CREATED Sep. 11, 2013
GREEN BAY, WI- It may not be cold just yet, but Winter temperatures are right around the corner to help care for the homeless during the colder months. A new daytime homeless shelter could be coming soon to downtown Green Bay. More than four hundred people reported homeless in July. 59 of them found on the street. H.O.P.E. the city's homeless coalition is looking to change that.
"Look at effective ways to helping our families and individuals in need," says Team Leader Bree Decker.
Their main project a daytime resource center to take the pressure off St. John. Looking to build a daytime shelter located near the downtown public library and one possible spot could be an 11 thousand square foot shelter in the basement of the Job Center. A shelter that will keep people warm during the day and get them back on their feet.
"Allow business people and other agencies to mentor and help these individuals," says Ald. Mark Steuer.
Members of H.O.P.E. are working on getting a lease and obtaining several permits to open the daytime resource center.