South Central Wisconsin transitional housing programs.

When facing homelessness, a transitional housing program may be able to help you. Resources are available in several counties such as Dane and Rock and really the entire south central region of Wisconsin. Housing programs are available to the general public that qualify and some additional resources are focused on veterans, single parents, or seniors.

Non-profits will also have case managers and/or volunteers on site. They will offer families advice, guidance and case management. Staff will help ensure clients have a plan in place to find a permanent home in the near future. This is often a requirement of the transitional housing programs as they are intended to be short term solutions. Some of the non-profits will also require a financial contribution for rent from the clients.

Central Wisconsin Community Action Council, Inc.
Main address: 134 S. Spring St.
Beaver Dam, WI 53916
(920) 885-9559
The main housing resource in Dodge County is the Project Chance Transitional Housing Program. It is an option for homeless individuals and families. Food, rent help, and more is offered.

Family Services Of Southern Wisconsin And Northern Illinois
423 Bluff St
Beloit, WI 53511
Phone - (608) 363-8800
The Transitional Living Program assists victims of domestic violence who need independence as well as a safe place to live. Other services offered include case management, information, outreach and referrals to other local non-profit community agencies in Rock County.

Neighborhood Housing Services Of Beloit - Brittan House
520 W Grand Ave
Beloit, Wisconsin 53511
(608) 365-4787
Affordable housing for previously evicted and homeless men. A plan for self-sufficiency also needs to be in place and include job seeking or readiness skills.




Community Action
Coordinates emergency shelter and low income housing. This also includes employment, landlord/tenant relationships, debt reduction, landlord/tenant mediation, budgeting and more.

  • Rock County community action is at 1015 Burbank Avenue, Janesville, Wisconsin 53546. Call (608) 755-2438
  • Janesville, Twin Oaks Shelter For The Homeless, W9665 Highway 14, Darien, Wisconsin 53114, (262) 882-3662
  • Rock And Walworth Counties, Twin Oaks Homeless Shelter, W9665 Hwy 14, Darien, WI 53114, call (262) 882-3662

Edgerton Community Outreach
106 S Main St
Edgerton, WI 53534
Main number is (608) 884-9593

Lazarus Foundation
Location is 18 S Atwood Ave
Janesville, WI 53545
Main phone - (608) 373-0766
Provides transitional housing, case management and long-term assessment for homeless adult men with mental illness or substance addictions.

The Sparrow's Nest
Beloit, WI 53512

Living Waters Ministries Foundation Inc.
Main location - 4454 Woodgate Dr.
Janesville, Wisconsin 53546
Phone - (608) 289-5578
Offers short term, transitional housing and help in locating permanent housing in a semi-structured Christian living environment. Applicants that are unemployed will be required to perform 20-30 hours of community service per week.




House of Mercy Homeless Shelter
Janesville, Wisconsin 53545
Dial 608-754-0045 for details.

Rock Valley Community Program
203 W Sunny Lane Rd
Janesville, Wisconsin 53546
Call (608) 741-4500 for intake.
Offers assistance to veterans. Transitional housing programs, financial literacy counseling, job assessment and training, clothing, and also life skills training.

Salvation Army - Rock County
Main address - 514 Sutherland Ave
Janesville, WI 53545
(608) 757-8300
Services offered include case management, transitional housing, eviction prevention and more. A leading non-profit in the region that provides extensive assistance to the needy.

YWCA Rock County
Shelter and housing is focused on women and children from backgrounds of domestic abuse.
318 Court St, Janesville, Wisconsin 53548, (608) 752-5445 ext. 212
1735 S Washington St., Janesville, WI 53546, phone (608) 314-0241

Arc Community Services
Main address: 832 E Johnson St.
Madison, WI 53713
(608) 283-6435

Dane County Parent Council
Address: 2096 Red Arrow Tr
Madison, Wisconsin 53711
Telephone - (608) 275-6740

Goodwill Industries Of South Central Wisconsin
Location is 1302 Mendota St
Madison, WI 53714
Call (608) 246-3140 ext. 142
Low income but permanent and affordable housing is administered for individuals with mental illness and also low-income senior citizens. A partner is HUD / US Department of Housing And Urban Development, and they require individuals to pay a portion of the rent.

306 N Brooks St
Madison, WI 53715
Dial (608) 257-2534

Saint Vincent De Paul
Various assistance programs are available. These include transitional housing, holiday aid, and maybe emergency financial assistance to pay rent and prevent evictions. They help immigrants, new comers, unemployed, and those that are struggling in the south central region.
Dane County, 221 S Baldwin St, Madison, Wisconsin 53703, telephone (608) 257-2036
St Elizabeth Ann Seton House, 1301 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703, call (608) 819-1061
Port St Vincent, 221 S Baldwin St, Madison, WI 53703, dial (608) 257-2036





Tellurian Ucan, Inc.
Main address is 818 W Badger Rd Ste 106
Madison, WI 53713
Main number is (608) 222-7311 ext. 120

Wisconsin Department Of Veteran Affairs
201 W Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53707
Dial (608) 266-1311
The VAP program is for veterans and their families who are homeless or in danger of eviction/becoming homeless. The state can provide transitional housing, legal assistance, job training, counseling, health care, benefits and entitlements information, and education. There are numerous locations and housing sites, including in Union Grove, Chippewa Falls, Fort McCoy, and King, Wisconsin.

Interfaith Hospitality Network of the Madison Area
Madison, WI 53715

Women In Transition
Main address is 2842 Moland St.
Madison, Wisconsin 53704
Call (608) 244-2046 for intake.

Green County Haven Family Advocates
Main address - 1811 11th St
Monroe, Wisconsin 53566
Phone - (608) 325-7711
The non-profit assists participants who have survived domestic violence in both locating and maintaining safe housing in the community.

Address - E7475 Rawhide Rd
New London, WI 54961
(920) 531-2647
Is for the youth in Waupaca County.

Central Wisconsin Community Action Council, Inc. of Columbia County
1000 Hwy 13
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Main number is (920) 885-9559


By Jon McNamara

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