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.
Sun Prairie Clinic
1270 West Main Street
Sun Prairie, WI
Our Sun Prairie Clinic currently provides dental services to people throughout Dane County. The new clinic will begin offering medical, behavioral heath and pharmacy services in the future.
300 Femrite Drive
Since 1971, the mission of Tellurian has remained the same: to provide a continuum of innovative treatment and other services in an environment “Where Recovery Becomes Reality” to all those struggling with alcoholism, substance abuse disorders, and/or mental health disorders. Operating as a 501-(c)-3 human services agency, each of Tellurian’s more than 20 programs and services has been developed and designed to allow each individual the opportunity to rebuild his or her life. Each year, Tellurian’s 150 staff provides approximately 7,500 participant encounters via treatment and other services.
Tellurian’s homeless services evolved as an effort to provide housing stability to people with unstable conditions and circumstances. Since 1986, Tellurian has worked directly with homeless individuals and families and helped numerous clients in breaking the cycle of homelessness. Tellurian has operated a continuum of homeless services including emergency shelter, transitional housing, permanent housing, street outreach and consumer training. Tellurian currently operates five homeless specific programs: Transitional Housing Program (THP) for single homeless persons with mental health and/or substance use disorders, Start On Success (SOS), transitional housing for homeless families, Willy Street SRO and Permanent Housing Program (PHP), permanent housing for single homeless persons with serious and persistent mental illness, and ReachOut, a homeless outreach program for people with mental illness. Tellurian’s family of services also includes Dane County Detoxification and Treatment Readiness Center, residential and outpatient substance use treatment programs, mental health outpatient clinic, case management programs, mental health crisis stabilization programs and group homes.
Basic Needs, Case Management, Employment, Financial Assistance, Housing Programs, Info & Referrals, Mental Health/AODA
Tenant Resource Center - Mediation Services
1202 Williamson Street, Suite 102
Housing Mediation Service began as a joint project of Tenant Resource Center and the Apartment Association of South Central Wisconsin and is designed to provide low-cost mediation services for the resolution of rental housing-related disputes. The service provides a quick, inexpensive alternative to small claims court.
For non-eviction cases, the cost is typically $25 per party. This is a donation to help cover the costs of providing this service. For low-income individuals or families there is a sliding scale.
Info & Referrals
Tenant Resource Center (TRC)
1202 Williamson Street, Suite 102
Tenant Resource Center is a non-profit member organization serving tenants, landlords, and people looking for housing throughout Wisconsin. By providing information about rental rights and responsibilities, access to conflict resolution, and referrals to local resources, TRC empowers the community to obtain and maintain quality affordable housing. In addition to their role as an educator and advocate on tenant issues, TRC contracts with Dane County to provide services at the Housing Help Desk located in the Job Center on Aberg Avenue. The Help Desk also publishes lists of affordable, subsidized, emergency/transitional, and regular market rate housing, rent and security deposit assistance, and stocks applications for some subsidized programs. Information is also available on the website. Clients can leave a message for the call-back service, or walk in to either office and speak with a counselor. No appointment is necessary. Se habla Español / Lus Hmoob.
Financial Assistance, Info & Referrals, Legal Assistance
The Elizabeth House
1350 MacArthur Road
Care Net’s residential maternity and parenting program, The Elizabeth House, is a six to twelve month program for young single women (ages 18-26) who are pregnant and want a new start. At The Elizabeth House you will have the opportunity to participate in a goal-oriented program that offers a supportive and safe living environment to carry out your pregnancy with free services such as Childbirth and parenting education, adoption education, money management and nutrition classes, support for setting and reaching personal goals and improving life skills, and an opportunity to achieve physical well-being, emotional healing and spiritual growth.
Basic Needs, Case Management, Healthcare, Housing Programs, Info & Referrals
The Road Home Dane County
128 East Olin Avenue, Suite 202
The Road Home Dane County (formerly Interfaith Hospitality Network) provides opportunities for homeless children and their families to achieve self-determined goals and affordable, stable housing. The Road Home provides family shelter in collaboration with the local faith community. The Road Home also has several different housing programs for families. Most housing programs are a collaboration with The Salvation Army and YWCA Madison (Rapid Rehousing, Second Chance, House-ability). The Road Home also owns and operates 30 units of affordable housing through the Housing & Hope program. All shelter and housing programs provide intensive case management services to everybody in the family.
The Road Home does NOT have its own waiting list for shelter; The Salvation Army is the gatekeeper for all homeless families.
Basic Needs, Case Management, Financial Assistance, Housing Programs, Info & Referrals, Shelter
United Way 2-1-1
2-1-1 or 608-246-4357
2-1-1 is an easy to remember three-digit phone number that connects callers with free and confidential information and referral services. 2-1-1 helps people find resources such as: bill payment assistance, housing search assistance, support groups, food pantries, and community clinics. 2-1-1 is available every hour of every day and can assist in almost any language.
Info & Referrals