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To address the issue of homelessness in Racine, the Continuum of Care for the City and County of Racine is hosting a community discussion from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21 at Gateway Technical College, 1001 S. Main St. in the Racine Building.
The purpose of the meeting is to involve the community in the strategic planning process to address the issue of homelessness and homeless prevention in the area.
“This is the first step of our journey together as a community to address some very crucial questions about homelessness,” according to the group’s website.
The need for the discussion was highlighted after the Hospitality Center announced that it was closing its doors for good.
The Hospitality Center, 614 Main St., runs an emergency overnight homeless program
Housed within St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, the program is run by volunteers and donations. The overnight program accepts people who are hungry and have no place to go during the coldest times of the year. But Stewart said the plan is to pull the plug on the overnight program as it operates now because he needs a different facility, and funds to pay and train staff to run the program.
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