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Semi Annual Homeless Count to be held July 25

The Salvation Army of St. Croix County will participate in the Balance of State Continuum of Care Point in Time Count on Wednesday, July 25, beginning at midnight.

The Salvation Army and the Grace Place Shelter in St. Croix County will be participating in the count and making sure that all homeless individuals who are located on this evening in July will be informed of the services available to them in the County. If you would like to volunteer your time for the evening and help with the count, please contact Duana at 715-246-1222. For more information on how the Salvation Army is working toward combating homelessness in St. Croix County visit SAgraceplace.org or like St. Croix County Salvation Army on Facebook. To learn more about the Balance of State Continuum visit boscoc.org.

The Balance of State Continuum is an organization of homeless service providers in the state of Wisconsin. Each local area will count the homeless who are either sheltered in a facility or unsheltered and living on the streets. The Point in Time count simultaneously occurs in each county on the last Wednesday of January, and the last Wednesday of July. Volunteers in each area walk the streets of Wisconsin communities to determine how many individuals are going unsheltered. The volunteers are equipped with the knowledge to assist those individuals in getting connected to local resources for food and shelter. Each community submits their counts for sheltered and unsheltered persons in each county for that night. Those numbers are then used to determine if the services provided in the County are meeting the needs of those who are homeless.

Jordan Willi
Jordan Willi is a reporter for the New Richmond News. Previously, he worked as a sports reporter at the Worthington Daily Globe in Worthington, Minnesota. He also interned at the Hudson Star Observer for two summers and contributed to the Bison Illustrated sports magazine at North Dakota State University.
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