Madison Teachers Inc. raises over $10,000 for the Youth Shelter!


Sunday April 12, 2015, teachers, administrators, school board members,  state representatives and community partners bowled and raised money for the Briarpatch Shelter.

Briarpatch hopes to open the shelter in the fall, it’s badly needed and the rooms have been sitting empty for over year.    :(

Click here for a news link about the event: MTI Bowl-A-Thon April 2015

Film Screenings Sunday February 24, 2013

Want to see the MRFY film, hear some great music and hear a thought provoking message too?

MRFY has been invited to show the film after the 9AM and the 11AM services at :

First Unitarian Society
900 University Bay Drive
Madison, WI, 53705

Click on this link to read about the service:

Join us for the screening and the discussion afterwards.

Upcoming showings of the Make Room For Youth film

The beat goes on…..

More public showings of the film:

The Dane County Homeless Issues Committee has invited MRFY to the March 26th meeting, 6:30, City County Building , 3rd Floor.

We will show the film and have a discussion, come join us!

Members of the committee are:

Deedra Atkinson Member
Ronnie Barbett Member
Mike Basford Member
Dianne Hesselbein Member County Board Supervisor
Bridget Maniaci Member
Sofia Martinez Member
Larry Palm Member
Leland Pan Member County Board Supervisor
Steve Schooler Member
Heidi Wegleitner Member County Board Supervisor
Ulysses Williams Member
Chief Nobel Wray Member
Nick Zweifel Member County Board Supervisor


MRFY will show the film at the Homeless  Consortium meeting Tuesday February 5 , at the United Way , 1955 Atwood Ave. The meeting is from 12:00 – 1:00

Another showing will be at the Annual Game Night at West High School, March 2013 (date to be determined).

The National Honor Society membership at West is sponsoring the night as a fund raiser and ALL of the proceeds will go to MRFY!!!

Homeless Youth Awareness Event at the State Capitol MARCH 12th!


On TUESDAY, MARCH 12th, Rep. Chris Taylor, Rep. Melissa Sargent and Rep. Amy Loudenbeck co-hosted a Legislative Symposium on Unaccompanied Homeless Youth from 1:00 – 3:00 at the State Capitol in room 411 South.

Participants included Green Bay, Beloit, Janesville and Madison school staff and youth advocates. Three short films from three different  areas of Wisconsin  highlighted the young people in those communities who experience homelessness and are doing so without parents or guardians. These are stories of kids on their own who are trying to stay in school while being responsible for their own housing and safety.

The new State Department of Children and Families Office of Youth Services, Wendy Henderson attended as well as legislators from across the state.

What great promise this day holds for our state and what hope we have for changes to be made that will help youth find more safe places to stay.