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Pregnancy, Parenting and Child Care Resources

Pregnancy Helpline

(608) 222-0008

Free, 24-Hour crisis and information phone service for women who are experiencing stress or just need some support about their pregnancy. Helpline volunteers are able to provide referrals to community agencies and resources. 

Pregnancy Helpline “Sharing Center”

124 W. Johnson St.

(608) 222-0008

Located in the Holy Redeemer . Free used maternity and baby clothing and small equipment. Not open Holidays or Weekends. Open Saturdays from 10am-1pm. 


(608) 245-0333

A doula is a woman who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a pregnant mother an for her family before, during and after childbirth. Doulas are trained in the physiology of labor and birth as well as the emotional needs of women in labor. On-call 24 hour support as a birthing support/assistant.

CareNet Pregnancy Center

1605 Monroe Street, Madison, WI 53711

(608) 259-1605

(Pro-life pregnancy counseling, post abortion counseling, pregnancy and STD tests, medical ultrasounds, abstinence program)

Website address: www.carenetdane.org

Lutheran Social Services

5 Odana Ct., Madison, WI 53719

(608) 277-0610

(Outpatient mental health service, adoption and community services)

Website address: www.lsswis.org 

Catholic Charities

426. S. Yellowstone Drive

(608) 833-4800

(Information and referral; parenting support, open adoption services)

Website address: www.ccmadison.org

Childbirth and Parent Education Association of Madison

(608) 833-4459

(Free childbirth classes for low-income families, newsletter, workshops, and support groups)

La Leche League

(608) 827-5530

(Offers education and support to mothers who want to breastfeed their children.)

Planned Parenthood of Madison

South - (608) 261-9256

Central - (608) 256-7257

(Annual exams, birth control, testing/ treatment for sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy testing, counseling on a sliding fee scale)

Website address: www.ppwi.org

Public Health

City (Various Locations) - (608) 266-4821

County (Various Locations) - (608) 242-6520

Prenatal Care Coordination available to pregnant women who are eligible for Medical Assistance or Healthy Start and those with special needs. No charge. Helps with coordination of medical appointments, finding transportation, nutrition counseling, answersquestions about pregnancy and birth, listening and support through pregnancy. Education and support services through home visits and telephone consultations to families with young children. Breastfeeding support, support following the birth of a baby.

Maternal and Child Health Hotline


U.W. Nurse-Midwife Services

(608) 263-0150

(Nurse-midwife services, family planning and other women’s health concerns. Accepts most insurance, Medicaid, and CHAMPUS) 

Women’s Medical Fund

P.O.Box 248, Madison, WI 53701

(608) 256-8900

(Limited funding for abortion services)

Website address: www.nnaf.org/funds/wmfwi 

Medical Transportation Services

(608) 242-4566

(For people receiving medical assistance or SSI benefits, leave a message with your name, SS number, and someone will call you back.) 

Women’s Transit Authority

306 N. Brooks St., Madison, WI 53715

(608) 256-3710

(Daytime rides to medical appointments for men and women 8am-4pm, and 9pm to 1am provides safe rides for women and children) 

Confident Young Parents

(608) 267-5900

Focus on needs of younger parents and a confident Homecoming includes a Birthing Center Tour

Parenting/Support Resources for Parents

Parental Stress Center

2120 Fordem Ave., Madison,WI 53704

(608) 241-4888

24 hour stressline - (608) 241-2221

A variety of programs for children and parents including Families United Network, and Oasis

Urban League

151 E. Gorham Ave., Madison, WI 53703

(608) 251-8550

(Educational and supportive services: mentoring, tutoring, multicultural training; teen parents program; HIV program; housing)

Website address: www.ulgm.org 

School Age Parent Program (SAPAR)

15 S. Brearly St.

(608) 204-4226

(Special classes and academic instruction for Madison Metropolitan School District teens who are pregnant)

Website address: http://affaltweb.madison.k12.wi.us/SAPAR/sapar

Child Support

210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

(608) 266-4031

Payment Records - (608) 266-4245

Website address: www.dwd.state.wi.us/bcs

Dane County Human Service

1819 Aberg Ave., Madison, WI 53704

(608) 242-7400

(WisconsinWorks (W-2), food Stamps, transportation assistance, Medicaid, emergency assistance grants, and childcare assistance for individuals and families who meet set guidelines)

Food Stamps - Dane County Human Services

1819 Aberg Avenue, Madison, WI

(608) 242-7441

(Nutrition program where money is posted on credit card account for food purchases. Must meet requirements.)

Website address: http://www.danecountyhumanservices.org/food.htm 

Families United Network

(608) 241-4888

Support groups for parents/caregivers who are feeling stressed

Madison Area Mothers of Multiples

(608) 233-6315

For women who are expecting or Multiple birth children, meets third Thursday at Zimbrick Buick by Fish Hatchery.

Mental Health Center

Dane County 625 W. Washington Ave., Madison, 53703

(608) 280-2700

24 hour Crisis Line - (608) 280-2600

(Programs at the Mental Health Center include Adult clinical services, alcohol and drug programs, child and family services, clinical assessment services, community support programs, emergency services.)

Website address: www.mhcdc.org

Parental Stress Center

2120 Fordem Madison

(608) 241-2221

(Free services with a 24 hour crisis hotline for parents experiencing stress)

Family Enhancement

2120 Fordem Ave. Madison

(608) 241-5150

(Provides a wide range of community based parenting education and support program including Welcome Baby) Most programs are free. Some programs cost money but there are scholarships available to those who need financial assistance. 

Respite Center

2120 Fordem Ave. Madison

(608) 244-5700

24-hour childcare for families in stress sliding scales; no one is turned away because they cannot pay

Heartsaver CPR

(608) 267-6420

2 part course from the American Heart Association for those who may be in high risk situations for sudden cardiac death. Students will learn to recognize the warning signs of heart attack and stroke, for adults children and infants. Credential card provided after successful demonstration of skills. Call

Meriter Hospital

Infant Massage

Taught by a message therapist for an infant less than 6 month old. We help you to learn how to trust your own intuitive ideas on how to sooth and relax baby by teaching you the gentle art of infant massage. This series offers new ideas on how to sooth and interact with your newborn.

Register with Meriter Hospital, (608) 267-5900.

Cesarean Birth Preparation Class

Contact Meriter Hospital at (608) 267-5900.

Bievenido al Bebe- Spanish speaking class for parents to learn more about a confident homecoming for baby. Includes a Birthing Center Tour.

Contact Meriter Hospital at (608) 267-5900.

Child Care

After School, Inc. 601 N. Whitney Way, Madison, WI 53705

(608) 233-9782

(Coordinates before and after-school programs) 

4 C’s – Community Coordinated Child Care of Dane County

5 Odana Ct., M adison

(608) 271-9181

(Provides a list of child care providers in your area , trains and provides information on becoming a child care provider)

Website address: www.4-c.org 

City of Madison

215 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. P.O. Box 2627, Madison 53703

(608) 267-4996

(Assistance to pay for child care while at work, attending training or school, during a family crisis or for a child with special needs,other services include youth, neighborhood services)

Website address: http://www.cityofmadison.com/commserv/CommunityTAP.html


(608) 242-7400

(Child care funding for families who meet certain guidelines)

Website address: www.co.dane.wi.us 

Childcare Inclusion Resources

1502 Greenway Cross, Madison, WI 53713

(608) 273-3318

(Assists parents of developmentally disabled children in finding day care; provides training to childcare providers)

Headstart – (Dane County Parent Council)

(608) 275-6740

(Comprehensive child development and family support programs for children ages 0-5, must meet certain income guidelines)

Website address: http://www.nhsa.org/ 

Job Center-Customer Support Specialist
1819 Aberg Avenue
Madison, WI
(608) 242-4542

(Helps find childcare near home or place of employment; gives information about childcare funding)

Respite Center

2120 Fordem Ave., Madison, WI 53704

(608) 244-5700

(Emergency and short term childcare and support services for parents by a sliding fee scale)

Website address: www.respitecenter.org

Satellite Family Day Care, Inc.

2096 Red Arrow Trail, Madison

(608) 275-6740

(Assistance in locating city-certified family day care providers. Training, respite, and support services for such providers.) 

SBCCVP-South of the Beltline Cluster of Churches Volunteer Program

(608) 277-8291

(For residents that live south of the beltline, respite childcare may be available.)

UW Madison Child Care Tuition Assistance Program

(608) 262-9715

(Assists UW students with child care cost during the academic year

Madison Hospitals for Delivery

Meriter Hopital

202 S. Park Street, Madison,WI
Emergency - (608) 267-6206

Main - (608) 417-6000

(Entrance to MeriterHospitalis on S. Brooks Street)

Website address: www.meriter.com 

St. Mary’s Hosptial

707 S. Mills Street, Madison

Emergency - (608) 258-6800

Main - (608) 251-6100

Website address: www.stmarysmadison.com