The New Community Shelter was founded in 1994 to help the homeless and the hungry, and has evolved to become one of the most respected shelters in the State of Wisconsin and is respected by officials and residents of the City of Green Bay. The New Community Shelter is the only Emergency Shelter in Brown County open year round that serves homeless adult men and women. In addition to our Emergency Shelter Program, the New Community Shelter has provided a Transitional Living Program and a Community Meal Program since 1994. In addition to providing food & shelter, the board of directors & staff believe it is essential to offer supportive services and to empower the residents to access other community resources necessary for achieving self-sufficiency.
In November of 2004, following a successful capital campaign, we opened the doors of our new facility located at 301 Mather Street in Green Bay. The facility was made possible and is reliant on the generosity of local community members, corporations, and individuals recruited by our very dedicated board of directors. IN 2010 following another successful capital campaign, the shelter expended the facility adding a larger kitchen and dining room (Schneider Hall) to accommodate the increased numbers of people needing meals. The shelter also added a larger classroom and computer lab also due to the increase in numbers, and four Transitional Living apartments were added so the shelter could dedicate those units for Military Veterans only.
The New Community Shelter provides:
- Temporary Emergency Shelter for 92 adult men & women
- Transitional Living Program that inclues 16 efficiency apartments
- Community Meal Program available to the hungry in our community 365 days a year