Mayo Clinic Health System-Chippewa Valley, Chippewa Falls, 2020 Community Benefit

Chippewa Falls Tiny Homes

Mike Cohoon, Pastor
Mayo Clinic Health System-Chippewa Valley donated $8,500 to the Hope Village to build a tiny home. The funding enabled Hope Village to build one tiny home which can hold up to three people. 
Hope Village, a small community of tiny homes near downtown Chippewa Falls, provides short-term and long-term housing and services to people who are homeless in the Chippewa County. In 2014, due to lack of funding, the county’s only homeless shelter closed their doors and the county has seen an increased need to support the homeless. Hope Village provides mentors and life coaches to help guests get back on their feet by creating secured living plans with guests. Plan goals include employment, financial stability, long-term housing and support for any health needs. 
Hope Village is working on constructing a unit that can hold up to six people. The goal is to add four homes for a total of 12 tiny houses in Chippewa Falls. 
“Housing is a major contributor to overall health and stability in life,” said Sara Carstens, director of Community Engagement for Mayo Clinic Health System. “The Tiny Homes program is an innovative idea that has garnered significant community support in Chippewa Falls.”Mayo Clinic Health System is proud to support Hope Village, which is a wonderful example of a community coming together to ensure everyone living in Chippewa County has a safe and secure place to call home.