Chippewa Valley This Week
One year after it started at 502 S. Farwell St. in Eau Claire as a weekend emergency day shelter for city's unhoused population, the Eau Claire Community Haven House is providing a daily respite from the brutal winter weather for those who spend their days on the streets.
Because more paid staffing is needed to expand the facility's current operating hours of 8-12 M-TH and 9-3 F-Sun, a news conference was held this past Wednesday amidst an open house and fundraising event.
Hear from Susan Wolfgram, Co-Chair of JONAH's Affordable Housing Task Force; Kevin Burch, Dir. of Housing Services, Catholic Charities; City of Eau Claire Deputy Manager, Dave Solberg; Haven House Coordinator, Tom Wirth; Haven House On-Site Coordinator, Autumn Metoxen; Michelle Pride of Chippewa Valley Street Ministry; State Rep., Jodi Emerson(D-Eau Claire); and Casey Palmer.