Homeless Awareness Weekend
We will be hosting a sleep out weekend on July 29th, 30th, and 31st. The event starts at 3pm on Friday and will end after the congregational picnic on Sunday. We would like to accomplish two things during the weekend. One, to bring awareness to the community about how large of a problem being homeless is, and raise money through donations for Wright Path, Ltd. If you are interested in participating in sleeping out, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to make a donation, please go to the donation page on this site. If you would like more details as to the statistics on homelessness, please stop by our sleep out site at St. Lukes Lutheran Church in New Richmond any time over the weekend.
People are all born equal.
Some just need a fresh start.
What we aim to do is work with each person. To respect who they are, where they have been and what they want to do in the future. Be there simply because it’s the right way to treat someone who hasn’t been as blessed as us.
Helping People Become Responsible & Productive in Society
Why Wright Path?
Homelessness is a serious issue in New Richmond, just as it is in many other communities. Unfortunately, minimum wage workers and disabled individuals frequently cannot afford adequate and safe shelter.
When I saw the writing on the wall that the facility was going to be closed, I decided that there was a huge need for another facility to help those that are in transition of finding housing, homeless, those that need help in finding their way, those on disability or in low paying jobs that can’t afford to live anywhere else.
At any one time, the facility housed up to almost 60 people for short or extended stays depending on their needs. The rent was very low. A single room starting at $350 dollars a month. An average of 250 people a year would come to stay for various time periods and reasons.