Porchlight A Helping Hand, Not a Handout

Our Mission

Porchlight Mission Statement:

Porchlight strives to reduce homelessness in Dane County by collaborating with the community to provide shelter, affordable housing, and supportive services that eliminate barriers and empower the individuals and families we serve.

Porchlight envisions a community without homelessness. In keeping with our mission and values, we create innovative solutions, vibrant partnerships, and opportunities for those we serve.

Porchlight fosters an organizational culture that values respect for program participants and our staff, advocacy in the community, accountability, and diversity of persons and thought that encourages self-determination for all whom we serve.

We provide emergency shelter, food, employment services, counseling, and affordable transitional and permanent housing to homeless people in the Dane County area. Our services are designed to foster independence and the transition into permanent housing and employment.

Porchlight is the largest supplier of low-cost housing in Dane County and is comprised of an emergency shelter for men, eviction prevention program, outreach team, employment and training program, housing and services for men and women suffering from serious mental illnesses, veterans, adults in recovery from alcohol and/or drug addictions, and low-income housing for families and single men and women providing over 100,000 nights of shelter.

A helping hand, not a hand out. A second chance. A warm bed. Hope. Opportunity.


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Background photo taken by Dori (dori@merr.info)