Hope Shines Here!

Connecting Homeless Individuals to critical services and resources

The Beacon is a comprehensive day resource center for people who are experiencing homelessness in Dane County. We help over 225 men, women, and children each day, 365 days a year.

Through our services, individuals have opportunities to find a better life. We are committed to providing services that address the causes of homelessness in an environment where people are supported and treated with respect and dignity.

Along with our basic needs services, we are a one-stop resource for people to connect with other area social services agencies who utilize office space at The Beacon. Our guests do not have to find transportation and visit several locations to get the critical help they need.

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The Challenge

Together We Can Change Homelessness

There are about 2,400 homeless individuals in Dane County each day.

at least 1,000 are children

33% are families

18%  suffer from mental illness, disabilities,

or substance abuse

20% are considered chronically homeless

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Be Part of the Solution – Donate. Care. Volunteer.

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  Many needs met under one roof