Resources: Personal and Work Issues

The University recognizes that personal or work-related difficulties may seriously affect our employees’ lives at any time. Sometimes people need help. Most difficulties do not go away by ignoring them or denying that there is a problem. Asking for help can be the first step toward making changes that will get your life back in balance. The Employee Assistance Office has a comprehensive range of resources we can link you with, from online screening tools, to information resources, to campus and community services.

Note: This section includes several addresses and phone numbers that might be helpful. The University of Wisconsin does not endorse any of these particular agencies. For additional resource materials see Special Topics.         

Resources for HIV & AIDS

Personal Issues: Resources for Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Note: All of the State of Wisconsin health care insurance options have a substance abuse treatment benefit. Consult your personal physician for referral information and assistance or contact Employee Assistance Office.

  • Gateway Recovery (Madison) 
    Addiction Rehabilitation and Education/Mental Health Care 
    25 Kessel Court 
    Madison, WI 53711 
  • Gateway Recovery (Stoughton) 
    Addiction Rehabilitation and Education/Mental Health Care 
    200 North Academy Street 
    Stoughton, WI 53589 
  • Mental Health Center of Dane County 
    Alcohol & Drug Treatment Program 
    625 West Washington Avenue 
    Madison, WI 53703 
  • Meriter Hospital (Park) 
    NewStart: Addiction Medicine consultation & Evaluation Services 
    202 South Park Street 
    Madison, WI 53715 
  • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics 
    Adolescent Alcohol/Drug Abuse Intervention Program 
    122 East Olin, Suite 275 
    Madison, WI 53713 

Personal Issues: Resources for Anger Control

  • ATA Teen
    128 East Olin Avenue
    Madison, WI 53713
  • Mendota Mental Health Institute
    Adolescent and Children’s Programs
    301 Troy Drive
    Madison, WI 53704

Personal Issues: Resources for Caregiving

Caregiving services

  • Community Coordinated Child Care, Inc. (4-C) 
    Child Care Resource and Referral 
    5 Odana Court 
    Madison, WI 53719 
  • Dane County Human Services 
    Child Care Assistance Program 
    1819 Aberg Avenue 
    Madison, WI 53704 
    TDD Number 608-252-7556
  • Neighborhood House Community Center 
    Drop-In for Kids 
    29 South Mills Street 
    Madison, WI 53715 
  • Office of Campus Child Care 
    1300 Linden Drive, Room 120 
    Madison, WI 
  • Office of Community Services, Madison City Child Care 
    Child Care Assistance Program 
    215 Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd., Suite 225 
    Madison, WI 
  • Children of Aging Parents (CAPS) 
    Information and Referral 
    1609 Woodbourne Road, Suite 302-A 
    Levittown, PA 19057-1511 
  • Dane County Human Services 
    Area Agency on Aging 
    1955 W. Broadway 
    Madison, WI 53713 
  • Elder Care of Wisconsin 
    Agency Information 
    2802 International Lane 
    Madison, WI 53704 
  • Independent Living Center 
    Care Management 
    815 Forward Drive 
    Madison, WI 53711-2443 

Caregiving-related web sites:

Personal Issues: Resources for Emotional Problems

Note: All of the State health care insurance options have a mental health treatment benefit. Consult your personal physician for referral information and assistance or contact the Employee Assistance Office at 263-2987.

  • Center for Counseling and Health 
    Agency Information 
    725 Heartland Trail 
    Madison, WI 53717 
  • Dane County Human Services 
    Mental Health Programs 
    1202 Northport Drive 
    Madison, WI 53704 
  • Mental Health Center of Dane County 
    Adult Services 
    625 West Washington Avenue 
    Madison, WI 53703 

Resources for Family Violence

  • Domestic Abuse Intervention Services
    Works effectively and passionately to ensure the safety and well-being of domestic violence survivors and their families and to change societal attitudes that perpetuate violence and the abuse of power.
  • End Domestic Abuse: The Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence
    A statewide coalition led by social policy advocates, attorneys and experts working to support, connect, equip, empower and lead organizations for social change to end domestic abuse because everyone deserves dignity and safety.
  • Domestic Violence Resources for Dane County
    Provides a coordinated approach for domestic abuse survivors, including legal, health, education, social services, government, businesses and religious organization to provide better services to individuals impacted by domestic violence.
  • Deaf Unity
    Victim advocacy for victims of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and/or stalking provided by staff who are Deaf and use American Sign Language (including text helpline) and provide emotional support, and accompaniment to medical appointments and court dates.
    Text helpline: 608-466-2881, M-F 9am-10pm
  • Freedom, Inc.
    Victim advocacy services for victims of sexual assault and intimate partner violence that are language/gender/generation and culture-specific to wimmin, gender non-conforming, and youth in African American and Southeast Asian families.
    601 Bay View, Madison, WI 53715
    Office: 608-661-4089, M-F 9am-5pm
  • UNIDOS Against Domestic Violence
    Victim advocacy services for Latina and non-Latina survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence
    Toll Free: 1-800-510-9195
  • Rape Crisis Center (RCC)
    2801 Coho Street #301, Madison, WI, 53703
    24-hour line: 608–251-RAPE (7273)

On Campus

  • UHS EVOC: End Violence on Campus
    (victim advocacy, emotional support, support groups, confidential requests for services and accommodations)
    608-265-1483 (business hours only)
  • UHS Counseling and Consultation (mental health)
    Contact all University Health Services (UHS) by phone: (608) 265-5600 (24 hours)
    Visit UHS: 333 East Campus Mall, Madison, WI 53715
  • UHS Medical Services
    Offers a range of medical services for persons affected by sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking including treatment of injuries, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing, HIV testing and screening and treatment for other STIs. UHS clinical medicine does NOT complete toxicology tests or forensic medical exams.
    333 East Campus Mall, Floors 5 and 6, Madison, WI
  • Employee Assistance Office (employees only)
    610 Langdon Street, Lowell Center, Room 226, Madison, WI 53703
    (608) 263-2987 or toll-free (877) 260-0281

Personal Issues: Resources for Financial Problems

  • Dane County UW-Extension Financial Education Center
    2300 S. Park Street, Suite 101
    Madison, WI 53713
    For website click here
  • Dane County Human Services 
    Agency Information, Food Stamp Program, 
    Medical Assistance Program, Wisconsin Works (W2) 
    1819 Aberg Avenue, Suite D 
    Madison, WI 53704 
    For website click here
  • Dane County Human Services 
    Agency Information 
    1202 Northport Drive 
    Madison, WI 53704 
    For website click here
  • Energy Services, Inc. 
    Agency Information 
    1225 South Park Street 
    Madison, WI 53715 
    For website click here
  • Salvation Army 
    Agency Information 
    630 East Washington Avenue 
    Madison, WI 53703 
    For website click here
  • Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling 
    Agency Information 
    1825 Riverside Drive 
    Green Bay, WI 54301 
    800/GAMBLES (800/426-2537)
    For website click here
  • Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) 

Personal Issues: Resources for Grief

  • Center for Life and Loss Integration
    Circle of Weavers
    4123 Monona Drive
    Madison, WI 53716 608-258-7771

Personal Issues: Resources for Learning Disabilities

  • Wellspring 
    Individual and Group Psychotherapy and Counseling 
    for Adult Attention Deficit or Hyperactivity Disorder 
    5610 Medical Circle, Suite 14–15 
    Madison, WI 53719-1227 

Marital or Family Problems

Note: You may want to consult with your personal physician for referral information and assistance for services that may be provided through your health care insurance or contact the Employee Assistance Office.

  • Children’s Service Society of Wisconsin
    Child and Family Counseling — Sun Prairie Office
    238 Main Street
    Sun Prairie, WI 53590
  • Children’s Service Society of Wisconsin
    Child and Family Counseling — Madison Office
    2800 Royal Avenue, Suite 310
    Madison, WI 53713
  • Dane County Parent Council
    Head Start Family Service Center
    2096 Red Arrow Trail
    Madison, WI 53711-4723
  • Family Enhancement
    Parenting Education Opportunities
    2120 Fordem Avenue
    Madison, WI 53704
  • Family Service
    Agency Information
    128 East Olin Avenue
    Madison, WI 53713
  • Parental Stress Center (PSC)
    Family Nurturing Program (FNP)
    2120 Fordem Avenue
    Madison, WI 53704
    Crisis Number/Stressline 608-241-2221
  • Rainbow Project, Inc.
    Prevention/Early Intervention
    831 East Washington Avenue
    Madison, WI 53703

Personal Issues: Resources for Self-Help

Following is a list of campus-area AA self-help groups. For a complete listing of self-help group meeting days and times, please contact our office at 263-2987 or and we will send you a copy of scheduled meetings.


  • Downtown Alano
    511 North Carroll Street 
  • UW Hospital
    600 Highland, 2nd Floor Chapel (next to Gift Shop)
    Hospital Information: 608-263-6400
  • Grace Episcopal Church
    116 W. Washington Avenue
  • VA Hospital
    2500 Overlook Terrace
  • Madison Senior Center
    330 W. Mifflin Street
  • Living Sober (Meriter-Capital)
  • Living Sober (Meriter-Park)
    McConnell Hall (across from Hospital Main Entrance)
    Brooks Street entrance, Classroom 9 in Basement
  • First Congregational Church
    1609 University Avenue
  • St. Francis House
    1001 University Avenue (lower level)
  • Hope Haven
    425 W. Johnson Street
  • St. Patrick’s Church
    404 E. Main Street
  • The Crossing
    1127 University Avenue
    University & Charter Rm. 105

Other self help groups that are available:

  • ADD-Anonymous/ADD-Anon (608-223-9767)
  • Overeaters Anonymous (608-663-8823)
  • Alateen (Picada) 608-246-7600)
  • Sex Addicts Anonymous (608-845-2309)
  • Caregiver Support and Information Group (608-223-3100)
  • Spenders and Debtors Anonymous (608-283-3247)
  • Gamblers Anonymous (608-283-5800)
  • Young Peoples Narcotics Anonymous (608-258-1747)
  • Narcotics Anonymous (608-258-1747)

Personal Issues: Resources for Separation and Divorce

  • Children’s Service Society of Wisconsin 
    Child and Family Counseling, Sun Prairie Office 
    238 Main Street 
    Sun Prairie, WI 53590 
  • Children’s Service Society of Wisconsin 
    Child and Family Counseling, Madison Office 
    2800 Royal Avenue, Suite 310 
    Madison, WI 53713 

Personal Issues: Resources for Sexual Abuse

  • Family Sexual Abuse Treatment, Inc. 
    Information and Referral 
    2120 Fordem Avenue 
    Madison, WI 53704 
  • Rape Crisis Center 
    Business Line: 608-251-5126 
    24 Hour Crisis Line: 608-251-7273

Personal Issues: Resources for Stress

  • Parental Stress Center (PSC) 
    2120 Fordem Avenue 
    Madison, WI 53704 
  • University of Wisconsin Sports Medicine Center 
    Stress Management 
    621 Science Drive 
    Madison, WI 53711-1074