Tonight, the Madison city council is voting on whether to purchase a building on Zeier Road near East Towne Mall to become a permanent homeless men’s shelter. The vote, which was originally scheduled for late March but delayed by vote of the council, comes at a time when Madison is seeing increased homelessness in the […]
Porchlight is a non-profit with the goal to reduce homelessness in Dane County. They work with community leaders to provide shelter, affordable housing, and supportive services for people experiencing homelessness. They are the main provider for men in need of shelter in Dane County. For many years, Porchlight provided overnight shelter through basement facilities in […]
Madison’s homeless community will have a softball team this year in MSCR’s city-wide league. On Friday at 6:15 PM, Circuit Court Judge Everett Mitchell will toss out the opening ball for the team’s opening game at Field Number 2 at the Goodman Park at 100 West Olin Avenue. In this week’s Game On, Producer Alejandro […]
The Beacon Day Shelter opened in October on East Washington Avenue. This is the first winter it has been active, serving members of Dane County’s homeless population. The Beacon’s director, Judith Metzger, says the shelter can act as a one-stop shop for homeless families and individuals. “The Beacon provides those services and resources for […]
Last fall, Madison’s long-awaited day-shelter and resource center for the homeless individuals finally opened. Longtime Buzz host Brian Standing speaks to Jackson Fonder, President and CEO of Catholic Charities about how things are going so far at The Beacon.
Homeless advocates say Madison laundromat shut their doors rather than serve them If you needed a laundromat near Willy Street this morning, you were out of luck. The Parktowne Laundries was closed without warning today. Advocates for homeless people say they think it was because they were headed over to use the machines there. The […]