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CUNA Mutual Group to donate $100,000 to Safe Haven

In a grant that will ensure the availability of shelter and services for Dane County’s homeless population through March of 2018, the CUNA Mutual Group Foundation will donate $100,000 to Porchlight’s Safe Haven program. The donation also prevents Porchlight, an organization that provides services and housing for homeless people in Dane County, from closing Safe Haven at year’s end.

The Safe Haven transitional center is a service of Porchlight, and it has provided temporary housing and support services for homeless men and women with serious mental illness. In late August, Porchlight announced it lost federal funding for Safe Haven from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), its major provider for the past 22 years, meaning the center would close by Dec. 31 unless donors came forward.

The $100,000 grant will cover all Safe Haven expenses through next March while Porchlight determines a long-term funding strategy for the center.

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