About Us

The Beacon homeless day resource center is a public – private partnership working to provide community solutions to help men, women, and children who are experiencing homelessness in Dane County, Wisconsin. In 2016 Dane County purchased the building that previously housed the Madison Chamber of Commerce with plans to renovate it and turn it into a day resource center for the homeless. Dane County chose Catholic Charities to operate this multi-service day resource center and partnered with the City of Madison and the United Way of Dane County. Together, with support from local community agencies, we form a unique collaboration between the business, faith, government, nonprofit, and neighborhood sectors.


John Adams, Director
Joel Girard, Lead Guest Service Specialist
Michael Moody, Lead Guest Service Specialist
Vicky Thorton, Family & Children’s Specialist
Kim Tesch, Operations Specialist