Homelessness in the Fox Valley
On average, approximately 350-360 individuals are struggling with homelessness in the Fox Cities. Project RUSH, or Research to Understand and Solve Homelessness, is a research project recently conducted in the Fox Cities area of Wisconsin. It examines the factors in the area that lead to homelessness, as well as works to better understand the “hidden homeless” and precariously housed. As part of the project, surveys were given to 600 individuals experiencing homelessness or who were nearly homeless.
COTS, along with the local Continuum of Care, is working to enhance our work to better reflect the strategic needs identified by Project RUSH. Our work fits into several of the strategic areas of focus identified by Project RUSH, including focusing on barrier removal to increase opportunities for education and employment, placing a special focus on young adult success, and promoting ongoing supportive services and case management.