Furniture, Bedding, Linens & More

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Need help making a home?

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.

Eligibility

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  • You may be eligible for a furniture voucher if you live in a Dane County household that hasn’t received this sort of voucher from us in the last five years.
  • Furnishings we may be able to supply include a sofa, a living-room chair, a card table & chair set, plastic crates, and inflatable beds.
  • You may also be eligible to receive dishes, glassware, utensils, pots, pans, bedding and linens.
    • These items may be made available if you haven’t received these items from us within the last year.
    • Our members can discuss needs for these items with you.
  • If you have an infant or toddler in the household who lacks a proper crib, we can offer a sturdy portable crib for the child.
    • We supply these new portable cribs free of charge.
    • This is a much safer option than a baby sleeping in the same bed with adults or other children.

How to Apply

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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