Everyone deserves the
opportunity to Be Well

We believe this deeply.

And, we know our public heathcare system is not as effective as it can be.

Our mission is to empower and improve individual and community health by increasing equitable access to preventative wellness services for all and centered on groups that have been historically marginalized.

Our vision  is to connect local care providers with any neighborhood, community center or nonprofit organization in need of consistent, relevant, and effective preventive wellness services for those they serve.

Who we are: Be Well Madison is a fiscally sponsored nonprofit organization in Madison, Wisconsin. We connect local wellness providers who share our mission and vision with community centers and nonprofit organizations to bring wellness services to their communities.

For easy access to these providers, we have created 3 resource lists: 

Ongoing/Weekly Services

Examples: Massage Therapy, Mental Health Support, Youth Nutrition Classes, Acupuncture

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Examples: Curandera Writing, PFAS Education, Stress Management, Infant Massage

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Special Events

Examples: Event Participation, Co-Leading Community Conversation Circles, Panel Discussion Participation

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A bit more about what it means to Be Well

Pulling from the Global Wellness Institute, we agree that wellness is the active pursuit of activities, choices and lifestyles that lead to a state of holistic health. Wellness is an individual pursuit—we have self-responsibility for our own choices, behaviors and lifestyles—but it is also significantly influenced by the physical, social and cultural environments in which we live.

We are guided by these

Key Principals


Being well involves awareness and attendance to our mental, relational, physical, spiritual, nutritional, purposeful, environmental, and financial wellbeing.


Relationships matter, focusing on local connection-building between providers and their fellow community members has a positive ripple effect on us all.


We listen to what is present and offer what is relevant. We don’t determine your wellness needs, you do. We work to build services that are beneficial to our local communities.


Wellness providers are often called on to give and then give more. Burn-out is real and it is an obstacle we need to address. Fair compensation for community- based wellness services is crucial to make real, sustainable change.

“Having a partnership with Be Well enabled our program to offer comprehensive one-one mental health services to our participants at a very crucial time in our community/society with the Covid-19 pandemic and all of it’s unprecedented mental health catastrophe. The opportunity for our marginalized families to receive high quality mental health services at a safe space and at no cost was immeasurable. My hopes are that some day we as a society take mental health as seriously as we do physical health to have little mental and wellness clinics in each community/neighborhood center in Madison.”

– Elsa Caetano, Youth Program Director Kennedy Heights Community Center

Our Approach to Wellness

Mental Wellness

Mental Wellness encompasses emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing. It impacts our thoughts, feelings, actions, how we mange stress, relate to others, and our ability to make thoughtful decisions and choices.

Spiritual Wellness

Spiritual Wellness allows you to live a life that is consistent with your personal belief and moral systems while discovering your sense of purpose and meaning.

Purpose Wellness

Purpose focuses on identifying what brings meaning to your life and putting your attention and energy into thoughts and actions that align with your values.

Environmental Wellness

Environmental Wellness supports a lifestyle that places value on the relationship between yourself, your community, and the environment.

Physical Wellness

Physical Wellness is the capability to sustain a positive quality of life that allows you to experience the most out of your daily activities without feelings of pain, stress or fatigue.

Relational Wellness

Relationship Wellness focuses on creating and nurturing supportive, affirming and meaningful connections with ourselves, others, and our community.

Nutritional Wellness

Nutritional Wellness centers on incorporating health-giving habits that support both physical wellbeing and a positive relationship with food.

Financial Wellness

Financial Wellness centers on providing educational resources on how to successfully and responsibly manage your finances and relationship with money.