Millions of people around the world lack access to shelter and refuge. Each year in Madison, over 3,500 people experience homelessness, according to Porchlight, a local organization that strives to reduce homelessness in Dane County by providing shelter, affordable housing and supportive services.
The streets of Madison are lined with sleeping bags pushed against cement walls and bodies huddled against the biting Wisconsin cold — people without a place to call home.
Among these thousands of suffering Madisonians are the writers and vendors of Street Pulse Newspaper. Continue reading Street Pulse Newspaper: The voice of Madison’s homeless community
At any point in time, there are 267 individuals in Madison with serious mental health conditions and no means of access to help. Continue reading Mental illness, lack of resources prolong homelessness
While taking a walk around the UW-Madison campus and surrounding areas, it is difficult not to stumble upon stark reminders of the city’s homelessness issue. Library Mall, sections of State Street and other portions of the city have gained reputations as gathering areas for Madison’s homeless population. Continue reading Homelessness advocates hope city government can do more to help those in need