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Human Services

Sunshine Place helps our neighbors walking through hardships. We assist those in Sun Prairie and northeastern Dane County experiencing a loss of income, eviction, legal issues, and language barriers. 

Let Sunshine Place be your first point of contact. We can connect you with the right assistance for your needs.

Rays of Hope – Emergency Assistance Program

Phone (English Speakers) Call Leticia: (608) 977-2592 to make an appointment 

Phone (Spanish Speakers): Call Centro Hispano (608) 255-3018 and ask to make an appointment with Ismael Hassey-Nevarez. 

Eviction Prevention & Crisis Assistance

Sunshine Place aims to prevent homelessness for our Sun Prairie neighbors. The Rays of Hope Emergency Assistance Program assists community members who have experienced a sudden and temporary loss of income. The fund helps prevent eviction and utility disconnection.

    • Must live in Sun Prairie or Marshall.
    • Clients must have ongoing income to make future rent payments.
    • Have not received help in the last 12 months.
    • For rent assistance, household must have a balance of $500 or less to qualify.
    • For utility assistance, household must have a balance of $250 or less to qualify.
    • This program does not assist with gas cards or hotel/motel stays.
    • Required documentation for rent:
      • Rent receipt or ledger (shows $500 or less is owed)
      • Proof of household income (paystub, award letter)
      • ID
    • Required documentation for utility:
      • Most recent copy of complete bill
      • Proof of income
      • ID

Sunshine Legal Clinic

Where: All appointments are done via phone

Email: sunshinelegalclinic@gmail.com

Free Legal Consults

Sunshine Legal Clinic provides free legal consultations for our neighbors navigating legal issues. Our experts offer consults on family law, tenant rights, immigration and more. The Sunshine Legal Clinic is available to neighbors in need as a virtual clinic.  Check out More Information for details.

Sunshine Resource Center

Where: 18 Rickel Road, Sun Prairie, WI

Hours:  Monday – Friday, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Phone: (608) 825-3875 

Connect to the Right Resources

The Sunshine Place Resource Center connects neighbors with resources to help with employment, housing, and other services. We provide visitors with access to a computer, Internet, email, and phone where they can print, copy, and fax documents as needed. Additional food is often available in our lobby. Limits may apply based on resource availability.

Partner Agencies

Sunshine Place sees working together as instrumental in helping those in need. In addition to our own programs, we have partnered with other social service and non-profit organizations to bring essential services to one central location.

Joining Forces for Families

Where: 1632 W. Main St., Unit 150, Sun Prairie, WI

When: Monday – Friday

Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
May be unavailable at times due to appointments

Phone: (608) 825-3225

Email: vreugdenhil@countyofdane.com

The Dane County Department of Human Services offers Joining Forces for Families (JFF) to connect Sun Prairie neighbors with needed resources. The community-based, voluntary program partners with local organizations to assist families through creative problem solving, advocacy, and resource connection.

Centro Hispano of Dane County

Where: 1632 W. Main St., Unit 150, Sun Prairie, WI

When: Monday – Friday
Onsite Monday – Thursday

Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Phone: (608) 255-3018

Website: www.micentro.org

Services for the Latino Community

Centro Hispano of Dane County serves an average of 2,500 + families and 6,000 + individuals through its bilingual programs and services each year. ​The organization offers programs to help youth, strengthen families, and engage the community. Centro Hispano connects Spanish-speaking members of the community with employment and housing help, food, clothes, and school support for parents.

Public Health Madison & Dane County

Where: 1632 W. Main St., Unit 150, Sun Prairie, WI

When: Monday -Friday

Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Phone: (608) 400-9276

Email:  kpeterson2@publichealthmdc.com

Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) offers a Community-based Public Health Nurse (CBPHN) to connect Sun Prairie neighbors with referrals and information for PHMDC services and programs. Through partnership and collaboration with community members, businesses, and local groups/organizations, the CBPHN assists to provide education, assessment, facilitation, and action in order to enhance, protect, and promote the health and wellbeing of all people in our community.

Community Action Coalition

Where: 1632 W. Main St., Unit 150, Sun Prairie, WI

When: Mondays and Wednesdays

When: 1-4 p.m. (Mondays); 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (Wednesdays)

COVID-19 Update:  Due to the pandemic, this office is closed to the public.  Please call the number below for a virtual appointment.

Phone: (608) 212-0267

Email:  angiea@cacscw.org

Website: www.cacscw.org

Housing Help

The Community Action Coalition provides services to individuals in need of housing consultation, housing case management, supportive services for veterans and families, and telephone assistance.

Operation Fresh Start

Where: 1632 W. Main St., Unit 170, Sun Prairie, WI

When:  Tuesdays

Hours:  9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Phone: (608) 255-5811

Email:  mgaldes@operationfreshstart.org

Website:  www.operationfreshstart.org/program/careerscape/

CareerScape Counseling

CareerScape assists young adults (18-24) who need support with exploring career options, preparing for employment, and taking next steps towards achieving their career goals.

Latino Academy of Workforce Development

Where: 1632 W. Main St., Unit 170, Sun Prairie, WI

Phone: (608) 310-4573

Website: www.latinoacademywi.org

Adult Education Programming:
Workforce Development & GED Classes

Latino Academy offers bilingual, culturally competent adult education programming that helps Latinos gain knowledge that leads to better employment opportunities.

First Care Clinic

Where: 1632 W. Main St., Sun Prairie, WI

When: Thursdays

Hours:  10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Phone: (608) 259-1605

Website: www.firstcareclinic.org

Free Healthcare for Women

First Care Clinic provides healthcare services for women. The organization offers free pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, testing and treatment, and occasional PAP clinics in a mobile clinic. The mobile clinic moves into Sun Prairie every Thursday. Appointments are required.

Help a Neighbor by Donating Today!

Your donation helps Sunshine Place spread rays of hope to individuals, families, and children in need. Sunshine Place uses financial gifts to deliver food, clothing, and necessary services to families facing hardship. Every donation is a valuable pledge that transforms lives in our community.

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