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Green Bay, WI launches a homeless support pilot program at local park

Green Bay, WI homeless support pilot park

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The City of Green Bay's Parks Committee is partnering with St. John's Homeless Shelter to launch a homeless support pilot program at St. John's Park. The pilot program is designed to address the growing unsheltered population at the city-owned park because the local homeless shelters are already at capacity due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will offer support and services through community partners directly to individuals at the park.

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Green Bay, WI

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Green Bay city council approves homeless program at St. John's Park | WLUK

GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- Green Bay's city council approved a trial homeless support program at St. John's Park Tuesday night. St. John's Homeless Shelter says for years there's been an uptick in homeless people at the nearby park. Last year, police were called over a hundred times to the park. Shelter officials say dozens of homeless people stayed there from May through October of 2020. They say some were not part of shelter programs, aimed at helping homeless people find a place to sleep.

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Parks Committee advances plans for program to help homelessness in Green Bay | WLUK

GREEN BAY (WLUK)-- Green Bay is looking to partner with St. John's Homeless shelter to bring some of their resources to help the unsheltered population that grew because of Covid-19. The Parks Committee gave the okay to approve the plan, but are hoping more questions can be answered before the City Council approves it next week. Last summer, 131 calls were made to Green Bay Police about activity at St. John's Park. Now, both Green Bay and St.

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