Serving over 125 individuals per day, 365 days a year.



Basic Needs & Wellness

The Beacon provides a safe shelter for people who are homeless 7 days a week from 8-5. The facility offers the following free services: Light breakfast, coffee, daily lunch Private showers & restrooms Laundry (drop off – same day service) Mail Center, phones, copier & fax Day storage Preventative healthcare Private family areas Mental health...

Housing & Job Assistance

We offer Housing & Navigation services at The Beacon Mail Center Access to Phones Identification Assistance Computer Lab & Classes Please check back soon for more updates and information on this page.

Ways to Give

Volunteer Sharing your time and talents is one of the most meaningful ways to give to those that are experiencing homelessness in Dane County. We welcome volunteers who are passionate about helping change a person’s life. Whether you’re looking to serve on your own, engage your workplace in service, or connect your church/local group to...

Be Part of the Solution to End Homelessness

The Beacon is a comprehensive day resource center for people who are experiencing homelessness in Dane County. We help over 125 individuals a day, 365 days a year. 

Through the services offered at The Beacon by staff and partner agencies, individuals have an opportunity for a better life. We are committed to offering services in an environment where people feel supported and are treated with dignity and respect.

Along with our basic needs services, we are a one-stop resource center for individuals to connect with other area social service agencies who partner with us at The Beacon eliminating the barrier of transportation.

Upcoming Events

20 OCT 2022
Oct. 20 @ 7:30 a.m.
The Orpheum Theater, 216 State St., Madison, WI

Our Staff

Kimberly Tesch

Program Director  

Fannicia ‘Nici’ Hawkins

Community & Partner Relations Specialist

Dani Crutcher

Volunteer Coordinator

Latest News

15 Jul

The Beacon closed on Saturday, July 16

Due to unforeseen circumstances, The Beacon will be closed on Saturday, July 16. Here are other resources in the community that can help. The…