It’s true – homelessness is a serious issue in our community. And what we know is that every community issue requires a community solution. The SEE ME campaign raises awareness about people experiencing homelessness in the Green Bay area and asks, “How will you be part of the solution?”
CITY SIDEWALKS ARE TELLING A STORY OF HOMELESSNESS IN GREEN BAY
GREEN BAY, Wis., JULY 23, 2019 – “I’m a Dad. I’m a Survivor. I Love to Meet New People” says one image signed “Jason.” The “See Me” campaign from St. John’s Homeless Shelter, The Micah Center and Wellspring aims to raise awareness about people experiencing or at-risk for homelessness in the greater Green Bay area. Each image represents someone served at one of St. John’s three programs.
“The guests who come to St. John’s are so much more than a singular identity of ‘homeless.’ Each person is someone’s son or daughter, each person has hopes, dreams and qualities that make them unique,” says Alexa Priddy, St. John’s Director of Community Engagement.
Homelessness is an issue far too many people face in Green Bay, but many others don’t know about. The City of Green Bay has partnered with St. John’s to raise awareness about homelessness in the Green Bay community. “We hope families will come downtown to events, look for the sidewalk images and connect with the stories and the people,” says Laura Schley, Public Arts Coordinator.
On Thursday, July 25, at 9 a.m. Mayor Genrich and St. John’s Executive Director Alexia Wood will unveil the “See Me” campaign in front of City Hall and media is invited to attend. The “See Me” sidewalk images will remain installed on city sidewalks through the remainder of the summer. People interested in learning more should visit www.iamstjohns.org or stop by one of St. John’s three locations at St. John’s Homeless Shelter, The Micah Center or Wellspring.
2019 See Me Locations:
- Dousman and Broadway
- Hubbard and Broadway
- Main and N. Washington
- N. Jefferson/City Hall
- S. Washington and E. Walnut
- Fox River Trail near St. Brendan’s
- Leicht Memorial Park
Faces of our Guests
(Photographs by Scott Eastman, Great Scott Images)