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Local helplines
  • Journey/ Dane County 24-hour Crisis Line608-280-2600
  • DAIS Domestic Abuse Intervention Services 24-Hour Helpline –  608-251-4445
  • Rape Crisis Center 24-Hour Crisis Line –  608-251-7273
  • Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse  (AODA) – Recovery House608-251-6419 
National helplines

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FLYY is a vibrant part of Dane County’s mental health community. We pride ourselves on
staying up-to-date with mental health trends and best practice as well as serving as a bridge to
other community resources.

Community resources & partners

Learn more about some of the community partners FLYY endorses.

Collective Voices strives to help people reconnect, repair, and rebuild; to interrupt cycles of conflict and violence, and to lend a focused, empathetic listening ear, problem-solve current barriers, and find a path forward. Collective Voices is led by FLYY’s co-founder, Jessie Kushner!

Joining Forces for Families (JFF) is a DHS initiative that offers communities in Dane County an easily accessible community office located in a neighborhood close to people needing better access to support.  From these embedded offices, JFF social workers maintain an open door to provide voluntary services informed by the people who know best, community members themselves. 

OutReach LGBTQ+ Community Center​ in Madison is committed to equity and quality of life for all LGBTQ+ people through community building, health and human services, and economic, social, and racial justice advocacy.

The Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) serves individuals living with a serious and persistent mental illness and provides coordinated professional care and treatment in the individual’s home or other community setting that includes a broad range of services to meet the individual’s unique personal needs, reduce symptoms, and promote recovery.

The Tenant Resource Center is dedicated to promoting positive relations between rental housing consumers and providers throughout Wisconsin. By providing information and referrals, education about rental rights and responsibilities, and access to conflict resolution, we empower the community to obtain and maintain quality affordable housing.

Briarpatch Youth Services and their logo. Here is their bio text: The agency offers a broad array of services to runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth.  Briarpatch works closely with local governments and other non-profit organizations to provide unique programs that fill service gaps.  Each year, Briarpatch serves approximately 3,000 unduplicated youth. 

Chrysalis promotes mental health and substance use recovery in our community by supporting work opportunities that encourage hope, healing and wellness.

RISE believes in the power of human connection and the resilience that exists within everyone. We embrace strengths-based, solutions-focused approaches to addressing the mental health and wellness needs of our community. Our services provide education, support, stabilization, and coordination of care to children, families, and individuals in our community.

Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center provides a trauma-informed, safe, child-friendly environment for best practice forensic interviews; immediate and ongoing advocacy for affected children and families; coordination and support of multi-disciplinary investigations and responses. 


Second Harvest Foodbank exists to end hunger in southwestern Wisconsin. They have a number of ways to help you put food on your table:

  • Call 2-1-1 to find an emergency food program that’s close to home.
  • FoodShare Wisconsin helps you pay for food through a convenient debit card you can use at grocery stores.
  • Kids who rely on their school’s meal program for meals during the school year can get help for their food needs during the summer.
  • When you visit one of our mobile food pantries you can get 50 – 75 pounds of food to help you make ends meet.
  • WIC helps women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, and mothers of young children get healthy groceries and nutrition education.

Good Neighbors PEP is a project of Arbor Covenant, All Saints Lutheran, Fitchburg Christian Fellowship, and Memorial United Church of Christ and is a part of the PEPartnership Alliance. The pantry provides much needed supplies to families from toothbrushes to toilet paper.

Pepartnership/The Alliance understands how important personal and household hygiene products are and works to make these products more visible as necessities to the community at large and to policymakers, and to improve their availability to people in need.

Current products available here:

Energy bill assistance

Energy Services, Inc. provides limited-income families with the services and assistance necessary to prevent and or alleviate energy-related emergencies from occurring while promoting initiatives that result in a family’s long-term self-sufficiency.

Porchlight’s Dwelling Intervention Grants & Sustenance program (DIGS) provides housing-related emergency assistance to individuals and families in Dane County who are facing eviction and therefore at risk of becoming homeless.

Dane CORE is a partnership between Dane County, the City of Madison, Urban Triage, Tenant Resource Center, Community Action Coalition and other community partners. The goal of the partnership is to assist eligible households in need of rental and utility assistance with funding to ensure those bills can be paid.

For Dane County residents outside of the City of Madison, contact Urban Triage – 608-520-0741

For City of Madison residents, contact Community Action Coalition – 608-237-1255

or visit to apply online. 

Alcohol & substance use treatment options

5 Door Recovery is a Hope Haven program that provides affordable and effective residential treatment for adults who want to recover from alcohol and/or drug addiction in Madison.  

ARC Community Services provide women-responsive, family-focused, culturally competent and trauma-informed care to women with substance use and co-occurring disorders in Dane County and surrounding counties.

Connections Counseling is a unique and strength based outpatient clinic focused on creating a safe and supportive environment for young people, families and adults to find a recovery community conducive to hope and healing. The foundation of our program is a model of mentoring and giving back to others.

Journey’s Recovery House, a Community Based Residential Facility, provides step-down care for adults, age 18 and over, who have recently experienced a mental health crisis. 

Rogers Behavioral Health provides specialized treatment to teens and adults struggling with mental health and co-occurring addiction disorders. 

Solstice House is a resource for individuals in need of extra support related to mental health and/or substance use concerns. Potential guests are individuals who want to strengthen their recovery and explore any challenges they may be experiencing. Solstice House offers human connection in a home-like environment to support opportunities for growth and change.

Telleriuan offers a full continuum of care for individuals in need of substance use disorder treatment for their addiction. The Tellurian treatment team treats the whole person, recognizing that substance use and mental health disorders often co-occur and the treatment of both is essential for effective treatment.

Legal services

Vera Court Neighborhood Center has a free legal clinic once a month every 2nd Thursday of the month. Great Lakes Higher Education provides free legal assistance to community members. Call Neighborhood Center and complete the intake form: 608-246-8372. 

Community Justice, Incorporated (CJI) is a non-profit law firm that works with low-income families and individuals to secure fair representation in court, protecting the legal rights of those who would otherwise face the system alone.

UW Madison Law Clinic strives to enable more people — especially those who can’t afford to hire lawyers — to access civil justice. Students gain real-world legal experience, empowering clients and the community through information, advocacy, and methods of alternative dispute resolution. Current areas of legal support include:

  • Consumer law clinic
  • Family court clinic
  • Neighborhood law clinic
  • Immigrant justice clinic
  • VOCA restraining order clinic

Doula & birth support

Align Doula Services is a doula group in Madison, Wisconsin where you will find expert, balanced, tailored support that truly aligns with you. Available services include private classes on childbirth, breastfeeding and newborn care, and top notch doula support during pregnancy, birth and into the fourth trimester.

Harambee Village is a community-based doula agency, depending on what type of insurance provider HMO she has come they may be able to provide free Doula Services. Otherwise, they can work out a low-cost option if they do indeed have a Doula available at the time of birth. 

Visiting Pregnancy Helpline Sharing Center offers free baby items for women and families.  Find baby clothes newborn through size 4, free diapers, formula, books, toys, breast pumps, and equipment (strollers, high chairs, bathtubs, etc.). All items are donated and our stock varies each week.

Flyy Methods

Learn more about some of the clinical concepts and techniques staff use at FLYY.

Trauma-informed therapy for young children from birth through age five and their parents/caregivers. It is primarily play-based and dyadic in approach. CPP:

  • Supports family strengths and relationships
  • Helps families heal and grow after stressful experiences
  • Respects family and cultural values

Drama therapy is the intentional use of drama and/or theater processes to achieve therapeutic goals. It is an embodied practice that is active and experiential and can provide the context for participants to tell their stories, set goals, and express feelings. Through drama, the depth and breadth of inner experience can be actively explored and interpersonal relationship skills can be enhanced. 

Play-based therapy – Play therapy is a structured approach that uses the normative developmental communicative and learning processes of children through the domain of play. 

Nature-Based Therapy – Ecotherapy, also known as nature therapy or green therapy, stems from the belief that people are not isolated or separate from our environment. 

Motivational interviewing (MI) is a therapeutic approach that is a directive, client-centered counseling style for eliciting behavior change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence. Here’s a helpful example of MI in action:

Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is a non-invasive music-based application of Polyvagal Theory developed by Dr. Stephen Porges. SSP can be administered to children and adults to create improvements in emotional and behavioral dysregulation. 

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents impacted by trauma and their parents or caregivers. It is a components-based treatment model that incorporates trauma-sensitive interventions with cognitive-behavioral, family, and humanistic principles and techniques

Nonprofit Organizations

Learn more about some of the organizations that FLYY’s endorses and chooses to support.

To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.

The Schools of Hope AmeriCorps Project mission is to work with school staff to provide literacy tutoring support aimed at improving the academic achievement of kindergarten through fifth grade students.

Keep Dancing!

Our mission is to awaken people to the possibilities of regeneration and inspire participation in this movement through media, communications, education, workshops, immersive programming, and advocacy.

Black Girl Magic Educational Services is a Black Women led non-profit organization that provides opportunities for Black girls by empowering them to let their natural gifts shine, cultivating leadership skills while centering youth voice in decision making, and forming a safe and affirming community where girls can authentically and unapologetically be themselves.

GSAFE values integrity, honesty, openness, and authenticity.  We are committed to LGBTQ+ youth leadership, racial, gender, trans, and social justice, and recognize we are all life-long learners and teachers.  We hold ourselves accountable to the youth we serve as well as each other, our board, funders, partner organizations, and the broader community by honoring our commitments and continuously reflecting on and improving our work.

Women’s Medical Fund supports Wisconsin residents who have an abortion (either in or outside of Wisconsin) and people from neighboring states who have an abortion at a Wisconsin clinic.

The National Network of Abortion Funds builds power with members to remove financial and logistical barriers to abortion access by centering people who have abortions and organizing at the intersections of racial, economic, and reproductive justice.

Sandy Hook Promise envisions a future where children are free from shootings and acts of violence in their schools, homes, and communities.

At Planned Parenthood our mission is to ensure all people have access to the care and resources they need to make informed decisions about their bodies, their lives, and their futures.

Agrace is a nonprofit, community-based health care agency. We provide hospice and supportive care services in private homes, and in skilled nursing, assisted living and other community residential facilities across southern Wisconsin. Our offices are located in Madison, Janesville, Baraboo, Dodgeville and Oconomowoc.

Our mission is to eradicate diaper need to improve the physical, mental, and economic health of the families we serve.

Since 1956 UCP has been a recognized and trusted organization offering valuable services for families, children and adults with varying disabilities and delays living throughout south central Wisconsin.  We support individuals with autism, epilepsy, Down syndrome, traumatic brain injury, delays in speech, mobility and development, etc.

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Projects & people

  • Media Girls
    Teaching girls+ to become critical social media consumers. Teaching Girls & Young Women to Become Critical Media Consumers.
  • The Wisdom of Trauma
    The Wisdom of Trauma follows physician, bestselling author and Order of Canada recipient Dr. Gabor Maté, a man who has dedicated his life to understanding the connection between illness, addiction, trauma, and society.
  • My Grandmother’s Hands
    Resmaa Menakem’s first self-discovery book examines white body supremacy in America from the perspective of trauma and body-centered psychology.
  • The Trevor Project
    The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people.
  • The Body is Not Apology
    Sonya Renee Taylor’s “radical self-love for everybody and every body.”
  • Nothing by Janne Teller – This modern-day Lord of the Flies is a haunting existential novel, both award-winning and provocative.  A favorite of our staff member Sam Contreras. 
  • Burnout
    Emily & Ameila Nagoski. BURNOUT is for women (or anyone) who has felt overwhelmed and exhausted by everything they have to do, yet still worried they weren’t doing “enough.”
  • A Radical Awakening
    Dr. Shefali teaches women how to transcend their fears and illusions, break free from societal expectations, and rediscover the person they were always meant to be: fully present, conscious, and fulfilled.

It's time to clearly see what life can hold.

Are you ready to look forward?

FLYY is a community-based nonprofit serving youth, young adults and their parents or caregivers throughout Dane County, Wisconsin.