Other Resources

United Way 2-1-1
Call 211 on any phone for up-to-date resources

Assistance & Respite Resources

Briarpatch, Inc.
Help Line: 608-251-1126
Crisis intervention and counseling services for homeless, runaway and throwaway teens

Canopy Center Parent Stressline
608-241-2221, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Community Action Coalition
Help with food, housing, clothing

Dane County Job Center

Domestic Abuse Intervention Services
24-hour Crisis/Helpline: 251-4445

DBSA (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance)
The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance is the leading peer-led support group organization in the country. Support groups serve people with depression and/or bipolar disorder (formerly known as manic-depression) and their loved ones.

Joining Forces for Families
Voluntary, community-based, supportive service that helps families address their basic human needs.

Journey Mental Health Center (formerly Mental Health Center of Dane County)
24-hour Crisis Services: 608-280-2600

NAMI of Dane County
Peer-led support groups, free of charge, drop in, including Schizophrenics Anonymous, Depression/Bipolar Support Group, Family Support Group

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
24-hour Crisis Line: 800-273-8255

Promotes equality and quality of life for LGBT people

Rape Crisis Center
24-hour Crisis Line: 251-7273
En Espanol, La Lina de Ayuda: 25-VALOR

Salvation Army of Dane County
Serves the most vulnerable members of the community through a wide range of housing, youth and food/care programs, as well as extensive case management services

Smart Recovery
Offers a science-based secular 4-Point Program for gaining abstinence from harmful addictions through free support meetings

Tenant Resource Center
Providing information and referrals, education about rental rights and responsibilities, and access to conflict resolution to empower the community to obtain and maintain quality affordable housing

12 Step Programs

Alcoholics Anonymous
24-hour hotline: 608-222-8989

AL-ANON Family Groups

Madison Area Overeater’s Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous Badgerland Area
Helpline: 608-258-1747 or 800-240-0276

Gambler’s Anonymous

Spender’s & Debtor’s Anonymous

Co-Dependent’s Anonymous

Madison Area Sex Addict’s Anonymous