You may have put together a security deposit and first month’s rent for an apartment in Dane County, and that wasn’t easy. Maybe now you find yourself and family in empty rooms. If you can’t afford to buy some basic furniture, we can help.
We operate local thrift stores in part to be able to provide basic-needs items, including furniture, free to people experiencing hard times — especially to people transitioning from homelessness into housing. Furniture is provided from our thrift store when you apply for a voucher.
The furniture voucher application process usually begins at our Service Center (2033 Fish Hatchery Road in Madison). Please bring a photo ID and proof of address. Applications are then sent to the St. Vincent de Paul members who will schedule a home visit. During these visits, furniture vouchers are issued to eligible people. Most furniture vouchers (except those outside the greater Madison area) are fulfilled at our Dig & Save Outlet store, 1900 S. Park St. in Madison. To use a furniture voucher for Dig & Save, call the store at 608-250-6370 to schedule an appointment to pick up their items. (We do not deliver.)
To begin the process of requesting a voucher for furniture, bedding, linens or housewares, please contact us at our Service Center by calling 608-257-0919.
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