A house used for transitional living will soon be occupied.  A Dedication and Ribbon Cutting ceremony was held Sunday afternoon at the newly refurbished three-bedroom house at 408 Elmberta Street on the City of Mauston’s west side.  Mauston United Methodist Church Pastor Wendell Williams and his wife, Sue, purchased the house earlier this year from Juneau County at a reduced price.  More than fifty volunteers gave 800-hours to remodel the house.  The Williams will rent the residence to the SEA of Change,  a non-profit organization.  SEA is an acronym for Support, Education, and Advocacy on behalf of people in need of shelter and support in the community.  Sue Williams said, “Members of the advocacy group will visit the family weekly to give its support.”  The SEA of Change will be interviewing families.  A family will be able to live rent free for three to four months.  The house will help families in transition from homelessness to being able to provide for their own needs.  Mauston Police Chief Mark Messer commented, “a lot of people pulled together to install new windows, refurbish the wood floors, upgrade the wiring and plumbing.  The City is fortunate to have this transitional housing.  The screening for applicants is ongoing.”

Volunteer coordinator, Sheila Alderman, and Sue Williams