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Girls Connect

Girls Connect

Last year, the Franciscan Spirituality Center (FSC) collaborated with the Manitou Wellness Center to offer a family mindfulness workshop. The practice of mindfulness and its ability to enhance connections between adults and youth was so well received that they wanted...
Women’s Craft Program

Women’s Craft Program

Coulee Recovery Center supports women as they bridge the gap they face between addiction and recovery. The American Psychiatric Association defines addiction as, “a chronic illness that is influenced by genetic, developmental, behavioral, social, and...
Ruth House

Ruth House

“Ruth House is about creating someplace safe for women to carry on in their recovery journey.” – Melanie Hamel, Housing Director In just 90 days, Ruth House changes women’s lives. Ruth House is an emergency homeless shelter that can accommodate up to eight women...

Recovery Avenue

For over 20 years, Recovery Avenue has been supporting individuals in the La Crosse area on their journey from substance abuse recovery and towards mental wellness.  Recovery Avenue emphasizes the power of self over the power of illness.  The organization is peer run...
Women’s Build

Women’s Build

“The only way to effect change is by making change.” – Kahya Fox, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Change is being made through the Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build program. Women are being empowered by the experience of building houses....
Couleecap Homeless Program

Couleecap Homeless Program

“I was homeless with my 3 babies living in my car… This is the best opportunity I have ever had.” – Couleecap Participant Women and children represent the fastest growing population experiencing housing insecurity.  From 2017- 2018, the Wisconsin Department of...