Projects

Youth Court & Restorative Justice

Providing positive alternative to the juvenile justice system so youth can willingly take responsibility for their actions, make amends and build healthy and productive relationships. Working with law enforcement, schools, and neighborhood groups; youth in the program can contribute to a safer, more caring community.

The TimeBank's Youth Court Program works with middle and high school aged youth who have made a mistake, and could potentially receive a ticket for the incident.  Instead of ticketing, they may participate in our youth court program, where their case is heard by a jury of other...

Transportation

The TimeBank transportation project aims to create pools of drivers who are interested in helping members with various types of transportation needs including rides to medical appointments, restorative justice and youth court related rides, social/recreational rides, errands, rides to work, and more.  When someone has a ride need we try to match them with an available driver.  This works best when it is planned in advance.  The TimeBank is always looking to increase our driver pool to increase our chances of being able to find an available driver.  Approved drivers can earn gas cards for...

The Wellness Project

The Wellness Project is a collaborative effort of the Dane County TimeBank and community partners dedicated to providing opportunities to improve the health of our community through quality meals, companionship, information to enable healthy living, and access to essential services.
The Wellness Project includes the services of community members who support the physical, emotional, and mental health of our community. The Wellness Project seeks to increase access to a wide range of services including medical health models, dentistry, nutritional and herbal counseling, acupuncture, yoga,...

Neighborhood Care Teams

Neighborhood Care Teams gather the available resources in an area to help people meet their basic needs - such as assistance around the house, access to healthy food, help with transportation, companionship, and other basic services. We are increasing our capacity to connect neighbors with neighbors in a network of mutual support. In 2013, an initiative was begun in Sun Prairie and the surrounding area to build a model for Neighborhood Care Teams that can be used in other communities.

Maxine's TimeBank Store

Maxine's TimeBank Store is a place to exchange TimeBank Hours for new and gently-used clothing, toys, books, dishes, jewelry, home decor, equipment, supplies, and more. All are welcome to shop! Donations also welcome - please drop off your gently-used items to exchange for TimeBank credit. 
Maxine's is currently located in the heart of the Allied Dunn's Marsh Neighborhood at 2225 Allied Drive. Current store hours:
Mondays 9am-noon
Tuesdays 9am-noon
Thursdays 1-4pm
For more information, to make a donation, or to offer your suuport, please contact Gary by email at  gary@danecountytimebank.org...

Inclusive Community

The Dane County TimeBank is a place for all people to contribute time and talents and connect to the community - age, ability, ethnicity, and other experience enhance the rich fabric of our network. Instead of separating our community into those who need and those who provide, we recognize that we all have needs and that everyone has something to contribute. Every human being matters. We recognize that our community cannot be whole unless all individuals are respected and given the opportunity to fully participate as equal partners. With support from Dane County Department of Human Services...

Healthy Community Economy

or... The Birth of Mutual Aid Networks (MANs)
Since 2011, the Dane County TimeBank – joining forces with Madison Hours – has been evaluating how we can better apply cooperative economic tools to strengthen our local communities. We are currently working on ways to connect timebanking and mutual credit with other types of cooperative resource management to increase the effectiveness and sustainability of these systems, while building economic and social benefits for the community.
In the course of this exploration Madison Hours disbanded Dec. 31, 2013 and we are currently designing a...

Front Yard Gardens

 
Gardens Everywhere for Everyone!
The Front Yard Garden Project was started in 2013, organized by a group of motivated community members interested in sharing time and resources to build garens where ground was otherwise being unused - front yards, back yards, terrace areaa, and other open space. 
The Front Yard Gardens (FYG project aims to educate and engage our community through the time-honored tradition of cultivating the land on which we live. Connect with neighbors to share skills and resources, as you help each other build garden beds of all types. TimeBank coordinators will help to...

Allied Community Coop

The Allied Community Coop is a project of residents of Madison's Allied Drive neighborhood and organizational partners, including Allied Wellness Center, Madison Apprenticeship Program, Allied-Dunns Marsh Neighborhood Association, Dunns Marsh Neighborhood Association, the Dane County TimeBank, and Nehemiah Corporation. The coop is bringing together neighbors and organizations who work in the neighborhood to work together as partners in identifying and creating resources and activities that people want for their community. Some of the projects the new coop has already helped facilitate are a...