The Merrill Community Homeless Center, Inc. officially took possession of the building at 407 W. Main St. and will begin construction/remodeling soon. This building was made possible through the financial support of Habitat for Humanity and the cooperation of Robbie and Trina Johnson, sellers. Jim Turenne Construction will be the general contractor and will have limited help from Habitat for Humanity on this project.
Critical to the opening of the new Habitat Home is hiring the manager who is responsible for securing volunteers and handling the day-to-day facility management.
Merrill Community Homeless Center, Inc. is pleased to announce that Julie Schulz has been selected to serve as the new manager, a part-time position. According to Mike Ravn, President of the Merrill Community Homeless Center, Inc., “Schulz comes to us with a great deal of experience in varied areas and a high level of enthusiasm for the task at hand.”
Schulz has worked in multiple social service related positions and has 20 years of managerial experience and, as such, has acquired skills to work with diverse racial, ethnical and cultural backgrounds.
Schulz majored in Human Services, with a Minor in Psychology, receiving certifications in both Psychology and Socioeconomics from Milwaukee Area Technical College and Northcentral Technical College.
Schulz is very excited about the purpose and mission of having such a facility for people who would otherwise not have a place to go.
The official opening of the Community Warming Center is undetermined at this time due to construction schedule. Schulz will start on Nov. 6. Further details about the operation of the facility will be forthcoming as the details get finalized.
Any organization, church group, or individual may volunteer. Once contact information is established, Habitat Home will put out a call for volunteer assistance. For other contacts regarding the Habitat Home, contact Dee Olsen at 715-536-2016.