Things to know about the Housing and Homelessness Coalition
- The coalition was instrumental in supporting the establishment of the Wausau Community Warming Center in 2013. Since it opened, the Warming Center has served an average of 143 guests annually between November 1 and April 30.
- Together, member organizations work to address and assist individuals and families experiencing housing challenges obtain and maintain safe and stable, supportive or permanent housing. Read about one family here.
- Twice a year, in January and July, the Housing and Homelessness Coalition participates in the national homeless Point-in-Time Count.
- The Coalition advocates and raises awareness about affordable housing and homelessness to increase public engagement and understanding of the issues.
For more details on 2017 accomplishments and plans for 2018, see the Housing and Homelessness Coalition Year-End Report.
*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.
United Way’s 2-1-1