YWCA Madison

Second Chance Apartment Project

The Second Chance Apartment Project is a collaboration among the YWCA Madison, The Road Home Dane County, and local congregations or other groups to end homelessness in our community. Through this program, homeless families are established in transitional, affordable housing, with the supportive services as outlined below.

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The congregations or groups provide:

  • Rental of one apartment
  • Volunteer mentors to work with the family
  • Furniture and housewares for the family
  • Assistance moving the family into and out of the apartment
  • Assistance to the property owner with cleaning and repairs

The YWCA Madison and The Road Home provide:

  • Intensive case management for families
  • Training and supervision of volunteer mentors
  • Primary contact and technical assistance to congregation or group
  • Tenant education for families through the Second Chance Workshops
  • Employment specialist
  • Screening of families and primary contact for property owners

Current Apartment Project Sponsors:

Dane County
Department of Housing & Urban Development
Door Creek Church
First Baptist Church*
First Unitarian Church
Future Madison, Inc.*
Holy Mother of Consolation Parish
Meridian Group, Inc.
Village of Shorewood Hills*

*Full apartment sponsorship

For more information, contact the YWCA Madison Housing First Coordinator at 608-257-1436, option 2, or contact The Road Home at 608-294-7998.

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