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.

Contact the START Program Director:

Cindy Thompson, MSW, CAPSW - START Program Director
608-577-5650 (cell)

Client Story
During the month of May, START assisted a single mother of 5 with assistance in order to help her to become more self-sufficient. She had been working with START for several years and was finally able to reach one of her long term goals of obtaining her temporary drivers license. This had been a goal of hers for many years but with several unexpected barriers she was never able to fully work towards or obtain this goal. With determination and motivation to finally reach a goal which she always dreamt of reaching, she passed her temporary driver’s license test for the first time in her entire life but was unable to afford the cost of the vehicle registration and title fees. With the help of START she was able to have these costs paid in order for her to be able to legally drive. She now has plans to complete and finish the process needed in order to have an official driver’s license for the first time in her life. 

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