Stoughton Area
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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 Area Resource Team START

http://STARTstoughton.org


248 W. Main Street
Stoughton, WI 53589

Phone: 608-577-5650
Contact Name: Cindy Thompson
Program Director
Organization Profile
Grants Info
Stoughton Area Resource Team (START) - 2018 Amount Funded: $6,000.00
START meets critical human needs of families and individuals under the age of 55 in the Stoughton Area School District by coordinating assistance with other organizations (churches, government, social service), advocating on behalf of someone in need and offering direct financial assistance when all other sources have been exhausted. The grant provides financial assistance to families and supports a comprehensive case management process in areas of housing, employment and health care. The purpose is to meet the critical short and long term human needs of families and individuals under the age of 55 in the Stoughton Area School District by providing a confidential caring way to link them to community resources and provide direct financial assistance when all other options have been exhausted.
The START Program provides case management services and financial assistance in the following areas of need: 1.) Housing - advocacy, referrals for transitional programs, security deposits, eviction prevention assistance, mortgage assistance, housing counseling and mediation, and budget counseling. 2.) Utility assistance - work with area agencies and the Stoughton Utility company to seek collaborative efforts to prevent disconnections and financial assistance to prevent disconnections. 3.) Employment - jobs networking, referrals to area employment and training programs, and financial help with employment related expenses. 4.) Health - referrals for public health programs, clinics, mental health counseling, assistance with insurance co-payments and prescription costs. A critical component of START’s success is case management services. In 2017, 230 households were supported with case management services, where households meet multiple times with the Program Director and are engaged in setting and meeting goals. START builds a focused case management program for households engaged in eviction prevention. The service plan or “plan” is the tool that is used to overcoming barriers and achieving stability, and reaching intended goals. Case management includes a detailed assessment and plan that always includes steps for immediate stabilization. The plan that is developed includes both immediate and long term action steps and goals along with resources that would be helpful in goal achievement. A plan to prevent eviction and stabilize future housing includes a rent budget and often involves connecting with the landlord. Employment, transportation, and health are all possible issues that may present over time as barriers to achieving stability and meeting goals. The plan is then modified and updated as needed with input from the client.

Stoughton Area Resource Team (START) - 2015 Amount Funded: $5,000.00
START builds a focused case management program for households engaged in eviction prevention. The service plan or “plan” is the tool that is used to overcoming barriers and achieving stability, and reaching intended goals. Case management includes a detailed assessment and plan that always includes steps for immediate stabilization. The plan that is developed includes both immediate and long term action steps and goals along with resources that would be helpful in goal achievement. A plan to prevent eviction and stabilize future housing includes a rent budget and often involves connecting with the landlord. Employment, transportation, and health are all possible issues that may present over time as barriers to achieving stability and meeting goals. The plan is then modified and updated as needed with input from the client.
The START Program provides case management services and financial assistance in the following areas of need: 1.) Housing - advocacy, referrals for transitional programs, security deposits, eviction prevention assistance, mortgage assistance, housing counseling and mediation, and budget counseling. 2.) Utility assistance - work with area agencies and the Stoughton Utility company to seek collaborative efforts to prevent disconnections and financial assistance to prevent disconnections. 3.) Employment - jobs networking, referrals to area employment and training programs, and financial help with employment related expenses. 4.) Health - referrals for public health programs, clinics, mental health counseling, assistance with insurance co-payments and prescription costs. A critical component of START’s success is case management services, in 2014, 59 households were supported with this.

Stoughton Area Resource Team (START) - 2016 Amount Funded: $5,000.00
START builds a focused case management program for households engaged in eviction prevention. The service plan or “plan” is the tool that is used to overcoming barriers and achieving stability, and reaching intended goals. Case management includes a detailed assessment and plan that always includes steps for immediate stabilization. The plan that is developed includes both immediate and long term action steps and goals along with resources that would be helpful in goal achievement. A plan to prevent eviction and stabilize future housing includes a rent budget and often involves connecting with the landlord. Employment, transportation, and health are all possible issues that may present over time as barriers to achieving stability and meeting goals. The plan is then modified and updated as needed with input from the client.
The START Program provides case management services and financial assistance in the following areas of need: 1.) Housing - advocacy, referrals for transitional programs, security deposits, eviction prevention assistance, mortgage assistance, housing counseling and mediation, and budget counseling. 2.) Utility assistance - work with area agencies and the Stoughton Utility company to seek collaborative efforts to prevent disconnections and financial assistance to prevent disconnections. 3.) Employment - jobs networking, referrals to area employment and training programs, and financial help with employment related expenses. 4.) Health - referrals for public health programs, clinics, mental health counseling, assistance with insurance co-payments and prescription costs. In 2015, START served 86 more households with office/home visits compared to the previous year.

Stoughton Area Resource Team (START) - 2017 Amount Funded: $6,000.00
START builds a focused case management program for households engaged in eviction prevention. The service plan or “plan” is the tool that is used to overcoming barriers and achieving stability, and reaching intended goals. Case management includes a detailed assessment and plan that always includes steps for immediate stabilization. The plan that is developed includes both immediate and long term action steps and goals along with resources that would be helpful in goal achievement. A plan to prevent eviction and stabilize future housing includes a rent budget and often involves connecting with the landlord. Employment, transportation, and health are all possible issues that may present over time as barriers to achieving stability and meeting goals. The plan is then modified and updated as needed with input from the client.
The START Program provides case management services and financial assistance in the following areas of need: 1.) Housing - advocacy, referrals for transitional programs, security deposits, eviction prevention assistance, mortgage assistance, housing counseling and mediation, and budget counseling. 2.) Utility assistance - work with area agencies and the Stoughton Utility company to seek collaborative efforts to prevent disconnections and financial assistance to prevent disconnections. 3.) Employment - jobs networking, referrals to area employment and training programs, and financial help with employment related expenses. 4.) Health - referrals for public health programs, clinics, mental health counseling, assistance with insurance co-payments and prescription costs.