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Helping people who are unhoused in Dane County

There are many local organizations trying to eradicate homelessness.

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Around 1,000 Dane County residents experience homelessnes on any given day. | Photo via Wikimedia Commons

On any given night in Dane County, around 1,000 residents experience homelessness. The Madison Metropolitan School District noted in November that 751 of its students were experiencing homelessness.

With the winter months bearing down, and the holiday season upon us, there are organizations combating homelessness that one can support.

Elizabeth House
The group home gives mothers a place to live during pregnancy and after the birth of their child with other women in similar situations.

Friends of the State Street Family
Working to fill the gaps of an individual’s basic needs, the nonprofit is always seeking donations and volunteers.

Homeless Services Consortium of Dane County
The organization is a partnership of agencies, founders, advocates, and formerly homeless persons.

The Road Home Dane County
“Every child deserves a home,” is its vision statement. Check out the variety of volunteer opportunities.

These organizations are but a few of what the city offers. There are many other ways to support.