In the 608: Inside look at Madison’s first sheltered campground

MADISON, Wis. – The City of Madison is just a couple of weeks away from opening a sheltered campground to house dozens of people currently living in tents at Reindahl Park.

This project consists of 30 climate-controlled structures along Dairy Drive to provide shelter to individuals living there.

There is a central building at the property to provide office space, showers, and restroom facilities for the users of the campground.

Madison Area Care for the Homeless (MACH), OneHealth and Kabba Recovery Services will be the operators. They’ll provide on-site services including support for housing searches, mental health wellness, and addiction recovery.

This is a first-of-its-kind project for the City of Madison, although the fourth major project focused on helping the homeless community in the last two years.

The site is expected to be available for move-in beginning the week of November 15.