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:

RSVP of Dane County

517 North Segoe Road, Suite 300

Madison, WI


RSVP personally places volunteers age 55 and older in meaningful positions throughout Dane County. Staff recruit, interview, place and provide on-going follow-up for volunteers in more than 150 nonprofit, public agencies, and schools to maintain and extend services such as: providing rides for older adults and veterans to medical appointments, delivering meals to frail elderly, tutoring, making handmade items, and educating seniors about safety and scams. Enrich your life through volunteering!

Elderly, Food, Info & Referrals, Transportation, Veterans

Safe Haven

4006 Nakoosa Trail

Madison, WI

608-241-9447, ext. 10

Safe Haven is a shelter that serves men and women with severe and persistent mental health issues by stabilizing their lives through treatment, medication, and counseling. Also located at Nakoosa Trail is the PTO Program that provides housing with a sober, supportive living environment for men and women that have become homeless due to alcohol or drug addiction. About 75% of clients have a duel diagnosis of mental illness and history of drug or alcohol addiction. At this location there are 14 temporary units for men and women to stay up to two years. Daytime “drop-in” clients may also receive three free meals daily, showers, laundry facilities and access to AA, NA, and Smart recovery group therapies.

Case Management, Housing Programs, Mental Health/AODA, Shelter

Salvation Army

Salvation Army

630 East Washington Avenue

Madison, WI


The Salvation Army is a multi-faceted agency that is part of an international effort to provide assistance to those in times of crisis. Locally the Salvation Army operates a community recreation center, social services, including emergency shelters for families and single women, and church center.  The Salvation Army is the gatekeeper for both families and single women and is often called upon to place individuals in other Homeless Services Consortium agency beds.  The Salvation Army provides intensive case management to households in shelter, as well as those seeking housing stabilization in the community.

Basic Needs, Case Management, Financial Assistance, Food, Healthcare, Housing Programs, Info & Referrals, Shelter

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

2033 Fish Hatchery Road - Service Center

Madison, WI

608-257-0919 Service Center & Food Pantry

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul operates Port St. Vincent de Paul (short-term and long term housing for single men) St. Elizabeth Ann Seton House (transitional housing for single women and women with children) In addition to these housing programs they operate a food pantry at the Client Services Center located at 2033 Fish Hatchery Road. Clothing vouchers to their 7 area thrift stores are available at this location. A Charitable Pharmacy is also located at this site providing free prescriptions to noninsured, low-income Dane county residents. Vinny’s Lockers is a program which provides storage bins to homeless people that is coordinated from this location.

Basic Needs, Food, Healthcare, Housing Programs, Info & Referrals

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton House

1301 Williamson Street

Madison, WI


St. Elizabeth Ann Seton House is a transitional housing program operated in Madison by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. It is a program that, in addition to transitional housing, provides case management, support services, referrals, and advocacy for women with children and single women. Seton House also provides temporary, 30 day emergency housing for homeless women connected to the Wisconsin Department of Corrections by referral only.

Basic Needs, Case Management, Housing Programs, Info & Referrals, Mental Health/AODA, Shelter

Stoughton Area Resource Team, Inc. (START)

248 West Main Street

Stoughton, WI


The Stoughton Area Resource Team (START) was founded in 2002, serving families and individuals who reside in the Stoughton Area School District. The Stoughton Area Resource Team provides a safety net for families and individuals in crisis. It links Stoughton area residents under the age of 55 with community resources, offers advocacy and provides support in housing, utilities, transportation, health, and employment. START provides case management as well as short-term financial assistance when appropriate.

Basic Needs, Case Management, Financial Assistance, Info & Referrals

Stoughton United Ministries (SUM)

525 Lincoln Avenue

Stoughton, WI


Stoughton United Ministries works collaboratively with area agencies to provide specialized resources for individuals in need who are living in the Stoughton Area School District. For transportation information, call (608) 205-2800. For housing and employment services, call (608) 873-3273.

Case Management, Transportation