About the Network

We believe in a community that knows we are all connected.

We are proud to coordinate a Family Resource Network supporting Dodge and Jefferson County families. We collaborate with families to identify their strengths and needs, and support them in developing plans to achieve their goals.

Our strong network of community partners is available to support families with resources for housing, food, health and dental care, education, employment assistance, transportation and more.

Please complete this form if you are interested in services and we will contact you for more information. Families can self-refer and we also accept referrals from other service providers.

Thank you!

Strong Families
Five for Families

Learn the five strengths that keep every family strong. 

fiveforfamilies.org

Budget and Finance
Extension Dodge County

Information and education to support family finances.
https://dodge.extension.wisc.edu/family-living/family-financial-education/

Nutrition
USDA MyPlate

Official nutrition recommendations from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
https://www.myplate.gov/

Childcare
Youngstar for Parents

Search for YoungStar-rated child care providers, learn what the ratings mean, and find YoungStar FAQs on DCF’s YoungStar for Parents webpages.
https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/youngstar/parents

Parenting
Zero to Three

Zero to Three offers a wide variety of resources that help parents and caretakers understand and meet the needs of their babies and toddlers.
https://www.zerotothree.org/

Employment Services
Seek Careers/Staffing

SEEK Careers/Staffing, Inc. is a principle-based staffing resource dedicated to Servicing Your Success by exceeding your expectations.

https://www.seekcareers.com/ 

Forward Service Corporation

We offer programs in 49 Wisconsin counties to provide training, education, career guidance, and supportive services.

https://www.fsc-corp.org/ 

Adult Education
Madison Area Technical College- Watertown Campus

Take advantage of the awesome learning spaces and support services just down the road. We’re here to help you reach your goals!

https://madisoncollege.edu/student-experience/campuses/watertown 

Moraine Park Technical College- Beaver Dam

 The college offers endless opportunities with five degree options and more than 100 programs and customized training opportunities.

https://www.morainepark.edu/ 

Jefferson County Literacy Council

It is our vision to help learners defeat literacy challenges and overcome the barriers to becoming more literate, confident and engaged to the best of their ability in their homes, communities and places of work.

http://www.jclc.us/ 

Healthcare
Rock River Community Clinic

Since 2005, the underinsured and uninsured population of Jefferson County and southern Dodge County relied on Rock River Free Clinic and Watertown Cares Clinic for primary health care services, and dental care from the Community Dental Clinic who also served people insured through Medicaid. Each of these “safety net clinics” were started by volunteers who recognized the need for these services. Local donations, private grants and public support were all critical to their success.

https://rockrivercommunityclinic.com/ 

ABC for Health

Advocacy & Benefits Counseling for Health, Inc. (ABC for Health), is a Wisconsin-based, nonprofit public interest law firm that promotes health equity and social justice. ABC for Health is dedicated to ensuring health care access for children and families. ABC for Health’s mission is to provide health care consumers with the services and support they need to navigate a complex health care financing system.

https://www.safetyweb.org/ 

Legal
Lawyers for Learners

Our goal is to help people overcome legal obstacles, empowering them to move forward with their lives and achieve their educational and career goals. Whether you’re already involved in a court case or have a question about a situation that could involve a legal problem, Lawyers for Learners is here for you.

https://lawyersforlearners.org/ 

Support Services
Mary’s Room

 An outreach program serving infants and children in the greater Watertown Area. 

https://www.marysroom.org/ 

Community Laundry

Free laundry services for homeless and low income families who do not have easy access to laundry facilities. The Community Laundry program is every Tuesday from 9:00am-12:00pm at Easy Wash Laundromat.

https://www.watertownimmanuel.org/community-laundry 

 

Personal Essentials Pantry

PEP provides personal care items like facial tissue, bar soap, toilet paper, toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, shampoo, deodorant, feminine sanitary products, incontinence products, shaving cream, razors, band aids and q-tips. We also offer household items like cleaners, dish soap and laundry detergent.

https://www.watertownimmanuel.org/pep 

 

Watertown Family Aid

Provides food vouchers and other necessities to families in need who reside within the boundaries of the Watertown Unified School District. 

https://sites.google.com/a/watertownfamilyaid.org/watertown-family-aid/ 

 

Parenting
Zero to Three

Zero to Three offers a wide variety of resources that help parents and caretakers understand and meet the needs of their babies and toddlers.
https://www.zerotothree.org/

Early Childhood Development
CDC Developmental Milestones

Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act, and move. See the developmental milestones children should reach from 2 months to 5 years.
https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/milestones/index.html

Emotional & Mental Health
Wisconsin Alliance for Infant Mental Health (WIAIMH)

WIAIMH promotes social-emotional learning and relationship-based practices that are in the best interest of infants, young children, and their families.
https://wiaimh.org

National Alliance for Mental Health (NAMI)

NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization.
https://nami.org/Home

Housing
Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance 

No Wisconsinite should be faced with losing their housing, or their heat and power, because of the loss of income.

Wisconsin is a home of workers. We know what needs to get done…and we do it. Yet, we’ve been hit hard. Some, harder than others. Your local Wisconsin energy & emergency rental assistance providers are working together to keep you safely in your home.

You may not ask for it, but we want you to know…
we’re here to help.

WERA

Crossroads
Offering financial assistance to families/individuals in Watertown who have secured housing.

– Entry Assistance

– Rental Assistance

920-988-1204

Community Action Coalition
Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin is a nonprofit working to end poverty and help people live better lives.
Serving Dane, Jefferson and Waukesha Counties

Community Action Coalition for South Central WI | As One. For All. (cacscw.org)

Central Wisconsin Community Action Council 
Central Wisconsin Community Action Council (CWCAC) strives to lift people out of poverty and into a better quality of life.

Central Wisconsin Community Action Council | CWCAC.ORG

Shelters
Haus of Peace

A nonprofit organization, located in Watertown, WI, providing safe and secure temporary housing for women and children who have experienced homelessness or abuse. We provide crisis support and connect our guests with the essential resources they need to transition to independent living.

Home | My Site (hausofpeacewi.wixsite.com)

Cornerstone of Grace

Cornerstone of Grace is a faith-based organization designed to serve women and children in crisis while offering the love, spiritual guidance and resources to build a solid foundation for growth and stability. Requirements for residency include counseling, parenting classes, church attendance, and Bible study.

About Us | Cornerstone of Grace

New Beginnings

New Beginnings Homeless Shelter of Dodge County, Inc.

New Beginnings is a private, non-profit organization providing emergency, temporary shelter to Dodge County residents.

There are NO public-sector programs offering temporary housing. We do not duplicate any existing services. Similar services are NOT available within a 35-mile radius of Beaver Dam. Our services are initially available to Dodge County residents for up to 30 days. Clients must pro-actively seek employment and housing in exchange for our FREE service. Through extensive networking with other service-provider agencies, we refer clients to additional needed services. Shelter is provided on-site to women, mothers and children, fathers and children, and father/mother/child(ren). Men are sheltered on-site only as part of a family, due to the layout of our shelter. Referrals, and vouchers to area motels, are provided to single men needing shelter.

920-885-3999

 

Food Pantries
Bread Basket

The Bread Basket brings healthy diverse fresh food to the people who need it, when they need it, when they need it through mobile food pantries.  They serve minds and bodies and ensure every body get food!

614-940-2331

Watertown Food Pantry

The Watertown Food Pantry is located in Watertown, Wisconsin and is a non-profit, Christian-based organization created to provide food needs at no cost to those individuals and families residing in the Watertown School District.

Watertown Food Pantry

 Ruby’s Pantry

Ruby’s Pantry is for ANYONE that eats!  There is no income or residency requirement and Ruby’s Pantry is for anyone looking to extend their monthly grocery budget.  Each guest donates a $25 donation and receives an abundance of grocery items. Ruby’s Pantry is not government funded and is a 501 C3.  Each donation is used to cover operational costs like trucking, gas, and warehouse staff. All of the food is donated by corporate food donors making it possible to reach more families each month at locations across Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Find a Location (rubyspantry.org)

Resources