SOAR Programs

Comprehensive Community Services

This program offers a wide array of psychosocial rehabilitation services. Our full array of services and supportive activies assist individuals with mental health and/or substance use concerns to achieve their highest possible level of stability and independence to foster recovery. For more information contact: Dane County Human Services 608.242.6415, or CCS Program Director at soaroffice@soarcms.org or 608.287.0839

Outpatient Clinic

SOAR Case Management's outpatient psychiatric clinic has provided psychiatric care for individuals dealing with serious and persistent mental health conditions in the Madison and surrounding Dane County communities for over 20 years. Under the direction of our medical director, SOAR strives to provide client-centered psychiatry services where individuals are encouraged to take an active role in their treatment. SOAR works to remain concious of and responsive to our community needs and as a result remains one of the only clinics accepting new patients with Medicaid insurance.

Dane County residents over the age of 18 who have Medicaid are potentially eligible for psychiatry services. At this time SOAR is only able to accept the following Medicaid subtypes; “Straight” MA (MA without an HMO) or MA with iCare or Care WI HMO. If you are interested in exploring how SOAR's Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic may be able to support you, please contact our Recovery Dane Information & Referral Specialist at info@soarcms.org or 608.237.1661.

Case Management

We strive to provide services that empower individuals in cultivating their health, wellness and to enhance their quality of life. We provide services, outreach, advocacy and referrals. Read more

Recovery Dane

We provide FREE Peer Led Support groups (currently held via Zoom due to COVID) and work directly with the Dane County Behavioral Health Access Center to provide interim Peer Support services to indviduals seeking mental health services in Dane County. Read more

Certified Peer Specialist

A Certified Peer Specialist is a person who has not only lived the experience of mental illness and/or substance use disorder but also has had formal training in the peer specialist model of mental health and/or substance use disorder supports. They use their unique set of recovery experiences in combination with solid skills training to support peers who are living with mental illness and/or substance use disorders. For more information contact our Recovery Dane Information & Referral Specialist at info@soarcms.org or 608.237.1661.

Solstice House Peer Run Respite & Warm Line (ROI)

A short-term, supportive, homelike resource for individuals who are experiencing an increase in mental health and/or substance use symptoms and stressors, or for those in need of support and services to aid in their recovery and wellness. Contact: solsticehouse@soarcms.org or 608.244.5077. Read more

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Solstice House Update- We are open for guests!

At this time, we are accepting a limited number but we are excited to welcome guests back to the Solstice House. We will continue toward full re-opening dependant upon Public Health recomendations related to the spread of Covid-19. We are continuing to provide our community with peer support by offering 24/7 Warmline support to all Wisconsin residents. In addition to general Warmline support we are pleased to continue Zoom Warmline hours! Read more

Please call 608.244.5077 for Warmline support and any other questions you may have.

Wellness Studio

It is with great sadness that we announce the closure of The Wellness Studio. When it is safe to do so, we have every intention of recreating this warm, welcoming space for community members to share triumphs and collectively support one another through difficult times! Until then we will continue providing group support through our virtual Wellness Studio! Like and follow us on Facebook .

Below you will find an updated list of the Virtual Wellness Studio / Recovery Dane groups. For more information or if you are interested in participating in a group, please contact Recovery Dane staff at 608-237-1661 , at least one day prior to the group, to reserve a spot! Due to limitations in the virtual setting we currently cap groups between 6-10 people.

Eating Disorder Recovery Connections
Day/Time: Monday at 12pm
Description: A weekly peer led group to support the unique challenges of eating disorder recovery and offer a place of connection with others with similar lived experience. The group may include socialization, guided activities, and discussions to support each other through various stages of recovery. As the group is at noon, bringing your lunch is encouraged!

Create Your Way Through Recovery
Day/Time: Monday at 3pm
Description: A weekly peer led art group that is a judgement free and safe place for you to express and create! This group provides an outlet for supporting emotional self-expression and well-being. Some days there will be prompted projects and other days will be open art , but each week will include a time to connect with others! Please know that you are always welcomed to do and create whatever art you need and desire that day. Let yourself use art to help cope with stressors and as self-expression!

Coping with Anxiety and Depression
Day/Time: Wednesday at 7pm and Thursday at 11am
Description: We share our solutions in a respectful positive environment to life's ups and downs. Many of us have found mindfulness and meditation helpful and we typically do a 10-minute guided meditation towards the end of the hour. We work as a group to develop coping skills to manage and address life’s stressors.

Hearing Voices
Day/Time: Thursday at 2pm
Description: Hearing voices group is open to those who identify as, or those who are supporting, voice hearers. In this peer facilitated group we talk frankly and nonjudgmentally with one another about the experience of hearing voices. Together we share ideas, solutions, and goals. We are proud to be part of a network that stretches across 20 countries.

Chair Yoga
Day/Time: Friday from 10:30-11:00 am
Description Gentle trauma-informed chair yoga. Any level of experience with yoga is welcome.

Writing Your Way to Wellness
Day/Time: Tuesday at 3pm and Friday at 3pm
Description: Writing Your Way to Wellness is a peer-led group using creative writing to cope with mental health and/or substance use challenges. We welcome those who enjoy writing and those who have never written before. Included each week is a writing prompt and a centering meditation. Come express yourself in a safe and nonjudgmental environment. Your voice matters!

Parents' Support Group New Group!
Day/Time: Tuesday at 9am
Description: Parents face many challenges, whether their children are young or adults, living at home or are out in the world. This weekly peer led group offers space for parents to connect and support each other with the challenges and triumphs of taking care of someone else as well as taking care of yourself. We welcome parents and caregivers to children of any ages.
This group is led by Tori Krohn and Elle Lemeur. Both Tori and Elle are Certified Peer specialists who happen to be parents. Tori has two younger children, and Elle is the parent to two adults.