LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - La Crosse has become the first city in Wisconsin to end veteran homelessness.
The achievement became possible through the work of members of The La Crosse Collaborative to End Homelessness, and the ambitious goal they set for themselves back in September.
As News 8 has reported, they planned on finding permanent housing for all the homeless veterans identified in La Crosse by Christmas day.
As of Monday, the collaborative has met that goal. More than 30 agencies are part of the effort, including the Tomah VA.
"This is a tremendous achievement and milestone for our community," said Victoria Brahm in a press release. She is the Acting Director of the Tomah VA. "I am extremely proud of our staff members who worked with the Collaborative. This is the result of a lot of hard work."
The group's work does not stop with ending veteran homelessness. The next step is to end homelessness among another sub-group of the homeless population, and so on, until there is no more homelessness in La Crosse.
If you want to learn more about how the collaborative is working toward that goal, or for details on how you can help, check out the group's website.
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