Catholic Charities of Madison, Wisconsin is a private 501(c)(3) non-profit agency affiliated with Catholic Charities USA, the nation's largest private network of people helping people.

We have served individuals and families in an eleven county area in south-central Wisconsin since 1946. The programs we have reach those who are facing the transitions of aging, living with a disability, in need of mental health counseling, having marital or family problems, need post adoption resources, live in rural communities, seeking help with alcohol or drug abuse, or men, women and children who are homeless. Our mission of charity is accomplished with the help of nearly 400 employees and 1,000+ volunteers. We serve and employ persons regardless of sexual orientation, religious, ethnic, racial or social background. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

The work we do is made possible with financial support from private donations, the United Way, county contracts, client fees, foundation grants and the Diocesan Annual Catholic Appeal. Catholic Charities is governed by a local Board of Directors and our services meet the exacting standards set by the Council of Accreditation of Services for Families and Children, Inc., one of the highest standards of quality in the United States.


We serve the following counties: Columbia, Dane, Grant, Green, Green Lake, Iowa, Jefferson, Lafayette, Marquette, Rock and Sauk.

Mission

Catholic Charities provides compassionate, caring services to help the poor and vulnerable in our community. 

Catholic Charities is accredited through the Council on Accreditation - an assurance of credibility, integrity, and achievement.

The Council on Accreditation (COA) is an international, independent, not-for-profit, child and family service and behavioral healthcare accrediting organization. Founded in 1977 by the Child Welfare League of America and Family Service America, COA partners with human service organizations worldwide to improve service delivery outcomes by developing, applying, and promoting accreditation standards.


COA ensures that the highest national standards of best practice in client services are upheld in all Catholic Charities programs. COA accreditation also confirms that organizational and management oversight policies and practices are mission-driven, and that there are strong financial controls in place.


Because our agency did not receive any out-of-compliance ratings in any of the fundamental practice standards, we are proud to have received re-accreditation in June 2014 through COA's expedited process. Click here to view our current COA Certificate.

Our Catholic Identity

Catholic Social Teaching guides our response to those in need. Catholic Charities embraces these principles as our core values. Our mission, vision, programs and services are focused on these teachings.

 

Life and Dignity of the Human Person - All people are sacred, made in the image and likeness of God. People do not lose dignity because of disability, poverty, age, lack of success, or race.

 

Call to Family, Community, and Participation - The human person is both sacred and social. We realize our dignity and rights in relationship with others, in community. "We are one body; when one suffers, we all suffer."
Rights and Responsibilities - People have a fundamental right to life, food, shelter, health care, education and employment. All people have a right to participate in decisions that affect their lives.
Option for the Poor and Vulnerable - The moral test of a society is how it treats its most vulnerable members. The poor have the most urgent moral claim on the conscience of the nation.
The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers - People have a right to decent and productive work, fair wages, private property and economic initiative.
Solidarity - We are one human family. Our responsibilities to each other cross national, racial, economic and ideological differences.
Care for God's CreationThe goods of the earth are gifts from God.

Catholic Charities Madison Board of Directors

Board Officers

Toni Prestigiacomo
Board Chair

Christie Seibert
Vice Chair

Laura Anderson
Secretary

Dorothy Conduah
Treasurer


 

 

Permanent Ex-Officio Members

The Most Rev. Robert C. Morlino
Bishop of Madison

Rev. Msgr. James Bartylla
Vicar Genaral

William Yallaly
Chancellor

Jackson Fonder
President and CEO
Catholic Charities


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Board Members

Rev. Msgr. Larry Bakke

Mary Kay Brooks

Dan Clancy

Debbie Cray

Sandy Docter

Colleen Donnelly

Sarah Dunn

John Faust

Jen Fitzpatrick

Jim Hartlieb

Dr. Peter Lake

Paul Meyer

Cliff Michalski

Michael C. Morey

Chris Roe

 

 

Agency Contacts

 

Administrative Office

702 S. High Point Road,Ste.201 Madison, WI 53719

Phone: (608) 826-8000
Fax: (608) 826-8026 ccharities@ccmadison.org

 

Jackson Fonder
President and CEO

 

Kathy Stellrecht, PhD
Chief Operating Officer

Bonnie Austin
Chief Financial Officer

Jane McGowan
Director of Development and Communications

Derrick Smith
Director of Community Engagement 

Kelly Medenwaldt           Director of The Beacon &   Hope Haven

Katie Lyons
Director of Human Resources

 

 

Aging Services

702 S. High Point Rd,Ste.103Madison, WI 53719

Phone: (608) 826-8020     Fax: (608) 826-8026

Crickett Hesselberg
Director of Aging Services

Lynda Koivunen,MSSW
Coordinator Respite Care Team Ministry

Kayla Schiesser
CompanionCare Program

www.adultdaycentermadison.org

 

 

 

Families and Individuals

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment


Mary Haberman
Director of Alcohol & Drug Treatment Services
Hope Haven
www.hopehavenhelps.org 

Counseling

Jerilyn Robinson
Director of Family Programs

 

Emily Jaime, MA, LMFT
FACE-Kids and Choices
P : (608) 826-8010      


Please Call for Counseling Appointments at These Locations:

Fort Atkinson
734 Madison Ave.
Phone: (920) 563-9375

 

Parish Mobile Food Pantry

Sue Palm
Phone: (608) 826-8010 

Post Adoption Resource Center

Judi Hoang, MS
jhoang@ccmadison.org
Phone: (608) 826-8010

 

The Beacon                     Homeless Day Resource Center                      John Adams-Director Phone: (608) 826-8109

www.thebeaconhelps.org 

 

 

 

Developmental Disabilities

702 S. High Point Rd, Ste. 209Madison, WI 53719   Phone: (608) 826-8030

Laura Kirchner, MS
Director, Developmental Disability Programs


Andrea Nelson
Program Director
 Community Living Program- Dane Co.
702 S. High Point Rd,
Ste. 209Madison, WI 53719    Phone: (608) 826-8030

Becky Klapper 
Program Manager
Community Living Program
Montello, WI
Phone: (608) 297-8931

Joel Schenk
Program Director
Community Connections
Janesville, WI
P: (608) 758-8180


 

Jackson Fonder

 

"We are a Christian ministry of charity, service, and justice dedicated to providing help to those in need, hope to those in despair, and inspiration for others to follow. 

"Catholic Charities has lived this mission and mandate since 1946. Through our mission we promise our clients, employees, donors, board members and volunteers that we will continually strive to be an agency of excellence. We will do our best to honor and care for every member of the human family of which we are privileged to be a part." ~Jackson Fonder, President & CEO of Catholic Charities Madison