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Homelessness Coalition

Who We Are

The SWC Homelessness Coalition consists of community partners working together to provide resources, education and services to residents facing homelessness.

The mission is to eliminate homelessness in south Wood County.  We plan to accomplish this mission by:  understanding the issue, working together, educating the community, preventing homelessness, and funding solutions.  We know that homelessness in south Wood County looks different than in large cities.  Our local homeless are living in shelter, temporary foster care, transitional housing, or maybe with another family member of friend.  

If you are concerned about homelessness in south Wood County please join us for this work.

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Did You Know...

  • Throughout the month of November, newspaper articles and radio segments provided community members information about what homelessness looks like in south Wood County and what community resources are available for those who may be facing this issue.
  • Of the 494 surveys completed by local residents, 22% of respondents said they cannot wash their clothes when they want to. In the same survey, 68% answered yes to the question, “It would be help them or someone they know if they had access to washing machines at no cost.”
  • In 2017, United Way’s 2-1-1 received 322 calls needing assistance with housing as they were already or about to become homeless.
  • Coalition members volunteered at poverty simulations offered during days of professional development to school district employees, with a total of 147 participants from 3 school districts. The goal is to better understand the daily struggles community members face when it comes to securing housing and acquiring healthy food for themselves and their families.