Segue Racine responds after questions arise at Common Council meeting about homeless shelter

HOST artworkTuesday evening, questions and concerns were brought up at the Common Council meeting about the proposed homeless shelter which will be located in the 900 block of Martin Luther King Drive across from Julian Thomas School. WGTD in a story stated that “At this week’s City Council meeting, Beverly Hicks, a past president of the Racine NAACP, came out against establishing the shelter in a donated building across the street from Julian Thomas Elementary. “I think we need to consider the kids that go to school in that area,” she said. “And we also need to consider the homeless that’ll be housed right next door to a tavern.” ”

Reverend Holly Anderle who is vice president of Segue Racine who will be operating the shelter released a statement today

“We were very surprised to hear of the opposition to our planned center. We look forward to having the chance to explain our plan, and to working with our neighborhood, the school, and the city council to address and resolve any and all concerns as we move forward.”

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