Porchlight Emergency Shelter
306 North Brooks Street
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Madison, WI 53715
Class of Housing/Services: Porchlight provides temporary emergency shelter to single men at its Drop-In Shelter and two overflow shelters.
Porchlight provides temporary emergency shelter to single men at its Drop-In Shelter and two overflow shelters. Guests receive two hot meals per day, personal grooming supplies, laundry facilities, and counseling services. During the winter months, Porchlight serves an average of 160-180 men each night. Intake for all three shelters is at Grace Episcopal Church, at 116 West Washington Avenue.
Shelter Hours: Summer: 7:30 pm to 7:30 am. Intake is from 7:30-10:00 p.m. Winter: 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. Intake is from 5:00-9:00 p.m. Anyone needing to enter the shelter after intake has ended must receive prior approval by calling shelter staff at (608) 255-2960 before 9 p.m. on the day of late entry.
There is a 90 night limit for Drop-In Shelter use per person, per year. An extreme weather exemption will go into effect for nights that are 20 degrees or less, with wind chill or for other extreme weather conditions such as thunderstorms.
How To Volunteer at Porchlight Emergency Shelter:
Be a volunteer. Call Porchlight Emergency Shelter at 608.257.2534 for current volunteer work opportunities.
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