We face a housing crisis and the local stories are countless: a mother and 7 year old son living in their car due to an abusive spouse; a 73 year old man on SSI who cannot afford a rental increase; a family of four that lives in a shed because the husband lost employment due to extended chemotherapy treatments.

Beyond the human cost, homelessness increases all of our healthcare expenses, taxes law enforcement budgets and keeps our ambulances busy making what are often “nonemergency” transports. WCCS case managers, outreach staff and housing specialists are single-mindedly focused on solutions and connecting our unsheltered neighbors to the services they need to find and return to housing.