MacCanon Brown announces new initiative to help the homeless

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- MacCanon Brown has worked for 22 years as a homeless advocate in Milwaukee -- and now, she has a new project in the works.

Brown helped to co-found Repairers of the Breach -- Greater Milwaukee’s only daytime refuge and resource center for homeless adults. Repairers of the Breach is on W. Vliet Street, and is open from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

At an event held on Saturday night, March 29th, a new non-profit initiative was announced -- called the MacCanon Brown Homeless Sanctuary.

Brown says the goal will be to continue the work that's already been done.

"It's very affirming. I'm overwhelmed of course -- and at the same time it's a reminder there is much more work to be done in this city, and to have unity around that -- the work that needs to be done in areas of people who are impoverished or homeless, it's huge work. It needs to continue," Brown said.

Brown says the new organization will focus on Milwaukee's "Amani" neighborhood.