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Homelessness in La Crosse with Salvation Army’s Michael Quam

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FILE - The Salvation Army of La Crosse County headquarters.

Michael Quam, the development director for the Salvation Army of La Crosse County, joined to discuss homelessness in the area, how the shelter has changed over the past few years and where they fit in with the Pathways Home plan.


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Didn’t take long to get into the homeless situation (3:50), including the Salvation Army being at capacity, how many people it has to turn away and how many success stories it has had.

We also discussed if a lack of housing or affordable housing is the No. 1 reason for homelessness a couple of different times, plus future plans for the Salvation Army with possible expansion and how they fit into the city-county’s Pathways Home plan to essentially end homelessness by 2029.

The Salvation Army also has an event Friday called Party in the Park. It begins at 4 p.m. in Riverside Park and includes food, water/soda, as well as games and prizes for the kids.

Host of WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Hometown: Greenville, Wis | Avid noonball basketball player and sand volleyballer in La Crosse

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  1. walden

    May 14, 2024 at 10:41 am

    The obvious question is why isn’t the Party in the Park held in Cameron Park where the homeless are?

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