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. We do not offer financial assistance.

Our strong network of community partners is available to support families with resources for rental assistance, 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. 


Budget and Finance
Extension Dodge County

Information and education to support family finances.

USDA MyPlate

Official nutrition recommendations from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


The WIC program aims to safeguard the health of low-income woman, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to healthcare.



 FoodWise Nutrition Education

FoodWIse advances healthy eating habits, active lifestyles and healthy community environments for families with limited incomes through nutrition education at the individual, community and systems levels.

In Jefferson County FoodWIse is federally funded by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed).

 We also partner with community-based organizations to make the healthy choice, the easy choice at schools, food pantries, community gardens, and farmers’ market.


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.

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.

Fussy Baby Network

Fussy Baby Network serves any family caring for their fussy babies through our free warm line. These free phone consultations are available in English and Spanish.


Employment Services
Seek Careers/Staffing

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


Forward Service Corporation

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


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!


Moraine Park Technical College- Beaver Dam

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


LIFT Wisconsin

Our LegalTuneUp online tool (https://legaltuneup.org) helps Wisconsin residents find out what civil legal problems they can fix on their own. Users can review their driver’s license suspensions to understand their reinstatement steps. The LegalTuneUp tool also searches CCAP and determines if the user can remove eligible criminal and eviction records. We believe that everyone deserves access to legal help. Try it today: https://legaltuneup.org/.

Email: info@liftwisconsin.org


Support Services
Mary’s Room

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


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.



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.



Watertown Family Aid

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



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.

Jefferson County Head Start

Head Start is a preschool program focusing on family well-being and school readiness for 3-5-year-old children living in Jefferson County. Head Start is a federal and state-funded program provided at no cost to eligible families. Our classrooms have licensed teachers, and we partner with local school districts and community partners.  



Dodge County Head Start


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.

National Alliance for Mental Health (NAMI)

NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization.

A Guide on Navigating Mental Health Care



Jefferson County Low-Income Housing 

WI Housing Search – Helping you find home

  • Search up-to-date listings of rental housing
  • View maps and photos
  • Go online or call toll free for help at WI Housing Search.org or 1-877-428-8844 
Offering financial assistance to families/individuals in Watertown who have secured housing.

– Entry Assistance

– Rental Assistance


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

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.



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!


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)