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The public takes action based on DRH recommendation

An August 2016 article in the Wisconsin State Journal raised awareness about conditions in a Wisconsin homeless shelter for women. Inspired by information in the article provided by Design Resources for Homelessness, volunteer citizens took action to make a difference. Design Resources for Homelessness discussed that privacy is one of the most highly prized qualities in a group sleeping situation. With this in mind, a group of 20 motivated volunteers led by retired math teacher Ray Blum spent several hundred hours to design, build and deliver to the shelter a series of lightweight partitions that provide visual privacy for each evening’s female residents. Multiple businesses donated supplies and labor to make the project a reality.

Read more at http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/seeing-a-need-a-newspaper-reader-rallies-friends-to-improve/article_72555f96-8561-5f9a-bcda-bab95a486201.html

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