Stoughton Area
Community Foundation

Stoughton, WI 53589
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The Stoughton Area Resource Team, Inc. (START) provides a safety net for those in crisis. Recently, a 30-year old single father of two struggled to find work, to pay for daycare for his children and to secure a home; so much time was spent homeless and hopeless.

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Stoughton United Ministries


525 Lincoln Ave.
Stoughton, WI 53589

Contact Name: Dorothy Petersen
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Grants Info
Affordable Transportation - 2013 Amount Funded: $2,000.00
Funds will provide free round trip transportation between Stoughton & Madison, weekdays from 7am to 9pm for low income residents of SASD who are at or below federal poverty guidelines. Servicing over 100 individuals.

Affordable Transportation - 2014 Amount Funded: $2,250.00
Funds will provide free round trip transportation between Stoughton & Madison, weekdays from 7am to 9pm for low income residents of SASD who are at or below federal poverty guidelines. Servicing over 100 individuals.

Affordable Transportation Program 2018-2019 - 2018 Amount Funded: $4,000.00
The desire of the Affordable Transportation Program is to fill existing social service gaps in the local setting and enhance the level of assistance provided especially to those at poverty level living within the Stoughton area school district. Currently, there is no bus or other means of transportation for those needing to get to appointments within the City of Stoughton or to larger cities that live in Stoughton. The current cab service is challenging for some to afford: $4.50 one way and transports those outside of the City of Stoughton, up to a 3 mile radius, $1.00 extra each mile. At the present time, the ATP has transported approximately 200 rides so far this year. The goal of the program is to help those in need lacking transportation to assist toward self betterment opportunities and to help maintain stabilization.
Currently, the ATP Volunteer Coordinator manages 5 volunteer drivers to utilize their personal vehicles to transport program recipients of the ATP. Scheduling rides, recruiting volunteer drivers, and overseeing the general operations of the ATP are the tasks of the Volunteer Coordinator. All drivers are screened with a criminal background, driving, insurance, and medical check. The drivers, in turn, are reimbursed for their mileage to/from the destination of the trip. Types of appointments that are validated for transportation needs are: court/legal/housing issues; medical appointments; employment /job training meetings; food pantry assistance; and other significant related encounters. Most ATP services have been provided to those in need that meet a certain eligibility criteria. As of recent, more planning is being discussed for those needing transportation for additional purposes and may be at a slightly higher level of income. Individuals are referred to the ATP by Stoughton Senior Center, START, City of Stoughton Food Pantry, United Methodist Church, Stoughton Police Dept., Stoughton Hospital, Dane Co. Dept. of Human Services, local churches, local social service agencies, Free Health Clinic (formerly Shalom), and some Madison based clinics and hospitals. The service covers the geographical area of the Stoughton school district, and nearby communities (within a 40-mile radius): Madison, Middleton, Monona, Fitchburg, Edgerton, Janesville, and locations in Jefferson County. Services are provided Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Requests are encouraged to be made 48 hours in advance, if possible, to provide for verification of eligibility and the scheduling of drivers. However, in extenuating circumstances, transportation may be made on an emergency, as needed basis.

Affordable Transportation Services - 2012 Amount Funded: $4,000.00
Funds will provide free round trip transportation between Stoughton & Madison, weekdays from 7am to 9pm for low income residents of SASD who are at or below federal poverty guidelines. Servicing over 100 individuals.

Affordable Transportation Services - 2015 Amount Funded: $3,000.00
Funds will provide free round trip transportation between Stoughton & Madison, weekdays from 7am to 9pm for low income residents of SASD who are at or below federal poverty guidelines. Servicing over 100 individuals.

Pathways to Self-Sufficiency - 2015 Amount Funded: $3,000.00
Provides intensive, long-term case management, mental health counseling, life and vocational skills training, housing assistance, transportation, and job search assistance for persons at or near the federal poverty guidelines

Pathways to Self-Sufficiency - 2014 Amount Funded: $2,250.00
Provides intensive, long-term case management, mental health counseling, life and vocational skills training, housing assistance, transportation, and job search assistance for persons at or near the federal poverty guidelines.

Pathways to Self-Sufficiency - 2013 Amount Funded: $2,000.00
Provides intensive, long-term case management, mental health counseling, life and vocational skills training, housing assistance, transportation, and job search assistance for persons at or near the federal poverty guidelines