Homeless Services Available on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 17, 2014
Tim Saterfield, Communications & Operations Manager Dane County Department of Human Services 608-242-6532
Badger Prairie

The faith community and others have coordinated to provide homeless individuals with places to find warmth and food on Monday, January 20, 2014.  Some regular providers and locations that provide day-time shelter and services to the homeless will be closed Monday in observance of the M.L. King Jr. holiday.   However, a range of services will be available


Grace Episcopal Church located at 116. W. Washington Avenue is opening their doors to provide day shelter for the homeless  from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, January 20. Father Jonathan Grieser welcomes all in need of shelter during this time. The Guild Room and reception area will be available and may be accessed by entering the garden courtyard. Lunch will be provided.


Families using The Salvation Army of Dane County's Emergency Family Shelter on the night of Sunday, January 19 may stay on-site Monday or are welcome to seek daytime shelter on Monday, January 20 at The Road Home. Referral to The Road Home and transportation will be provided by The Salvation Army.


Porchlight’s van service will be running from the Salvation Army and Drop In Shelter beginning at 7:30 a.m. thru approximately 9:00 a.m. going to the Hospitality House on Martin Street and Safe Haven at Nekoosa Trail.


Van service will be returning people from Hospitality House and Safe Haven beginning at approximately 3:00 p.m. until approximately 4:30 p.m.


The Drop-In Shelter will be open extended hours from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. to coincide with the availability of The Guild Hall at Grace Episcopal Church.


In addition, the State Capitol will be open during the day on Monday.


Karen Andro, Director of Outreach Ministries at First United Methodist Church is helping coordinate outreach volunteers and lunch at Grace Episcopal Church. Anyone interested in volunteering or contributing food please contact Karen at kandro@fumc.orgor 608.206.1964.


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