The Homeless Services Consortium members below offer assistance in various ways to those struggling with homelessness. Read below to learn the ways in which they help.
Access Community Health Centers
2901 West Beltline Highway, Suite 120
Access Community Health Centers provides high quality primary medical, dental and behavioral health care, in addition to access to pharmacy services. Since 1982, we’ve worked to remove barriers and provide care to those who most need it. Access has five clinics in Dane and Iowa counties that serve as health care homes to thousands of people in the community.
Healthcare, Mental Health/AODA
Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Dane County
2865 North Sherman Avenue
608-240-7400 or 855-417-6892 (Toll-Free)
The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) is the first place to go to obtain accurate, unbiased information on all aspects of life related to aging or living with a disability. The ADRC is a friendly, welcoming place where anyone - individuals, caregivers, concerned families or friends, or professionals working with issues related to aging or disabilities - can go for information tailored to their situation. The ADRC provides information on a broad range of programs and services, helps people understand the various long term care options available to them, helps people apply for programs and benefits, and serves as the access point for publicly-funded long term care. These services can be provided via telephone, at the ADRC or through a home visit, whichever is more convenient to the individual seeking help. Phones are answered Monday thru Friday 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Walk-ins are also accepted during this time.
Disability, Elderly, Info & Referrals, Mental Health/AODA
AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW)
600 Williamson Street, Suite H
AIDS Resource Center provides leadership in serving persons who are HIV and AIDS infected with medical, social service, and educational efforts. For persons/families with HIV/AIDS who are homeless, ARCW provides assistance in: locating emergency housing, short-term financial assistance to help pay housing costs, placement in long-term financial assistance programs, and referrals to additional health and social services. ARCW tailors its housing program to help people with HIV as well as chronic mental illness or substance abuse issues. Individuals receive counseling, support services and rent assistance to reduce or eliminate behaviors that may prevent them from maintaining secure housing. ARCW owns and operates housing facilities in Milwaukee that include a a 15-bed SRO building, a 6- unit three-bedroom apartment building for families, and a duplex with 2 three-bedroom units for families.
Case Management, Info & Referrals
ARC Community Services, Inc
2001 West Beltline Highway, Suite 102
ARC provides residential, day treatment, and outpatient substance abuse and mental health women-specific treatment services, with a special day treatment program for pregnant and postpartum women. ARC, under contract with the Department of Corrections, also operates a 15 bed facility and a 12 bed facility for women and a 12 bed facility for women with infants. ARC is the site of an Urban/Rural Women’s Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Treatment Project charged with meeting the special needs of women with substance use disorders by emphasizing parenting education, vocational and housing assistance and coordination with other community programs.
Case Management, Housing Programs, Mental Health/AODA
Bethel Homeless Support Services
312 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethel Homeless Support Services (BHSS) strives to build meaningful relationships with homeless and at-risk individuals while fostering a safe, supportive, and accepting community that honors the dignity and self-respect of every person. BHSS operates a day center open 8:00am-4:00pm Monday through Friday where homeless and at-risk individuals can find shelter, access resources, and engage in an encouraging, social setting. The day center offers unlimited computer use, a biweekly clothing/hygiene pantry, bathrooms, telephone access, food and beverages, and a limited financial assistance program. In addition, the programming at BHSS also includes a homeless support group, biannual retreats, and in-reach by various service providers. Moreover, BHSS also has staff and volunteers present to assist with referrals, advocacy, information on resources, employment searches, resumes, housing searches, applications, ID/Birth Certificate/Social Security Card recovery, accessing healthcare/mental health treatment/AODA treatment, acquiring government benefits, and much more. Most importantly, BHSS works to cultivate a social support network for Madison's most vulnerable, alienated, and disadvantaged residents while collaborating with other service providers to deliver comprehensive care. All are welcome regardless of religious affiliation.
Basic Needs, Food, Info & Referrals, Shelter
Briarpatch Youth Services, Inc. (formerly known as Youth Services of Southern Wisconsin)
2720 Rimrock Road
Briarpatch Youth Services is a private, non-profit organization that provides innovative services dedicated to strengthening and improving the lives of youth, their families and our community. Briarpatch operates the Runaway and Homeless Youth Program which provides services to run away, homeless, and throwaway youth and their families. Services provided include counseling, case management, food, clothing, emergency shelter, and a 24 hour help-line. The agency also provides group counseling and case management services for young women (CHOICES); for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning teens (Teens Like Us); and for parents who have children/teens who are struggling with mental health problems, identity issues, academic concerns, or alcohol/drug abuse. Briarpatch is licensed by the State of Wisconsin as a Child Placing Agency, and the organization licenses several short-term foster homes which provide emergency shelter for runaway and homeless youth. In 2014, the agency launched the Transitional Living Cooperative, which provides temporary housing and case management services for 18-22 year old youth. The agency utilizes 75-100 volunteers annually to assist with service provision.
Basic Needs, Case Management, Info & Referrals, Shelter
Cambridge Area Resource Team (CART)
223 Jefferson Street, Suite 1
Cambridge Area Resource Team provides confidential assistance that brings together resources for our neighbors (Individuals/Families/Elderly/Homeless) living within the boundaries of the Cambridge School District to help them meet their basic human needs. CART Provides transportation assistance, rent & housing assistance, employment support, clothing/housewares, utility assistance, and health care referrals.
Basic Needs, Financial Assistance, Info & Referrals, Transportation