Keeping the Doors at Safe Haven Madison Open
Published on November 3rd, 2017
By Jennifer Oppriecht
In late August 2017, Porchlight, Inc. announced that after 22 years it lost federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and would need to close Safe Haven shelter at the end of the year. Safe Haven has provided temporary housing and support services for homeless men and women with serious mental illness since 1995.
Steve Brown Apartments, along with other area businesses and individuals, rallied together and donated enough funds to keep Safe Haven’s doors to clients through March 2018. This allowed Porchlight time to find alternate sources of funding, and additional local donations have since extended their ability to remain open.
For many clients, Safe Haven is an entry point to the community’s resources and shelter system. It offers 14 beds for overnight guests and additional day-time services for drop-in visitors. Clients are provided with meals, free laundry facilities and showers, phone and mail services, community support groups, assistance from experienced staff members and referrals to community agencies. Click here to learn how you can help support Porchlight and Safe Haven.
What is SBA Gives? Steve Brown Apartments believes in helping the communities and the residents it serves, and encourages its employees to do the same through a charitable grant program. Every year, the SBA Gives program contributes money, time, and resources to nonprofit, charitable, and community organizations throughout Southwest Wisconsin. Learn more here.