The Beacon | Catholic Charities of Madison

Be Part of the Solution
to End Homelessness

Upcoming Event

Beacon & Eggs Fundraiser
October 19, 2023

The Tinsmith
828 E. Main St., Madison

The Beacon provides a safe shelter for people who are experiencing homelessness 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Beacon homeless day resource center is a public-private partnership operated by Catholic Charities Diocese of Madison which works to provide community solutions to help men, women, and children who are experiencing homelessness in Dane County, Wisconsin.



I am proof that if you want something bad enough and work at it, you can get there. 

Our Support

We help over 200 individuals a day, 365 days a year.

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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
  • Referrals for mental health counseling
  • Referrals to case managers
  • Transportation between night shelters
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Housing & Job Assistance

We offer Housing & Navigation services at The Beacon

  • Mail Center
  • Access to Phones
  • Identification Assistance
  • Computer Lab & Classes

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.

Our Impact


under one roof working together in collaboration to change homelessness in our community. 


each day

365 DAYS 8AM-5PM

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