Safe Zone Training – LGBTQ+ @ Goodwill
Sep 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

There is a pressure to already know how to be LGBTQ+ inclusive. And while many of us want to be, we don’t necessarily feel comfortable with the language, with our own level of understanding, and don’t know where to go to learn more. Safe Zone trainings are safe places for people to go to learn more, about their own gender/sexuality and deepen their understanding of the LGBTQ+ identity and issues.
You will learn awareness, knowledge, & skills of:
• LGBTQ+ Terms & Concepts
• LGBTQ+ Experiences & Challenges
• Skills to work with all people
• Ensure that we provide inclusive spaces in our learning, living, and working environments

Couleecap is working with the Extension Office to offer Safe Zone Training to our Coulee Collaborative to End Homelessness.

Heather Quackenboss will be the trainer. Heather Quackenboss is the Human Development and Relationships Educator at UW Madison Division of Extension in La Crosse County. Her focus is on wellbeing, culture and diversity, community collaboration, and mental wellness. Heather has worked for over 20 years in and with nonprofit agencies in La Crosse County. With her MS in Therapeutic Recreation paired with her travels to the USSR, work in prison, and parenting 3 teenagers, Heather uses compassion, adaptability, and empathy as tools that apply theory to real life.

The training will be held on September 18th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Goodwill on Mormon Coulee Rd. Space is limited to 20. If we exceed the number of people interested, we may host another session.

To register, please email me your interest no later than September 16, 2019.

Mental Health First Aid @ Great Rivers United Way
Sep 24 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. The training helps you identify, understand and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses.

When: September 24th, 2019
Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm
*Lunch will be provided
Location: Great Rivers United Way

Please register in advance.

Great River Landing and Sculpture Dedication Ceremony @ Great River Landing
Sep 24 @ 5:15 pm – 7:00 pm

“Nature’s Backyard” dedication ceremony and gift presentation to the city of Onalaska on Tuesday, Sept. 24th from 5:15 pm – 7:00 pm at the Great River Landing and Sculpture Site.

Jesus at Work 2.0 – Leadership Development Conference @ The Cargill Room
Oct 25 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Jesus @ work 2.0 – Digging into the Parables

Leadership development expert and master storyteller John McHugh continues the conversation about workplace culture and mission-driven values.  What do the parables about seeds, weeds and good deeds have to say about our everyday work lives?  Join us for a thought-provoking and motivational morning to explore how Jesus’ stories can change the way we approach work.

Includes continental breakfast. Register by October 4, 2019.

Adult & Teen Challenge Open House @ Family & Children's Center's Weston Facility
Oct 27 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come join us on October 27th from 12-4pm at our facility as we prepare to open our doors! There will be guided tours, appetizers and beautiful testimonies from those who have found freedom from their addictions. All are welcome.