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.
Safe Communities funding comes from federal, local and foundation grants, project sponsorship, sustaining memberships and individual donors. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization governed by a board of directors, comprised of public and private sector partners.
Our programs are coordinated by a small staff including an executive director, program managers, project coordinators and contractors who assist where funding allows. Projects are conducted thanks to efforts of partners who serve on task forces and program teams.
We are accredited under guidelines established by the World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Community Safety Promotion, National Safety Council’s Safe Communities America Network and Pan Pacific Network of Safe Communities. Our coalition has been recognized as a model by National Safety Council, has been awarded three National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) demonstration projects, and is currently in partnership with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and SAMHSA to develop new ways to address our nation’s drug overdose epidemic.
Safe Communities builds partnerships with people and organizations to save lives, prevent injuries and make our community safer.
Safe Communities will be both the leader and the primary catalyst in making Madison-Dane County the safest American community and serve as a national model of safety excellence.
Safe Communities Current Areas of Focus
Safe Communities Staff & Program Managers
Falls Prevention Manager
Suicide Prevention Specialist
Charlestine “Charlie” Daniel, MA
African American Opioid Coalition Founder
Diversity and Inclusion Manager
Recovery Coach Program Coordinator
Recovery Coach Project Manager
Recovery Coach Training Coordinator
Suicide Prevention and Traffic Safety Coordinator
Suicide Prevention Trainer (spanish)
Board of Directors
Corinda Rainey-Moore, Ph.D, President
Community Engagement Manager
UnityPoint Health -Meriter
Jim Christensen, Treasurer
StatOrg Services, LLC
Chief Mike Steffes
Sun Prairie Police Department
Assistant Program Director
La Movida/Mid-West Family Broadcasting
Public Affairs Specialist
Social Impact Investment Director
American Family Insurance
Chief Aaron Chapin
Village of McFarland Police
Public Health Madison-Dane County