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Respite Center  (608) 244-5700

Home Visiting
Welcome Baby
Parents & Children Together
Neighborhood Parent Aide

Early Childhood Education
Play & Learn
Parent Child Home

Parent Support Groups
Parents Place
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Upcoming Activities
MEDiC Pediatric Clinic
Time: 7pm - 9pm
    March 16, 2016
    April 20, 2016
    May 18, 2016
    June 15, 2016
    July 20, 2016
    August 17, 2016
    September 21, 2016
    October 19, 2016
    November 16, 2016
    December 21, 2016
No appointment necessary
2120 Fordem Avenue, Madison

Sweet Dreams Bed Raffle
When: March 5th & 6th, 2016
Where: Madison Kids Expo
Bed builders/designers encouraged to compete.  Click HERE for more information.

Annual Paint the Town Blue Fundraiser
When:  April 21, 2016
Time:   6-8:30
Where: Madison Children's Museum
More information HERE

Insane Inflatable 5k to support Center for Families
July 23, 2016
Click HERE for more information.
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A non-profit 501(c)3, Center for Families is funded entirely by grants and public and private donations. Donations are tax deductible.


Supported By:
Dane County United Way City of Madison

Welcome To Center For Families!

We believe that every child deserves to be safe and loved.
Being a parent is one of the most difficult jobs in the world.

We’d like to become your resource for parenting information and support. We are here to help parents be the best possible parent they can be. We offer programs that enhance parenting skills, promote understanding of child development, and promote child safety. We provide information to help parents better meet the needs of their children. We use the best practices in the field of child abuse/neglect prevention and intervention. Within the wall of Centers for Families, a family can access: The Fun Zone Play & Learn, CORE, Neighborhood Parent Aide, Parent’s Place, Parents and Children Together, the Respite Center, Welcome Baby, and more.

Through these programs, we enhanced the lives of over 4,000 families last year alone. Many of our programs are time-tested, successfully helping families for over 25 years.

Call 608-241-5150 For More Information.


"Paint the Town Blue" is april 21, 2016

Click Here To go to the Paint the Town Blue Website

Center for Families has been hosting our annual Paint the Town Blue event since 2009.  Thanks to our valuable sponsors and attendees, we have been able to raise over $100,000 to invest into our programs to better serve the community's most vulnerable, ...its children.

Join us in celebrating the promise of safe and secure future for every child in Dane County - and support the work of Center for Families.  Our programs are at the forefront of child abuse prevention by providing parental support, home visiting, early childhood education and 24-hour respite/crisis child care.

Thursday, April 21, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
New Location:  Madison Children's Museum
100 N. Hamilton Street, Madison 53703


  • Sponsored open bar and delicious food from Market Street Catering.
  • Playing & exploring the Madison Childresn's Museum (event is ages 21+ only please).
  • Paint-a-Tile activity (finished product will be displayed at Center for Families for years to come).
  • Live auction and "Strokes of Support"; a unique giving opportunity to help local families.
  • Learning about our valuable work with children and families.
  • Hands-on Learning on the importance of play.  Attendees can take home their fun creation!

 **Attire is anything from casual to formal – in keeping with our theme, please try to include a bit of blue in what you wear, the color that symbolizes your support for parental support and education, and child abuse prevention.

Get your tickets today  Click here.

If you’d like to support this year’s event through a sponsorship, or by volunteering, please contact Julie Sheldon, at 608-729-1142 or eventcoord@centerforfamilies.org .

For registration and sponsorship information, and other important details, please follow this link to the Paint the Town Blue webpage.