An aggressive outreach effort has helped the homeless camping at McPike Park on the Near East Side and others living outdoors find shelter in the frigid weather, officials said.
The challenge is plain to see in Madison, where about three dozen tents have been pitched in a park just 10 blocks from the Capitol.
"This is the safer way to quarantine if you really think about it," one homeless camper said.
"Our crazy goal 10 or 20 years from now is that we’d like to be able to do this for any kid in Wisconsin," Larry Jackson said.
"It's crowded but it's available," said Karen Andro, who runs the homeless ministry for First United Methodist Church.