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Badgers’ Jordan Turner raises money, donates backpacks to local kids (August 13, 2022) After the Badgers finished up practice Saturday morning, Jordan Turner headed down the road to a local park to give back to his community.

Wisconsin linebacker Jordan Turner demonstrates his potential, both on the field and off, as he reaches out to help others in need (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel August 8, 2022) Facing the Big Ten’s best quarterbacks and running backs is one thing. But nothing has caused quite the same moment of anxiousness in Wisconsin linebacker Jordan Turner as this: setting an ambitious goal of $1,000 for his first fundraiser.

Hansen Home Team to host school supply drive (InBusiness June 23, 2022) The Hansen Home Team, a full-service real estate team in Verona, will host a school supply drive in an effort to gather donations for The Road Home – Dane County. 

Learn more about how The Road Home is making a difference for families in our community (Madison 365 January 5, 2022) Georgia Allen will be the next executive director of The Road Home Dane County, the non-profit announced.

Local realtors to host school supply drive Aug. 1 to collect backpacks & more for homeless children (WISC-TV July 31, 2021) Eric and Brett Hansen of Hansen Home Team Real Estate are hosting a drive to collect backpacks and supplies to donate to The Road Home Dane County.

Catching Up: The Playing Field Opens 2nd Site to Care for Vulnerable Madison Children (Wisconsin State Journal, September 28, 2020)
Despite facing increased challenges with COVID-19, The Playing Field’s plans have moved forward. It is part of a collaboration with The Road Home and the local plumber’s union to help children and families maintain stability.

United Way to Distribute About $1.5 Million in COVID-19 Grants to 90 Organizations (Wisconsin State Journal, April 22, 2020)
The Road Home received $150,000 to help address housing needs stemming from the pandemic.

Homeless in a Pandemic (Isthmus, March 18, 2020)
With schools closed, families experiencing homelessness in the Madison area have nowhere to go during the day. Organizations like The Road Home have had to adjust their services to meet the evolving needs while keeping everyone safe.

Cap Times Podcast: Madison’s Gentrifying Neighborhoods (The Cap Times, January 17, 2020)
In a packed room, Belinda Richardson, Housing Program Manager at The Road Home, sat with other panelists to discuss how Madison neighborhoods are changing.

Road Home Dane County Lands $1.25 Million Grant from Bezos Day 1 Families Fund (Madison 365, Nov 21, 2019)
This transformative gift will be used to reduce and prevent family homelessness in our community during the next five years.

Persistence Pays Off at Tree Lane (Channel 3000, March 24, 2019)
Difficult problems like housing shortages and health care needs require commitment, patience and persistence. With Tree Lane, this persistence – along with smart partnerships with groups like The Road Home – is making a a difference.

In a Good Place: City Leaders Report Improvements at Tree Lane Apartments (The Cap Times, March 21, 2019)
The City of Madison attributes the success to increased funding, change in security management and partnership with The Road Home.

The Road Home: Focusing on Housing Solutions for Families (Home Elements and Concepts, May 2018)
No family ever plans to become homeless, and no mother ever envisions her children having no place to sleep. The Road Home Dane County, which focuses on families with children experiencing homelessness, often comes across families in these situations. Utilizing housing assistance and supportive services, The Road Home helps them find stability again.

Hope for the Homeless in Madison (Madison MKOW, March 2018)
The Road Home closes its shelter after 19 years as family homelessness numbers decline. The Road Home will continue to focus their energy on housing, the solution to homelessness, as they partner with other agencies in the community who will continue to provide housing.

Education Specialist Qiana Holmes-Abanukam Wants to ‘Plant a Seed’ in Homeless Youth (The Cap Times, July 2017)
In her newly created educational specialist position at The Road Home, Qiana Homes-Abanukam helps families navigate the education system as effectively as possible by connecting to them resources, attending meetings when parents can’t make it, advocating for them and letting kids know she believe in and supports them.