Family Shelter

YWCA Madison shelter provides housing to families with minor children who are experiencing homelessness. One floor of our downtown housing location features private shelter rooms and a shared kitchen. A YWCA case manager supports each family to help them find housing and to prevent future episodes of homelessness.

Families cannot apply directly to the YWCA for shelter. Instead, they should contact The Salvation Army at 1 (608) 250-2298 for family shelter access.

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Accessing Family Shelter

all The Salvation Army at 1 (608) 250-2298 to access emergency family shelter. The Salvation Army serves as the point of entry for families seeking shelter. Their staff will assess the family’s need and place them on a priority list for shelter. Families are placed at YWCA Madison when rooms become available.

Families cannot apply directly to YWCA Madison for shelter.

Individuals with a minor child are eligible to stay in the family shelter. Additional assessments and qualifications will be screened for.