Portlight Homeless Shelter opens in Ozaukee County to house and help those experiencing homelessness
PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A new homeless shelter is opening in Ozaukee County on Tuesday, Jan. 31. Family Promise teamed up with the county to open Portlight Shelter amid the pandemic, when more of its residents found themselves without jobs and homeless. Previously, people looking for a warm bed in Ozaukee County were either sent to local churches or given hotel rooms.
The space, a former daycare, has been renovated, and is located at Sunset Rd in Port Washington. It has eight rooms, and it will sleep multiple families and individuals. It will also have community rooms and gathering spaces to offer help with financial literacy and rehabilitation.
A ribbon cutting and open house is taking place at the shelter at 11 a.m. on Tuesday for community members to check out.
We’re at the new Portlight Shelter in Ozaukee County. They’re the first homeless shelter for the general population in the area. They’ll also use this space to offer programming and meals for families and people who are struggling but aren’t homeless. @CBS58pic.twitter.com/6DxRUfRPlo— Amanda Becker (@AmandaBeckerTV) January 31, 2023