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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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Housing Advocacy Team of Stoughton HATS

1525 N. Van Buren St.
Stoughton, WI 53589

Phone: 608-695-9661
Contact Name: Joyce Kaping
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Grants Info
STEP FORWARD PROGRAM - 2023 Amount Funded: $5,000.00
The amount requested from this grant will provide support for a full month of assistance for the three participants currently in the program, including rent and services of the case manager and housing navigator. Positive impact to the community is measured by the successes achieved when students in the school district and workers in local businesses have the security of safe and affordable housing, and supportive case management services.
The Step Forward Program supports families and individuals in the geographic area of the Stoughton school district who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to achieve housing stability, increase self-sufficiency and explore opportunities to develop greater self-determination. The program addresses the barriers of unstable and unaffordable housing while providing case management services that include advocacy, support, and access to resources. Currently three families are enrolled in the program. With adequate financial resources additional families will be enrolled as appropriate rental units are secured. It is estimated that the board of directors and other active volunteers will continue to commit over 300 hours annually to the planning and implementation of the program.