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Homeless daytime resource center in downtown GB close to reality

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Photo courtesy of Franco Folini
Photo courtesy of Franco Folini

GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - A day time resource center for homeless residents could be open by October 1st in downtown Green Bay. 

At least that’s the goal for New Visions, the name of the center that will be located inside the Wisconsin Job Center in downtown.

Depending on funding, the center would be open during the opposite hours of the St. Johns Homeless Shelter, from 9-5 every day of the week.

Alderman Mark Steuer leads HOPE, the Green Bay homeless task force working on opening the center.

Steuer says the police department is backing the plan. 

Lutheran Social Services will operate the facility.  They were in line for an $11,000 grant to open a similar center nearly a year ago, but with limited hours. 

A committee held up the city grant because of growing issues involving St. Johns residents. 

LSS operates a similar homeless daytime resource center in Ear Clarie. 

The idea is to alleviate problems with homeless residents who don't have anywhere to go or don’t have access to resources to get back on their feet. 

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