Warming Center Awaits Okay from City Council
For some, it's a mystery why La Crosse would need a warming center for the homeless who suffer from alcohol and drug addiction. For many others, it's a surprise that there hasn't been such a place in the city before now. Kevin Solarte, with Lutheran Social Services, says it takes some time for a need to become apparent in a community. Homelessness especially, he says, is often hidden and goes unseen by the public until something tragic happens. His organization, with others, are shooting for a permit from the La Crosse city council this week that would allow them to start a warming center in the city.