Transitional Center Open in Marshfield

By: Clare Kaley Email
By: Clare Kaley Email

A new transitional shelter is now open in Marshfield. The Frederic Ozanam Transitional Center offers housing for struggling singles or families, and has a constructive take on getting the homeless back on their feet.

"There are so many families that are going to be coming from Marshfield area, from Stratford, Abbotsford, Wausau, to be able to utilize this," Brittany Boyer said.

Brittany Boyer is the shelter director at the newly constructed Frederic Ozanam Transitional Center in Marshfield. The shelter offers much more than just a place to stay.

"When residents check in here," Brittany said, "it is going to be a program. We want to transition them from homelessness to permanent housing. In order to do that, we want to be a support system for them."

That's why the shelter offers a home-like atmosphere, with 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units, a full kitchen and the tools they need to get back on their feet.

One of the most important aspects of the shelter is the computer lab. Residents can come in to do job searches, or work on their resume. Since it's on-site, they can work whenever they need.

"It is holding their hand every step of the way, getting them the services that they need," Brittany said.

While the beds are made, and the pantry is stocked, the shelter still needs help from from the community.

"We still need support with volunteers to run it," Board President, Dennis Boucher said.

If you'd like to volunteer, click here


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