The Marathon County Housing and Homelessness Coalition is working collaboratively to end homelessness in Marathon County.
- Continued second year of a pilot housing program to provide case management, temporary housing and financial assistance to families.
- Increased awareness of homelessness issues for 31 community leaders during a bus tour of local shelters, and 60 community members during a screening of the film, “30 Seconds Away.”
- The Emergency Housing Assistance Fund received United Way funding for 2017-2019 to help people stay in their homes and obtain safe shelter.
- Created a mental health subcommittee that identified mental health and AODA (alcohol and other drug abuse) issues impacting homelessness.
- Funded a homeless outreach worker at The Salvation Army to connect individuals who are experiencing homelessness to shelter and supportive services. A total of 21 men, 8 women and 5 children received basic needs and housing services.
- Implemented an assessment tool for partners to track progress of clients, increasing the number of people housed.
- The Community Warming Center helped 30 guests obtain permanent housing.
On The Horizon
In 2017, the Housing and Homeless Coalition will:
- Establish priorities and develop a work plan that support the goals stated in the 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness.
- Continue education and conversation among providers to best coordinate program and use limited resources to address the need.
*For information on financial and housing assistance programs, call United Way’s 2-1-1 (or 715-848-2255). You can also download a resource publication or search United Way’s 2-1-1 online database.
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