The CMC is taking necessary precautions to diminish the impact of COVID-19 on our community while continuing to provide services to our brothers and sisters in need, following CDC guidelines to protect the health and safety of guests, staff and volunteers. This page offers the most up-to-date list of current CMC programming. The CMC building is currently still closed to the public; access is available by previously scheduled appointment only. Wondering how you can help us? Click here for current updates.
Current CMC COVID-19 Program Schedule:
Daily Free Meal
Weekdays 4:00 to 5:00pm
Weekends 11:30am to 12:00pm
The meal is distributed to-go from the CMC parking lot.
Tuesday 2:00 to 3:30pm
Thursdays 10:30am to 12:00pm
Food pantry sign-up and distribution will happen in the CMC parking lot. Each guest may visit up to once a week. You will be asked to provide your name, birth date, how many people live in your household, and your full address including zip code. Personal essentials items will be distributed Tuesdays during food pantry time. Each household may receive a set of personal essentials items once a month.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes
CMC is offering online tutoring for beginner to advanced levels. In person classes for beginner to advanced levels take place Monday/Wednesday from 11:00am-12:30pm or Tuesday/Thursday from 10:00-11:30am. Please note, since the building is locked students must arrive right at class start time to be let into the building. For more information or to register, call the ESL coordinator at (608) 441-0117. Students may also register online for virtual and in person classes.
Employment Search Assistance
Tuesday 10:00 to 1:00pm
Thursdays 1:00 to 3:00pm
For assistance call Lilliam at 608-441-3257
CMC staff are offering help with finding and applying for available jobs, assistance applying for unemployment benefits, other employment related matters, and general community resource navigation. Assistance is available by phone or by calling Lilliam to make an appointment to meet in person.
Immigration Legal Services
Staff continue to serve all clients, both current and new clients, by appointment only. Appointments are available for a virtual or in-person meeting. For more information or to make an appointment call 608-441-0114.
If you need another form of assistance not listed above, please try calling the CMC during regular business hours (9am to 5pm) at 608-661-3512; or call the local United Way by dialing 211. The CMC building remains closed to the public and staff will not be available respond to drop-in requests for assistance.
How You Can Help CMC During COVID-19
1. Donate Money
The most effective way to help CMC this challenging time is to donate financially so we can fully staff our programming to keep helping people in need.
You can donate online here:
Or donate by making a check out to “Catholic Multicultural Center” and mailing it to:
Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish
c/o Catholic Multicultural Center
401 S Owen Dr.
Madison, WI 53711
The CMC is working with a limited number of volunteers to help us operate our essential pandemic services. Volunteers help with food pantry box packing and organization, online ESL tutoring, food pantry distribution, meal serving, and more. Volunteers are asked to help regularly for one 2 to 3 hour shift per week. Contact us to see if we currently have any positions available.
3. Donate Personal Essentials Items
4. Donate Food
At this time the CMC is well stocked on food items thanks to your continued generosity! We are not able to put most food donations to good use at this time due to an over-abundance of previous donations. If you would like to help, please consider donating financially or offering personal hygiene items.