Everyone needs a place to call home—a safe haven and shelter from the storm, a place to settle and be nurtured. The YWCA has designed several services that address this need and help women and their families find their place in the world.
YWCA Madison believes housing is a human right; everyone deserves safe, affordable, and stable housing. We are the largest provider of affordable housing for single women in Dane County and we partner with several community agencies to provide case management services.We provide safe, affordable housing, with support services to women and families. Housing programs are within our downtown location (101 E. Mifflin St.) and scattered throughout the community. Learn more about these programs below.
Empower Home, a partnership with the United Way Dane County, Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS), and UNIDOS Against Domestic Violence provides women survivors of domestic violence, who are homeless or in need of transitional housing to flee a domestic violence situation, the opportunity to live in safe, supportive transitional housing.
The YWCA offers activities for children staying in our Empower Home, family shelter, and Third Street programs.
Located on the third and fourth floors at the downtown YWCA Madison location, Third Street provides affordable furnished apartments, a safe neighborhood for families, and support services.
The Family Housing Stability Program is a collaborative effort between the YWCA Madison and the United Way of Dane County.
YWCA Madison’s downtown location features affordable apartments for low-income women, providing a safe and supportive permanent home in the heart of Madison.
The materials located on this page are intended to help individuals create budgets, know their rights and responsibilities as tenants, examine credit reports and find housing resources in Madison, Wisconsin.
Third Street, located on the third and fourth floors at the downtown YWCA Madison location, provides affordable apartments, a safe neighborhood for families, and support services. The program serves single moms with one or two children, birth to four years old, or women in their last trimester of pregnancy.
The Rapid Rehousing Program is a collaborative effort among three local organizations: the YWCA Madison, the Salvation Army, The Road Home Dane County and the United Way of Dane County. It serves homeless families who are Dane County residents. Rapid Rehousing is a one-year program providing families with rent assistance and supportive case management services. The Rapid Rehousing Program follows the Housing First model, which has been extremely successful in other communities.
No matter how hard everyone tries, problems do arise and we need to have ways of handling them. If you have a complaint about a staff member, a decision made by a staff member, or a complaint regarding discrimination in service delivery, write it down and give it to the department supervisor.