The Road Home

The Road Home Provides Interim Services at Tree Lane

In order to prevent a gap in services, The Road Home will provide interim services to the 45 families living in Tree Lane Apartments.

Beginning in March, The Road Home Dane County will provide interim supportive services to 45 families living at Tree Lane Apartments. Tree Lane Apartments, which opened in June of 2018, is part of the City of Madison’s long-term initiative to increase affordable housing and end homelessness. The contract of the YWCA, the current service provider is ending. The Road Home agreed to provide interim services until a new service provider is identified, with The Road Home’s services lasting no later than August 31.

“The City is grateful that The Road Home was able to respond to our request to provide interim services at Tree Lane Apartments,” said Linette Rhodes, City of Madison, Interim Community Development Grants Supervisor. “The Road Home has a very high success rate in helping households maintain stable housing by offering case management and supportive services that best fit each household’s needs. We are confident they will provide quality services at Tree Lane as we recruit a permanent service provider.”

The Road Home will provide supportive services at Tree Lane Apartments similar to those we provide at other housing programs. Case managers will meet regularly with families to help them select goals and set plans to achieve them. Meetings will cover a range of topics including employment, education, mental and physical health, relationship building and securing basic needs such as food, clothing and transportation. Providing services at Tree Lane will not impact the level or frequency of services The Road Home provides families in other housing programs

“At The Road Home Dane County, we are committed to our mission of providing opportunities for children and their families to achieve self-determined goals and affordable, stable housing,” said Kristin Rucinski, Executive Director of The Road Home Dane County. “We believe that when housing programs aimed at formerly homeless families are successful, the entire community benefits. Research has confirmed that supportive services are essential for this success. With the families at Tree Lane Apartments facing a possible gap in services, The Road Home agreed to step in to fill the gap by providing interim services. We look forward to supporting more families in maintaining stable housing.”

Help us make a difference for formerly homeless families at Tree Lane Apartments. By working with families at Tree Lane Apartments, The Road Home will be increasing the number of families we serve by nearly 25%. While the costs of the case management services are being covered by the City of Madison, United Way of Dane County and Heartland Housing of Chicago, our need for wish list items and funds to cover specific family needs will increase. Please see our list of current needs. We are particularly in need of toilet paper and cleaning supplies such as laundry detergent, disinfectants, paper towels and dish detergent.