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A Journey to Stability: Charmaine's Story
02 Sep

A Journey to Stability: Charmaine's Story

Charmaine’s journey hasn’t been easy. When she has needed help along her journey, Charmaine has been able to rely on MOM.

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Creating Stability for Our Neighbors
26 Apr

Creating Stability for Our Neighbors

Michelle first contacted MOM to ask about getting access to the food pantry. In a shaky voice, Michelle explained she was caring for a sick family member, working part-time and attending school full-time. No matter how hard she tried, stability always seemed just out of reach. With your help, MOM was able to help Michelle through this crisis. With your continued support, we can do more than provide emergency assistance. We can help families in our community reach stability.

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Warming up with Wigwam Socks
03 Mar

Warming up with Wigwam Socks

Thank you to United Way of Dane County for helping coordinate a donation of a pallet of socks from Wigwam, perfect for keeping feet warm during these cold winter months! We were able to make these socks available to visitors to our Clothing Center, through our mobile delivery, and to others who needed them.

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Winter Wishes Brings Joy to Families
20 Jan

Winter Wishes Brings Joy to Families

2020 brought with it many changes—including changes to how we carried out many of our programs at MOM. Due to COVID-19, we made adjustments in our Winter Wishes program. This year, we decided to offer Winter Wishes participants $50 gift cards for their family members, allowing them to personalize the program and have an opportunity to pick out those special gifts themselves. We are pleased to share that the program was an incredible success.

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Together we can create a community where children can be successful.
04 Oct

Together we can create a community where children can be successful.

Anthony, his wife, and two kids left hard conditions in their county to move in with family here. MOM provided some services to help his family become stable. Anthony said his seven-year-old son especially loved his backpack and school supplies.

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Together we can create a community where seniors have the resources to maintain their independence.
04 Oct

Together we can create a community where seniors have the resources to maintain their independence.

Recently, a senior who had used our programs called to say, "I don't know how I could have made it through the past few months without you and Middleton Outreach Ministry."

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Together we can create a community where families can maintain stability.
04 Oct

Together we can create a community where families can maintain stability.

Here's a note we received from a family: I want to thank you again for everything that you have done and that MOM has done to make sure that we have a place to live and have heat and that we have food and clothing. I don't even want to imagine where we might be if it hadn't been for you all.

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Together we can create a community where everyone has enough healthy food.
04 Oct

Together we can create a community where everyone has enough healthy food.

A woman shared her experience with us: I was ashamed when I walked into your office. Your manner of dealing with me and your understanding that I am looking at a huge mountain to climb medically was like a warm hug. A hug I really, really needed.

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Together we can create a community where neighbors are treated with dignity and respect.
04 Oct

Together we can create a community where neighbors are treated with dignity and respect.

A family sent this letter: I first came into contact with MOM eighteen years ago. I was in a bad place financially, mentally and emotionally. Financially, MOM helped me find housing, helped with my security deposit, provided me with food from the food pantry. But MOM helped me with something that lasted much longer.

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Help us build stability.
19 Dec

Help us build stability.

MOM's Housing Stability program is designed to assist individuals and families in maintaining stable housing through budget and employment counseling, negotiation and advocacy with landlords, referrals to community partners, and financial assistance designed to access and maintain affordable housing and/or prevent eviction for at-risk families.

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