Homeless Resources - Tenant Resource Center

Homeless Resources

Homeless and Don't Know Where to Start?

Contact the Dane County Housing Crisis Hotline: 1-855-510-2323
or www.danecountyhomeless.org

Or, check out this awesome list of resources put together by Friends of the State St. Family - by far one of the best resources out there.

Resources for Individuals Facing Homelessness

Dane County Homeless Resource Guide

Friends of the State Street Family

Project Bubbles Laundry

  • Free laundry services for individuals facing homelessness (Limit of 2 loads/person)
  • Tuesdays and Fridays from 9am-1pm at 701 E Johnson St (Next to Caribou Bar)

Shelter Services

  • Single Men (Porchlight): Grace Episcopal Church, 116 W. Washington Ave. Intake starts at 5:00pm
    • NOTE: Intake hours vary throughout the year. Please contact 1-855-510-2323 for details.
  • Single Women (Salvation Army): Salvation Army, 630 E. Johnson St. Intake starts at 5:00pm
  • Family Shelter (Salvation Army): Call before 10:00am, 1-855-510-2323

Day Shelter Services

  • Bethel Lutheran Support Services
    • Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm
    • 312 Wisconsin Ave, Madison
    • 608-257-3577
    • Closed Weekends and Holidays
  • Hospitality House
    • Open 7 days/week, 8:30am-4:30pm
    • 1490 Martin St, Madison
    • 608-255-44401
  • Madison Central Library
    • Monday-Thursday from 9am-9pm; Fridays from 9am-6pm
    • 201 W Mifflin St, Madison
    • 608-266-6318
    • Closed on Holidays
    • On-site case management available; see library information desk for more information

Free Storage Services

  • Sanctuary Homeless Storage
    • Open 7 days/week, 8am-6pm
    • 1202 Williamson Street, Madison
    • Some space limitations may apply; flexible when able
  • St Vincent Du Paul
    • Wednesdays from 3pm-5pm and Saturdays from 8:30am-10:30am
    • Referral letter from required to demonstrate case management services

Shower Programs

24 Hour Hotlines

Medical Services

  • Catholic Multi-Cultural Center
    • Call for availability and to make an appointment: 608-441-1322
    • 1312 Culmen St (Next to St. Vinnies off of Fish Hatchery Rd)
  • Our Lady of Hope Clinic
    • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
    • Call for hours and availability: 608-819-8544
    • 6425 Odana Road, Suite 3, Madison, WI 53719
  • Free Prescription Medication
    • St Vincent DePaul Pharmacy
    • Homeless only - Monday-Friday afternoons
    • 2033 Fish Hatchery Rd, Basement
    • Some limitations on medications available: 608-442-7200

Low-Income Bus Passes

Passes on sale on a first-come, first-served basis on the 1st and 15th of each month. 31-Day Unlimited Ride passes available for $27.50

To be eligible, you must do one of the following:

  • Self-certify that income is at or below 150% of the national poverty level
  • Show Low Income eligibility card issued by Madison Metro
  • Show QUEST card at time of purchase


Still have questions? Contact us! 608-242-7406 or HHD@TenantResourceCenter.org

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