Possible New Community Resource Center

Western Dairyland EOC and Hope Gospel Mission, with assistance from the City of Eau Claire, are planning to open a Community Resource Center (commonly referred to as a "day resource center") in downtown Eau Claire to bring together a variety of services to assist unhoused and housing insecure members of the community.

The building would provide comprehensive homeless services and year-round daytime shelter from extreme weather. These services would be provided by Hope Gospel Mission in a modern facility with expanded hours. Bathrooms, showers, storage areas and congregate meeting spaces will be available to anyone in need.

The building will include expanded offices for homeless programs operated by Western Dairyland EOC: Housing First, Rapid Rehousing, Homeless Prevention, Homeless Assistance Program for Youth, Family Shelters, and Housing Stability. Additional space will be available to local businesses and community organizations serving the homeless community.

Western Dairyland EOC, the city of Eau Claire, Mayo Clinic Health System-Eau Claire, and private donors have committed $850,000 toward a proposed capital campaign if it proceeds. The city’s financial commitment will come from American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. As of June 18, the project is in the preliminary stages and no location has been selected. A campaign readiness study is underway to determine if the project will proceed, and a final decision is expected in August of this year.


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Planning has begun to identify philanthropic interest and capacity, volunteer leadership, the area's financial environment, and the importance community residents place on the facility. A community survey will be available from June 25 through July 20.

For more information, visit:  https://www.westerndairyland.org/

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