Local Community Services

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Local Highlights

The Bed Lady

The Bed Lady delivers new beds to Sun Prairie School children in need. To request a bed, talk to a school social worker or Joining Forces for Families.

C.A.R.D.S Closet

C.A.R.D.S Closet is a free clothing resource for Sun Prairie families that accepts clean and gently used clothing. They have a donation bin at the Prairie Athletic Club or at the Sunshine Place. Please email to request clothing or talk to a school social worker.

Centro Hispano

Centro Hispano's mission is empowering youth, strengthening families and engaging the community. The Centro staff use referrals, existing services and resources to help Latino families aspire upward to reach their personal goals and dreams.

Community Action Coalition
608-246-4730 ext. 235

The Community Action Coalition provides services in three key areas: housing, food, and clothing. Their mission is to develop the economic and social capacities of individuals, families, and communities to reduce poverty in Dane, Jefferson, and Waukesha counties.

Early Childhood Initiative

The Early Childhood Initiative provides free support centered around family stability, wellness, child development and healthy relationships for pregnant women and families with children ages 0 to 4.

Home Mission Fund
608-257-2534 ext. 37

The Home Mission Fund provides assistance to community members who have experienced a sudden and temporary loss of income. The fund covers eviction prevention, car repairs, and utilities.

Joining Forces for Families

Joining Forces for Families is a program through Dane County Department of Human Services that helps the Sun Prairie Community through resource connection, creative problem solving and advocacy.

RSVP of Dane County

For over 40 years, The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) has been offering personalized volunteer placement, matching volunteers age 55+ with community service opportunities across Dane County.  Our volunteers share their knowledge, interests, experience and energy, contributing to the well-being of their local communities. Programs include Driver Services, Vets Helping Vets and Foster Grandparents, to name a few. 

Spirit of Giving

Spirit of Giving matches community sponsors with families in need to shop for holiday gifts for Sun Prairie School children. Each year, around 1,100 kids receive gifts.

Stuff the Bus

Stuff the Bus is a volunteer program that collects school supplies and distributes filled backpacks to those in need in the Sun Prairie Area School District.

Sun Prairie Emergency Food Pantry

Serving the residents of the Sun Prairie School District, the Pantry provides monthly food allowances, a mobile food pantry, Thanksgiving food baskets and weekend snacks at elementary schools.

Sunshine Legal Clinic

Since 2014, the Sunshine Legal Clinic has provided free legal consultation services covering family law, debt collection, tenant rights, immigration and more.

Sunshine Place

Sunshine Place is a single point of access to social services for Sun Prairie residents in times of need. In addition to being a community resource center, the Sunshine Place also has a resource lobby with free access to computers, printing and faxing.

Sunshine Supper

Sunshine Supper serves a free community meal every Monday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at 1632 W. Main Street. Everyone is welcome!