Resources

 

LOCAL & WISCONSIN RESOURCES

 

2-1-1

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

greatrivers211.org

 

Addiction

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

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Al-Anon
usrecovery.info/wisconsin.htm

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Coulee Council on Addictions
921 West Ave S
La Crosse

(608) 784-4177
couleecouncil.org

 

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

adrcww.org

 

 

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

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Ho-Chunk Nation Behavioral Health

724 Main St
La Crosse

(608) 784-3083

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

(608) 787-6411

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

(608) 654-5100

238 Front St
Cashton

 

Coalitions

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

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

Aaron Rasch at RaschA@westerntc.edu

 

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)

disabilityrightswi.org

 

Drop-in Center

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

Monday–Friday
9:00AM–5:00PM

1806 State St
La Crosse

RaveOnState@aol.com
(608) 785-9615
ilresources.org

 

Government Contacts

State Representative Jennifer Shilling: (888) 534-0095

State Representative Mike Huebsch: (888) 534-0094

Wisconsin Legislative Hotline: (800) 362-9472

 

Hospitals

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

ilresources.org

 

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

franciscanskemp.org

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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

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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

mayoclinichealthsystem.org

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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

mhawisconsin.org

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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

namiwisconsin.org

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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)

wimentalhealth.org

 

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

lacrossesuicideprevention.org

 

United Way

United Way (Great Rivers)
(608) 796-1400
greatriversunitedway.org

 

Veterans

Veterans Service Office (La Crosse County)

400 4th St N
La Crosse

(608) 785-9719

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Tomah VA

(800) 872-8662 ext 61751

co.la-crosse.wi.us/departments/veterans

 

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)

 

NATIONAL RESOURCES

 

Addiction

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

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

samhsa.gov

 

ADHD

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

chadd.org

 

Advocacy

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.

psychlaws.org

 

Bipolar

DBSA Depression and BiPolar Support Alliance

dbsalliance.org

 

Depression

DBSA Depression and BiPolar Support Alliance

dbsalliance.org

 

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

mentalhealthamerica.net

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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)

nami.org

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National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

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

nimh.nih.gov

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Sowing Seeds of Hope

Responding to the mental health needs of farm families

agriwellness.org

 

Personality Disorder

National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder

borderlinepersonalitydisorder.com

 

Reintegration

Center for Reintegration

reintegration.com

 

Research Fund

NARSAD

Brain and behavior research fund

narsad.org

 

Suicide Prevention

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

afsp.org

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

 

bp Magazine (Bipolar)
bphope.com

 

esperanza (Hope to cope with anxiety and depression)
hopetocope.com

 

Schizophrenia Digest

schizophrenia.com

Publications/Internet Resources