Housing & Shelter

Housing Initiatives   We house our clients in mostly small, 4-8 unit apartment buildings within neighborhoods all across Madison. Our clients feel that they are a part of the neighborhood and community. They are close to important amenities such as bus stops and grocery stores. More importantly, they know their neighbors and they are accepted as part of the neighborhood. The folks in our programs thrive in this environment.

The Road Home    Crisis hotline: 1-855-510-2323.  The Road Home Dane County is committed to developing long-term relationships with homeless families with children that can change lives. We work with families, not only to relieve the immediate crisis of homelessness, but also to build skills, resources and relationships that set the stage for long-term success.

Briar Patch  The Runaway & Homeless Youth Program offers counseling, outreach, mediation, support and case management assistance. Child abuse/neglect, alcohol and drug abuse, domestic violence, mental health concerns, homelessness, and juvenile crime are just some of the issues with which we deal. Licensed by the State of Wisconsin as a Child Welfare/Child Placing Agency, Briarpatch provides youth in need of temporary housing with shelter in licensed volunteer host homes.

All services are provided at no cost to clients. The program is accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year through their help line 1-800-798-1126. In Dane County, counseling services are available on a walk-in basis, 9 AM to 9 PM, Monday through Friday.

Porchlight  1490 Martin St., Madison, WI 53713.  (608) 255-4401

Salvation Army emergency shelter for families. 630 East Washington Avenue, Madison WI 53703. Housing Crisis Hotline: 855-510-2323

Shower facilities for the homeless  Free. First-come, first-serve. Check-in at the front desk. 1862 Beld St., Madison, WI 53713  (608) 661-3512.

YMCA family shelter   Housing crisis hotline: (855) 510-2323