Dane County

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East Washington Avenue warming shelter for homeless closes (Isthmus)

East Washington Avenue warming shelter for homeless closes Committee continues search for permanent facility By Joe Tarr on Thursday 03/28/2013 On Sunday, the warming shelter located at 827 E. Washington Ave. will close its doors. The facility was intended to be open for only one season, but Dane County officials wanted a permanent, year-round day … Continue reading

City-County Authorities

City-County Authorities From Ronnie Barbett The beautiful parks are about to reveal their true selves after the Spring thaw. The ice will melt; our bodies warming up as the sun rises over Lake Monona. The water fountains will be turned on and the Spring season begins…lovers, campers, fishermen down at the lake. Portable toilets for … Continue reading

Despite its imminent closing, temporary homeless shelter called a success (WSJ)

By Sandy Cullen Wisconsin State Journal In the nearly four months it’s been open, the temporary homeless day shelter on East Washington Avenue has served as a de facto community center where more than 100 people a day have found warmth and companionship, something to eat and help in finding a job or a place … Continue reading

Madison: Stop Criminalizing Homelessness

Join us this Friday, March 8 for a rally on the steps of the City-County Building. Why? Madison and Dane County must stop enacting and enforcing policies that deliver crushing outcomes for our homeless brother and sisters! March is a bad month for persons without homes seeking services in our community! As of March 10th … Continue reading

Right To Housing Summit (April 6)

Right To Housing Summit by Ronnie Barbett The other day, I attended an Occupy Madison general assembly meeting at the Wil-Mar Center to discuss strategy efforts that will again bring attention to the homeless cause. I’m not going to mention my friends’ names, but they know who they are and they know me. I want … Continue reading

It’s Not Over Yet!

My name is Ronnie Barbett, and I’m volunteering with many others at the Daytime Warming Center directed by Sarah Gillmore and Z! Haukeness, assisted by Nathaniel Abrams, in a partnership sponsored by Porchlight, Inc., and the Dane County powers-that-be (no disrespect intended…I know that there are so many of you and I want to include … Continue reading


(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)