GREEN BAY, Wis. - A groundbreaking event in Green Bay Friday was directed at helping young mothers and their children who are going through difficult times.
The "Key to Hope campaign for House of Hope will help the facility to double its capacity. The campaign has already raised $3 million of the $3.6 million needed for the project.
"Nobody ever thinks about Green Bay as an area that has homelessness, but we have consistently seen an average waiting list of 15 Moms,” said Hope Voigt, Board Chairperson for House of Hope. “Which probably means about 30 kids that go along with that and as a community we can't just sit by and watch that happen.”
House of Hope has provided an emergency shelter for pregnant women and young mothers ages 18 to 24 and their children since opening their doors in 2000.
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