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Second Chance Apartment Project

Housing & Shelter
YWCA Madison / Second Chance Apartment Project

The Second Chance Apartment Project is a collaboration among the YWCA Madison, The Road Home Dane County, and local congregations or other groups to end homelessness in our community. Through this program, homeless families are established in transitional, affordable housing, with the supportive services as outlined below.

Go to:
information for landlords
information for sponsoring groups
The congregations or groups provide:
Rental of one apartment
Volunteer mentors to work with the family
Furniture and housewares for the family
Assistance moving the family into and out of the apartment
Assistance to the property owner with cleaning and repairs

The YWCA Madison and The Road Home provide:
Intensive case management for families
Training and supervision of volunteer mentors
Primary contact and technical assistance to congregation or group
Tenant education for families through the Second Chance Workshops
Employment specialist
Screening of families and primary contact for property owners

Current Apartment Project Sponsors:
Dane County
Department of Housing & Urban Development
Door Creek Church
First Baptist Church*
First Unitarian Church
Future Madison, Inc.*
Holy Mother of Consolation Parish
Meridian Group, Inc.
Village of Shorewood Hills*

*Full apartment sponsorship

For more information, contact the YWCA Madison Housing First Coordinator at 608-257-1436, option 2, or contact The Road Home at 608-294-7998.