Homeless Resources - Tenant Resource Center

Homeless Resources

Homeless and Don't Know Where to Start?

Check out 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

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

  • The Beacon
    • 615 E Washington Ave, Madison
    • 608-826-8040
    • Open daily 8:00-5:00
    • Housing search help, connection to support services, laundry, showers, some meals, computer access and small family area
  • Bethel Lutheran Support Services
    • 312 Wisconsin Ave, Madison
    • 608-257-3577
    • Open Tuesday and Thursday 8:30-4:30
  • 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

  • St Vincent De 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

  • 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


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