On nights of extreme weather or extreme cold
in Dane County, our local
Homeless Services Consortium (HSC)
designates those evenings as "extreme weather nights" or "cold weather nights." This means that no person may be turned away from emergency shelter due to capacity or shelter night limits.
(Extreme Cold: When overnight temperatures are forecast to be 20 degrees or below.)
Extreme Weather Notification
At this time, Tuesday, January 18, 2022 through
Friday, January 21, 2022 will be Extreme Weather Nights
for Porchlight Men's Shelter and The Salvation Army Women's Shelter.
(Updated Tuesday, January 18, 2022)
If/when any Extreme Weather Nights are announced, this page will be promptly updated.
Men's Shelter Please Note:
Men's shelter is currently located at 200 N. First Street
at the former Fleet Services building.
Intake hours are from 5:00pm to 8:30pm.
All Porchlight Men's Drop-In Shelter guests, including those under suspension, may access the shelter on Extreme Weather Nights, unless they have been informed otherwise.
Women's Shelter Please Note:
Intake hours for Extreme Weather Nights are from 4pm to 5:15pm. All Women's Shelter guests may access shelter on Extreme Weather Nights other than those suspended for violence.
For updated information on accessing The Salvation Army Family Shelter
or Sankofa ELU Supporting Healthy Families Emergency Shelter please click here.
Information regarding shelter access during Extreme Weather Nights
is also available for download here.
All Shelters Please Note:
Extreme weather nights DO count towards an individual's 90 day shelter stay. However, once an individual meets their 90 day limit, they can continue to access shelter on Extreme Weather Nights.
Even on Extreme Weather Nights, behavioral issues may result in either being asked to leave shelter for that evening or in a temporary suspension. In addition, please be aware that outstanding temporary suspensions for violent/threatening behavior remain in effect even on Extreme Weather Nights.
Safe Haven during Extreme Weather:
On days designated Extreme Weather Days, Safe Haven Drop-In Shelter will temporarily waive guest suspensions, allowing all guests, including those under suspension, to access Safe Haven's day services.
For more information on Safe Haven please call:
(608) 241-9447 ext. 10
For immediate updates on the current day's designation as
an "Extreme Weather Night" or "Cold Weather Night" please call
United Way 2-1-1 or search their online database.
2-1-1 is free, confidential, and available any day, any time.