THE BEACON: A NEW PLACE OF HOPE AND HELP FOR THE HOMELESS

Guest:  Jackson Fonder, President/CEO of Catholic Charities of Madison
The Beacon – a comprehensive day resource center for people who are experiencing homelessness in Dane County opens its doors in the former Madison Chamber of Commerce building on East Washington Avenue on October 16.  An Open House for the public will be held Friday afternoon, October 13.
On this program, Jackson Fonder, President and CEO of Catholic Charities of Madison, the organization selected to provide the multi-level services housed within The Beacon, takes us on an audio walk through of the building and the experience their guests can expect.  The list is long – from covering the basic needs of showers, laundry services, food and clothing to empowerment resources of personal mailboxes, proper identification, computer training, resume writing, educational classes, mental health and substance abuse counseling and a private area for families.
 
The Beacon will continue to evolve to address the issues of homelessness under one roof and be a place of dignity and possibility.  Volunteers are needed to support the multitude of services that will be provided.  
Learn more at TheBeaconHelps.org.