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.
Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District Transitional Education Program
7106 South Avenue
The Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District Transitional Education Program provides support to our students and families who are experiencing homelessness, in order to maintain educational stability and to support success in school. The program is guided by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. Our services provide enrollment assistance, transportation, waiving school fees and breakfast/lunch costs. The program also collaborates with community partners to provide additional assistance with housing and other resource support. The program also provides professional development to district staff and the community.
Basic Needs, Case Management, Info & Referrals, Schools, Transportation
More Smiles Wisconsin
630 East Washington Avenue
More Smiles Wisconsin ensures access to quality dental care for the Medicaid, BadgerCare, and uninsured population of South Central Wisconsin.
NAMI Dane County
2059 Atwood Avenue
Our mission at NAMI Dane County is to support and empower those whose lives are affected by mental illness. We commit to eliminate stigma and nurture recovery through support, education, outreach, and advocacy. We invite you to learn more about the free programs and support groups we offer by visiting our website.
304 North Third Street
Occupy Madison, Inc., a membership non-profit organization. We have several projects including:
• Occupy Madison Build – Building Tiny Houses
• Occupy Madison Goods – Building products for sale to fundraise to build houses
• Occupy Madison Village – A tiny village for our Tiny Houses
And coming soon – Occupy Madison Works . . . our own day labor program
Mission: Our mission is to join together to creatively work towards a more humane and sustainable world.
Vision: We envision a place where people with or without current safe housing can live and/or work cooperatively in a way that promotes dignity, safety, stewardship, and sustainability for all.
Employment, Food, Housing Programs, Info & Referrals
2701 International Lane, #101
OutReach is a community center for Madison and south central Wisconsin’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and has provided services for over 30 years. Their mission is to promote equality and quality of life for LGBT people. OutReach works with emergency shelter programs when needed to help provide services to the transgender homeless population.
Case Management, Financial Assistance, Info & Referrals
306 North Brooks Street
The mission of Porchlight is to provide emergency shelter, food, employment services, counseling, and affordable transitional and permanent housing to homeless people in the Dane County area. Porchlight’s services are designed to foster independence and the transition into permanent housing and employment. Porchlight currently houses and case manages 308 residents through 24 locations of affordable housing programs. Programs are available to families and individuals in each stage of transition from homelessness to economic independence.
Case Management, Housing Programs, Info & Referrals, Shelter
Port St. Vincent de Paul
221 South Baldwin Street
Port St. Vincent is a 32-bed facility that houses and provides services to single men. In addition to the Port facility, an adjacent building is used to house 6 transitional residents. Three beds are available on an emergency basis and the remainder is for longer term housing, most who work and pay program fees in lieu of rent. Port St. Vincent is affiliated with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
Basic Needs, Housing Programs, Mental Health/AODA, Shelter