If you need assistance with food please see our Food Resources PDF.
Dane County Job Center is closed to the general public until further notice.
Job Service & unemployment will be closed as of March 25, 2020 until further notice.
You may apply online for unemployment at: https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/ui/
For help using online services or if you are unable to go online call (414) 435-7069 or toll-free (844) 910-3661 during business hours: Monday – Friday 7:35 AM – 3:30 PM.
Forward Service Corporation (FSC) is open for very limited, scheduled meetings.
To reach FSC staff please call 608-288-2460.
DCDHS continues to monitor the community response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic and has adjusted our approach to delivery of services in Dane County as new information and updated public health guidance is made available.
The following is additional information referring to the availability of services from DCDHS and our valued partners at the Dane County Job Center as of . This information will be updated as needed:
Accessible services in the building include a fax, self-service computers, copier and drop box for documents.
Department of Workforce Development (DWD):
Is open and providing services but recommends you receive online, phone services or by appointment:
Forward Service Corporation (FSC)
For applications call 1-800-771-8420 For all ongoing W2 case management questions please reach out to your case manager directly via email or phone. For General W2 questions please contact Khara Leonard at email@example.com or Carman Vargas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For FSET enrollment questions please contact Brenda Nickel at email@example.com or Greg Magoon at firstname.lastname@example.org. For all ongoing FSET case management questions please reach out to your case manager directly via email or phone.
DCDHS continues to monitor the community response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic and is adjusting our approach to delivery of services in Dane County as new information and updated public health guidance is made available.
The following list is information about the current availability of services from DCDHS and our valued community partners as of . This information will be updated as we learn more:
Dane County Job Center
Employment and Training Association (EATA)
Staff will be working remotely, but will be accessible by phone and e-mail. For individuals interested in enrolling in programs, they can leave a message for:
For more information about all of our programs and services, they refer to the website: www.eata.org.
Child Protective Services
Concerns about Child Abuse and Neglect should continue to be reported to our Child Abuse Reporting Line: (608) 261-5437. Child Protective Services staff will respond to these calls 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Here's the link directly to the reporting area on the website: danecountyhumanservices.org/ProtectiveServices/Child/reporting_child_abuse_and_neglect.aspx.
Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Dane County
Walk-in appointments are not available at this time. Phone calls and emails only. Long-term care options counseling and enrollment continue to be provided.
Information and Assistance:
Dane County Adult Protective Services
Walk-In appointments are not available at this time.
Helpline: (608) 261-9933
Comprehensive Community Services (CCS)
Intake Line (two-day response): (608) 242-6415
Local recovery groups (Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Smart Recovery) are working to create virtual meetings to support people's sobriety.
Madison Metropolitan School District Meal Distribution Sites
|Site||Pickup Location||Daily Pickup Times|
|East High School||(Outside) 4th Street Entrance-Welcome Center||1:00 to 1:45|
|La Follette High School||(Outside) Main Entrance-Welcome Center||12:00 to 12:45|
|Memorial High School||(Outside) Main Entrance-Welcome Center||11:00 to 11:45|
|Leopold Elementary||Upper Parking Lot Near Main Entrance||11:00 to 11:45|
|Sherman/Shabazz Elementary||Parking Lot off Ruskin Street||12:00 to 12:45|
|Cherokee Middle||Sidewalk Near Front Door||12:00 to 12:45|
|Toki/Orchard Ridge||Bump Out on Whitney Way||1:00 to 1:45|
|Hawthorne Elementary||Circle Drive Near Front Office||1:00 to 1:45|
|Lake View Elementary||Circle Driveway||11:00 to 11:45|
|Allied Drive - Boys and Girls Club||Parking Lot 4619 Jenewein Rd||12:00 to 12:45|
|Lincoln Elementary||Parking Lot||1:00 to 1:45|
|Badger Rock Middle School||Main Entrance||11:00 to 11:45|
Community Partners - Supplies and Additional Food Availability
|Partner Agency||Service||Location||Pick Up Times|
|Lussier Community Education Center||Food pantry will be accessible to the public.||55 S Gammon Rd, Madison, WI 53717||Weds 7-8pm and Sat 12-1pm (changes and updates will be available at www.lcecmadison.org/eat/)|
|Goodman Community Center||Pre-packaged food pantry bags (mostly non-perishable items) will be available for drive-thru or walk-up distribution in the Ironworks driveway circle.||149 Waubesa St, Madison, WI 53704||Tuesday 9:30 a.m.â€“ noon
Wednesday 6 p.m.â€“ 8 p.m.
Thursday 12:30 p.m.â€“ 3 p.m.
|Wilmar Community Center||Meal and food pantry.||953 Jenifer St, Madison, WI 53703||Saturday meal- 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday food pantry from 1:00-3:00
|Bayview Community Center||Food pantry will be accessible for Bayview residents.||601 Bay View, Madison, WI 53715||Timing to be announced|
|Boys & Girls Club Allied and Taft||Will offer bagged snacks/lunches during weekdays.||4619 Jenewein Rd.
2001 Taft St.
|Timing to be announced|
|Vera Court Neighborhood Center||Will offer one bagged lunch a day for Vera Court students.||614 Vera Ct, Madison, WI 53704||3:00-3:30 Tuesday - Friday. Only for members.|
|East YMCA||Brown Bag Meals||711 Cottage Grove Rd, Madison, WI 53716.
Currently considering expanding to West location as well Tuesdays and Thursday
|Bridge Lake Point Waunona Neighborhood Center||Wednesday food pantry
Daily bagged meal for neighbors
|1917 Lake Point Dr., Madison, WI 53713||Food pantry by appointment only, bagged meals timing to be determined|
|East Madison Community Center||Will be a site for MMSD food distribution.||8 Straubel Ct, Madison, WI 53704||Shortly after Hawthorne|
Rape Crisis Center (RCC)
RCC Helpline is 606-251-7273 (English and other languages through Language Line)
La Linea is 608-258-2567
General email of email@example.com will be checked daily Monday through Friday.