Porchlight in the News

10/12/22 – WI State Journal: Temporary homeless men’s shelter set to open near East Towne
10/12/22 – NBC15: Temporary men’s homeless shelter set to open on Madison’s East Side
10/12/22 – Ch 3000: High demand for new temporary men’s shelter set to open on Madison’s East Side
03/09/22 – WI State Journal: Madison, Dane County pick permanent homeless men’s shelter site on Far East Side
12/15/21 – Spectrum News 1: ‘I’m starting a new chapter again’: Veteran feels impact of transitional housing program in Madison
08/01/21 – WI State Journal: Editorial: Madison needs to finally get homeless shelter done
05/12/21 – WI State Journal: City softens approach to close homeless camp, explores options for men’s shelter site
05/12/21 – NBC15: Madison city officials take gradual approach vacating homeless encampment, campers search for other options
05/05/21 – The Cap Times: Men’s homeless shelter measure fails by one vote at Madison City Council
05/05/21 – WI State Journal: Madison City Council fails to pass proposal for homeless men’s shelter near East Towne Mall
05/02/21 – The Cap Times: Editorial: Madison City Council should approve purchase for men’s homeless shelter
04/23/21 – WI State Journal: Dana Pellebon and Linda Ketcham: Madison shelter should move forward
04/16/21 – WI State Journal: Rabbi Bonnie Margulis: Porchlight shelter deserves approval
03/25/21 – WI State Journal: Porchlight adds security at homeless men’s shelter, sees same for future East Towne site
03/24/21 – WKOW: Porchlight to strengthen security at shelter after shooting
03/07/21 – The Cap Times: Q&A: Porchlight’s Preston Patterson preps the men’s shelter for a move
02/15/21 – The Daily Cardinal: City shuts down homeless encampment due to cold, complaints
02/10/21 – WI State Journal: Madison intends to close McPike Park homeless encampment on Feb. 28
02/10/21 – WKOW: City officials want those in tent encampment out of Madison park
02/10/21 – UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health: Partnership uses telehealth technology, nurse volunteers to screen for COVID-19 in Madison’s homeless population
02/04/21 – WI State Journal: Proposed homeless men’s shelter near East Towne sparks hope, opposition
01/29/21 – WI State Journal: Madison, Dane County target site near East Towne for permanent men’s homeless shelter
01/28/21 – The Capital Times: Madison identifies new site for men’s homeless shelter
01/28/21 – Ch 3000: City, county leaders announce new location for permanent men’s shelter in Madison

12/21/20 – Channel 3000: Area shelter anticipates ‘flood’ of evictions when moratorium expires
12/20/20 – The Capital Times: Q&A: Porchlight’s Kim Sutter has seen COVID-19 galvanize support for homeless services
12/16/20 – WI State Journal: Madison moves homeless men’s shelter to bigger, city-owned building
12/16/20 – The Capital Times: Madison men’s homeless shelter moves into ‘spacious, safer’ facility
12/16/20 – WORT: Porchlight And City Move Men’s Emergency Shelter to Larger Location
11/11/20 – WI State Journal: Madison will relocate homeless men to city facility on East Side
10/11/20 – WSJ: ‘It’s going to get real hard’: Dual threat looms for homeless facing winter, virus surge
09/09/20 – WKOW: ‘The majority would not be safe being out here’: Advocates worry about winter and Madison’s homeless in tents
07/05/20 – WSJ: More homeless people ditching shelters for camp sites amid COVID-19 pandemic
06/13/20 – NBC15: Madison artists unite to bring awareness to housing crisis amid COVID-19 pandemic
05/31/20 – WI State Journal: City, partners seek new site for homeless men; return to church basements ‘inconceivable’
05/28/20 – PBS Wisconsin: The Pandemic’s Impact on People Experiencing Homelessness in Wisconsin
05/22/20 – U.S. News & World Report: Clinicians Champion Homeless Patients in COVID-19 Pandemic
05/05/20 – Channel 3000: Dane Co. to remain under state of emergency until at least July 15
04/25/20 – WI State Journal: Preston Patterson a steady presence at temporary homeless men’s shelter amid COVID-19 pandemic
03/26/20 – WI State Journal: Madison, partners, to move homeless men from cramped shelters to Warner Park
03/18/20 – Channel 3000: Homeless shelters in ‘desperate need’ of support
2019 – Madison Commons: As Winter Looms, Homeless Flock to Shelters, Day Centers
2019 – Channel 3000: Porchlight Products Gives Madisonians a ‘Hand Up’
2018 – Madison Community Foundation Newsletter: The Power of Porchlight
2018 – Wisconsin State Journal: Shelter Struggles to Stay Open a Year After Funding Cut
2017 – Wisconsin State Journal: Safe Haven Homeless Shelter Hopes to Stay Open
2017 – The Cap Times: New Porchlight Campus Opens on Madison’s East Side
2016 – Wisconsin State Journal: A Night Inside Madison’s Shelter for Homeless Men
2009 – Badger Herald: Porchlight Opens Center to Aid Homeless Veterans