Porchlight provides emergency overnight shelter to male-identified individuals over the age of 18 at its Drop-In Shelter and two overflow shelters. Guests receive two meals per day, personal hygiene supplies, access to showers and laundry facilities, and case management services.
Shelter hours are 5:30pm – 7:15am, every day.
Intake for all three shelters is at Grace Episcopal Church, located at 116 West Washington Avenue.
Year-round intake hours are 5:30pm – 8:30pm. Requests to enter shelter after intake has ended are subject to the Late Entry Policy. Eligible guests must receive prior approval for late entry by calling shelter staff at (608) 255-2960 before 8:00pm on the day of late entry.
Each eligible guest is afforded 90 nights of shelter during each operating year (November 1 – October 31). Due to high demand for services at Grace (Shelter 1), guests are asked to rotate to the overflow shelter(s) on alternating nights. Guests with medical authorizations may be exempt from this policy.