The Lawrence Community Shelter board of directors has posted the executive director position, launching a search for a permanent leader for the organization.
With the number of people living outside estimated at more than 3 times what it was last year, the Lawrence Community Shelter board has agreed to vastly expand the shelter’s capacity for the winter, and the city is looking to close the North Lawrence campsite.
The newly established Lawrence Community Shelter board of directors during a special meeting Wednesday night voted to open a national search for a permanent executive director.
The new Lawrence Community Shelter board of directors will hold a special meeting Wednesday to discuss expanding services and meals for winter emergency sheltering.
The Lawrence Community Shelter’s day-to-day budget could be in the red by the end of the year, even before added expenses to support winter shelter, the new board of directors learned Thursday.
One Lawrence city commissioner on Tuesday voiced concerns about a person the mayor appointed to serve on the new Lawrence Community Shelter Board of Directors, and another spoke critically of the process that led to three appointees.
Staff members of the Lawrence Community Shelter are unionizing with CWA Local 6400 and have asked management to voluntarily recognize the union.
The Lawrence Community Shelter is moving into a shared governance model with the City of Lawrence and Douglas County, according to a Wednesday announcement.
The Lawrence Community Shelter is increasing its nighttime capacity on Monday to 125 people — more than double the population it’s served since 2020. However, it’s also limiting the number of people who can be there during the days.
As community members pressure the Lawrence Community Shelter to surge capacity from 50 to 125 people, team members at the shelter say they wish more people took the time to understand their decision-making process.
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