So far this school year, 1,261 students have been identified as homeless in the Madison Metropolitan School District. During the 2013-2014 school year, 1,354 children were identified as homeless in the MMSD.
Homelessness in Dane County is not limited to Madison. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction reports that there were 690 more students enrolled in K-12 in the rest of Dane County during the 2013-2014 school year who were homeless.
Welcome To the Road Home Dane County
The Road Home Dane County is committed to developing long-term relationships with homeless families with children that can change lives. We work with families, not only to relieve the immediate crisis of homelessness, but also to build skills, resources and relationships that set the stage for long-term success.
Each family works closely with a professional case manager to secure housing, employment and other resources such as childcare, health/mental health care, and children’s educational and recreational programs. Adults in shelter attend workshops taught by parenting and mental health educators. Families who have moved from shelter into housing work with The Road Home through the Housing Stabilization program, Second Chance Apartment Project, Stoughton Second Chance, Second Chance Leasing, House-ability, Rapid Rehousing, and Housing & Hope programs to maintain the achievements they’ve already reached and to continue their steps toward a successful future.
Every child deserves a home.
Youth on Assignment
is a non-profit organization that provides Madison area youth with extended media production opportunities in order to engage their communities and provide a critical youth perspective. Recently, Youth on Assignment interviewed Kristin Rucinski, The Road Home's Executive Director for their special coverage on Teen and Family Homelessness. To listen to the interview, please go to: http://www.youthonassignment.org/