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Social Services

Madison Public Library's Central Library partners with the following local service agencies to provide on-site outreach and referral services:

BadgerCare+:  health care enrollment assistance for low-income Wisconsin residents. Wednesdays, 11:00am - 1:00pm in room 211.

Healthcare for homeless veterans: outreach, exams, treatment, referrals, and case management to homeless veterans. 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 1:00 - 3:00pm, May 2 & 16, June 6 & 20, July 18, August 1 & 15 in room 211.

Project Babies Outreach: Volunteers provide parent education, training, and support. In addition, they maintain a baby closet at the library with diapers and clothing for families in need. In the Children's Room (Lower Level).

General Job Assistance: Get free job assistance with a focus on resumes and cover letters. Help looking for work online or filling out an online job application is also provided.  Sign up for a free one hour session of one-on-one assistance. Mondays, 12:00 - 3:00pm in Room 204.

Drop-In Basic Computer Help: Get help with basic computer questions: email, printing, filling out online forms, etc. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays 1:00 - 5:00pm

Free Mending: Sewing Machine Project volunteers are available to mend your clothing for free. Thursdays, 10:00am - 12:00pm in room 211

Please inquire at the Central Library's second floor reference desk for more information, or call the desk at 608-266-6350.  For an up-to-date calendar listing assistance at all Madison Public Library locations, visit our Assistance Calendar.

Help for Hard Times Subject Guide

For online resources and information about community organizations that provide assistance for those in need, visit our Help for Hard Times Subject Guide.

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