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This is a list of global and public health organizations in the Madison and southern Wisconsin area. Not all of the organizations will have available internships. If you do find an internship, you must apply to see if it will count as your global health field experience. Not all internships will be approved. Speak with your Global Health advisor if you have any questions.
Org. NameLocation of the org? (City only)Mission descriptor 1Mission descriptor 2URL if availableMission statement if available
ABC for HealthMadisonLaw for Health’s mission is to provide the community of both patients and providers with the information, advocacy tools, legal services, and expert support they need to secure health care coverage and services.
ABCD: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis Glendale, WIWomen's healthEducation provides free, personalized information and one-to-one support to people affected by breast cancer – patients, families and friends. While science searches for a cure, ABCD complements the work of healthcare providers by serving as a reliable, accessible and highly personalized breast cancer support resource for patients and their loved ones.
Access Community Health CentersMadisonAccess to health careDental, Behavioral health Community Health Centers works to improve health and improve lives of it's patients through medical, dental, and behavioral healthcare and affiliated pharmacy services.
African American Breastfeeding Alliance of Dane County, Inc.MadisonChildren's healthNutrition address African American breastfeeding disparities through dissemination of information, research and support so that every African American family will make well-informed decisions regarding the choice to breastfeed.
African American Breastfeeding NetworkMilwaukeeChildren's health Women's health mission is to promote breastfeeding as the natural and the best way to provide optimal nourishment to babies and young children.
African American Health Network of Dane CountyMadisonInfectious disease Minority health and health disparities foster networking among African American health professionals and community health advocates and promote health education, healthy lifestyles, self-advocacy, empowerment and well-being among African Americans in Dane County.
Aging and Disability Resource Center of Rock CountyJanesville, WIAccess to health careGerontology information about resources and support on all aspects of life related to aging or living with a disability and is a one-stop shop for older adults, people with disabilities and their families.
AIDS Resource Center of WisconsinMadisonInfectious diseaseEducation AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin is at the forefront of HIV prevention, care and treatment and is dedicated to providing quality medical, dental, mental health and social services for all people with HIV.
Allied Community CooperativeMadison Community HealthPoverty and employment Allied Wellness Center is a neighborhood center with the purpose of promoting health and wellness of the mind, body and spirit of people living in the Allied, Belmar, Dunn’s Marsh neighborhoods.
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alliance of WIMadisonMental healthGerontology support individuals, families, and professionals impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias through information, education, consultation, and advocacy; and to promote the advancement of scientific research to better diagnose, treat and ultimately eliminate Alzheimer’s disease.
American Diabetes AssociationMilwaukeeObesity and chronic disease lead the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fight for those affected by diabetes. We fund research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes. We deliver services to hundreds of communities. We provide objective and credible information. We give voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. - See more at:
American Red CrossMadisonEducationDisaster reliefhttp://www.redcross.orgThe American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world, through five key service areas: disaster relief, supporting military families, lifesaving blood, health and safety services, and international services.
AWARE in EvansvilleEvansville, WI Housing and economic developmentEducation residents value our close-knit neighborhoods and small town character. AWARE provides a safety net for friends and neighbors in need. Distributing food through the Snackpackers Backpack program, hosting employment and education workshops, providing emergency housing assistance and collecting toys for the holidays are just a few of the ways AWARE continuously delivers sustenance, compassion, understanding and care to Evansville families.
BlumontMadisonInternational Development delivers innovative, evidence based, locally driven solutions that advance the aspirations of people, communities and donor partners worldwide.
Boys and Girls Club of Dane CountyMadisonChildren's health Minority health and health disparities Boys & Girls Club of Dane County will be the leader in youth development programs by developing partnerships to produce positive outcomes for young people, families, and communities.
Bread of Healing ClinicMilwaukeeAccess to health carePoverty and employmenthttp://breadofhealing.orgProvide high quality medical care for people with chronic illnesses, who are working but are without access to health insurance. Provide an environment of education for patients and for volunteers to learn more about the treatment of chronic illnesses in patients who most often experience disparities in care. Provide opportunities to experience, request, and offer healing for all of us (patient, provider, volunteer). Provide health care for patients in between health insurance coverages.
Breastfeeding Coalition of South-central WisconsinMadisonChildren's health
Educationhttp://bcscw.wildapricot.orgThe Breastfeeding Coalition of South Central Wisconsin is a Nonprofit Coalition of health care professionals, businesses, and community members that works collaboratively through action and education to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding.
Catholic Multicultural CenterMadisonMinority health and health disparitiesEducation strive to provide an empowering social ministry to meet the needs of the whole person, foster multicultural unity, and
cultivate collaboration among the local Catholic Church, other faith-based organizations, and community entities.
Center for Family Policy and PracticeMadisonMinority health and health disparitiesEconomic/job development Center for Family Policy and Practice is a nonprofit advocacy organization that was founded in 1995 to incorporate the needs of low-income men of color into conversations about poverty solutions. Our work addresses systemic and structural barriers to economic security, with a particular focus on child support and social welfare policies. We advocate for policies that would benefit every member of low-income families and communities.
Center for Resilient CitiesMadison, MilwaukeeMinority health and health disparitiesEconomic development passion for the health of cities and the people who live in them has driven the development of a proven, replicable model for creating sustainable, thriving neighborhoods. Community engagement, connected systems and restorative environmental design are at the core of our work toward building resilience. Learn more about our unique approach to addressing the racial and economic inequities endemic to cities across the nation.
Center for Women's Health and Health Disparities ResearchMadisonMinority health and health disparitiesEpidemiology vision is to be a nationally-recognized center for women’s health, health equity, and health disparities research and to prepare scholars for independent academic research careers in interdisciplinary and multifaceted research in health equity and health disparities and women's health.
Centro HispanoMadisonCommunity Health Minority health and health disparities Hispano works to improve the quality of life for Latinos and others living in Dane County by empowering youth, strengthening families, and engaging the community.
Child Welfare Services - Childrens Hospital of WisconsinMadisonChildren's healthMental health provide child well-being services to help children live in a safe and nurturing environment.
Childhood Obesity Prevention CollaborativeMadisonObesity and chronic diseaseChildren's health Childhood Obesity Prevention Collaborative develops and advances policies to improve the physical activity and nutrition environment for children in Dane County. With over 90 partners, we work at the state, county, city and grassroots level to make the healthy choice accessible, affordable, and sensible for children and their families.
Children's Health Alliance of WisconsinWest AllisMinority health and health disparitiesEducation advocate for quality services and access for all children. Along with our partners, we work to reduce health disparities, raise awareness, influence policy and promote action on important issues.
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Clincal Navigation Program MilwaukeeAccess to health careChildren's health evidence-based models, our innovative Clinical Navigation Program connects parents in the primary care setting with existing community support services to improve health outcomes and health care utilization for children.
City of Madison Senior CenterMadisonGerontology Senior Center, a City of Madison agency, involves older adults in their community and the Senior Center, as leaders, teachers and learners; provides a balance, diverse and coordinated program; and promotes the Senior Center as a model for the aging and aged. "The Madison Senior Center promotes successful aging." Madison Senior Center Logo "In the Heart of Madison" describes not only the location of the Senior Center, in the heart of downtown Madison, but it also emphasizes that the senior center is actively involved in the community and activities especially geared for area seniors.
City on a HillMilwaukeeAccess to health careMinority health and health disparities City on a Hill Health Clinic is staffed by more than 100 volunteers, including doctors, nurses, health educators, medical assistants, physical therapists, dental hygienists, vision technicians, physician's assistants and social workers. These helping professionals are joined by many other volunteers from a large number of academic institutions, churches and other organizations who have a heart for the poor and a desire to make a difference. The volunteer team provides a wide range of vital services in a community where many people are indigent and uninsured, and the incidence of nearly every major disease is elevated.
Clean Lakes AllianceMadisonEnvironmental Health Clean Lakes Alliance strives to continue building a community of people, businesses, organizations, and government agencies dedicated to improving and protecting water quality in the Yahara River watershed.
ClearwayMinneapolis, MNDrug use (smoking, alcohol, narcotics) Minnesota’s Strategic Plan helps support our work toward long-term goals to reduce smoking prevalence and secondhand smoke exposure and to increase access to tobacco dependence treatment for all Minnesotans. Our strategic priorities through Fiscal Year 2017 are: Support policies that reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke Support Minnesotans in quitting tobacco use Create an environment that supports a tobacco-free future for Minnesotans Plan for ClearWay Minnesota’s limited life
Club TNTMadisonChildren's health, Drug use (smoking, alcohol, narcotics)Minority health and health disparities believe in young people and we know young people know the difference in their hearts between right and wrong. We encourage young people to use their family and god given chooses which are greater than any peer group pressure.
Community Action Coalition of South Central WisconsinMadisonEconomic developmentPoverty and employment develop economic and social capacities of individuals, families and communities to reduce poverty in Dane, Jefferson and Waukesha Counties.
CORE/El CentroMilwaukeeAccess to health careCommunity Healthhttp://www.core-elcentro.orgCORE/El Centro is a place where healing and transformation occur daily for individuals, families and the community. We are a volunteer driven organization that relies heavily on the gifts and talents of professionals in the fields of Chinese Medicine, Massage Therapy, Energy Work and Wholistic Exercise. Our programs serve a variety of populations: women, men, children, survivors of trauma, those with chronic health issues, survivors of cancer, and beyond. We hope you will join us in exploring the various pathways that can lead you to the CORE of your being.
Covering WisconsinMadison and othersAccess to health careHealthcare admin and management connect residents with appropriate insurance coverage and other programs that support health, and promote effective use of these programs.
Dane County Developmental Disabilities CoalitionMadisonDisabilitiesMinority health and health disparities Developmental Disabilities Coalition of Dane County (DDC), Inc. represents more than 40 advocacy and provider organizations serving children and adults with developmental disabilities in Dane County.
Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS) MadisonWomen's healthViolencehttp://abuseintervention.orgDomestic Abuse Intervention Services (or DAIS) believes that a world free from violence is possible. We work to make Dane County, WI, a safer, more just, more equitable place for people who have experienced domestic violence, their children, and the people who love them. Our mission is to empower those affected by domestic violence and advocate for social change through support, education and outreach. Our vision is a nonviolent community that actively promotes safety, peace, justice and hope.
East Madison Community CenterMadisonChildren's healthCommunity Health, Education East Madison Community Center is a neighborhood focal point, serving children and families from the surrounding area, collaborating to help community residents achieve goals, gain skills and strengthen the community through education, employment, fitness and socialization.
End Domestic Abuse WisconsinMadisonViolenceWomen's health Domestic Abuse Wisconsin promotes social change that transforms societal attitudes, practices and policies to prevent and eliminate domestic abuse.
F.H. KingMadisonAgriculture -- productionAgriculture -- local food and food security mission is to establish the relationship between land, food, and the UW-Madison campus community as well as the surrounding Madison community through our garden workshops and shared learning experiences.
Family Support and Resource CenterMadisonDisabilities mission of Family Support & Resource Center is to make it possible for children and youth with disabilities in Dane County to live at home with their families as valued and participating members of the community.
Freedom, Inc.MadisonMinority health and health disparitiesViolence, Inc. engages low- to no-income communities of color in Dane County, WI. We work to end violence against people of color, women, those that non-traditionally gender identify, and our youth, to promote healthy lifestyle. We create healthy communities by campaigning against the root causes of violence, creating new definitions and solutions of identity and resiliency, and empowering all community members as agents of change.
FreshmobileMadisonAgriculture -- local food and food securityNutrition idea of the project is to serve low-income neighborhoods where grocery options are limited.
Goodman Community CenterMadisonChildren's health Physical activity strengthen lives and secure futures.
Greater Racine Collaborative for Healthy Birth OutcomesRacineFamily Planning and Reproductive HealthMinority health and health disparities mission is to reduce African American infant mortality and improve the health and well being of African American women, children and families in the Greater Racine community.
Growing Healthy Soil for Healthy CommunitiesMadisonEnvironmental HealthUrban gardeninghttp://www.growinghealthysoil.orgThe desired long-term effect of GHSHC is increased community and public health capacity to implement safe residential gardening practices, and reduce soil lead concentrations as part of a transformational community development strategy.
Growing PowerMilwaukeeAgriculture -- production, Agriculture -- local food and food security, Community Health, Environmental Health Power is a national nonprofit organization and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds, and the environments in which they live, by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food for people in all communities.
Heartland Alliance
Chicago and Milwaukee, but some presence in Madison
Community Health, Economic development, Poverty and employment, Other misc. health topic
Heartland Alliance, one of the world’s leading anti-poverty organizations, works in communities in the U.S. and abroad to serve those who are homeless, living in poverty, or seeking safety. It provides a comprehensive array of services in the areas of health, housing, jobs and justice – and leads state and national policy efforts, which target lasting change for individuals and society. Heartland Alliance advances the human rights and responds to the human needs of endangered populations—particularly the poor, the isolated, and the displaced—through the provision of comprehensive and respectful services and the promotion of permanent solutions leading to a more just global society.
House of Mercy Homeless Shelter Janesville, WIPoverty and employmentEconomic development House of Mercy is a 25-bed homeless center in Janesville that offers homeless families short-term emergency shelter and access to housing, job placement, and child care resources. Staff at the Center assist the homeless in assessing their needs, obtaining appropriate referrals and services, and designing an action plan aimed at achieving more stable housing.
IMPACT 2-1-1Milwaukee and neighboring countiesCommunity Health 2-1-1 is a central access point for people in need. During times of personal crisis or community disaster, the free, confidential helpline and online resource directory make it easy for residents to get connected to information and assistance.
Journey HouseMilwaukeePovertyEducation in 1969, Journey House is grounded in the philosophy that "Education is a Family Journey". We embody this belief through our mission of working with the community utilizing a self-help philosophy in order to increase education, reduce unemployment and crime, strengthen families, and revitalize neighborhoods. Journey House begins with the conviction that everyone has (a) the right to a high quality of life and (b) the basic assets for attaining it. At the same time, members of urban Milwaukee communities face challenges to their quality of life, and must therefore develop specific academic, employment, and life skills in order to become full participants in the benefits and responsibilities of civic society. For this reason, Journey House exists as a community-based opportunity oasis where men, women, and children on Milwaukee’s diverse Near South Side can build these vital skills and reach their goals.
La Leche League of WisconsinMilwaukeeWomen and children's healthEducation Leche League of Wisconsin is part of La Leche League International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support, education, information and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed.
Legal Action of WisconsinMadisonLawPolicy and governance in 1968, Legal Action of Wisconsin (Legal Action) is a non-profit law firm that ensures equal justice for low-income people. Legal Action operates using the following core principles: Equal justice should have no price tag for low-income people. Legal Action’s services and all filing fees, court costs, interpreters, and translations are provided free of charge to clients. Low-income persons can best achieve equal justice by having a lawyer represent them. Our clients need legal help at all levels to achieve equal justice – from administrative and fact-finding hearings to Circuit Courts to Appellate Courts to the Wisconsin and U.S. Supreme Courts. Our services will be of the highest quality – just as if our clients had the means to pay for legal services. The civil legal problems of low-income people have a critical impact on the individual and the community. Our legal work prevents people from going hungry and people from becoming homeless. We help family violence and elder abuse victims be safe and independent. We obtain income, medical insurance, and licenses for workers. The current legal needs of our clients direct our work. We survey and study the legal needs of low-income people and develop services to meet those needs. We direct our advocacy at improving and changing the systems that affect many people.
Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy FamiliesMadisonAccess to health care Epidemiology Wisconsin Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health seeks to reduce health disparities and improve the quality of life for all state residents. The Partnership Program’s Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families (LIHF) addresses one of the most perplexing disparities in Wisconsin – infant mortality.
Lilada's LivingroomMadisonWomen's healthMental health http://lilada.orgThe mission of Lilada’s Livingroom is to create safe environments for women and girls to heal from the wounds of sexual abuse. Our desire is for every child to be safe at home, their places of worship and their communities. We work toward that vision by providing healing services to female survivors of sexual abuse. In addition, we offer supportive services to parents and others who are affected by sexual violence and professional training and consultation to support businesses, schools, faith communities and community organizations to build capacity to prevent abuse and foster healing journeys for survivors, young and old. A special emphasis is placed on providing culturally affirming services to traditionally underserved populations.
Madison Senior CenterMadisonCommunity HealthGerontology Senior Center, a City of Madison agency, involves older adults in their community and the Senior Center, as leaders, teachers and learners; provides a balance, diverse and coordinated program; and promotes the Senior Center as a model for the aging and aged.
March of DimesMadisonChildren and women's healthFamily Planning and Reproductive Health help moms have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies.
Milwaukee Childhood Obesity Prevention ProjectMilwaukeeObesity and chronic disease Milwaukee Childhood Obesity Prevention Project (MCOPP) is an inclusive coalition with the goal of reducing childhood obesity in Milwaukee through environmental and policy changes that promote healthy eating and active living.
Milwaukee Health DepartmentMilwaukeeAccess to health care, Children's health, Community Health, Dental health, Environmental Health, Mental health, , Nutrition, Obesity and chronic disease, Physical activity, Policy and managementMinority health and health disparities mission of the City of Milwaukee Health Department is to ensure that services are available to enhance the health of individuals and families, promote healthy neighborhoods, and safeguard the health of the Milwaukee community. There are three multidisciplinary divisions within the Health Department dedicated to accomplishing specific health outcomes by doing the following: assessing public health needs developing healthy public health policy assuring that public, non-profit, and private sector collaborate to advance initiatives providing direct services, when needed
National Alliance on Mental IllnessMadisonEducationMental health mission of NAMI Wisconsin is to improve the quality of life of people affected by mental illness and to promote recovery.
National Lung Cancer PartnershipMadisonEducationEpidemiology MISSION is to ensure surviving lung cancer is the expectation, not the exception.
Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership DevelopmentMadisonCommunity HealthPoverty and employment Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership Development works to transform the face of leadership in Madison, with an emphasis on empowering the African American family, especially the African American male.
Neighborhood House of Milwaukee MilwaukeeChildren's healthEducation a mission to build a strong community by strengthening individuals, families, and the neighborhood, Neighborhood House has been on the front lines in the fight against inner-city poverty in Milwaukee for nearly 70 years. Founded in 1945 as a safe and nurturing place for urban youth, families and seniors, Neighborhood House has grown into a modern, 60,000 square-foot facility that has served more than a third million children and adults. Today NH serves over 4,000 people annually and provides accredited preschools, programs for kids, teens, and families.
Next DoorMilwaukeeChildren's healthEducation support the intellectual, physical, spiritual and emotional development of children so they become self-sufficient, contributing members of the community
North/Eastside Senior CoalitionMadisonGerontology mission of the North/Eastside Senior Coalition is to enhance the quality of life for all senior adults by providing programs, advocacy, and resources to assist them to remain independent, active, and influential in Madison's North and Eastside community.
Northwest Dane Senior ServicesBlack EarthGerontology mission is to support and assist seniors and their families by providing programs and services that promote well-being, independence, involvement in their community and the ability for them to stay in their own home.
PATCH ProgramMadisonCommunity HealthEducation ultimate goal of this program is to improve communication between providers and adolescent patients, and therefore, improve the quality of care for young people throughout Wisconsin.
Plain TalkMilwaukeeFamily Planning and Reproductive HealthEducation Talk is a community-based initiative designed to assist parents and other influential adults in developing the skills and tools they need to communicate effectively with youth and children about abstinence, healthy relationships, and sexuality.
Planned ParenthoodMadisonFamily Planning and Reproductive HealthWomen's health Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide.
Playworks WisconsinMilwaukeeChildren's healthPhysical activity offers training and full-time services for schools and youth development organizations throughout the state.
Project 16:49Beloit, WI Children's healthHomelessness empower Rock County’s unaccompanied homeless youth to take action to achieve their goals.
Public Health - Madison & Dane CountyMadisonEnvironmental HealthCommunity Health with the community to enhance, protect, and promote the health of the environment and the well being of all people.
RainbirdMadisonViolenceChildren's health mission is to build a global movement for the end of child abuse, mobilize people around the world, and develop partnerships to unify people and organizations.
Rape Crisis CenterMadisonViolenceWomen's health Dane County since 1973, the Rape Crisis Center (RCC) provides services to the survivors (and their family and friends) of all forms of sexual violence, including recent sexual assault, past sexual assault, incest (past or present), sexual harassment, and sexual exploitation. These services are provided free of charge and include crisis intervention and support (24 hour Helpline and on-call Advocate/Counselors), short-term counseling, support groups, medical/legal advocacy and accompaniment, community education, and Chimera Self-Defense Designed for Women. RCC serves women, children, and men.

REAP Food GroupMadisonAgriculture -- production Agriculture -- local food and food security REAP Food Group connects producers, consumers, businesses, and organizations to grow a healthful, just, and sustainable local food system in Southern Wisconsin. Our staff, members, volunteers, and partners envision sustainable, local food on every plate.
River Food PantryMadisonAgriculture -- local food and food securityNutrition mission is to bring a message of mercy and hope to those in need by providing nutritional basics and encouragement, and to be a unifying, servant-hearted, community-building expression in Madison.
Second Harvest FoodbankMadisonAgriculture -- local food and food securityNutritionhttp://www.secondharvestmadison.orgSecond Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin is a hunger-relief charity organization whose goal is to make sure everyone in southwestern Wisconsin has enough of the right kinds of food to live a happy and healthy life.
Share the HealthMadisonWomen's health the health of underserved women in need of gynecologic specialty care in Dane County and neighboring communities.
Sixteenth Street Community Health CenterMilwaukeeAccess to health care Healthcare admin Street Community Health Center has provided quality health care, health education and social services on Milwaukee’s multi-cultural south side since 1969. The Center is recognized as a leader in the community, in terms of the excellent care provided as well as advocacy for public health issues. In 2012 Sixteenth Street provided health care services to more than 33,000 people. 29,771 of these people received medical care at 117,117 individual appointments. 3,109 people received behavioral health services with 16,231 individual appointments. Case managers, outreach and education specialists and eligibility assistance workers helped 4,284 people at 17,833 individual appointments deal with complicated medication plans, learn how to manage their chronic illness or enroll in programs or services for additional assistance. Sixty-three percent of Sixteenth Street patients reported incomes below the federal poverty level and 30% were without health insurance. 80% of patients are Hispanic or Latino, 15% are White, 2% are African American, 2% are Asian and 1% unreported or other. 63% of patients were best served in a language other than English. 1,601 women received pre-natal care at Sixteenth Street and 919 deliveries were performed by Sixteenth Street providers. 69% of these deliveries were done by the Certified Nurse Midwives in Sixteenth Street’s women’s health department. 94% of these babies were at or above normal birth weight.
Society of St. Vincent de PaulMadisonAgriculture -- local food and food securityThrift store & Food Pantry
South Madison Coalition of the ElderlyMadisonGerontology South Madison Coalition of the Elderly is a nonprofit agency providing social services for older adults.
Teen Pregnancy Headstart Program Beloit, WI Family Planning and Reproductive HealthWomen's health Start Double Session classrooms, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm, 12:00 am – 3:30 pm. Serving up to 126, 3-5 year old children In collaboration with School District of Beloit, providing four 4K sessions Early Head Start Serving up to 40 Early Head Start home-based families Home of Doula Services, Respite services, Socializations, and Family Advocates’ offices Early Head Start (Teen parent program) Childcare and coursework time available 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Serving 8 center-based children of teen parents finishing their high school education In collaboration with Beloit Learning Academy (School District of Beloit)
The Foundation for Black Women's WellnessMadisonMinority health and health disparitiesWomen's healthhttp://www.blackwomenswellnessday.orgWe will create a world where Black women and girls live long, healthy, happy, thriving lives unhampered by preventable illnesses and characterized by strong bodies, stable minds, fulfilled spirits, and dreams realized.
The Salvation ArmyMadisonPoverty and employmentCommunity Healthhttp://www.salvationarmydanecounty.orgFor 125 years, The Salvation Army of Dane County has offered shelter for the homeless, food for the hungry, mentoring and education for at-risk children. We currently serve the most vulnerable members of our community, without discrimination, through a wide range of programs including extensive case management services. While we strive to provide compassionate care, the primary goal of all of our programs and services is to improve the life skills and circumstances of those we serve. In this way we are often able to move people from receivers of services to more stabilized lives, and eventually productive contributors to our communities.
UNIDOS Against Domestic ViolenceMadisonViolenceWomen's health exists to empower the community to break the cycle of domestic violence, end sexual assault and promote healthy family systems. UNIDOS existe para capacitar a la comunidad para romper el ciclo de la violencia doméstica, terminar con el abuso sexual y promover sistemas de familia saludables.
United WayMadisonEducationSafety Way of Dane County engages our community, mobilizes volunteers and strengthens local nonprofits to achieve measurable results and change lives. Our efforts are focused on specific goals in the three priority areas of our community’s Agenda for Change: Education, Safety, and Health
UW-Madison EVOC MadisonEducationWomen's healthhttp://evoc.wisc.eduThe UHS End Violence on Campus (EVOC) team is dedicated to preventing violence before it happens and helping address the needs of sexual assault dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking victims after it happens.
UW-Madison PAVE MadisonEducationWomen's healthhttp://pave-uw.tumblr.comWe are a student advocacy group on the UW-Madison campus dedicated to ending sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking through education and activism.
Walnut WayMilwaukeeAgriculture -- local food and food securityEnvironmental Health mission is to sustain economically diverse and abundant communities through civic engagement, environmental stewardship, and creating venues for prosperity.
Wisconsin Alliance for Women's HealthMadisonWomen's healthEconomic developmenthttp://wiawh.orgSince 2004, WAWH has been working to advance comprehensive women’s health in Wisconsin by engaging, educating, empowering and mobilizing individuals and organizations. Here are just a few of the efforts we’re involved with to raise the status of Wisconsin women and girls’ health, safety and economic security!
Wisconsin Child Nutrition ProgramsMadisonNutrition EducationChildren's Health nutrition information and program guidance to sponsors of the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, the Summer Food Service Program, the Special Milk Program, and the USDA Commodity Food Distribution Program. The Teams are also responsible for a variety of nutrition education initiatives that involve collaboration with other state agencies, UW-Extension, and regional and statewide child nutrition advocacy groups.
Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual AssaultViolenceWomen's health Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA) is a statewide organization incorporated in 1985 to support and complement the work of Wisconsin’s community-based sexual assault service provider programs and other organizations working to end sexual violence. WCASA works in collaboration with communities throughout the state to support existing services to victims/survivors of sexual violence, to plan for the development of new services, to create and support community prevention efforts, and to stimulate community ownership of the issue of sexual violence.
Wisconsin Council on Children and FamiliesMadisonEducationPolicy and governance mission of the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families, WCCF or the Council, is to ensure that every child in Wisconsin grows up in a just and nurturing family and community. The Council is a multi-issue child and family advocacy organization, providing research, policy analysis, public education and advocacy that lead to improved outcomes for children in the areas of health, economic security, safety and education. We believe that children need strong voices representing them, and so are committed to using research, policy analysis, and public education to raise voices to make every kid count.
Wisconsin Department of Health ServicesMadisonCommunity and Environmental HealthMinority health and health disparities support economic prosperity and quality of life, the Department of Health Services exercises multiple roles in the protection and promotion of the health and safety of the people of Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Early Childhood AssociationMadisonChildren's healthEducation early care and education is fundamental to creating a better world. WECA works to advance positive change for children by focusing on the professionals who provide child care for well over 70% of Wisconsin's children. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT for child care providers. New discoveries on brain development and social-emotional learning call for new approaches. Through workshops, an annual conference, a statewide member network, and more, WECA helps providers advance their skills. ADVOCACY for policies and programs that support the well-being of children and the early childhood education workforce. COMMUNICATIONS that convey what early childhood professionals do and how valuable their contributions are to families, businesses, our communities, and the world. RESEARCH on the child care workforce that identifies strengths, needs, and strategies for improvement.
Wisconsin Farm to School ProgramAgriculture -- local food and food security Nutrition of Wisconsin Farm to School
Wisconsin Women's Health FoundationMadisonWomen's healthEducation Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation helps Wisconsin women and their families reach their healthiest potential by attempting to reach all Wisconsin women with the information, opportunities and support they need to be healthy, encouraging women to become advocates for their own health and improving the overall quality of life for women and their families.
Women, Infants and Children ProgramMadisonWomen and children's healthNutrition purpose of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is to promote and maintain the health and well-being of nutritionally at-risk pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children.
YWCAMadisonEducationWomen's health YWCA Madison is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1909 as a member of the national YWCA, an autonomous women’s movement. YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. To fulfill this mission, the YWCA Madison advances race & gender equity to create a more inclusive community, helps people improve their financial situations through job training & transportation, and supports people in housing & shelter.
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