Salvation Army increases shelter days for single women

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Great news from the Salvation Army for single women:

 

PRESS RELEASE, 11/10/15

Please pass this information along:

In response to people no longer having a safe, legal place to sleep outside in Madison, The Salvation Army’s Women Shelter increased the number of days a woman can access shelter from 60 to 90 days per year as a trial run.

Effective immediately, available days will be permanently changed to 90.

  • Year starts the first day entered shelter and will have 90 days to use as needed until her new year starts. Days do not need to be consecutive.
  • For those who have stayed here 60 days of their year are welcome to come back and have 30 more days.
    Residents do not need to be meeting with a case manager to receive 90 days in shelter but are encouraged to do so.
  • When temperatures drop to 20 degrees or colder, or during severe winter weather conditions, all women are permitted to use shelter despite capacity or shelter night limitations.

    Even on a “cold weather night” behavioral issues may result in being asked to leave shelter that night or a temporary suspension. However, staff will attempt to accommodate all women in need of shelter.

Please contact me if there are any questions.

Sincerely,
Carly Sobye, MSW
Housing Coordinator
Salvation Army of Dane County
630 East Washington Avenue
Madison, WI 53703
608-250-2205