Safe Communities

Safe Communities Madison-Dane County

Alive at 25 helps young people learn to drive more safely 90% of people who die from suicide have a treatable mental illness or substance abuse disorder. Exercise is a key component of our falls prevention programs This is a flag to be waved proudly while crossing safely Kids help showcase our Slow Down campaign We have fantastic partners helping to make our programs as success! MedDrop offers a safe place to dispose of unwanted and unsafe medications

Welcome to Safe Communities of Madison-Dane County! 

Safe Communities of Madison-Dane County is a local non-profit coalition that brings together public and private sector partners to save lives, prevent injuries and make our community a safer place. 

We focus on projects and programs with a demonstrated track record of positive impact and success. Our core areas of work correspond to our community's top causes of injury and injury-related death: Traffic Safety, Pedestrian Safety, Child Safety, Drug Poisoning Prevention, Falls Prevention, and Suicide Prevention.

More than 350 organizations - including area businesses, law enforcement and fire/EMS services, neighborhoods, health care leaders, youth and senior-serving agencies - actively collaborate with us on programs to make Dane County a safer place to live, work and play. 



Safe Communities America  Wisconsin Safety Council  Dane County Human Services

FACT: In 2013, we trained 500 Dane County residents to help someone they know survive a suicidal crisis.

Drug Poisoning

Dane County is facing a drug poisoning epidemic. We’re working to stop it. Visit our drug poisoning prevention page for information and resources.

Sustaining partners

Lifesaver ($20,000 and Above)

  • Dane County
  • City of Madison
  • American Family Insurance

First Responders ($5,000-$9,999)

  • AAA Wisconsin 
  • Madison Gas and Electric
  • Meriter & Physicians Plus 
  • St. Mary's Hospital 

Good Samaritans ($1,000-$4,999)

  • Dane County Area Agency on Aging
  • Epic Systems
  • Hooper Construction Foundation
  • Innocorp, Ltd.
  • UW Health & Unity Health Insurance
  • Wisconsin & Southern Railroad

Municipal & Community Partners ($500)

  • Village of Belleville/Belleville Police Department
  • Village of Cambridge
  • Village of Cross Plains
  • Town of Springfield 
  • Town of Windsor
  • UW Police Department
  • Village of Marshall/Marshall Police Department ($100)

Coalition partners

  • American Family Insurance
  • Area Agency on Aging of Dane County
  • Chartwell Midwest Wisconsin
  • Dane County
  • Epic Systems
  • Medical College of WI
  • Wisconsin Council of Safety/National Safety Council
  • Public Health - Madison and Dane County
  • Town of Windsor
  • United Way