The Road Home Dane County Madison
1121 University Ave
Madison, WI 53715
Call the Housing Crisis Hotline at 1-855-510-2323
Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) Shelter program
The IHN Shelter program provides emergency shelter to homeless families with children through a network of Madison area churches and synagogues. Volunteers from these congregations provide overnight shelter, three meals per day and evening activities for the families. Daytime shelter and case management services are provided at The Road Home office and day center. Families staying in shelter must work with a case manager to seek housing, employment and other community services and attend educational workshops. Transportation between locations is provided by The Road Home.
Residents are expected to be present and on time at the host facility by 6 PM each night for dinner, evening activities and overnight shelter unless excused by staff. Evening passes must be requested with at least 24 hours notice. Weekend overnight passes must be requested by 4:30 PM on the Thursday prior. Residents must be ready to leave the congregation and the Day Center when the van a rrives at the scheduled times. The van leaves the day center at 5 PM every day, and departs the congregations in the morning by 7 AM Sunday - Friday. On Saturdays, the van will arrive by 9 AM to transport families.
The Rapid Rehousing program is a collaborative effort between three homeless family shelters: The Salvation Army, The Road Home, and the YWCA- Madison. The project is funded through a special grant written and administered by the United Way of Dane County.
The Rapid Rehousing program provides housing for 45 homeless families annually. Households accepted into the program will receive first month rent and security deposit paid by the program, shallow rental subsidy of about 30% of market rent for the next 11 months and 12 months of intensive, broad-based case management services.
There are two goals for families accepted into the program:
to move them quickly out of shelter into permanent housing, and
to help them successfully maintain stable housing
House-ability is a collaborative program with the YWCA – Madison and The Salvation Army that provides permanent rental subsidies and case management services for 23 homeless families that have a parent with a disability.