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Grace Place in Somerset has been open for seven years. The first shelter of its kind in the area, the project was a joint effort by the Salvation Army and United Way St. Croix Valley. It also receives support from area churches, organizations and individuals. Photo by Margaret Ontl

United Way and Grace Place: a partnership that pays off


It has been almost eight years since the first meeting of the Pierce/St. Croix Housing Resource Network in May 2001 when people began talking about opening a shelter in the area. Just a year and a half later, Grace Place opened in Somerset and has been operating ever since.

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Meg Heaton
Meg Heaton has been a reporter with the Hudson Star Observer since 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Native American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
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