Contact Info

The Beacon is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Our Location:

615 E. Washington Avenue
Madison, WI 53703


Contact Numbers:

Reception (608) 826-8040
Center Director:
Judith Metzger (608) 826-8109
Volunteer Coordinator and
Item Donation Inquiries:
Tami Fleming (608) 826-8022
Monetary Donation Inquiries:
Jane McGowan (608) 826-8096

Center Hours:

Open Every Day
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Beacon Staff

We serve and employ persons regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Employees do not have to be Catholic to work for Catholic Charities. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and maintaining an atmosphere of diversity and inclusion. 

Judith Metzger, Center Director of The Beacon

Judith Metzger

Center Director


“The day resource center for the homeless is forging new territory through our commitment to excellence in delivering widespread services to individuals and families in need.”

John Adams, Reception Coordinator of The Beacon

John Adams

Reception Coordinator


“Helping people with their basic needs is crucial for all of us. Getting to know the guests is a special connection for me, while also supporting an upward mobility in their lives.”

Tami Fleming, Volunteer Coordinator of The Beacon

Tami Fleming

Volunteer Coordinator


“Being able to shower, wash clothes, or go to appointments without having to ride the bus all day are big challenges for people experiencing homelessness.”