groups, and After Care retreats. Contact Mary Mead, the Rachel’s Vineyard & Project Rachel Coordinator, who will listen to your story and can help you find the appropriate persons and resources to walk with you in your journey to healing.
6255 University Ave, Ste 204, Middleton, WI 53562
Our Lady of Hope Clinic is a genuinely compassionate, sincerely caring, and authentically Catholic healthcare clinic in Middleton, Wisconsin. The clinic offers free healthcare for the uninsured, an affordable personal physician plan for members, and women’s health and fertility solutions.