The Sun Prairie Neighborhood Navigators program is a grassroots program for neighbors to engage and help their fellow neighbors. The role of Neighborhood Navigators is twofold. The Navigators are directly connected to several community resource agencies and are ready to assist neighbors with making connections to these resources. Secondly, the Navigators are working to engage their neighbors in conversations about the community and its resources. By acting as a connector to and from community agencies, it is the hope of the Navigator program to make all residents feel supported and that their voices heard.
Your Neighborhood Navigators are here to provide information/resource linkage on: Food/Meal Programs Clothing Rent Assistance/Housing Transportation Assistance Early Childhood Education Healthcare Employment Recreation Services Community Education Voting/Voter Registration City Council, Board & Commission Meetings Home Visiting Services ...and more!
2020 provided some unique opportunities for the Neighborhood Navigators. Due to Covid, the Neighborhood Navigators in collaboration with the YMCA and Community Schools found themselves providing daily lunches for kids and essentials for families in Rolling Prairie, The Elements and Vandenburg Neighborhoods. We are blessed to be able to connect with our community daily and provide assistance with basic essentials.
We were blessed with amazing donation's from our community that totaled over $25,000 for the year! This provided opportunity to do some fun activities and provide mystery bags for the kids in the neighborhoods we serve. This included, chips, drinks, granola bars, candy and even a vehicle for a family in need. We even had visits from our Mayor and city leaders as well to provide opportunity for voices to be heard.