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Dane County Department of Human Services

Homeless Resources

Please use the following page to find helpful resources available in our Dane County community for individuals and families facing or in the midst of homelessness.


A cardboard cutout house representing resources for homeless residents.
  • If you are in need of shelter, please use this shelter access guide to find the shelter that is right for you.
  • If you are looking for additional homeless services, please visit the Homeless Services Consortium Website for a listing of local agencies and the resources they provide.
  • If you are in need of a service not listed, please call the United Way of Dane County at 2-1-1 for additional information on food, housing, employment, health care, and more. Or, visit them online here.
Homeless Resources Guide (English)
Recursos para personas sin hogar (Español)

The Beacon

You can also visit The Beacon Day Resource Center for those who are experiencing homelessness or at-risk of becoming homeless in Downtown Madison. The Center offers assistance and support seven days a week.

Dane County Job Center

The Dane County Job Center is open Monday through Friday and provides job searching resources, workshops, and additional training.