Marathon County Housing Task Force

Ending Homelessness in Our Community — A Partnership of Caring

In 2020, the Marathon County Housing Task Force was established, led by United Way of Marathon County. As an initial action step from the Task Force, the Wausau Police Department and North Central Health Care re-assigned staff from each of their agencies to start providing full-time care and attention to individuals experiencing homelessness, with the goal of building relationships and helping this population achieve stable housing.  
 
Like any transitional living arrangement, there are some ongoing supply needs at the Task Force’s newly leased residential facility (602 McClellen Street in Wausau). See the full article for information about the Task Force and their current Wish List of items to help serve those facing homelessness.
 
And be sure to watch the Wausau Police Department’s new YouTube video about this community partnership and its aims for ending homelessness in Marathon County. It’s truly inspiring. (Click the title for details…)

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Marathon County Housing Task Force Identifies Top-3 Objectives for Reducing Homelessness

The Marathon County Housing Task Force was created by Police Chief Ben Bliven partly due to concerns various members of the public had with a City of Wausau loitering ordinance.

Local leaders from City Government, non-profit agencies, and others have come together as part of the new Housing Task Force (now under the direction of United Way of Marathon County) to strategize solutions for our homeless population.

Learn the priority objectives the Housing Task Force will be taking action on to reduce homelessness in Marathon County. (Click the title for details . . .)

Retired Seniors Volunteer Program (RSVP) Connects Adults 55+ to Volunteer, Social, & Educational Programs Across Marathon County

United Way RSVP of Marathon County is a FREE program that helps adults 55+ easily connect with the right volunteer opportunity. RSVP members can choose from volunteer placements at nearly 40 nonprofit agencies across Marathon County on a schedule that fits their lifestyle and interests. (Click the title for details…)

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Financial Hardship in Marathon County :: What the ALICE Report Reveals About Local Jobs & Wages

According to the latest ALICE Report: Occupations in Wisconsin that have projected job growth also have low wages & require minimal education. County Administrator Brad Karger offers his ideas to try to turn this negative trend around at the local level. (Click the title for more…)

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United Way of Marathon County :: An Essential Building Block of Prosperity for Us All

Having been involved in Marathon County’s annual United Way campaign for nearly 30 years, Marathon County Administrator Brad Karger invites you to join him in reflecting on how our local United Way has improved our lives and strengthened our community. (Click the title for the full article…)

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Marathon County Public Library to Become First “LENA Start” Site in Wisconsin

The LENA Start program utilizes a tiny tech device that analyzes caregivers’ speech and encourages them to use more words and have more positive interactions with their young children. (Click the title to learn more…)