Housing Taskforce


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Housing The Housing Task Force, an initiative of United Way of Marathon County is a community partnership that focuses on reducing the number of individuals experiencing homelessness, connecting those individuals to resources and permanent solutions, advocating for affordable housing solutions, and leveraging our partnerships to create sustainable change and solutions to the housing environment in Marathon County.

Partners Include:

  • United Way of Marathon County
  • The City of Wausau
  • Marathon County Government
  • North Central Health Care
  • Catholic Charities
  • Open Door of Marathon County
  • The Women’s Community
  • The Salvation Army
  • The Community Partners Campus
  • Wausau City Council
  • Bridge Street Mission

A story about the Housing Taskforce from News 9- March 2023

Current Services in Marathon County for the unhoused 
Wausau Warming Center                   NCCAP                                 Salvation Army
The Women’s Community                  CW Solutions
The Marathon County Outreach Task Force                                    Bridge Street Mission
The Hagar House                               Beyond Shelter (Catholic Charities)
Hope House Sober Living                  The City of Wausau (HUD, Public Housing)
The Family Keys Project                  

Accomplishments of the Housing Taskforce in the past three years
Implementation of Outreach Case Management
Streamlining of services (example: after-hours programming)
Implementation of McClellan House (Housing First & Wrap Around Care)
Implementing Local Case Conferencing
Affordable Housing Advocacy
Ongoing Prevention Efforts
Advocate for 365 Day Shelter funding (first time ever)
Advocate for Day Time Servicing (first time ever)
Advocate and secure ARPA dollars for affordable housing investment
Occupy seats on the Affordable Housing Subcommittee with The City of Wausau

Learn more by watching this Video from March 2023.