Daytime Warming Shelter

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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

A Better Outcome

A Better Outcome by Ronnie Barbett After all I’ve been through it may be wishful thinking…we have got to do this again. The successful operation of this program that was presented at this Daytime Warming Center proved itself worthy of continuation. It wasn’t meant to be. The authorities at Rainbow Project was given a guarantee … Continue reading

The Twilight Zone: The Madison Homeless Shelter System

The Twilight Zone: The Madison Homeless Shelter System By David Gegenhuber Submitted for your approval: Madison, the progressive city and state capitol of Wisconsin. Here, one will find a great university of learning, booming industries and successful businesses, clean streets and friendly people. A city with a can-do attitude. But lying beneath the eye view … Continue reading

Photos: Temporary homeless day shelter to close (WSJ)

Temporary homeless day shelter to close Photos & captions by John Hart at The Wisconsin State Journal Ronnie Barbett tends a welcome desk at Madison’s daytime warming shelter on East Washington Avenue. The daily volunteer signs visitors in and out of the center and offers direction and advice to those needing assistance. Sarah Gillmore, who … 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

New Photos from the Daytime Shelter

David Gegenhuber and Ronnie Barbett, volunteers at the Daytime Warming Shelter, shared some new photos below.


(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)