Collaborative to end homelessness sets new goal

Collaborative to end homelessness...

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - A group working to end homelessness in our area is setting a new goal for the next 100 days.

The La Crosse Collaborative to End Homelessness met for an 'Action Lab' Wednesday to come up with ideas on how they could find shelter for those who are chronically homeless in the area.

Last year, the group effort worked to address the number of homeless veterans in La Crosse, which they say was a success.

Now they're giving themselves 100 days to help those who consistently have a hard time finding a place to live due to disabilities or mental health challenges.

"I think we need to look at homelessness as a crisis in our community," said Kim Cable of CouleeCap. "It is growing. The number of people who are unsheltered in this community has just grown exponentially over the last two or three years, and for me to think about people without housing, that creates an image of crisis that we need to pay attention to that."

CouleeCap says there are between 50 and 60 people in our community who are struggling with the combination of homelessness and disability.

Wednesday's planning session established goals of increasing housing options and access to support services by July 28th.

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