The Salvation Army of Dane County offers our community’s only shelter for women experiencing homelessness. The Women’s Shelter provides temporary, nighttime-only shelter to single homeless women (age 18 or older) and may accommodate up to 45 women per night. An individual’s stay is limited to 90 nights per year and case management is available.  Residents are provided meals and have access to shower/laundry facilities.

Sign-in is at 4:30 pm each day. If need exceeds capacity, a lottery system will be activated. All women will be issued a ticket with a number; and corresponding numbered tickets will be drawn. Those whose number is not drawn will not be guaranteed a bed for the evening.

On nights of extreme weather conditions or cold (i.e. 20 degrees or colder), all single women in need are welcome to use shelter despite usual capacity or shelter night limits. Space may be crowded, but we will not deny shelter to any woman in need. Behavioral issues and rule violations may result in suspension of shelter access even on these nights.

Please note: If a woman is working at the time of sign-in she may call to reserve a bed at 250-2226 by 4:30 pm that day. Proof of employment required. All women exit shelter by 8 am every morning.

Click for the Women's Shelter Welcome Packet

Clients: Please click the link for our HMIS Consumer Notice

Clients: Please click the link for our Grievance and Appeal Process

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Contact Information

630 East Washington Avenue

Madison WI 53703

608.250.2226