Start on Success

Start on Success
300 Femrite Drive, Madison, WI 53716
(608) 222-7311 x.120

The Tellurian Start on Success (SOS) program was developed in 1995 to provide housing to families with children who have a history of chronic homelessness due in large part to substance abuse, mental illness, and/or domestic abuse. Assisting approximately 10 families at a time, the program strives to transition families into permanent housing within 24 months. Case managers work with each family to teach basic living skills and budgeting, as well as assist in obtaining job training, stable employment, and additional education. Participants in the SOS program contribute 30 percent of any income earned toward rent, with Federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding providing the balance. On average, more than 70 percent of the Start on Success families transition into permanent, self-sufficient housing within 24 months or less.