Elver Park and Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Centers remain closed to the public. Our staff focus is on the safety of program. Thank you for your patience with our delayed response times.

Elver Park Neighborhood Center supports families and community members in its neighborhood. Families have access to year-round programs for K-5 and teenagers. Resources include a computer lab, gathering spaces, and more. The center is operated by Wisconsin Youth Company and is funded in large part by the City of Madison and Dane County Department of Human Services.

2021 Toy Drive

Elver Park and Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Centers are almost ready for the holiday season, but we need your help! The holiday toy drive helps families struggling with financial insecurity by providing gifts for children and teens to feel celebrated this season.

The 2021 Toy Drive runs from November 19-December 14.

  • Wish list items can be purchased and delivered through our Amazon Charity List
    • Please note, you must be logged in to your Amazon account in order to view the wish list
  • If you prefer to make a financial contribution toward purchasing items for children and teens, you can make a gift here

Food pantry updates can be found here, under the Community Resources tab.
If you would like to make a donation to support Theresa Terrace and Elver Park Neighborhood Center programs or the Elver Park Neighborhood Center Food Pantry, please click the below.

Donate today!

Wisconsin Youth Company provides K-5 and teen after school programs, and K-5 and teen summer camps for those who live in the Elver Park area.

2021-2022 program  |  Wait-listed, enrollment has reached capacity, please check back for updates.

Elver Park Neighborhood Center (EPNC) provides out-of-school time programming for elementary age students who live in the greater Elver Park neighborhood and attend Madison Metropolitan and Middleton-Cross Plains School Districts. Our center works to function as central location for students, families, and school-day staff to gather, communicate and thrive. EPNC’s after school program is State of Wisconsin Licensed, YoungStar rated and City of Madison accredited.

To register or for more information, please contact the administrative office at 608-276-9782 ext. 0

Program Hours:
Monday: 1-5:45 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday: 2:30-5:45 p.m.

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Navigating the bridge between childhood and adulthood is challenging for most teens. The role of Elver Park Neighborhood Center is to provide social support, homework help and guidance to teens that live in the Elver Park area as they travel that bridge. Teens can participate in sports, academic time and other organized activities all led by caring adult role models.

For more information, please contact the administrative office at 608-210-1649.

Program Hours:
Monday: 2-6 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday: 3-6 p.m.

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Elver Park Neighborhood Center provides a summer day camp experience for elementary age children residing in the greater Elver Park neighborhood. Weekly field trips, fun and themed days introduce campers to educational and enriching experiences all summer long.
To register or for more information, please contact the administrative office at 608-276-9782 ext. 0

Program Hours:
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m

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Elver Park Neighborhood Center offers rising teen students of the Elver Park community a fun-filled, free summer program. Students will attend weekly field trips and have in-house experiences that contribute to their success as maturing youth.

For more information, please contact center staff at 608-210-1649.

Program Hours:
Monday-Friday 12-6 p.m.

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Curbside Food Pantry

Elver Park Neighborhood Center’s curbside food pantry is currently open Tuesdays 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and Thursdays from 4-6 p.m. For more information or if you have questions, please contact mbryson@wisconsinyouthcompany.org.

Joining Forces for FamiliesElver Park Neighborhood Center partners with Dane County and Joining Forces for Families (JFF) to provide neighborhood-based services. JFF Community Social Workers support families to access a wide variety of services and problem-solve when a family’s basic needs are not being met.  Our JFF worker is able to provide
bi-lingual Spanish speaking services.  The JFF Office is located within Elver Park Neighborhood Center.

JFF Social Worker: Sarah Shatz, LCSW
Office Hours: By appointment
Location: 1201 McKenna Blvd, Madison, WI 53719
Phone: 608-225-9872
Email: shatz.sarah@countyofdane.com

Karen's Essentials
Karen’s Essentials mission is to provide a service that is essential to the quality of our health and help those in need, no matter who they are. Karen offers a helping hand by working alongside member to find resources needed to thrive. Karen’s Essentials provides access to household items including cleaning supplies personal hygiene items and toiletries to the community.

Email Karen for more information at karensesssentialcenter@gmail.com

Hours: Thursday every other week, 4-6 p.m.

2021 Dates:

  • March 11 & 25  |  April 8 & 22  |  May 6 & 20
  • June 3 & 17  |  July 1 & 15  |  August 12 & 26
  • September 9 & 23  |  October 7 & 21  |  November 4 & 18  |  December 2, 16 & 30

Elver Park Neighborhood Center
Elver Park Neighborhood Centers serves the community by providing basic services including phone, fax and a computer lab.

Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.