Mural artists: Chris Morton and Mary Morton; photos courtesy of the Allied Learning Center

Resources and Services Available

Additional health resources available to the residents of Allied, Belmar and Dunn’s Marsh neighborhoods.

AIDS Network

Rapid HIV Testing, prevention and education available every Thursday from 1-4pm. For more information visit

Dane County TimeBank

Timebanking is an exchange system that gives people the opportunity to help each other, and in turn, receive credits for their service. Any one person who helps another member earns one TimeBank hour for each hour of help given, which they can then spend on an hour of service from anyone else in the network. Everyone’s time is valued equally, no matter who they are or what they do. To learn more, visit or call our office at 608.633.0400.

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Dane County TimeBank Store

Members of Timebank have access to purchasing various items in the Timebank Store located in the basement of the Joining Forces for Families (JFF) office. Please speak with the front desk staff or call 608.273.6342 for more information.

Community Action Coalition

Ben Aerts, CAC Housing Specialist
Works to decrease homeless or nearly homeless individuals, families, those with HIV/AIDS, recent immigrants and others in order to stabilize their situations and maintain decent, safe and affordable housing, housing consultation, information and referral, landlord/tenant mediation, budget consultation and family support. To learn more, visit or call 608.220.6392.

Early Childhood Initiative (ECI)

Ashely Barlow, ECI Lead for Allied
ECI provides in-home support to families with kids 0-4K. In order to enroll in ECI Allied, families must 1) be pregnant OR have a child under 12 months, and 2) live in the Allied community. ECI can help families with goals for finding a job, getting more education, learning about their baby’s health and development, connecting to housing, food, childcare, or other resources, building relationships, and feeling good physically and emotionally. To learn more, visit this page or call 608.273.6600.

FoodShare Employment and Training (FSP)/FSET

Jane Buschmann, case manager
Help to stabilize family situations so that parents can start working towards employment and eventually become self-sufficient. Case managers offer a wide range of services including family education, basic parenting and life skills, referrals for physical and mental health barriers, job skills training and assistance with finding employment. Families who have children 0-3 or pregnant mothers are eligible. To learn more, visit this page or call (608)630-5521.


Personal Essentials

The Allied JFF office along with the Wellness Center provides basic essentials such as diapers, toilet paper, soap, shampoo, tooth brushes, bus tickets, and other items. Please note, that these items do run out at times and are not always available for distribution. For more information, please call 608.273.6342

Dane County FoodWIse – Division of Extension

Aracely Portillo
FoodWIse is a UW-Extension nutrition education program that helps limited resource families and individuals choose healthful diets, purchase and prepare healthful food and handle it safely, and become more food secure by spending their food dollars wisely. FoodWIse focuses on nutrition education based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, MyPyramid and Visit this page or call 608.224.3749 if you have any questions.