Briarpatch Youth Services is where Dane County’s runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth turn to when they need help. Serving youth and their families since 1971, the agency has unparalleled community recognition and experience. Just last year, more than 3,000 unduplicated individuals used our programs.

We rely on the generosity of people like you to deliver these important services. Your donation means that we can advance our mission and ensure that youth and their families receive the support they need – when they need it most.

The 2020 CARES Act provides tax benefits for donations given to nonprofits:

  • For those filing taxes using a standard deduction, up to $300 above standard deductions will be allowed for the 2020 tax filing period.
  • For those who itemize, the existing cap on annual contributions has been raised from 60% of adjusted gross income to 100% for the 2020 tax filing period.


How Can I Help?

Make a tax deductible donation today! Make checks out to Briarpatch Youth Services, Inc. and mail to:
Briarpatch Youth Services, Inc.
Attn: Development Office
2720 Rimrock Road
Madison, WI 53713

Interested in volunteering? Contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 608.245.1126