Helping Hand


To support this rapidly escalating need, Dane County Housing Authority has created a page that is devoted to providing you with helpful resources and links to services you may need. 

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Day of Relief for Veterans 

Stand Down Madison is hosting a Day of Relief from 8:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. on October 8th, 2022 for veterans who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Stand Down Madison's Day of Relief for Veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness will be held 10/08/2022 from 8:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at Salvation Army, 3030 Darbo Drive, Madison, WI 53714.

Services offered will include:

  • medical & mental health providers

  • social service, housing, employment & training resources

  • food pantries

  • hygiene & clothing items

  • childcare available on-site

  • flu & COVID-19 immunizations available on-site.

  • and more.

For those veterans who would need transportation assistance to attend and would like to, please register online here or contact the transportation coordinator, Lorrie Hylkema

The Beacon: September Partner Agency Schedule

This schedule includes...​

  • COVID-19 & HIV testing is available every other Monday from 9A-11A.

  • Vaccine Clinics are every other Thursday from 9A-11:30A (COVID, influenza, Hep A & Hep B).

  • Voter registration on Friday, September 23rd, from 9A-11:30A.


Partner organizations and community resources for medical needs (MACHOne, UPH, My Choice), FoodShare, employment help (FSET), social services (Urban Triage, Briarpatch, Sage Haven, the VA), and help with alcohol or other drug abuse issues (Tellurian, Monarch Health) will be present as indicated on the schedule throughout the month.


Agency hours are subject to change; please call 608-826-8040 with any questions or to confirm scheduled times.

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Housing Resources & Links

Housing Navigation Services
Housing Navigation Services (HNS) provides culturally conscious, compassionate services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity to help create a housing plan to find and stay in affordable, accessible housing.​ 
Contact via email at, and by phone at 608-826-8093.

Movin' Out
Movin' Out partners with disabled people, their families, and their allies, to create & sustain community-integrated, safe, affordable homes. 
Contact via email at, and by phone at 608-251-4446. ​

HSC Vacancy Lists
The Dane County Homeless Services Consortium (HSC) has a resource page with vacancy list for finding affordable & low-income housing updated on a weekly basis.


Local News on Resources & Assistance

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Madison Reading Project has partnered with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library to provide children in Dane County under five one FREE BOOK a month mailed to their home.
Click here to register.

Free School Meals for ALL MMSD Students! 

You will need to know your student's name, ID #, and home school. Each child will get a box of food with five breakfast meals & five lunch meals.

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Cold & Extreme Weather Night Exceptions

For the Salvation Army & Porchlight emergency shelters:

As of 06/22/2022, there are no current Extreme Weather Night exceptions. The last EWN exception dates were 06/20/2022 and 06/21/2022, associated with the advisories issues on those dates for high heat and humidity levels.

With spring and summer, South Wisconsin is in the severe weather season and is experiencing warmer weather. Check back for future Extreme Weather Night (EWN) exceptions in the event of severe weather and extreme heat advisories.

Last updated 06/22/2022