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MOM Receives Grant from the Otto Bremer Trust

MOM Receives Grant from the Otto Bremer Trust
March 5, 2021 FoundationsPandemicHousing StabilityFood Pantry

We are excited to share that we have been awarded a $75,000 grant by the Otto Bremer Trust. This grant will help MOM support low-income individuals and households in our community with basic needs and programming as they work toward stability and self-sufficiency. 

The mission of the Otto Bremer Trust (OBT), founded and based in St. Paul, Minnesota, is to invest in people, places and opportunities in the Upper Midwest. OBT is one of the nation’s largest charitable trusts, having invested more than $250 million in the region in the past five years. “Middleton Outreach Ministry serves a critical role in Dane County, helping low-income residents find housing and providing food and clothing,” said Brian Lipschultz, co-CEO and trustee, Otto Bremer Trust. “Like many organizations, MOM has had to shift their work and adapt to providing services to a larger number of people impacted by COVD-19.”

At MOM, we seek to help families stay in their homes and ensure they have enough healthy food to eat. In addition to our food pantry, we provide case management and financial assistance in areas such as rent and utilities. When immediate needs are met, families are able to focus on underlying issues such as employment or medical needs, enabling them to establish and maintain long-term stability. 

“Particularly in this uncertain year, many families in our community are struggling to meet basic needs,” said Ellen Carlson, Executive Director of Middleton Outreach Ministry. “We know many of them have long and bumpy roads ahead as they work to establish stability. This grant will allow us to continue to reach more people in our community with case management services, healthy food and rent assistance, providing them the resources and support they need to be successful.”

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