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Collaborative makes headway in ending veterans homelessness

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The new initiative to end veteran homelessness by Christmas is well underway.

Members of the La Crosse Collaborative to End Homelessness shared some of their success at a League of Women Voters luncheon Tuesday. 

Their goal is to get 12 veterans housed by Christmas.They already found homes for 3 veterans since starting their work last month. The initiative is sharing their findings with the league to show the community how they can get involved.

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"That's why we are reaching out today, so that we can talk to people about what we are doing in the initiative, tell them how they can help, lead them to our website and hopefully get people interested in volunteering or donating resources to our initiative," Kim Cable, chair of The La Crosse Collaborative to End Homelessness said. 

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Cable said the initiative is working on getting the remaining 9 veterans that need to be housed connected with the proper resources.    

"We have had people contact us who are landlords who are offering units. We are pulling our provider group together in a very focused way. We are reviewing our progress every week and so we are really staying on top of this," she said. 

If you would like to follow their work or volunteer time or funds, head to their website:

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