About the Road Home Dane County
The Road Home Dane County serves homeless families by mobilizing religious communities to provide shelter and meals, by working with families to overcome barriers to self-sufficiency and by raising awareness of social justice issues.
Housing and Hope Campaign
Memorial UCC is in the second of a five-year commitment to provide $10,000 to the Road Home for the Housing & Hope Campaign – an effort to create 30 units of decent, safe, affordable housing for our families. This is off to a great start.
The first two eight unit apartment buildings were purchased by the Road Home and now provide 15 low-income families with affordable housing, a community room, and on-site case management. The apartments are a mixture of one, two, and three bedroom apartments including a totally-accessible one-bedroom apartment.
The first building was ready in November 2009 and four families had a place to call home for Thanksgiving and Christmas. The second building was completed in March 2010 and eight more families received keys to their new apartments.
The Shelter Network
The Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) shelters homeless families with children through a network of area churches and synagogues. Volunteers from these congregations provide overnight shelter, three meals per day and evening activities for the families. Daytime shelter and case management services are provided at The Road Home office and day center. Families staying in shelter must work with a case manager to seek housing, employment and other community services and attend educational workshops. Transportation between locations is provided by The Road Home.
Memorial has helped with this in the past through St. John's Lutheran Church in Oregon. We no longer have a specific group working in this program, but individuals who would like to help can volunteers as individuals. Contact
for more information.