CHIPPEWA VALLEY Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – A Chippewa Valley shelter is looking for donations to help expand its housing for men facing difficult situations in life. The Hope Gospel Renewal Center for Men is expanding its building and short stay program.

Brett Geboy with Hope Gospel says the need for safe housing in the area is on the rise. He says the short stay program helps provide a stable environment for people working towards obtaining safe housing, stable employment, and a workable budget.

This expansion will double the number of beds, as well as enlarge the bathroom, living room, and laundry areas. 

“This is something we see a need in the community to help those that are struggling. We can’t do what we do without help and support for the community. So, we’re asking those that have a heart, our passion to help people to support us in this effort.”

HGM wants to have the expansion finished in time for the winter months. The expansion is expected to cost the shelter 380-thousand dollars. A donor has agreed to match up to 75-thousand dollars in donations.