START - SToughton Area Resource Team
A safety net for families in crisis
START - SToughton Area Resource Team - 248 W. Main St. Stoughton, WI 53589 - 608-577-5650
 

START provides a safety net for families in crisis. It links Stoughton families with community resources and provides support in housing, health, employment and financial assistance.

Client Story
In August 2014 START began providing a young woman and her family with support related to their housing needs. This young woman had been collaborating with several different organizations in order to meet her family's housing needs. She had connected with Saint Vincent De Paul and was able to receive assistance from them, along with reaching out to her extended family members who also provided her with financial assistance for the month. She had been actively looking and applying for work and had applied for the W2 program. In May, she had secured a housing unit in Stoughton but was having a difficult time coming up with her entire rent cost for the month of August due to her most recent employment transition. By the end of the month she had secured employment and began working full time. With the help of START, Saint Vincent De Paul and her extended family members, she and her family were able to maintain their housing stability for the month of August 2014. After speaking with her landlord, START was also able to advocate for her, in order to receive a 2 week extension for Septembers rent which was granted. After completing an extensive budget with the family, they should be able to maintain their housing costs going forward.


 
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