Great Rivers 2-1-1 Formerly First Call For Help, provides free, confidential community information, referrals and crisis-line services 24 hours a day.

Dial 2-1-1
(800) 362-8255
(866) 884-3620 (TTY)

Toll Free in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa



Alcoholics Anonymous
La Crosse Area Intergroup
(608) 784-7560




Coulee Council on Addictions
921 West Ave S
La Crosse

(608) 784-4177


Aging & Disability

Aging and Disability Resource Center of La Crosse County

Provides information and assistance regarding county services and community resource

(608) 785-5700
(800) 500-3910



Behavioral Health Services

Family & Children’s Center
1707 Main Street
La Crosse

(608) 785-0001

Gundersen Health Systems Behavioral Health
(608) 775-2287

Unity House for Men: (608) 775-7991

Unity House for Women: (608) 775-7991


Ho-Chunk Nation Behavioral Health

724 Main St
La Crosse

(608) 784-3083


River Valley Integrated Health Center: Mental Health Clinic
1525 Losey Blvd
La Crosse

(608) 787-6411


Scenic Bluffs Community Health Centers: Behavioral Health Services
Private and personalized counseling for adults, youth, families, and couples

(608) 654-5100

238 Front St



Coalition for Fairness
Working to achieve insurance parity for mental health treatment


The Mental Health Coalition of the Greater La Crosse Area
PO Box 3724
La Crosse

Aaron Rasch at


Crisis Services

La Crosse County Mobile Crisis
Phone and/or face-to-face service
24 hours – 7 days/week
(608) 784-HELP (4357)


Disability Rights

Disability Rights Wisconsin (formerly Wisconsin Coalition for Advocacy)

A statewide resource for individuals, families, service professionals and others concerned with disability issues. Designated by the Governor to ensure the rights of all state citizens with disabilities through individual advocacy and system change, the private nonprofit group is part of a national system of federally mandated independent disability agencies.

(608) 267-0214 (Voice)
(888) 758-6049 (TTY)
(800) 928-8778 (Toll-Free)


Drop-in Center

Recovery Avenue (RAVE)
Consumer-run drop-in center


1806 State St
La Crosse
(608) 785-9615


Government Contacts

State Representative Jennifer Shilling: (888) 534-0095

State Representative Mike Huebsch: (888) 534-0094

Wisconsin Legislative Hotline: (800) 362-9472



Gundersen Health System
(608) 782-7300
(800) 362-9567

Mayo Clinic Health System (Franciscan Health)
(608) 785-0940
(800) 362-5454


Human Services

La Crosse County Human Services

Integrated support and recovery services
(608) 784-HELP (4357)


Independent Living Resources (ILR)

Peer support and advocacy for any individual with any disability of any age in Southwestern Wisconsin

P: (608) 787-1111  / (888) 474-5745
TTY: (608) 787-1148 / (888) 378-2198


Mental Health

Franciscan Skemp Behavioral Health
(608) 392-9555

Women’s LAAR House
(608) 392-6147
(608) 392-4436

Scarseth House
(608) 392-4542
(608) 392-4436

Villa Success
(608) 326-8424
(608) 392-4436


La Crosse County Mental Health Crisis Program

Readily accessible mental health crisis services to meet individual needs in the least restrictive settings possible

(608) 784-HELP (4357)
24 hours a day


Mayo Clinic Health System — Franciscan Healthcare

(608) 392-9555 — Outpatient Services
(608) 392-6147 — Women's Recovery Residential Home
(608) 392-4542 — Men's Recovery Residential Home


Mental Health America of Wisconsin

Promotes the rights and well-being of people with a mental illness and provides information to individuals, professional organizations and the community

(414) 276-3122
(866) 948-6483 Toll Free


NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) — Wisconsin

A grassroots organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for those affected by mental illness throughout the state

(800) 236-2988


Wisconsin United for Mental Health

An ongoing effort by Wisconsin citizens to educate and increase awareness about mental illnesses as real and common diseases which are treatable

866-WIUNITED (948-6483)


Police Non-Emergency Dispatch Numbers

La Crosse: (608) 785-5962

Onalaska: (608) 785-5940

Holmen/Campbell: (608) 785-5942

Bangor: (608) 486-4276

Shelby: (608) 785-5944

West Salem: (608) 786-0407


Suicide Prevention

La Crosse Area Suicide Prevention Initiative

Educates others that suicide is a preventable public health problem and advocates for mental health insurance parity and suicide prevention

Geri Mulliner, RN
(608) 775-3689


United Way

United Way (Great Rivers)
(608) 796-1400



Veterans Service Office (La Crosse County)

400 4th St N
La Crosse

(608) 785-9719


Tomah VA

(800) 872-8662 ext 61751


Vocational Rehabilitation

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Charged with building and strengthening Wisconsin’s workforce, DVR offers employment assistance.

(608) 785-9500
(800) 523-2139
(866) 392-3090 (TTY)





Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Works to improve the quality and availability of substance abuse prevention, addiction treatment, and mental health services



Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)



Treatment Advocacy Center (TAC)

The Treatment Advocacy Center promotes laws, policies, and practices for the delivery of psychiatric care and supports the development of innovative treatments for and research into the causes of severe and persistent psychiatric illnesses.



DBSA Depression and BiPolar Support Alliance



DBSA Depression and BiPolar Support Alliance


Government Contacts

Senator Ron Johnson: (202) 224-5323

Senator Tammy Baldwin: (202) 224-5323 or (608) 796-0045

Congressman Ron Kind: (202) 225-5506


Mental Health

Mental Health America (formerly National Mental Health Association)

Dedicated to helping ALL people live mentally healthier lives


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Founded in 1979, NAMI is a national organization which includes NAMI organizations in every state and in over 1100 local communities across the country who join together to meet the NAMI mission through advocacy, research, support, and education.

(800) 950-NAMI (6264)


National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Provides information from the federal agency that conducts and supports research on mental illnesses


Sowing Seeds of Hope

Responding to the mental health needs of farm families


Personality Disorder

National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder



Center for Reintegration


Research Fund


Brain and behavior research fund


Suicide Prevention

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention


National Suicide Toll Free Hotline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)


bp Magazine (Bipolar)


esperanza (Hope to cope with anxiety and depression)


Schizophrenia Digest

Publications/Internet Resources