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Middleton Outreach Ministry, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Food, Food Banks & Pantries, Homeless & Housing, Housing Expense Reduction Support

Mission:

MOM brings our community together to create food and housing security through action and advocacy.

Target demographics: Prevent homelessness and end hunger

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 1,500 households

Geographic areas served: The Middleton Cross Plains School District and the westside of Madison, Wisconsin

Programs: Services and programs supported or conducted by MOM include free food distribution, free clothing and household items; financial assistance for emergency housing and rent; Good Samaritan aid for transportation, prescriptions, automobile repair, etc.; seasonal programs: School Supplies, Thanksgiving Baskets and Winter Wishes; and referrals and advocacy to other resources within our network.

Community Stories

62 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Brett M.1

Donor

Rating: 5

I love the dedication to community engagement the wonderful folks at MOM bring. They are just the best!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I'm so glad MOM is in our community! I love that this organization is seeking to provide dignity, not just hunger relief to our neighbors

Kim M.8

Client Served

Rating: 5

I first came into contact with MOM 18 years ago. I was in a bad place financially, mentally and emotionally. Financially, MOM helped me find housing, helped with my security deposit, provided me with food from the food pantry. But MOM helped me with something that lasted much longer than the apartment, the security deposit or the food. MOM helped me find my self-respect again. They helped me find the courage to leave an unhealthy relationship and find my independence, but most of all they gave me hope. Nearly 2 decades later, I am a successful professional. I own my own home and have raised two amazing daughters. I owe all of my success to MOM; had they not been there with a helping hand when I needed it most who knows where I would be now. When you work with MOM you're not just a number, you are treated with dignity and respect and are not made to feel as if you are less than. Any time I encounter somebody in the community who is struggling I make sure to tell them about MOM and their services.

Chase H.2

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am involved with many non-profits in Dane County, and MOM is certainly at the top. From the staff, to the volunteers, and to the measurable results, MOM deserves recognition as Top-Rated Non-Profit.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer at Middleton Outreach Ministry for over 10 years. I have helped to support the organization as a client host, front desk receptionist and data entry volunteer. The clients at MOM are supported by a caring and compassionate staff who work diligently to provide food security, clothing and financial assistance to prevent homelessness. MOM is a highly respected organization in the community who provides help and hope for people experiencing difficult circumstances and I am proud to be able to be a part of its mission.

Cheri D.2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

All of my interactions with MOM staff has been very positive. I'm so impressed with their work in the community.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Middleton Outreach Middleton provides much needed services (food, clothing, and housing support) to clients, and meets their needs with compassion and dignity. MOM is always striving to respond to the community and adapt to best serve our most vulnerable neighbors. We are lucky to have them in our community!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I can’t stay enough good things about the MOM program. Their outreach services are a big part of what makes Middleton, Wisconsin such a great place to live for people of all walks of life, rich or poor.

jeb37

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer at Middleton Outreach Ministry, I have been fortunate to work with the wonderful staff members who strive to give support and comfort to MOM clients who are in need of food, housing, clothing or financial assistance. Clients find hope and comfort in knowing that the Middleton Outreach Ministry organization is there for them. Middleton Outreach Ministry is a true and faithful example of community service. I am very proud to contribute, in some small way, to this outstanding organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been fortunate to be volunteering at Middleton Outreach for the past 12 years. I currently assist at the Distribution Center desk as well as in reception at the Main Office. I also participate in several MOM special events. Throughout this time I have seen the dedicated staff members work diligently to assist clients in times of stress. Providing for the basic necessities of life--food, clothing, shelter--is their primary concern. And, I know from the stories, the smiles, and the "thank yous" from clients that they are achieving these goals. Middleton Outreach Ministry continues to have a very positive impact on our community. It is definitely an organization that far exceeds expectations!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

MOM is a great organization that provides a more holistic approach to services, which is a great benefit to their clients. Having access to case managers and financial assistance, as well as the food pantry and clothing center in the same location, means the clients don't have to make multiple trips!

Advisor

Rating: 5

I do Foodshare outreach at Middleton Outreach Ministry and I always enjoy my time there. They are unique in there ability to meet their community's needs and always strive to be innovative in the ways they serve their community. It's a always a pleasure to be on site and serve their community and work with the folks that make it a special place.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I volunteer in the food pantry - taking clients through. Scheduling of volunteers is very coordinated. Emails are great to know when help is needed. Scheduling system easy to use. Friendly staff - always feel welcomed and appreciated.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was so impressed with MOM when I began volunteering. It is amazing what they are able to accomplish. It was a bonus to meet wonderful people, volunteers and clients.

Board Member

Rating: 5

This organization does great things in Middleton, Cross Plains and greater west Madison. The food pantry is a community asset and it is a leader in keeping people in their homes and preventing homelessness.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

MOM is dedicated to ending hunger and preventing homelessness in greater west Madison, Middleton and surrounding communities. It has an innovative food pantry model and treats every client with respect and dignity.

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a community member, I have been witness to the absolute power and impact that MOM provides. I am a contributor, donator, Board and Committee Member. MOM is essential in the area in which it operates and I think is the gold standard for what this survey is intended to research. Thank you!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Hard to aptly quantify the ways this group benefits so many, in so many ways, so efficiently. This is the model by which others like it should be measured- the staff, volunteers, community leaders and the community at large- most importantly the client recipients are consistently improving and benefitting from all MOM does. It’s an honor and blessing to have this organization be and operate where my family lives. The focus on the recipient of the services is omnipresent and fuels the goals for the future. Incredible organization!

jck333

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at MOM for the past several months, and I have enjoyed every minute of it. The staff and other volunteers at MOM are caring and compassion people eager to help MOM’s clients as well as each other. I have been very impressed with how much MOM does for its clients and the understanding and respect they show to all of them. MOM’s dedication to improving the lives of its community members in need is the reason I chose to volunteer at MOM and will continue to do so.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I became involved with MOM approximately six years ago as a front desk volunteer. I'd heard very positive comments about this organization, and felt it would give me some perspective on challenges faced by those less fortunate. It was immediately apparent the people who direct MOM are totally committed to helping people in need.

Clients are treated with respect and kindness, no matter what the situation is. The actions of the MOM team help them keep their dignity. Every effort is made to support the clients whether it be food, clothing, housing, providing rides for seniors or other basic needs. The Case Managers are familiar with community services and help clients find affordable housing or work with utility companies when they fall behind in their payments.

It still amazes me how much is accomplished by a small MOM staff, its Board of Directors and hundreds of volunteers who want to provide help anywhere it's needed. I'm honored to be both a volunteer and donor to this amazing organization.

Linda K.6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

After volunteering for Middleton Outreach Ministries for just over one year now, I can say with great enthusiasm that it it one of the best non-profit organizations I have ever been involved with. The programs there are very well designed, well managed, and well implemented by an amazing group of very dedicated and very well trained staff and volunteers who are as professional as they are compassionate! The services provided by MOM are essential to everyone in the community!

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a Board Member, I have been consistently impressed with the leadership and vision of the MOM team. They think creatively about how to best meet the needs of their clients with respect. MOM provides crucial help to families in our area - food, clothing, and other resources as needed.

Writer

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered at MOM for many years. I have served in various capacities: reception, food pantry, rides for seniors, the Board of Directors and the school backpack program. I am proud of MOM and it’s mission. Seeing it grow into a model service agency has been wonderful. It is heartwarming to see firsthand the difference MOM has made in others lives. I tout MOM, it’s staff, and it’s volunteers every chance I get.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was a volunteer at MOM for 3 years when my kids were little. This organization helps their clients reach food and housing security, but also empowers its volunteers. Those volunteers are the heart and soul of MOM. They keep the physical plant well stocked and very clean. They also greet each client with courtesy and compassion, helping everyone to feel accepted at MOM.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer at M.O.M. (Middleton Outreach Ministry) for 18 years, volunteering in the food pantry, mobile food pantry, Seniors Program, and board of directors. I have seen the organization grow into its mission of ending hunger and preventing homelessness in our area. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the community through M.O.M. I can't imagine what life would be like here without M.O.M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is heartwarming to see how many people are helped at Middleton Outreach Ministry. This organization is vital to the community. People can get the help they need, whether it be food or clothing, whenever they need it. I am humbled to have the opportunity to serve here.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Extremely well-run operation characterized by energy, compassion and an incredible focus on clients and the community. There is an extraordinary level of support from staff, volunteers and donors and a clear belief in the mission of preventing homelessness and ending hunger in the community.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Incredible community organization with a laser-like focus on serving the most vulnerable. Key issue they address is food insecurity, but also housing, clothing, senior services.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have seen the positive impact that MOM has had on children and families for the past 27 years as an administrator in the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District. MOM's services provide the basic needs that many families do not have on their own. It is an honor to support and serve MOM and its mission to prevent homelessness and end hunger. Please join in making a difference in our community.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

This is a caring, compassionate organization that treats its clients with dignity and respect.

Advisor

Rating: 5

I have had the privilege of working with the MOM team in strategy work and more recently as a member of the Finance Committee that supports MOM's ED and Board. The mission of MOM is complex and diverse and challenging in many ways. The MOM Team under the leadership of the former ED Al Ripp and the current ED Ellen Carlson has always impressed me with their deep commitment, caring focus, and unbelievable passion for the families of our community. The client needs are addressed at a human level, while the long term community and Organizational needs are well cared for at their larger levels. The MOM team is exceptionally adept at balancing these often opposing perspectives. Additionally, I love how deeply integrated MOM is in our community...local events, community, volunteerism, and public-private make MOM a resource of Middleton as a whole community, not just a service for those in need. MOM makes Middleton Better.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I first got connected to MOM several years ago when I was serving as the director of a women's group at a local church. I connected several families who were struggling to obtain food and pay rent connect with MOM. I saw firsthand the importance of the services MOM provided to members of the community. And I was impressed by how they carried out those services. They treated people with dignity. Their caseworkers were knowledgeable and worked tirelessly to help families make a better life. Now serving on the Board of Directors, I see up close how the organization is run. The staff approaches their work strategically and deliberately, keeping up to date on the latest research of how to be most effective in helping families in our community. They are committed to making a difference - and I continue to see them doing just that.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been continually impressed by MOM's willingness to allow their program funds to be used in creative and innovative fashion to meet their clients' needs. MOM assists over 200 families annually through various housing initiatives and reduces the incidents of homelessness in our community and they bring well over 100,000,000 pounds of food annually to over 1500 hungry families.

Donor

Rating: 5

My relationship with MOM spans many years and includes programs through my church and work. Through church we collaborate with MOM for food drives and school supply drives. At work we've participated in the Canstruction program and Sharing Christmas where we adopt a family as a company. My company, Strang Architects, Engineers and Interior Designers is proud to be associated with such a great organization and we know all of our donations are put to good use serving the needy in our community.

Nancy N.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I moved to Madison recently and was looking for a place to volunteer. 3 separate people recommended MOMS.
I work in the food pantry and am blessed every week. The volunteers and the clients I encounter are outstanding. I get so much more than I give. The clients are so appreciative of what MOM offers in benefits and support and kindness.
The organization is well run. Al Ripp was an amazing and selfless man whose work continues.
I am proud to be a part of this nonprofit.
Nancy Nader

Kim S.1

Donor

Rating: 5

Love the architectural creations using cans of food I saw at the mall on a number of occasions! The great minds associated with MOM, Inc., are only outdone by their tremendous heart. Awesome...way to make your corner of the world a better place. Kim.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

As a board member, I have seen the difference that the staff and volunteers of Middleton Outreach Ministry make in serving the Madison and Middleton communities with an array of needed services for individuals and families through their deep passion and heart-felt desire to make a difference in peoples lives.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer and donor because MOM was founded by members of the community for members of the community. We've helped those in need for 35+ years. It's about being there when our neighbors are in need. I take pride in making a difference. #GoodNeighbor

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love volunteering for MOM. They matched my skills and available hours with their needs, which makes it a perfect relationship. I've made so many new friends in MOM staff and fellow volunteers. I've learned so much... about those in need and what impacts them the most. I feel like I'm truly making a difference in my community.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I consider MOM to be a valuable community partner. Their food pantry, backpack giveaway event, and mobile food pantry programs are incredible. I often collaborate with the Distribution Center Manager on various projects and donations and all have been rewarding experiences. Likewise, all of the MOM staff and volunteers I have come in contact over the past few years have always been extremely professional, innovative, generous and helpful. MOM is an indispensable resource many people depend on for essential supplies but also one that provides many volunteer opportunities for members of the community. I feel lucky to actively collaborate with the Middleton Outreach Ministry staff and look forward to future endeavors.

Sarah344

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a Community Social Worker with Joining Forces for Families that shares an office with MOM. This is a well organized, thoughtful, and generous resource for the community. I have partnered with MOM social workers with families and it has ALWAYS been efficient and helpful. I don't know what we would do without this valuable resource!