The House of Mercy Homeless Center is a 25-bed facility that provides homeless women and families with short-term, emergency shelter and access to community resources. Staff at the center assist residents by assessing their needs, obtaining appropriate referrals and services, and designing an action plan aimed at achieving stable housing.
Since 1996, the House of Mercy has provided shelter and support to over 8,000 individuals, more than half of whom are children.
Do you need help?
If you're in need of short-term emergency shelter, call the House of Mercy at 608.754.0045. You may be asked to complete one or more of these forms:
- Child intake form
- Adult intake form
- Pre-screening form
- Service point release form
- Self-declaration of housing form
- Clients rights and responsibilities
How you can help
The House of Mercy depends on the generosity of our kind-hearted volunteers giving their time to fill short shifts to assist residents, answer phones, and complete small tasks. Complete an application and we will be in touch to schedule your orientation and training.
Make a monetary donation
Financial donations—large or small—make a difference and can be used for many things, including:
- Job placement assistance
- Financial counseling
- Rental assistance
- Parenting classes
- Medical expense assistance
- Nutrition counseling
- Transportation assistance
View our wish list and purchase items from the list. Like all families, the residents at the House of Mercy need everyday necessities like personal care items, household goods, bedding and home furnishings. Call 608.754.0045 to learn more.
Attend a fundraiser
Fundraisers, like the House of Mercy Charity Ball, raise necessary funds for the Center’s operating budget. Check back often for information about current events.