$1.4 million HUD grant to go toward housing & community day resource center, runaway & homeless youth shelter
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Two new services are helping struggling kids in La Crosse.
In a collaboration between several local non-profits, HUD is awarding $1.4 million to establish a new housing day resource center and emergency shelter for runaways and homeless youth.
A first-of-its-kind project in our community, it will address gaps in services for kids and adults experiencing housing instability.
The resource center will have on-site staff to help to connect people to programs including homelessness prevention, wellness services, nutritional assistance, addiction treatment, case management, an overnight shelter, and runaway & homeless youth services.
The runaway and homeless youth emergency shelter will help unaccompanied kids and kids at-risk of homelessness.
The shelter will provide 24-hour crisis intervention – giving kids a place to stay and basic care needs such as food, clothing, hygiene, and medical care.
Locations for these new facilities have not been determined yet.
The organizations involved are:
- YWCA La Crosse
- Black Leaders Acquiring Collective Knowledge (BLACK)
- Catholic Charities
- CIA SIAB Inc.
- Family & Children’s Center
- Independent Living Resources
- The Salvation Army of La Crosse County
- The Center: 7Rivers LGBTQ Connection
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