Members

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.

Member Type:

United Way

United Way of Dane County

2059 Atwood Avenue, P.O. Box 7548

Madison, WI

608-246-4350

www.unitedwaydanecounty.org

The mission of United Way of Dane County is to unite the community to achieve measurable results and change lives. United Way focuses on the critical areas of Education, Income and Health – the building blocks of a stable life. As part of our mission, we focus efforts on decreasing family homelessness and ensuring more affordable housing is available. United Way provides financial, volunteer and in-kind support, access to collaborative networks, management assistance and program expertise to create measurable, sustainable results in our community. United Way, and the Housing In Action Leadership Team, has a mobilization plan. By instituting strategies focused on landlord and tenant connections, financial counseling, food access and direct access to permanent housing, we can reduce the number of homeless families with children in Dane County.

Veterans Assistance Foundation, Inc.

312 Superior Avenue

Tomah, WI

1-866-823-8387

www.vafvets.org

The Veterans Assistance Foundation (VAF) is a nonprofit corporation established in 1994 to provide transitional housing for homeless veterans. The VAF operates housing programs in the state of Wisconsin, located at the VA Medical Center in Tomah (60 beds), 3 additional locations in the city of Tomah (12 beds), on the grounds of Central Wisconsin Center in Madison (7 beds), Chippewa Falls (30 beds), King (26 beds), and Union Grove (30 beds). Their mission is to assist homeless or those veterans at risk of becoming homeless by providing a safe and secure environment through which they can access a wide array of services.

Case Management, Healthcare, Housing Programs, Info & Referrals, Veterans

Veterans Medical Center

Veterans Medical Center

345 West Washington Avenue, #501

Madison, WI

608-280-2095

www.madison.va.gov

The VA Medical Center provides comprehensive services to eligible veterans that include medical care, mental health evaluation and treatment, substance abuse treatment, and benefits counseling. Homeless veterans are served through services provided at 345 W Washington Ave Suite 501 and include assistance with housing and legal issues. The VA also conducts homeless outreach within the county, working with agencies and community organizations to identify veterans in need. They also partner with not-for-profit Veterans Assistance Foundation to provide transitional housing and services for veterans.

Case Management, Disability, Healthcare, Housing Programs, Info & Referrals, Legal Assistance, Mental Health/AODA, Transportation, Veterans

Veterans Medical Center

William Middleton Memorial Hospital

2500 Overlook Terrace

Madison, WI

608-256-1901

www.madison.va.gov

The VA Medical Center provides comprehensive services to eligible veterans that include medical care, mental health evaluation and treatment, substance abuse treatment, and benefits counseling. Homeless veterans are served through services provided at 345 W Washington Ave Suite 501 and include assistance with housing and legal issues. The VA also conducts homeless outreach within the county, working with agencies and community organizations to identify veterans in need. They also partner with not-for-profit Veterans Assistance Foundation to provide transitional housing and services for veterans.

Case Management, Disability, Healthcare, Housing Programs, Info & Referrals, Legal Assistance, Mental Health/AODA, Transportation, Veterans

Access Community Health Centers

William T. Evjue Clinic

3434 East Washington Avenue

Madison, WI

608-443-5480

accesscommunityhealthcenters.org/clinics/william-t-evjue/

Our William T. Evjue Clinic provides medical, dental, behavioral health and pharmacy services to people from throughout our community.

Healthcare, Info & Referrals, Mental Health/AODA

Access Community Health Centers

Wingra Family Medical Center

1102 South Park Street

Madison, WI

608-263-3111

accesscommunityhealthcenters.org/clinics/wingra/

Access Community Health Centers and the University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine have partnered since July 2009 to operate Wingra Family Medical Center. This clinic is a residency training site for medical students as well as students in nursing, social work, pharmacy and psychology. Clinicians include faculty physicians, resident physicians and physician assistants. Residents are doctors who have finished medical school and are training as specialists in Family Medicine.

On July 15, 2013, Wingra Family Medical Center will open in its new clinic at 1102 South. Park Street. The building also houses a number of UW Health programs.

Healthcare, Info & Referrals, Mental Health/AODA

Wisconsin Department of Veteran Affairs

201 West Washington Avenue

Madison, WI

1-800-947-8387

dva.state.wi.us/

The Wisconsin Department of Veteran Affairs can provide information to committee members regarding benefits and services available to veterans and their families in the State of Wisconsin. These services include:

  • Health Care Aid Grant
  • Professional Occupational Licensure
  • Retraining Grant
  • Wisconsin Veteran Homes
  • Wisconsin Property Tax Credit
  • Federal Claims Assistance
  • Wisconsin Veteran Cemeteries
  • Military Funeral Honors
  • WI GI Bill
  • Vet Ed Reimbursement Grant
  • Assistance to Needy Veterans
  • Veteran Housing and Recovery Program
  • Military Upgrades

For in-depth explanation of federal and state benefits to include those that are listed above can be answered by staff at the Veteran Benefit and Resource Center (VBRC). The call center is open M-F from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 1-800-WIS-VETS (947-8387).
The Wisconsin Department of Veteran Affairs houses at risk veterans or those that are currently homeless through the Veteran Housing and Recovery Program (VHRP). WDVA has 3 transitional facilities throughout the State of Wisconsin with 86 grant per diem beds and 18 SROs.
The goal of the Veterans Housing and Recovery Program is to assist military veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in obtaining temporary or permanent housing, in addition to providing other services that will enable those to reintegrate back to the community.
The VHRP affords veterans access to a wide array of services such as:

  • Temporary and Permanent Housing
  • Job Training
  • Education
  • Counseling
  • Health care, including treatment of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Benefits and entitlements
  • Treatment for alcohol or drug abuse issues

The Wisconsin Department of Veteran Affairs (WDVA) has partnered with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (WDHS) to create and implement the Veterans Outreach and Recovery Program (VORP) to assist homeless and chronically homeless veterans in receiving housing and support for behavioral health treatment services. As an organization that supports veterans and their families, WDVA sees multiple benefits by the creation of VORP. It is our goal through outreach, partnerships and programs to help eliminate veterans’ homelessness in Wisconsin.

WDVA is in favor of partnering with several cities, counties, veteran and non-profit organizations to meet the needs of chronically homeless veterans in rural Wisconsin. There is a huge gap in treatment for rural areas and current programs are not equipped to provide veterans with needed services.

VORP specialists will provide outreach in the northern rural areas of Wisconsin. The Outreach and Recovery Specialists will establish collaborative relationships with County Behavioral Health Agencies who may provide direct treatment in addition to coordinating and working with all Veterans Service Organizations, County Veterans Service Officers, and Non-Profit Organizations, Law Enforcement and federal agencies and all other interested stakeholders for housing and mental health treatment of homeless and at risk veterans.

Disability, Employment, Financial Assistance, Funder, Healthcare, Housing Programs, Info & Referrals, Mental Health/AODA, Veterans