Skip to content

Making our community

a safer place.

WEBINAR SERIES
Ending Deaths from Despair

See our calendar of upcoming webinars addressing suicide prevention and drug poisoning prevention.

Safe Communities of Madison and Dane County is an award-winning nonprofit coalition of over 350 organizations working together to save lives, prevent injury and make our community safer.

Our funding comes from federal, local and foundation grants, project sponsorship, sustaining memberships and individual donors. 

INITIATIVES HIGLIGHT

safe communities

RESOURCES

latest news

In treatment instead of in jail. Local initiative aims to help people fighting addiction

This article originally appeared on Fox47.com and can be found here. By Brady Mallory  |  Fox47 News Madison MAIDSON, Wis (Fox47) — Imagine a dinner table with an empty chair.
READ MORE

Dane County Approves $750,000 Emergency Initiative to Address Opiate & Fentanyl Epidemics

From the Office of Joe Parisi, Dane County Executive, November 18, 2022 The Harm Reduction and Prevention Act, a roughly $750,000 initiative to address opiate and fentanyl related emergencies, will
READ MORE

Two-thirds of Dane County Fatal Crashes Involve No Seatbelts or Helmets

For Immediate Release For more information, contact: Cheryl Wittke, (608) 256-6713 Executive Director, Safe Communities of Madison – Dane County Two-thirds of Dane County Fatal Crashes Involve No Seatbelts or
READ MORE

SAFE COMMUNITIES

difference makers

0
TONS

of unused medicines safely disposed of by MedDrop partners

90%

TREATED FOR OVERDOSE

in the emergency room and matched with a recovery coach enrolled in treatment

0
SLOW DOWN

yard signs posted

RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE

Treatment Key

Safe communities has complied a list of abbreviation definitions for finding the right treatment for you.

MAT: Medication for Addiction Treatment.
OP: Outpatient Treatment – person lives at home or in the community, attends. individual and group therapy, these can include or not include MAT.
IOP: Intensive Outpatient Treatment – person lives at home or in the community, attends individual and extended groups, 9-12 hours a week.
Residential: person lives at the facility for a period of at least 14 days, some last as many as 45 days.
PHP: Partial Hospitalization Program is a structured mental health treatment program that runs for several hours each day, three to five days per week.
DBT: Dialectical behavior therapy is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) that integrates mindfulness techniques.