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Assistance Resources in Sun Prairie

Assistance in Sun Prairie

There are many families in Sun Prairie that struggle to pay the bills each month for many different reasons, maybe a family emergency, sudden job loss or an unexpectedly high bill. Whatever the reasons or needs, there are agencies in Sun Prairie and Dane County that are willing to help.

Energy Services of Dane County

Energy Services of Dane County is a state funded non-profit organization that assists low-income households that are unable to pay their utility bills. The energy assistance credit is need and income based. There are eligibility requirements and an appointment must be scheduled with Energy Services in order to assess the situation and receive assistance.

2014-2015 Income Guidelines

Household Size

 

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8

Three Month Combined Household Income

 

 

$6,288

 

 

$8,223

 

 

$10,157

 

 

$12,092

 

 

$14,027

 

 

$15,961

 

 

$16,324

 

 

$16,687

 

Address: 1225 S Park St, Madison, WI 53715

Contact: (608)333-0333 to schedule an appointment or with questions regarding qualification

Website: http://esiwi.com/home

Sunshine Place

The Sunshine Place functions as a single access point to social services for more than ten community based organizations for the Sun Prairie Community. Organizations such as an Emergency Food Pantry, Joining Forces for Families, Home Mission Fund, Sunshine Supper, Sunshine Connections, Access Point and Housing First Sun Prairie provide a variety of services for customers struggling with food, housing or utility bills. City of Sun Prairie residents seeking assistance should contact the Sunshine Place to find out about their many services for the community.

 

Address: 18 Rickel Rd, Sun Prairie, WI 53590

Contact: (608) 825-3875

Website: http://www.sunshineplace.org/

Joining Forces for Families

Joining Forces for Families is a collaboration of community teams comprised of a law enforcement officer, public health nurse, a community social worker, school personnel and occasionally a community support specialist with the goal of addressing needs of families in the community through resource referral. The needs addressed range from basic needs, such as food, clothing, shelter, housing and transportation, to more comprehensive needs, such as family matters, mental health or AODA issues. Joining Forces for Families is focused on providing these services with the intent of improving the quality of life for the families in the community while meeting the needs of the community as a whole for the long-term betterment of the community. Joining Forces for Families coordinates assistance in Sun Prairie from local churches, Saint Vincent de Paul and the Salvation Army. Sun Prairie residents seeking assistance should contact Joining Forces for Families so that they can put them in contact with the proper agencies offering assistance.

 

Address: 18 Rickel Rd, Sun Prairie, WI 53590

Contact: (608) 825-3225

Website: https://danecountyhumanservices.org

Salvation Army of Dane County

The Salvation Army of Dane County serves families with a variety of needs. They provide a women’s shelter for temporary nighttime-only shelter and a variety of other opportunities for housing assistance that can be found on their website along with contact information for each location. A Food Pantry located at 3030 Darbo Drive in Madison provides families with an opportunity to shop once in a 30-day period for food and household items. In addition to the food pantry, the Salvation Army serves a meal once a week on Saturday from 5-6 pm at 630 E. Washington Ave. The meal is open to all and an average of 190-200 people are served each Saturday. These examples are just a few of the many services provided by the Salvation Army. A more comprehensive list as well as more detailed explanations can be found at their website.

Address: 630 E. Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53703 and 3030 Darbo Dr., Madison, WI 53714

Contact: (608) 256-2321

Website: http://salvationarmydanecounty.org/

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul offers many services for households in need.  They have a food pantry with food purchased with money raised from the thrift store sales. There are thrift stores where people can buy clothing, furniture and household items at low prices. The newest thrift location is at 1052 W. Main Street in Sun Prairie. There is also monetary assistance for things like emergency shelter, prescriptions and utility bills as coordinated in Sun Prairie by Joining Forces for Families.

 

Address: 2033 Fish Hatchery Rd, Madison, WI 53725

Contact: (608)442-7200

Website: http://svdpmadison.org/description.html

YWCA

YWCA provides housing services, job training and transportation for women and families in Dane County. There are a variety of housing programs provided by YWCA Madison ranging from temporary programs for single women and families facing homelessness or currently suffering from homelessness to more permanent solutions for families looking to stay in their current housing. YWCA also provides employment and training programs for women of color with the objective of improving the economic situations by gaining tangible job skills that allow access to employment fields in which they have traditionally been underrepresented. They also provide safe transportation solutions through a License Recovery program as well as YW Transit and JobRide. See the YWCA Madison website for a comprehensive list of their services.

 

Address: 101 E. Mifflin St, Suite 100, Madison, WI 53703

Contact: (608) 257-1436

Website: http://www.ywcamadison.org/site/c.cuIWLiO0JqI8E/b.7964681/k.BDF8/Home.htm  

Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin, Inc.

Community Action Coalition is focused on reducing poverty in Dane County by developing economic and social capacities of individuals through different programs in Dane County. One of the programs they offer in Dane County are a clothing center that provides seasonally appropriate clothing for families for a variety of needs such as school, work, and job interviews. The second program they offer is a Financial Assistance Program. This program can assist with a short-term financial crisis by providing programs for Homelessness Prevention, Rapid Re-Housing, and Telephone Assistance. Eligibility requirements for the different available programs can be found on their website or by contacting them.

 

Address: 1717 North Stoughton Rd, Madison, WI 53704

Contact: (608) 246-4730, or (877) 675-3508

Website: http://www.cacscw.org/

Project Home

Project Home provides different services for people that are looking to lower their energy bills, repair their home, affordable housing or classes on home maintenance and First-Time Home Buyers Education. The Dane County Rehabilitation Program is a non-interest bearing, deferred payment loan for major home repairs such as roofing, siding, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, safety concerns and accessibility modifications. This non-interest bearing loan is to be repaid upon the sale of your home and you must meet the list of requirements as well as meeting the income requirements for household size.  

Household Size

 

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Maximum Annual Gross Income

 

 

$44,750

 

 

$51,150

 

 

$57,550

 

 

$63,900

 

 

$69,050

 

 

$74,150

 

 

$79,250

 

 

$84,350

 

Address: 1966 S. Stoughton Rd, Madison, WI 53716

Contact: (608) 246-3737

Website: http://www.projecthomewi.org/


Posted on Wednesday, Feb 04, 2015

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