The Road Home

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Learn more about how The Road Home is making a difference for families in our community.

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.

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.

Off the Streets: How Three Formerly Homeless People Got Into Housing (Wisconsin State Journal, Sept 2016)
Bianca Whitfield and her two young daughters spent about a year and a half homeless until she got into the Truax Apartment Project and received support from a case manager from The Road Home.

Homelessness: The Long Road Home (Madison Magazine, February 2016)
After years of being part of the “regular homeless,” Shamiaa Stewart turned to The Road Home to find a path back to stability. The article dives into the housing problems in Madison and the factors shaping homelessness.

A New Plan to Fight Homelessness: Push for Collaborative, Cooperative Approach Shows Promise (Isthmus, July 2015)
Gina Watanabe and her three children spent a year without a home—sleeping on friend’s floors, in their car, or anywhere else they could find until she stumbled across The Road Home’s shelter and got placed in one of their housing programs.

Around Town: ‘Everything Perfect’ For Family Overcoming Homelessness (Wisconsin State Journal, August 24, 2014)
Darcia Bell was recognized at The Road Home’s Families Moving Forward Event. With the help of The Road Home and The Salvation Army, her family was able to rise out of homelessness and move into an apartment. Her daughter’s academic success skyrocketed and Darcia was able to secure a job as a receptionist.

The Road Home Celebrates 15th Anniversary (NBC 15 News, Sunday, April 27, 2014)
With 15 years of work behind them, The Road Home has shaped many stories of success. But there is still plenty of work ahead.