Funds will be used to upgrade security cameras and access control for the medication room at Men’s Shelter
GREEN BAY, Wis. — St. John’s Ministries was awarded a $3,000 grant from the Crime Prevention Foundation of Brown Country. The funds will upgrade security cameras and access control for the medication room at its Men’s Shelter.
This is the first time the non-profit was awarded a grant from the Crime Prevention Foundation.
“I want to thank the Crime Prevention Foundation and the funders that understand the importance of safety and security,” said Michael Barribeau, security director at St. John’s Ministries. “These funds will be used to upgrade an important room at our Men’s Shelter, the medication room. Our staff oversees the recording and monitoring of each guest’s prescription medication to ensure they are taken properly and stored safely. Our top priority is the safety of each guest, staff and volunteer at each of our locations.”
St. John’s Ministries has historically had one co-ed shelter until the upcoming 2022-23 shelter season. It has added a Women’s Shelter, which makes the original shelter at 411 St. John St., now the Men’s Shelter. Separating the genders allows for better response to trauma and increases gender-specific programming and care.
Michael Barribeau and Tony Schneider accepted the grant at the Crime Prevention Foundation’s annual luncheon on September 15 at 1951 West restaurant.
The Crime Prevention Foundation is a component of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation.
What is the Crime Prevention Foundation of Brown County?
In Brown County alone, more than 50 million additional dollars have been spent over the past decade to increase law enforcement. Although this does place more criminals behind bars, it has been proven that crime prevention measures can significantly reduce crime and be up to 10 times more cost-effective than traditional control measures. In response, the Crime Prevention Foundation of Brown County was formed to support programs that successfully target a variety of at-risk populations such as children and teens.