Check out the latest article about the Daytime Warming Shelter, written by Pat Schneider from the Cap Times. The article discusses using a new community-based approach, in which homeless clients take part in the greater decision-making process and daily operations of the shelter.
From the article:
“The activity groups are run by volunteers from the larger Madison community, but day-to-day tasks to keep the center running — from greeters to food service to clean-up — are performed by volunteer users of the center. An advisory council of shelter users gives feedback on operations, and a community justice group discusses how to minimize conflicts.”