Note: The Winter 2012-2013 Daytime Warming Shelter will be closing on Sunday, March 31, 2013.

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About DWS

The Winter 2012 Daytime Warming Shelter (DWS), a season-only program of Porchlight, Inc., provides daily access to rest, personal storage, support networks and professional referrals for adults and families coping with homelessness in our community. Professional referrals include, but are not limited to: assistance in maintaining housing, obtaining medical and wellness appointments, finding employment/income, and regaining identification. Support groups and educational workshops will be available, and all are welcome to join the advisory council.


The entrance to the Daytime Warming Shelter.
The dimly lit hallway leads to a bright and spacious common area.

Ronnie Barbett, a DWS guest and volunteer, staffs the welcome desk.
The Welcoming & Dining Room

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Photos by Janie Starzewski


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(608) 371-WARM
Note: You must dial '608' first.


8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(7 days a week, until March 31st)


827 East Washington Ave.
Madison, WI 53703
(former Lussier Teen Center)