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New Pathways is launching Path to Home 350

Web posted November 7, 2017
The homeless shelter program run by New Pathways, with day centers in Brainerd and Cambridge, was recently informed that they will lose their HUD funding, effective June 2018. As the HUD contribution makes up half of the program budget, this is threatening the future services for homeless families in Aitkin, Cass, Chisago, Crow Wing, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, and Todd counties.

New Pathways is the only family shelter program operating in the 10-county area, and turns families away frequently due to lack of capacity. The need becomes even greater in the winter as people find it more difficult to stay in temporary dwellings like tents or cars. “We are very grateful to the communities who have supported us for over 15 years, and we are hoping they will help us continue to serve them for many years to come”, said Pamela Streed, Executive Director.

To offset the loss of Federal financing, New Pathways is launching Path to Home 350, an emergency fundraising campaign, immediately. “350 pledges of $50 per month would cover our loss”, said Pamela. “We are hoping to find 35 generous donors in each of the counties we serve”. If you would like to learn more about New Pathways or make a contribution, please visit: www.newpathwaysmn.com.

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