(Westby, WI) Couleecap, Inc. is honored to announce that it has been awarded a grant for $3,000 from American Family Insurance. “Our Supportive Housing Program serves individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness,” said Kim Cable, Couleecap’s Housing & Community Services Director. “We appreciate American Family Insurance’s support. It will help make a positive impact in our community.”
Couleecap’s Supportive Housing Program provides leasing, housing, and extensive support services to individuals and families who are homeless. The primary goal of the Supportive Housing Program is to move individuals and families from homelessness to permanent housing and self-sufficiency. Those in the program work on goals such as finding employment, improving their housing stability, and increasing their self-determination. The Supportive Housing Program offers special support services to homeless participants who are disabled or experiencing mental health issues.
For every one dollar American Family Insurance donates, Couleecap is able to match $4.00 in federal funding. “This $3,000 gift allows us to bring $12,000 of federal assistance to Crawford, La Crosse, Monroe, and Vernon counties,” said Grace Jones, Couleecap Executive Director. “We are honored to have American Family Insurance support our work.”
In 2012-2013 Couleecap helped 158 homeless individuals with Supportive Housing Program services in our four county service area. However, each month, Couleecap turns away at least 15 families or individuals who are homeless and in need of these services. “We are pleased to provide Couleecap with support to address local issues.” said American Family Agent Phil Strand.
Couleecap, Inc. is a private non-profit 501c3 charitable organization. Couleecap helps people in need with housing, food, transportation, and more. Created in 1966, we are a community action program that fights poverty and promotes self-sufficiency in Crawford, La Crosse, Monroe, and Vernon counties.
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