Dane County, WI Homeless Shelters

Dane County, WI list of housing resources we have uncovered: Homeless Shelters, Supportive Housing, Halfway Housing, Transitional Housing, Day Shelters, Low Income Housing, Residential Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers.

Shelter Listings is dedicated to serving the homeless and low-income.  We have listed out the shelters and low cost housing services we have in Dane, WI below. This list has homeless shelters, halfway houses, affordable housing, etc. The database consists of over 3,000 listings and includes emergency shelters, homeless shelters, day shelters, transitional housing, shared housing, residential drug alcohol rehabilitation programs and permanent affordable housing. 

The Road Home Dane County Madison

890 W Wingra Dr
Madison, WI - 53715
Homeless shelter for families and many housing programs and assistance.

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The Salvation Army Shelter For Single Women

630 East Washington Ave
Madison, WI - 53703
(608) 256-2321
Single Women shelter.

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Porchlight Emergency Shelter

306 North Brooks Street
Madison, WI - 53715
Porchlight provides temporary emergency shelter to single men at its Drop-In Shelter and two overflow shelters.

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Hospitality House Daytime Resource Center

1490 Martin Street
Madison, WI - 53713
Hospitality House is Porchlight’s Daytime Resource Center for people who are experiencing homelessness and living off a low-income in Dane County.

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Safe Haven Madison

4006 Nakoosa Trail
Madison, WI - 53714
Call 241-9447
provides temporary housing and support services for homeless men and women with mental illness.

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Port St Vincent

221 South Baldwin St.
Madison, WI - 53703
(608) 257-2036
Day Time Warming Shelter for men.

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Now Faith Community Day Shelter

1711 Thierer Rd
Madison, WI - 53704

Day Shelter with free meal.

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Salvation Army Family Shelter - Madison - Warming House

630 East Washington Avenue
Madison, WI - 53703
(608) 250-2298
Homeless family emergency shelter.

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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton House Office

1301 Williamson St
Madison, WI - 53703
(608) 819-1061
Transitional Housing for women and children.

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City Of Madison Dpced Housing Authority

215 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Rm 120
Madison, WI - 53703
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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Dane County Housing Authority Monona

2001 W Broadway Suite 1
Monona, WI - 53713
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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De Forest Housing Authority De Forest

509 N Main Street
De Forest, WI - 53532
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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District Council Of Madison Madison

1109 Jonathan Dr
Madison, WI - 53713

Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

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Foundation For Rural Housing Inc Madison

4506 Regent Street
Madison, WI - 53705
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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The South Central Wisconsin Housing Foundation, Inc Madison

4801 Forest Run Rd
Madison, WI - 53704
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Movin' Out, Inc. (disabled Only) Madison

600 Williamson Street
Madison, WI - 53703
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs

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Types of Shelters and Services we provide

We provide many categories of shelter for those in need and in need of services. They include:

Day Shelters

supplement homeless and low-income people when the shelter their staying in only offers shelter on an overnight basis. Case management is often provided and sometimes there are laundry and shower facilities.  Meals and basic hygiene may also be offered.  Almost all day shelters provide their services free of charge. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows clients to stay during the day is also classified under this category.

Emergency Homeless Shelters

both provide short term relief for the homeless & low-income. Usually there is a maximum stay of 3 months or less. Many of these shelters ask their clients to leave during the day.  Meals and other supportive services are often offered.  3 times out of 5 these shelters offer their services free of charge.

Halfway Housing

helps transition individuals and families from shelters or homelessness to permanent housing. Length of stay is usually anywhere from 6 months to 2 years.  Residents are often required to pay at least 30% of their income toward program fees.  Sometimes the money they pay in fees is returned to them when they leave. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows their clients to stay more then 6 months is also classified under this category.

Permanent Affordable Housing

is a long-term solution for housing. Residents are often allowed to stay as long as they remain in the low-income bracket but is sometimes limited 3 - 5 years.  Residents pay no more then 30% of their income toward rent. Emergency shelters, homeless shelters and transitional housing programs that allow their clients to stay without a maximum stay is also classified under this category.

Drug And Alcohol Rehab

programs are intended to treat alcohol and/or drug dependency.  The cost of participating in one of these programs and the method of treatment range significantly. The database operated on this website only includes residential rehab programs (not outpatient programs). We also provide Access to Recovery (ATR) Grant programs for substance abuse treatment. 

Financial Help For the Needy

If you are needy and looking for financial help, check out FinancialHelpResources.com.

Supportive Housing

Programs that provide an alternative living arrangement for individuals who, because of age, disability, substance abuse, mental illness, chronic homelessness or other circumstances, are unable to live independently without care, supervision and/or support to help them in the activities of daily living; or who need access to case management, housing support, vocational, employment and other services to transition to independent living.

Shared Housing

Programs helps bring low income persons together and helps prevent homelessness by providing affordable housing options. This service is good for families, disabled persons, and others wanted more companionship. ShelterListings.org finds these shared housing locations and lists them throughout our website.

Rooming House or Boarding House

A rooming house is a building in which renters occupy single rooms and share kitchens, bathrooms, and common areas. The location may be a converted single family home, a converted hotel, or a purpose built structure. Rooming houses may have as few as three rooms for rent, or more than a hundred. The same goes for boarding houses. We list these types of residences throughout ShelterListings.org.

Transitional housing

is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessnessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficience to move toward independent living on their own. Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistance, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information.