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Safe Shelter Now Open

The morning of Friday, November 19, 2021 was a very warm and sunny fall day. In fact, it was a perfect day in every way for the dream of Safe Shelter to become reality. The attendees included many Oneida community members, Oneida Government Dignitaries, as well as many residents from in and around the greater Green Bay area who have helped support the efforts of Pearl Webster, Safe Shelter founder and Executive Director, to open Safe Shelter to the community.

Safe Shelter has an occupancy of 60 people. Provisions for families include rooms that accommodate 2-6 people. Single male and female adults will occupy respective rooms with up to 4 people per room. There's also a playroom surrounded by windows, handicapped accessible ramp, toilet/shower accommodations, full kitchen with appliances, and washers/dryers. Also, grocery and variety stores are within walking distance and the facility is also close to bus lines. 

As mentioned, many have helped to make Safe Shelter a reality. However, two individuals

have been exemplary. Sam Vandenheuvel, our project manager, has left no stones

unturned during all phases from planning, demolition, renovation and everything else in

between. Also, behind the scenes, Julie Clark has facilitated all of our board meetings,

organized our agendas and documented minutes with ultimate precision. Together, Sam

and Julie have been critical to our success. Bravo!


Sam Vandenheuvel


Julie Clark



Top Photo: Pearl Webster (4th from left) with key individuals including Oneida Chairman, Tehassi Hill (center with blue shirt),

ceremoniously cut the ribbon to open the doors to Safe Shelter.

Bottom row, left to right: Pearl, with Oneida Councilman David Jourdan deliver opening remarks.

Next, Councilwoman, Jenny Webster with Councilman, David Jourdan, present Pearl with an Oneida Nation flag.

Finally, Pearl with Sara Williams, Program Director, presenting Safe Shelter to the community.


Fundraising Event

We recently held a brat fry at the west side Festival Foods grocery store.

It was a pretty warm September afternoon so needless to say, the brats

and burgers weren't the only thing sizzling this day. Good thing for

sunscreen. As much work as it was, it was all worth it. What a great

turnout. We are so appreciative for all the people who purchased food

and those who helped run the stand. Check back here for more great

fundraising events.

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