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Extreme Weather Notification

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.)

All Shelters Please Note:​

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.

Sunday, July 14 and Monday, July 15, 2024 are Extreme Weather Nights for Porchlight Men's Shelter and The Salvation Army Women's Shelter.
(Updated 7/12/24)

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 2002 Zeier Road.
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 5pm to 8:30pm. 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 please click here.

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" please call United Way 2-1-1 or search their online database. 2-1-1 is free, confidential, and available any day, any time. 
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