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The Beacon

Day Resource Center for Those Who Are Homeless and Those At-Risk of Becoming Homeless


The Beacon Day Resource Center for those who are homeless.

The Beacon Day Resource Center is located at 615 East Washington Avenue, formerly the Greater Madison Area Chamber of Commerce building. The Beacon is a partnership between Dane County, the City of Madison, the United Way, and Catholic Charities.

This day resource center is a critical part of a larger, ongoing effort to prevent and end homelessness in Dane County. The Beacon offers resources and basic needs to preserve dignity, provide a pathway to permanent housing and other supports for those who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless.

To learn more about services offered at The Beacon, how to get involved, and sign up for project updates, visit


Contact or Visit The Beacon


Enter at the back of the building on East Main Street.


Phone: (608) 826-8040


Hours: Open 7 days a week, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

If you are homeless and need immediate help, please go to The Beacon directly.