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2022: A Year in Review

Check out some of our top stories and photos from each month of 2022. Compiled by Janelle Fisher, City Pages Editor In January, Paul Van Handel of NewCap gave handwarmers to unsheltered individuals in St. John’s Park. Temperatures were dropping into the mid-teens overnight and real feels were in the single digits.Josh Staloch photo In …

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Grant money announced for Newcap, On Broadway, Inc.

By Josh StalochCorrespondent GREEN BAY – Two local organizations will share in about $1.3 million of more than $100 million statewide grants supporting diversity in business. Gov. Tony Evers announced Monday $15.7 million will be added to the more than $86 million in investments already being made across Wisconsin to support diversity in business, and …

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Area homeless advocates ready for July’s Point-In-Time count – Organizers expect highest unsheltered population count in years

By Janelle FisherIntern BROWN COUNTY – Next week, volunteers will take to the streets to conduct the year’s second of two Point-In-Time counts, which records the number of unsheltered homeless individuals currently in Brown County. The count, which will start late Wednesday, July 27, and run into the morning of Thursday, July 28, serves as …

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Homelessness in Brown County: More work ahead

By Heather Graves Editor As I sit in my office prepping for this week’s issue, which includes an update on the state of homelessness in Brown County and the struggles the area homeless population face as St. John’s Homeless Shelter, the area’s last-resort, seasonal shelter, closes its doors for the season. I can’t help but …

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Affordable

Shortage of affordable housing has deep roots, no easy fixes

By Nusaiba Mizan Green Bay Press-Gazette GREEN BAY – Stacey Burkhart is a community leader. She’s the head of SAGE Green Bay, an organization that fosters the arts in the area, and the owner of Eight Trees Co., where she makes stuffed animals with clothing that has special value to the customer. Besides planning events …

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Newcap opens new homeless shelter in Green Bay

By Heather Graves Correspondent GREEN BAY – Northeast Wisconsin Community Action Program, or Newcap, is a local non-profit which serves as a lifeline for many struggling with homelessness. Since beginning its efforts in Brown County in 2017, Newcap has become a major resource for the area’s most vulnerable. The organization is now taking that support …

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