Local Nonprofits

The La Crosse area is rich with nonprofit agencies that work with everything from the arts to the environment, from human services to health and wellness.  Click the categories below to learn more about qualified 501 (c) 3 agencies working on causes important to you and your family.  If you would like to learn more about the agency, click the agency name to visit their website.

Listings here do not indicate an endorsement from the La Crosse Community Foundation; this list is for informational purposes only and includes agencies that have had a grant application reviewed by the Foundation or a distribution directed to the agency by a donor advised or designated fund.  People interested in financially supporting any nonprofit organization should consult Guidestar.com to review the nonprofit’s IRS 990 or confirm an agency's charitable status at the IRS searchable site prior to making any contribution. 

Qualified Agencies

Click on the categories below to view qualified agencies.

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The 4000 Foundation Limited

To preserve our local railroad heritage by restoring the La Crosse Short Line Railroad Museum and overseeing its care and maintenance; and to ensure public access to the museum and provide hands-on, interactive, multi-sensory learning experiences.

Christ Episcopal Church Preservation Fund

(608) 784-0697
Preserving the appearance and physical integrity of Christ Church with emphasis on the main sanctuary where some of the church’s finest historic and religious artwork is found.

Marie W. Heider Center of West Salem

(608) 786-1220 ext. 4
To enhance and insure the appreciation of the arts and its vitality in the Coulee Region.  It is our intention to provide our schools, community, and nonprofit groups with an environment in which all the arts can flourish.

La Crosse Chamber Chorale

 608-780-6107
Our Staff, Singers, and Board of Directors are committed to bringing professional quality choral music, artistic excellence and creative programming to the region.

La Crosse Community Theatre

(608) 784-9292
To entertain, enlighten, and educate all people in the La Crosse area through the selection, presentation, production, and sponsorship of theatrical literature and activities.

La Crosse Concert Band                                              

The La Crosse Concert Band has been a proud symbol of the Coulee Region since 1917, bringing free, quality, multigenerational music to La Crosse's beautiful riverfront, and in so doing, providing educational opportunities for both the audience and for student and adult performers.

La Crosse County Historical Society 

(608) 782-1980
The La Crosse County Historical Society is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and making available to the public for its education the historical legacies of the Three Rivers Region.

La Crosse Symphony Orchestra 

(608) 783-2121
To provide excellent symphonic music for the pleasure of the public in the tri-state region, educate people of all ages in the symphonic repertoire and tradition, and encourage student and professional musicians to develop and share their musical talents and skills.

La Crosse Youth Symphony 

(608) 788-0159
To provide a unique opportunity for youth to develop and showcase their artistry in the symphonic tradition and to enhance their lives and the cultural environment of the communities we serve.

LBS Cadets (La Crosse Blue Stars)

(608) 782-3219
The Blue Stars and Blue Star Cadets are youth music organizations dedicated to: the pursuit of excellence, the development of character, commitment to an organization, a sense of family, pride in one's achievements and accomplishments.

Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center

608-785-8463
The mission of the Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center is to provide education about the science of archaeology and the ancient cultures of the upper Mississippi River Valley to the general public, teachers, undergraduate students, and precollegiate students; to conduct research and exploration of archaeological sites and artifacts; to preserve archaeological artifacts of ancient cultures which flourished within the upper Mississippi Valley; and to provide a regional center to promote an understanding of the prior inhabitants of this region.

Onalaska Area Historical Society Museum

(608) 781-9568

Pump House Regional Arts Center 

(608) 785-1434
To enhance the quality of life in the region by maintaining the Pump House as a cultural center and promote a wide range of visual and performing arts activities including performance, participation, and appreciation.

Ridge History Park

Riverside International Friendship Gardens

 (608) 791-4769
The Riverside International Friendship Gardens will be a place of beauty reflecting our appreciation for the diverse cultures that share the earth.

United Fund for the Arts and Humanities

(608) 785-7242
The United Fund for the Arts and Humanities (UFAH) was established to ensure a high level of cultural and artistic offerings from its member nonprofit organizations through a single annual fund drive to businesses, foundations, and professionals.

West Salem Historical Society

(608) 786-1675; (608) 786-1399
Preserved three homes of which two are open to public in June, July, and August.  Tours with minimal charge.

 

AMOS, Inc. (Advocating, Mobilizing, Organizing in Solidarity)

AMOS is a powerful coalition of faith communities working to deepen relationships within and among congregations and empower people to act together to build a more just and healthy society.

African American Cultural Alliance of Greater La Crosse

(608) 792-3597
To support a growing population of African American and interracial families who are living in La Crosse and the surrounding communities and to provide services that promote a quality lifestyle so these families can become productive citizens in this ever-changing community.

African American Mutual Assistance Network, Inc.

Phone: (608) 519-2367
AAMAN is committed to giving at-risk children of low-income families and special needs children the resources to realize the possibility of a successful and productive life. We believe the quality of the investment we make in them and their families will help to positively shape their future. These children represent the promise of accomplishing great things and deserve every opportunity to fulfill that promise without restrictions. AAMAN inspires children to learn, adults to teach and communities to move forward together. 

FSPA (Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration)

(608) 782-5610
We are ecclesial women whose mission is that of the church. We are sent as Jesus was sent to manifest God's love in the world; to bring new life, meaning, and hope to a suffering and searching humanity; to heal with compassion and forgiveness; to proclaim the gospel in word and action.

Hmong Mutual Assistance Association (& Community and Cultural Center) 

(608) 781-5744
To act as an educational and Charitable Corporation to assist the South East Asian members to adapt to life in the United States. To provide assistance to the refugees, the refugee sponsoring agencies, individual sponsors, local and state governments, the schools, human service providers, and other segments of the society.This assistance will be within the attempt to promote a smooth cultural transition and to facilitate great understanding between the refugees and their American friends.

LGBT Resource Center For The Seven Rivers Region, Inc

Phone: (608) 784-0452
Volunteer service organization reaching out to the gay, lesbian, transgender, and bisexual community, their families, friends, and allies; provides information and education on issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity to the larger community; it seeks to improve connections among existing community resources and to foster a climate of understanding.

Lutheran Office for Justice and Peace

608-397-7633

Neighborhood City Church - Jobs for Life

 

Norskedalen

Phone: (608) 452-3424
To preserve and interpret the natural environment and cultural heritage of the region, to make people aware of and sensitive to these resources and to provide educational opportunities at all levels through its arboretum, nature and heritage centers, and staff-both volunteer and professional.

UW-La Crosse Pride Center

The mission of the Pride Center is to address the community’s needs by providing resources and education on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, asexual and ally issues while advocating for equality.

Women’s Fund of the La Crosse Community Foundation

(608) 780-5710 
The Women's Fund exists to enrich the lives of women and girls so they can do the same for others.

World We Live In

(608) 788-7215
Encourages respect for the earth and for all peoples who inhabit it.   It is a reading project in elementary schools designed to nurture children's growing understanding of the common bonds we share with others all over the world.

 

Aquinas Catholic Schools Foundation
(608) 784-0707
The mission of the Aquinas Catholic Schools , an independent 501(c)(3)tax-exempt organization, is to promote and ensure that high quality Catholic education is made affordable and accessible to all in the La Crosse Diocese through the Aquinas Catholic Schools.

The Clara Fields Multicultural Literacy Program (AAMAN) 
(800) 765-4050 
The Clara Fields Multicultural Literacy Program-(CFMLP) is designed to reduce poverty and build sustainable prosperity for low-income families; at-risk, and special needs children. The Program promotes and support early childhood literacy to develop prolific readers in each preschooler by the time they start kindergarten and to greatly improve the literacy skills of those children in K-2nd grade and their parents. The program expands their background knowledge creating a broader base on which to build literacy skills. 

Coulee Children’s Center

(608) 787-5572
Coulee Children’s Center, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in Western Wisconsin, offers Early Intervention, Therapy and Childcare Services provided by pediatric specialists.  We give children and their families the opportunity to gain self-confidence by encouraging the child’s cognitive, physical and social development.

Coulee Reading Center

(608) 788-7323
The Coulee Reading Center is a non-profit organization with the mission of facilitating the acquisition of reading skills and improving the literacy of those who are experiencing difficulty.

Hope Academy of Western Wisconsin 

(608) 781-8397 
Provide a school in which teen parents can attend to complete a high school credential and raise a healthy child. We believe that teen parents have the potential to be great parents.

Independent Living Resources - La Crosse 

(608) 787-1111   
Mission is to advocate for the improvement of life for all people with disabilities; to help people with disabilities achieve and maintain self-sufficient and productive lives in their communities; to serve as a site to provide training and information on assistive technologies and adaptive devices; and to assist consumers to increase ability to take control of one's life and cope with disability.

Junior Achievement of Wisconsin

(715) 552-1904
Junior Achievement inspires and prepares young people to succeed in the global economy. JA recruits volunteers from the local business community to enter classrooms and teach students K-12 about personal financial responsibility in an ever-changing market. From the basic concepts of trading, sharing and the definition of community to the more complex ideas of credit, philanthropy and budgeting, JA programs expose children to a world beyond their neighborhoods and inspire opportunity in every young mind.

La Crosse County Library

(608) 526-9600
The mission of the La Crosse County Library is to assist patrons in the pursuit of life-long learning by providing equal access to informational, educational, cultural and recreational materials in a variety of formats and to be responsive to the public library needs of the communities we serve.

La Crosse County UW Cooperative Extension Office

(608) 785-9593
To provide the latest research-based information on agriculture, family living, consumer interests, youth, community development and natural resource management information to help county residents help themselves.

La Crosse Public Education Foundation

(608) 787-0226
The La Crosse Public Education Foundation enhances the quality of public education by inspiring creativity and innovation in our children, educators and the community.  LPEF raises funds to fill the gap between public funding and the unmet needs of our public schools, enriching the educational experience for tomorrow's leaders.

La Crosse Public Library (Winding Rivers System)

(608) 789-7151

Luther High School
608-783-5435

Onalaska Foundation for Educational Excellence

(608) 781-9700
The Onalaska Foundation for Educational Excellence was established to strengthen community participation in our schools. The Foundation will provide financial support for innovative educational programs or creative projects that inspire both teachers and students to achieve educational excellence.

Parenting Place 

(608) 784-8125
Mission is to make available parent education and family support information and services to all families; programs are aimed at preventing child abuse and neglect as well as providing a child care resource and referral system, child care certification services, training to child care providers, Community Response and Birth to Three Service Coordination.

School District of Bangor

 (608) 486-5202

School District of Holmen

 (608) 526-6610

School District of La Crosse

Phone: (608) 789-7600

School District of Onalaska

 (608) 781-9700

School District of West Salem

(608) 786-0700

University of Wisconsin La Crosse

(608) 785-8000

Viterbo University

(608) 796-3000

Western Technical College

(608) 785-9200

Workforce Connections, Inc.

(608) 789-5620
Workforce Connections, Inc. connects people, work, and training while advancing self-sufficiency.

World We Live In

(608) 788-7215
Encourages respect for the earth and for all peoples who inhabit it. It is a reading project in elementary schools designed to nurture children's growing understanding of the common bonds we share with others all over the world.

 

Brice Prairie Conservation Association

(608) 783-9520
Restore the natural beauty of the Black River and the surrounding territory; promote the general health and welfare of the community by supporting sound management practices for the Black River, Lake Onalaska, and the Mississippi River; disseminate knowledge and promote scientific inquiries.

Coulee Partners for Sustainability

Coulee Partners for Sustainability (CPS) is a group of La Crosse area residents who are interested in promoting lifestyles that are environmentally sustainable, economically viable, and socially just.

Coulee Region Trout Unlimited

(608) 787-1883
To conserve, protect and restore coldwater fisheries and their watersheds for future generations.

Friends of Kickapoo Valley Reserve

The Friends of the Kickapoo Valley Reserve is an organization of people dedicated to assist the Kickapoo Reserve Management Board in its mission to preserve and protect the lands entrusted to the Reserve by raising funds and public awareness, and by providing volunteers for needed projects. 

Mississippi Valley Conservancy

(608) 784-3606
Working with you to conserve the diverse landscapes and natural areas of the Coulee Region of western Wisconsin for future generations.

Myrick Hixon EcoPark
(608) 784-0303
Create a unique destination with dynamic educational programming, interactive displays, and live animal exhibits that will advance the appreciation and conservation of our natural resources.
Norskedalen

(608) 452-3424
To preserve and interpret the natural environment and cultural heritage of the region, to make people aware of and sensitive to these resources and to provide educational opportunities at all levels through its arboretum, nature and heritage centers, and staff-both volunteer and professional.

Outdoor Recreation Alliance

To develop and maintain first-class, human-powered, shared-use trails.

WisCorps

 (608) 782-2494
To develop leadership, self-confidence, and a strong work ethic in youth and young adults through the active stewardship of Wisconsin's communities and natural resources.

 

La Crosse Community Foundation has a number of donor advised and designated funds that are distributed to a number of area faith community organizations.  For information on how to start a fund to assist your faith community, contact the Foundation at (608) 782-3223.

 

ARC - La Crosse

(608) 782-4799
An advocacy and support network for citizens with developmental and related disabilities, their families, friends, and professionals who support them.

Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Wisconsin

(800) 272.3900
To eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhace care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. 

American Cancer Society - Midwest Division - La Crosse Unit

(608) 783-5001
Funds cancer research, educates the public on cancer prevention and early detection, educates health professionals on the latest techniques in cancer control, and provides services for cancer patients.

American Red Cross - Scenic Bluffs Chapter  

(608) 788-1000
A humanitarian organization led by volunteers which provides disaster relief and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.

Bethany Lutheran Homes, Inc.

(608)-406-3880
Bethany Lutheran Homes provides a quality continuum of compassionate care; Meeting the physical, social and spiritual needs of those we serve...

Birthright of La Crosse

(608) 782-0373
Mission is to provide a pro-life support system for distressing pregnancies and to help women make educated decisions about their pregnancies; all tests and services are free of charge.

Capable Canines of Wisconsin

(608) 561-2269
To provide physical strength and support through trained dogs to assist those afflicted with autism, seizures and physical disabilities.

Citizen Advocacy

608-782-4760
Citizen Advocacy is dedicated to protecting the rights, promoting the interests, and supporting the lives of people with developmental and related disabilities.

Coulee Council on Addictions  

(608) 784-4177
Coulee Council on Addictions, Inc. provides confidential assistance, information, education and services to people of all ages dealing with substance abuse and other addictions.

Easter Seals Wisconsin

Our mission is to increase independence, maximize opportunities, minimize barriers, and enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities. We are proud to create innovative programs to address the needs of increasingly diverse populations.

Essential Health Clinic

(608) 775-8390
Goal is to ensure all people have access to reproductive health care and education regardless of ability to pay and to help clients determine the timing and spacing of pregnancies (achieving and preventing); maintain and/or improve clients' reproductive health; involve parents, schools, churches, and the community in promoting comprehensive, medically accurate sexuality education for individuals of all ages; all services are provided in harmony with the personal beliefs of our clients.

Flying Horse Stable

(608) 317-1448
Promotes relationships of humans and horses for recreational, physical, therapeutic, emotional, and healing purposes.

Franciscan Healthcare Foundation

(608) 784-6449
The Foundation supports the healing mission of Mayo Clinic Health System - Franciscan Healthcare.

Gundersen Medical Foundation

(608) 775-6600
Gundersen Medical Foundation enhances and supports quality healthcare by emphasizing medical education, health and wellness education, as well as research and community health outreach.

Health Science Consortium, Inc.

(608) 785-5151 
To develop and implement collaborative initiatives focused toward meeting community and regional needs through enhancing health care, strengthening medical health science education, and solidifying interactive research initiatives.

HorseSense for Special Riders

(608) 791-4868
HorseSense for Special Riders is dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals with special needs through a partnership with the horse.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International

JDRF is the leader of the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community—unifying global efforts to cure, treat, and prevent T1D. Through a transformative vision, breakthrough innovations, and effective operations, JDRF is working to remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D.

La Crosse Area Underwater Rescue and Recovery Unit

We are a volunteer dive unit for the La Crosse County Sheriff's Department whose functions are but not limited to Swift Water/Flood Rescue, Ice Rescue, Underwater Rescue and recovery & Vessel security services.

La Crosse Community Dental

(608) 782-2840         
Provides dental care for people receiving Medicaid or Badgercare.

La Crosse County Emergency Management Office

(608) 789-4811 
Focus upon increasing the awareness of our citizen's to the existing risks and vulnerabilities to which they are exposed.  To plan a course of action to educate and instruct the citizen's in how those identified risks and vulnerabilities can affect their daily lives.  Development of dynamic pro-active action plans that maximize safety and awareness through personal involvement, exercising and public media programs.

La Crosse County Health Department

(608) 785-9872
Mission is to protect consumers in all public health matters on a county-wide basis; provides home care, personal care, and public health nursing, environmental health, nutrition, health education, vector control, and laboratory services.

March of Dimes-Wisconsin Chapter

(414) 778-3500
We help moms have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies.

Mental Health Coalition of the Greater La Crosse Area

The Mental Health Coalition of the Greater La Crosse Area is a community coalition of advocates for mental health and providers of  mental health services working together to create a mentally health  community by educating about mental health and illness, achieving  insurance parity, and improving access to services.

NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness - LaCrosse

(800) 950-6264
Mission is to help families cope with relatives living with a mental illness, to act as an advocate on behalf of people with mental illness, to educate the general public concerning mental illness, and to promote research.

Ruth House - YWCA of the Coulee Region

(608) 781-2783
Ruth community is a strength based healing home supporting women successfully leaving alcohol treatment. This safe environment is dedicated to restoring hope through goal directed living and learning.

St. Clare Health Mission

(608) 791-9546   
To provide a free walk-in health clinic for the poor and uninsured.

The Salvation Army - La Crosse   

(608) 782-6126
Organized to meet the needs of persons in emergency situations; provides spiritual, physical, and emotional assistance.

Scenic Bluffs Community Health Centers

(608) 785-2550
To provide accessible, patient centered primary healthcare focusing on disease prevention and education to improve the health and well-being of our communities.

 

Wisconsin Badger Camp

(608) 384-9689 
The mission of Wisconsin Badger Camp is to serve people with developmental disabilities by providing quality outdoor recreational experiences.

 

City of La Crosse

Couleecap

608-634-3104 
Couleecap’s mission is to fight poverty and promote self-sufficiency for people in the Coulee Region. Couleecap identifies needs, mobilizes resources, and provides quality services in collaboration with partners in the community.

Coulee Region Transitional Housing Ministry

c/o Our Savior's Lutheran Church 
The Coulee Region Transitional Housing Ministry (CRTHM) is an ecumenical group concerned with the well being and dignity of all women. CRTHM works with New Horizons Shelter and Women’s Center to provide safe and acceptable transitional housing and financial assistance for women and children who have experienced domestic violence in their lives.

Habitat for Humanity - La Crosse Area

(608) 785-2373
Dedicated to eliminating poverty housing, Habitat for Humanity partners with families in need and challenges individuals, churches, companies, foundations, and other organizations to build decent, affordable homes which it then sells to the partner family with a zero-interest mortgage.

Housing Authority of the City of La Crosse

(608) 782-2264
Provides decent, safe, sanitary housing for people of low and moderate income.

La Crosse County Housing Authority

(608) 781-5365
Provides housing to low income families, elderly and people with disabilities.

La Crosse County Housing Coalition

(608) 781-5365
Provides a local planning group consisting of community agencies concerned with affordable housing.

La Crosse Interfaith Collaborative for Affordable Housing 

c/o Our Savior's Lutheran Church
(608) 782-0710
A program designed to offer assistance to “at risk” tenants by opening doors to affordable housing that they wouldn’t otherwise qualify for, while providing the community with active and involved citizens.

Transitional Housing - YWCA of The Coulee Region

(608) 781-2783
The YWCA Transitional Housing Program provides twelve months of financial assistance, supportive services and mentoring for single parent homeless women and their children. We seek to empower the women to obtain and remain in permanent housing, increase their job training skills and/or income, and achieve greater self-determination and self-sufficiency.

Wiscorps

(608) 782-2494
To develop leadership, self-confidence, and a strong work ethic in youth and young adults through the active stewardship of Wisconsin's natural resources.

 

Aging and Disability Resource Center of Western Wisconsin

(608) 785-5700
Provides a free resource center, accessible to the general public, that serves as the first place to call or come for information and assistance relating to aging, disability, mental health, or substance abuse; assists consumers and families to examine all community options before major life changes are made; provides short-term intervention, advocacy, and prevention services; assists persons to arrange community services; determines eligibility for public assistance programs.

AMOS, Inc. (Advocating, Mobilizing, Organizing in Solidarity)

AMOS is a powerful coalition of faith communities working to deepen relationships within and among congregations and empower people to act together to build a more just and healthy society.

Bluff Country Women’s Resources

(507) 894-2676
Houston County Women’s Resources works to create a non-violent world which affirms the rights and dignity of all individuals.

CASA for Kids (Court Appointed Special Advocate)- YWCA

(608) 781-2783
CASA for Kids serves children who have been determined by a court to be in need of protection or services. This program trains volunteers to advocate for the best interests of the child and monitor the child’s progress toward a safe, stable, and permanent home. Volunteers serve as observers for the judges who appoint them, meeting weekly with the child and consulting regularly with the child’s support team.

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of La Crosse, Inc.

(608) 782-0710
Catholic Charities alleviates poverty and strengthens families by providing: pregnancy counseling, emergency assistance, adoption, financial counseling, family & mental health counseling, immigration support, refugee resettlement, domestic abuse prevention, parenting education and community support for children with severe emotional disabilities.

Causeway Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers

(608) 775-9999
CAUSEWAY exists to develop caring communities in which neighbors share time and skill in response to the needs of each other. Through a cooperative effort with participating faith congregations, older adults and adults with disabilities are given assistance, enabling them to maintain a sense of independence, dignity, and self-worth.

Chileda Habilitation Institute

(608) 782-6480
Provides intensive care and habilitation to modify disabilities which inhibit a child's home placement utilizing educational growth and development.

Citizen Advocacy

608-782-4760
Citizen Advocacy is dedicated to protecting the rights, promoting the interests, and supporting the lives of people with developmental and related disabilities.

Coulee Children’s Center

(608) 787-5572
Coulee Children’s Center, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in Western Wisconsin, offers Early Intervention, Therapy and Childcare Services provided by pediatric specialists. We give children and their families the opportunity to gain self-confidence by encouraging the child’s cognitive, physical and social development.Human Services 

Come For Supper (Our Savior’s Lutheran Church)

(608) 782-3468
Provides free meals on Tuesdays from 5:00 - 6:00 PM to those in need.

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of La Crosse

(608) 784-8380
Provides credit counseling services.

Couleecap

608-634-3104 
Couleecap’s mission is to fight poverty and promote self-sufficiency for people in the Coulee Region. Couleecap identifies needs, mobilizes resources, and provides quality services in collaboration with partners in the community.

Family & Children’s Center - La Crosse 

(608) 785-0001
Family counseling and youth services agency providing a continuum of preventive and therapeutic services to children, adolescents, families, and individuals.

FSPA (Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration)

(608) 782-5610
We are ecclesial women whose mission is that of the church. We are sent as Jesus was sent to manifest God's love in the world; to bring new life, meaning, and hope to a suffering and searching humanity; to heal with compassion and forgiveness; to proclaim the gospel in word and action.

Front Door Ministry (St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral)

(608) 782-0322 ext. 223 
The Front Door Ministry is an outreach of the Cathedral parish to provide emergency assistance for food, gasoline and bus tokens. Limited funds are available for housing and utility bills for those who qualify. The Front Door Ministry is open from 9 AM to 11AM Monday through Friday. 

Great Rivers United Way

(608) 796-1400
Unite people and resources to improve lives and strengthen our communities.

Hillview Urban Agriculture Center

To create a healthy community through a local, sustainable and accessible food system.

Hunger Task Force of La Crosse

(608) 793-1002
To eliminate hunger by harvesting community resources and being the voice of the hungry.

Independent Living Resources - La Crosse

(608) 787-1111
Mission is to advocate for the improvement of life for all people with disabilities; to help people with disabilities achieve and maintain self-sufficient and productive lives in their communities; to serve as a site to provide training and information on assistive technologies and adaptive devices; and to assist consumers to increase ability to take control of one's life and cope with disability.

Jim’s Grocery Bag Fund of the La Crosse Community Foundation

(608) 782-3223
Provides annual funding to the La Crosse School District for short term lunch assistance and food pantry items so school children have food in their homes over long school breaks. Middle and high school students are assisted on a case by case basis to assure they are not hungry.

La Crosse County Human Services

(608) 785-5875
We are dedicated to working with individuals and families within La Crosse County, in order to enhance their self-sufficiency and quality of life. We will offer protection, prevention, intervention, treatment, education and support, within our local, state, and federal guidelines, and with respect for the dignity of each person served.

La Crosse County Victim/Witness Assistance Program (DA’s Office)

(608) 785-5750
To provide information and support so that victims and witnesses of crimes are treated with dignity and respect.

La Crosse Jail Ministry

(608) 785-9772 
Provides counseling, support, and information to jail inmates and their families.

Lutheran Office for Justice and Peace

608-397-7633

Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin And Upper Michigan – La Crosse

(608) 788-5090
Provides counseling, adoption, treatment foster care, and special program services to persons in need.

Mobile Meals Of La Crosse, Inc.

(608) 784-4623
Provides hot nutritious meals to homebound people within the community.

Monday's Meals (St. Luke's Methodist Church)

(608) 782-6421
Free meal program from 5:00 - 6:00 P.M. on Mondays.

New Horizons Shelter and Outreach Centers

(608) 791-2610
New Horizons Shelter and Outreach Centers provides safety and services to adults and families who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and/or harassment so that they can make decisions about their lives in a supportive, nonjudgmental and empowering atmosphere. an organization, New Horizons also promotes the concepts of non-violence and equality through education, advocacy and social action. 

Onalaska Emergency Food Basket

(608) 783-7722
Emergency food to persons in need.

Operation Homefront - La Crosse Coulee Region Chapter

(608) 658-5290
La Crosse Coulee Region 100% volunteer chapter with a mission to: "provide emergency assistance and morale to our troops, to the families they leave behind and to wounded warriors when they return home."

Parenting Place

(608) 784-8125
Mission is to make available parent education and family support information and services to all families; programs are aimed at preventing child abuse and neglect as well as providing a child care resource and referral system, child care certification services, training to child care providers, Community Response and Birth to Three Service Coordination.

A Place of Grace Catholic Worker House

(608) 782-6224 
Provides a neighborhood hospitality center.

Riverfront

(608) 784-9450        
To maximize the independence and full potential of those we serve.  Riverfront provides employment services including facility-based vocational services, assessment, job placement and follow-along and supported employment; also supplemental services such as personal care in the facility, assistance in arranging transportation, case coordination, money management, and clerical skills training; Riverfront also provides community living support and training, benefits analysis and coordination, recreation, and facility based day services and services to people with mental health concerns as well as services in an adult family home setting.

St. Mary’s Parish - The Fortney Motel Meal Program

(608) 673-6914
The Fortney Hotel Meals Program of Viroqua is an ecumenical initiative to provide home-cooked meals on an ongoing basis to the alienated, the troubled, and the poor of the community.

Salvation Army - La Crosse

(608) 782-6126
Organized to meet the needs of persons in emergency situations; provides spiritual, physical, and emotional assistance.

Stepping Stones Children’s Advocacy Center (FCC)

(608) 791-3882
To reduce trauma to children who are reported as being maltreated and to improve child abuse investigations, treatment planning, and case follow-up.

Tom’s Grocery Bag Fund of the La Crosse Community Foundation

(608) 782-3223
Provides annual funding to the Onalaska School District for short term lunch assistance and food pantry items so school children have food in their homes over long school breaks. Middle and high school students are assisted on a case by case basis to assure they are not hungry.

WAFER

(608) 782-6003
Provides emergency food to persons in need, provides government commodities to households with income at or below 185% of federal poverty level.

West Salem Mobile Meals

(608) 786-1600
To provide hot nutritional meals to homebound persons within the community.

Workforce Connections, Inc.

(608) 789-5620
Workforce Connections, Inc. connects people, work, and training while advancing self-sufficiency.

World We Live In

(608) 788-7215
Encourages respect for the earth and for all peoples who inhabit it. It is a reading project in elementary schools designed to nurture children's growing understanding of the common bonds we share with others all over the world.

Women's Clothes Closet (of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church)

(608) 784-5745
Provides free new and used clothing for women entering or re-entering the work force.

YWCA

(608) 781-2783
YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

 

4-H Youth Development

(608) 785-9593
UW-Extension 4-H Youth Development integrates research, education, and community-based partnerships, enabling youth to learn and practice skills to be productive citizens.

ARC - La Crosse

(608) 782-4799
An advocacy and support network for citizens with developmental and related disabilities, their families, friends, and professionals who support them.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the 7 Rivers Region

(608) 782-2227
Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Boy Scouts of America - Gateway Area Council 

(608) 784-4040
Provides educational, character development, leadership training, experiences in outdoor living, physical fitness, and citizenship activities.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse

(608) 782-3926
Provides guidance, leadership, and companionship in well-organized programs for boys and girls; "The Positive Place for Kids.

Bridges of Belonging

Creating a Christian community, rooted in the Beatitudes, which supports and protects the dignity of persons with disabilities.

Capable Canines of Wisconsin

(608) 781-4419
To provide physical strength and support through trained dogs to assist those afflicted with autism, seizures and physical disabilities.

Children's Museum

(608) 784-2652

Provides 3 floors of hands-on, interactive exhibits for children; a family place where children can explore, create, experiment, learn and exercise imaginations.

Citizen Advocacy

608-782-4760
Citizen Advocacy is dedicated to protecting the rights, promoting the interests, and supporting the lives of people with developmental and related disabilities.

City of La Crosse – Parks, Recreation, and Forestry  Department

(608) 789-7533     
The City of La Crosse Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department’s mission is to enrich our community through stewardship of the environment and through provision of quality recreation, facilities and fun.

City of Onalaska Parks and Recreation Department

(608) 781-9560
Provides an opportunity for youth and adults to enjoy social and recreational activities.

Community Teen Center – La Crosse Area YMCA 

(608) 784-8490
The YMCA Community Teen Center is a safe, tobacco, alcohol, and drug-free drop-in center for teens in the 8th-12th grades. The Center offers free activities that are engaging, attractive to young people and make use of their talents, energy, and creativity. The Center offers skill-building and recreational opportunities and is staffed by positive, caring adults who are trained to work with adolescents.

Coulee Region Humane Society, Inc.

(608) 781-4014
Provides a variety of animal services.

Coulee Region Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

(608) 785-0500
RSVP invites seniors age 55 and better to share their life experience and skills to make a positive impact volunteering in our community at non-profit agencies.

Crossfire 

(608) 784-6565
Provides a well monitored youth center providing socialization opportunities that are a "party" alternative and outreach to confined youth at group homes, juvenile detention centers and youth leadership training centers.

CRUSA – Coulee Region United Soccer Association

(608) 498-9205
We are committed to building our club through the development of the game of soccer for the benefit of our grassroots and competitive player programs, coaches, parents, managers, sponsors, fans and with a special emphasis on supporting the growth of all children in the Coulee Region area.  We shall always strive to honor the spirit of the game, act in the best interests of our members and support our community soccer partners including schools, clubs and others with a passion for the game.

Flying Horse Stable

(608) 317-1448
Promotes relationships of humans and horses for recreational, physical, therapeutic, emotional, and healing purposes.

Girl Scouts of Wisconsin - Badgerland Council

(608) 784-3693
To inspire girls, ages 5 through 17, with the highest ideals of character, conduct, patriotism, and service.

Harry J. Olson Multipurpose Center, Inc.

(608) 781-2122          
On-going educational, recreational, nutritional programs for the elderly.

HorseSense for Special Riders

(608) 791-4868
HorseSense for Special Riders is dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals with special needs through a partnership with the horse.

NASA - North American Squirrel Association

(608) 781-3100
The North American Squirrel Association was formed to assist people with physical challenges and/or elderly enjoy hunting, fishing, recreational activities, and youth education.

Riverfront, Inc.

(608) 784-9450        
To maximize the independence and full potential of those we serve.  Riverfront provides employment services including facility-based vocational services, assessment, job placement and follow-along and supported employment; also supplemental services such as personal care in the facility, assistance in arranging transportation, case coordination, money management, and clerical skills training; Riverfront also provides community living support and training, benefits analysis and coordination, recreation, and facility based day services and services to people with mental health concerns as well as services in an adult family home setting.

Shelby Youth Baseball

(608) 788-1032
Shelby Youth Ball operates in cooperation with, and under the control of the Shelby Town Board; is proudly sponsored by over 40 local business partners and is open to all area boys and girls.

Special Olympics

(608) 789-7596
The Special Olympics Program provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type activities for all children and adults with cognitive disabilities. 

West Salem Parks and Recreation Department

(608) 786-0222
The mission of the department is to create community through people, parks, and programs.

Wisconsin Badger Camp

(608) 384-9689 
The mission of Wisconsin Badger Camp is to serve people with developmental disabilities by providing quality outdoor recreational experiences.

YMCA

(608) 782-9622 (La Crosse)
(608) 783-9622 (Onalaska)
The La Crosse Area Family YMCA is a charitable, community service organization that includes men, women, and children of all ages, abilities, incomes, races and religions. We are dedicated to building strong kids, strong families, and strong communities by putting Christian principles into practice through programs that promote healthy lifestyles, strong values, leadership development, community interaction, and international understanding. All persons are welcome at our YMCA, regardless of their ability to pay. Our YMCA is founded and led by volunteers from our community; volunteers also serve as mentors, coaches, program leaders, instructors and more.YMCA programs are designed for people of all ages, abilities, faiths, ethnic groups and incomes. YMCAs offer a welcoming atmosphere where participants feel comfortable and receive the support they need to improve their physical, mental, and spiritual health. YMCA programs help develop self-esteem and self-confidence, build lasting relationships, and increased civic engagement. Services are offered at affordable fees for the community at-large, with financial assistance available for those who cannot afford the full fee.

 

401 Main St., Ste. 205
La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: (608) 782-3223
           
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