L.E PHILLIPS CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER OUTREACH OFFICE PROVIDES EMERGENCY SHELTER FOR INDIVIDUALS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS IN CHIPPEWA COUNTY
The L.E. Phillips Career Development Center Outreach Office provides homeless services to those in need or experiencing crisis. With the cold weather already upon us, emergency shelter for individuals experiencing homelessness is a great need, as there is no homeless shelter in Chippewa County. The Outreach Office is reaching out to the community to raise money for motel vouchers to help those in need. The cost for a motel room is $75.00/per night and all proceeds will benefit individuals experiencing homelessness in Chippewa County. The goal is to raise enough money for 100 motel rooms for emergency shelter.
Donations are accepted online at https://www.lecdc.org/chippewa-county-outreach.html (scroll to the bottom of the page) or checks are made payable to the L.E. Phillips Career Development Center to 1515 Ball St, Eau Claire, WI 54703. This fundraising effort began November 12, 2021 and will run throughout the winter. The Outreach Office provides services for, on average, eight individuals/households every day the office is open. From September 1st 2020- September 1st 2021, the office provided services to almost 400 households with over 2,000 services offered. Services like emergency shelter, rent assistance, and help with transportation are crucial. In a community like Chippewa Falls where the population is about 14,000, these numbers are very impactful.
L.E. Phillips Career Development Center's mission is to provide meaningful and appropriate vocational services, employment opportunities and community outreach resources for individuals with disabilities and disadvantages.