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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Program

Preventing family homelessness

The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Program provides support to newly housed single adult families. Our staff accompany families to work on issues negatively impacting their well-being and help them create manageable goals that bring stability, prevent future homelessness, and help them thrive. Staff can help participants with things like:

  • Finding affordable childcare
  • Accessing mental health services
  • Using reliable transportation

Notes on eligibility:

  • The Seton Program helps single custodial adults (parents, grandparents, etc) who have minor children (18 years and younger)
  • The program is designed to help families who are currently living in permanent housing
  • This program does not accept open enrollments. Participants must be referred from YWCA Madison or Catholic Charities Madison.

St. Vincent de Paul — Madison does not provide rent assistance. Please contact one of these organizations for help:


(608) 819-1061

1329 Williamson Street #1
Madison WI 53719

How the program works

Rachel and her children receive help from the Seton Program. Read her story to learn more about how the program works.

Read Rachel's story

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National Homelessness Awareness Month

The month of November is National Homelessness Awareness Month. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Program Director, Priscilla Lentini, helped coordinate and attended a kickoff event at the State Capitol early in November. Event speakers shared statistics about homelessness in Wisconsin – specifically child homelessness along with shared experiences and ways to ensure everyone has a safe place to call home.

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