Tippecanoe Co. leaders working to help the homeless

Tippecanoe County (WLFI File Photo)
Tippecanoe County (WLFI File Photo)

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI ) — Community leaders are working to create an engagement center to help Tippecanoe county’s homeless.

Through the center, families will have access to several services at one site. Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski said Lafayette Transitional Housing is spearheading the effort. He said that facility helped more than 15,000 families last year.

“We want a place where people can come,” said Roswarski. “Basically, one stop shop to get the services or find out where they need to get the services. So we don’t have people bouncing around two or three people trying to help the same person.”

Roswarski said it will probably take a few years to fully develop the effort.

“We think it will be much more efficient for the people that need help,” Roswarski said. “It will be so much easier for them. I think, so much more effective and much less stressful for them than going place to place. I think it’s the direction we need to go.”

The plan follows two years of efforts to end homelessness in Tippecanoe County through the Solutions Beyond Shelter plan.

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