Human Services

Middleton Outreach Ministry, Inc.

Preventing Homelessness, Ending Hunger

aka MOM

Middleton, WI

Mission

MOM Brings our community together to create food and housing securing through action and advocacy.

Notes from the Nonprofit

We changed our fiscal year to March 31st starting with March 31, 2017 from a calendar year.

Ruling Year

1984

Executive Director

Ellen Carlson

Main Address

3502 Parmenter St

Middleton, WI 53562 USA

Keywords

care, volunteer, food, assistance, services, housing, rent, pantry, clothing

EIN

39-1484945

 Number

7896168564

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

Senior Centers/Services (P81)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

MOM brings our community together to create food and housing security through action and advocacy. We believe that stable housing and food security are human rights, and we envision a community where everyone has the stability to thrive. Because what we eat, where we live and our connection to community are key determinants of well-being and health, MOM focuses on providing access to these resources for people in our community. MOM hosts one of the largest food pantries in Dane County and provides case management, referrals, and housing stability assistance. The Seniors Program provides ride and chore assistance. Thanks to generous community support and partnership, MOM serves over 3,500 individuals each year. All MOM clients experience some level of poverty. Many fit the United Way’s ALICE profile of employed, but asset-limited and income constrained, i.e., one crisis away from homelessness.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Housing Stabilization

Food Pantry and Clothing Center

Seniors Program

Seasonal Programs

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of people within the organization's service area accessing food aid

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years),

Adults,

Aging, elderly, senior citizens

Related program

Food Pantry and Clothing Center

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Number of unique individuals accessing our food aid.

Number of families assisted with rent or mortgage to avoid eviction

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years),

Adults,

Aging, elderly, senior citizens

Related program

Housing Stabilization

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of low-income households who have received utilities assistance

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years),

Adults,

Aging, elderly, senior citizens

Related program

Housing Stabilization

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Our operational values summarize how are working to achieve this mission. Creativity – We seek innovative solutions to immediate needs, looking beyond the traditional models of our food and housing security systems. Advocacy - We advocate for the needs of those we serve as well as seek opportunities to create transformative solutions to systems that prevent food and housing equality. We honor the experiences of those we serve and seek to amplify their voices. Inclusion – We are strongest when we invite in all and break down barriers for participation. We desire our entire community to be a part of our mission. Collaboration - We cannot create change alone. We must work together and collaborate in order to make the greatest impact. Accountability - Everything we do is honest and trustworthy. We are committed to the highest level of accountability and transparency and use the gifts of our community to make the greatest impact. We utilize data and research to inform best practices in our work.

MOM’s Food Pantry is one of the largest in Dane County. Operating six days per week year-round, the pantry serves an average of 65 households a day with groceries to last a family nearly a week. In 2018, MOM’s Food Pantry and its programs had over 30,000 total household visits and distributed nearly 1.3 million pounds of food, with almost half those served being children. Case managers are at the heart of MOM’s Housing Stability program providing advocacy, referrals, and a listening ear. In 2018, they met with more than 1,000 families and assisted more than 400 in preventing eviction while providing stabilization. Each year, they also distribute over 500 financial grants. Seasonal programs help cover additional expenses that can be impossible to meet on a tight budget. During the back-to-school season, students of all ages receive backpacks filled with grade-appropriate supplies. Thanksgiving baskets and holiday gifts provide needed relief during often stressful times of the year.

MOM was established in 1980 by a local church in the community to care for the basic needs of some of the area's residents. Over time, multiple faith congregations joined forces to meet the growing demand in the West Madison, Middleton and Cross Plains areas. In 2007, MOM transitioned into a business-based organization both at the Board and leadership levels. Individuals, businesses, organizations, and faith communities all continue to provide financial and business support to the work of MOM. MOM’s more than 400 volunteers donated nearly 35,000 hours a year, the equivalent of 17 full-time employees. They and MOM’s 11-member staff work to ensure MOM’s programs promote values of individual dignity, social justice, racial equity, and hope for a better tomorrow.

Outcomes will be tracked through the use of case notes and follow-ups. On-site and COA Case Managers will keep careful case notes entered into the MOM database system. Needs assessments will be conducted during one-on-one appointments and a plan for housing and economic stability created. Eviction prevention and other funds will be provided to households at risk for losing stable housing. MOM serves anyone in our community who needs food resources. We seek to provide as many nutritional options as possible.

In an effort to meet the growing and changing needs of the community, MOM has made changes to the Housing Stability Program to remove barriers and increase access to services. These changes are designed to enable us to serve a larger population and a wider range of struggling households, with an increased focus on social and racial inequities. In addition, MOM is creating a Community Outreach and Advocacy (COA) program, which will expand our reach, increase the number of households we serve, and ensure that families, especially families from communities of color, have access to services. MOM’s Community Outreach and Advocacy program is being created, as the result of community feedback. MOM is also developing a multi-year, racial equity and inclusion curriculum to inform all board, staff, volunteer, and organization training, policies, and practices. Training will focus on implicit and explicit biases, privilege, and structural racism.

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Middleton Outreach Ministry, Inc.

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No

Organizational Demographics

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? This organization has voluntarily shared information to answer this important question and to support sector-wide learning. GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 09/13/2019

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & Ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender Identity
Female, Not Transgender (Cisgender)
Sexual Orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability Status
Person without a disability

Race & Ethnicity

No data

Gender Identity

No data

Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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