MADISON (WKOW) -- While the nation remembers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, some city services will be postponed.
Schools and many government buildings are closed. Post offices are closed, so you won't see any mail Monday. If you live in Madison and trash day is usually Monday, you'll have to put your trash and recycling out on Tuesday instead. City crews will also be collecting material in the "Tuesday area" on Wednesday, January 22nd, so make sure you have your material out by 7:00 a.m.
Madison Metro buses will follow an alternate schedule for the holiday. Most major routes will run like they do on Saturdays, and standing paratransit rides are canceled.
There will be services for the homeless, however. The faith community and others have coordinated to provide shelter and food on Monday. Some regular providers and locations that provide day-time shelter and services are closed, but here is a list of places that are open:
Grace Episcopal Church located at 116. W. Washington Avenue is opening its doors to provide day shelter for the homeless from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, January 20. Lunch will be provided.
Families using The Salvation Army of Dane County's Emergency Family Shelter on the night of Sunday, January 19 may stay on-site Monday or are welcome to seek daytime shelter on Monday, January 20 at The Road Home. Referral to The Road Home and transportation will be provided by The Salvation Army.
Porchlight's van service will be running from the Salvation Army and Drop In Shelter beginning at 7:30 a.m. through approximately 9:00 a.m. going to the Hospitality House on Martin Street and Safe Haven at Nekoosa Trail. Van service will be returning people from Hospitality House and Safe Haven beginning at approximately 3:00 p.m. until approximately 4:30 p.m. The Drop-In Shelter will be open extended hours from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. to coincide with the availability of The Guild Hall at Grace Episcopal Church.
In addition, the State Capitol will be open during the day on Monday.
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