Homelessness: Closing the health care gap, Long-term goals to address the unhoused in La Crosse

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Small white homes are set up in a residential space.
People walk around the small homes set up on Dairy Drive for people experiencing homelessness Saturday, Nov. 23, 2021 in Madison, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

According to the National Healthcare for the Homeless Council, homelessness creates new health problems and exacerbates existing ones. We learn how Wisconsin is bridging the gap between homelessness and public health systems. Then, we explore a five-year plan in La Crosse to address homelessness.

Featured in this Show

  • Eliminating barriers for homeless to access health care

    Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness, also known as PATH, supports people with serious mental illness experiencing homelessness. We hear about Wisconsin’s program. Plus, we discuss outreach efforts in Milwaukee working to eliminate barriers to health care.

  • Homeless Services Coordinator details 5-year plan to reduce homelessness in La Crosse

    La Crosse and La Crosse County are developing a five-year plan to reduce homelessness after a local encampment shutdown. The city’s homeless services coordinator explains how the region plans to create additional housing and eliminate short-term “fixes.”

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Jen Patridge Guest
  • Ashley Wisnefske Guest
  • Brian Sampson Guest