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Center for Families

Services offered: Voluntary Parent Support Programs:
  • Parents and Children Together (PACT) - Parenting support program for families headed by parents with cognitive limitations.
  • Welcome Baby - Home visitation for first-time parents.

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Primary contacts:

  1. PACT - Carol Christopher
    Telephone number: 608-241-3434 Ext. 14
  2. Welcome Baby - Kathleen Nolen
    Telephone number: 608-241-3434 Ext. 11

Years in service: 21 years

Hours of operation: 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday thru Friday

Size of staff: 15

Average cost of service is: Free to eligible families.

Funded by: Various Sources: National Exchange Club, United Way of Dane County, Children's Trust Fund, Child Abuse Prevention Fund, Dane County Human Services, Planned Giving Program, Community Donations.

Average length of service is: PACT - up until child turns 18 years old. Welcome Baby - 2 years.

Intake procedure is: Call to make referral at 608-241-3434. Referral form will be faxed or sent. Documentation of disability for PACT referrals required.

Target population is:

  • PACT - Parents with young children who have cognitive limitations.
  • Welcome Baby - First time parents at risk for child abuse.

Other eligibility requirements include:

  • PACT - Parent must have a documented cognitive limitation.
  • Welcome Baby - Must be first time parent, with a child under 6 months.

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