LU Green Bay Center, Oneida Nation partner to open new shelter
Lakeland University’s Green Bay Center is partnering with the Oneida Nation community to help with the opening of a new family shelter.
Safe Shelter, 2155 Hutson Road in Green Bay, Wis., will open this fall for individuals in need. The shelter will provide 14 family rooms of various sizes, giving local families or single adults in need a clean, safe place to live.
Organizers are currently seeking monetary donations to cover the cost of opening and a drive for material items needed to stock the shelter.
Members of the Lakeland community who would like to donate items for the shelter can drop them off at LU’s Green Bay Center or at Kellett School Dean Rachel Carlton’s office, W.A. Krueger 223. See the poster for more details on what items are needed.
Additionally, one of Lakeland’s students will be doing marketing and fundraising for the shelter as a Cooperative Education project, giving the new space some additional assistance as it gets started.
“We are working directly with both the student and Safe Shelter to provide all we can to make all parts of this project a success,” said Green Bay Center Director Jennifer VandenAvond. “This partnership and project are wonderful examples of how we can leverage our resources with our community partners to make great things happen in our community.”