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The Madison Commons: The city and county’s take on Madison’s day shelter

On February 5, the Daytime Warming Shelter was featured in an article written by Leah Linscheid of The Madison Commons. The article is Part I in a series looking at where the city and county meet on homeless services. Part I: The city and county’s take on Madison’s day shelter By Leah Linscheid Tim sits … Continue reading

NBC15 Video Report: Group Looking to Bridge Gap for Homeless Veterans

On Wednesday, Feb 6, a Milwaukee-based group looking to help homeless veterans visited the Daytime Warming Shelter. They brought coats, gloves, blankets, food and toiletries to distribute to homeless Madison veterans. The group is looking to form a Madison Homeless Veterans Initiative. Click on the link below to learn more about their mission and watch … Continue reading

A Public Affair: Homelessness and Alcoholism in Madison

On Monday, February 4, listeners of WORT’s A Public Affair heard Brenda Konkel interview Craig Spaulding, Meg Rothstein, Bruce Wallbaum, Nate Abrahams, Ed Kuharski and two members of Madison’s homeless community, “Zombie” and Ronnie. They discussed the issues surrounding homelessness and alcoholism in Madison. Read More:

Wisconsin State Journal: Madison Soup helps new day warming shelter

On Sunday, the Wisconsin State Journal posted an article on about a new crowdsourcing, micro-granting program called Madison Soup. The group needs every two months for a home-cooked meal and awards a small grant to one organization or group who is working on a project to benefit the Madison community. In December, Madison Soup … Continue reading

The Isthmus: Kenneth Payne’s vision for a veterans’ shelter in Madison

The February 1, 2013 edition of the Isthmus weekly newspaper featured an article on Kenneth Payne, a Vietnam War veteran and kitchen staff volunteer at the Day Warming Shelter. In an interview with Isthmus reporter, Joe Tarr, Payne describes his first-hand experience with homelessness and the need for a shelter in Madison dedicated to veterans … Continue reading

The Isthmus: A different approach at Porchlight’s homeless day shelter

A new article featuring the Day Warming Shelter can be found in the February 1, 2013 edition of the Isthmus weekly newspaper. Joe Tarr, a reporter for Isthmus, writes about the alternative management style at Porchlight’s new homeless day shelter. He interviewed one of the managers of the shelter, Sarah Gillmore, to discuss their approach … Continue reading


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