Why MOM's Here
MOM brings our community together to create food and housing security through action and advocacy.
A community where everyone has the stability to thrive.
Dignity –We respect the inherent worth and agency of every individual and work to treat everyone fairly, consistently and confidentially, without condition. Our shared humanity makes us responsible for doing this work.
Social Justice- Stable housing and food security are human rights. What we eat, where we live and our connection to our community are key determinants of overall well-being and health, so we focus on providing ample access to these resources.
Racial Equity - Racial inequities affect access to food and housing security. We strive to reduce these inequities through our work and through community collaborations.
Hope – We foster a sense of optimism for the future by providing compassionate support today and the stability needed to thrive tomorrow.
Creativity – We seek innovative solutions to immediate needs, looking beyond the traditional models of our food security system.
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.
Middleton Outreach Ministry (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, and expanding to a service area that includes West Madison, Middleton and Cross Plains.
In 2007, with demand continuing to increase, MOM transitioned into a business-based organization both at the Board and leadership levels. Faith-based congregations, as well as individuals, businesses and community groups, provide the key resources and volunteers needed to meet the demand.
In 2013, we began our Building Hope, Strengthening Communities Capital Campaign. Soon afterwards, we moved to a new, larger, more conveniently located building. We completed the parking lot, the final phase of our construction, in the fall of 2017.
Middleton Outreach Ministry, Inc., is a registered 501(c)3 organization.
OUR service area
MOM serves all of the Middleton Cross Plains School District, and the part of the west side of Madison (west of Midvale Blvd and north of the beltline.)
This past December, Professor Philip Alston, United Nations Special Rapporteur, spent two weeks observing extreme poverty in the US. His visit comes as drastic shifts in US poverty policy are taking place because of cuts in welfare programs and changes in tax laws. Dr. Alston concludes: “The United States is one of the world’s richest, most powerful and technologically innovative countries; but neither its wealth nor its power nor its technology is being harnessed to address the situation in which 40 million people continue to live in poverty.”
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