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Not just an orange, an opportunity
21 Apr

Not just an orange, an opportunity

Both Amira and Ayden worked. The pay wasn’t great for either of them, but they managed. They lived in a small but tidy apartment with their daughter and paid all their bills on time. Then a medical setback threw a wrench in everything. MOM helped them get nutritious food such as fresh, juicy oranges. Even more importantly, it offered them the opportunity to get a new start.

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Not just a carrot, it's confidence
21 Apr

Not just a carrot, it's confidence

When Carol unexpectedly lost her job, MOM helped her pay her utility bills and provided her with some monetary assistance to pay rent and avoid eviction. Carol was also able to bring home carrots, cheese and cereal from MOM's food pantry to feed her family during that stressful time. After a year of unemployment, Carol now has a full-time, managerial position in Madison at a biotech company that pays well and enables her to once again feel confident about herself and her future.

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Not just an avocado, it's advocacy
21 Apr

Not just an avocado, it's advocacy

A single mother of two children, Brenda was working at a full-time job with benefits when she moved into her apartment. She had a Section 8 voucher to help pay for her housing, and she felt like she was on the road to stability. But when her daycare plans fell through, she missed several days of work—and lost her job. She soon fell behind on rent. When her apartment management started the eviction process, Brenda was scared. She didn’t know where to turn. Then she found out about MOM. MOM helped her spaghetti, avocados, school supplies for her kids--and an advocate to help negotiate with her landlord.

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MOM's Housing Programs Intervene Before Evictions Strike
14 Mar

MOM's Housing Programs Intervene Before Evictions Strike

MOM's Stable Housing program is designed to assist vulnerable families, helping them to proactively plan for future financial hardships before they receive an eviction notice and to offer additional assistance to households already facing eviction. In addition to financial grants, MOM's Stable Housing Program provides employment and budget counseling; referrals; advocacy, landlord negotiation, and rent reconciliation plans. Your support helps MOM’s Stable Housing programs prevent eviction and keep families and their children secure in their homes.

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MOM Receives $2500 from Alliant Energy Center Foundation
01 Dec

MOM Receives $2500 from Alliant Energy Center Foundation

MOM is grateful to the Alliant Energy Center Foundation for their recent grant of $2500 for our Good Samaritan fund. Jill Bauer, Executive Director of the Alliant Energy Center Foundation, delivered the check in person.

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Share Tank
01 Aug

Share Tank

Three interns at American Family Insurance spent part of their summer dreaming and then planning ways they could help the community through Middleton Outreach Ministry as a part of American Family Insurance's second annual Share Tank Intern Challenge.

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Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.
04 Apr

Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.

Mary was recently divorced, working part time, looking for full time work. Her power was due to be shut off on the very day she came to MOM to meet with a case manager.

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Mission:  Possible
23 Dec

Mission: Possible

Our families and individuals are up against what can seem like insurmountable odds. They will bring with them incredible courage and resilience, and we will be here to offer the help and hope needed to help them get through tough times. MOM has the privilege to distribute hope in times of darkness and in times of joy.

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Stability
01 Nov

Stability

A single mother of two children, Brenda was working at a full time job with benefits when she moved into her apartment last December. But when her daycare plans fell through, she was forced to miss so much work, that she lost her job.

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Achieving a Dream
23 Jun

Achieving a Dream

When I first met Anna in 2012 she was a single mother of three kids, living in low-income housing, taking college classes, and trying to make ends meet on almost nothing.

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