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Local, State and National Resources

We are working on an all inclusive list. If we missed a group please let us know atWebMaster@NAMILaCrosseCounty.Org

Local Resources

The Aging and Disability Resource Center of La Crosse County
Provides information and assistance regarding county services and community resources.
608-785-5700 or 800-500-3910

AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)
La Crosse Area Intergroup

Clinical Services Crisis Program (24 hour contact information)
8:30am-5:00pm weekdays: 608-785-6101
5:00pm-8:30pm weeknights & 24 hours Saturday, Sunday & Holidays:
608-784-4357 (784-HELP)

Coulee Council on Addictions
921 West Ave S, La Crosse

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Charged with building and strengthening Wisconsin’s workforce, DVR offers employment assistance.
608-785-9500 (Voice)
866-392-3090 (TTY)
800-523-2139 (Toll Free)

Franciscan Skemp Behavioral Health
Women’s LAAR House: 608-392-6147 or 608-392-4436
Scarseth House: 608-392-4542 or 608-392-4436
Villa Success: 608-326-8424 or 608-392-4436

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 or (800) 362-8255. TTY 866-884-3620.
Toll Free in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa.

Gundersen Health Systems Behavioral Health
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

Hospital Numbers
Gundersen Health System: 608-782-7300 or 1-800-362-9567
Mayo Clinic Health System (Franciscan Health): 608-785-0940 or 1-800-362-5454

Independent Living Resources (ILR)
Provides peer support and advocacy for any person with any disability of any age in Southwestern Wisconsin.
Phone: 608-787-1111 or 888-474-5745
TTY: 608-787-1148 or 888-378-2198

La Crosse Area Suicide Prevention Initiative
Educates others that suicide is a preventable public health problem. Advocates for mental health insurance parity and suicide prevention.
For more information: Geri Mulliner, RN 608-775-3689

La Crosse County Human Services
Mental Health Recovery Services 608-785-6101
Mental Health Services  Children’s Mental Health Program

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

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

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) — La Crosse County
An organization of families and friends of persons living with severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar, clinical depression, anxiety disorders, borderline personality disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder. NAMI’s mission is to support families, educate them and the community about mental illnesses, advocate for those living with mental illness, and to reduce stigma through education and understanding.

Monthly meetings: 7:00 pm, 3rd Tuesday
First Congregational Church
Main St and Losey Blvd, La Crosse

  • Family-to-Family Education Program
    A free, 12-week course for family members to learn about mental illness and how to care for their loved ones and themselves.
    Next course date to be determined.
  • Family-to-Family Support Group
    For family and friends of those with a mental illness. Support group meetings are held the 2nd Mondays from 6:30 – 8:00 pm
    at Family & Children’s Center
    1707 Main Street, La Crosse, Wisconsin
    For more information:

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

Recovery Avenue (RAVE)
A consumer-run drop-in center.
1806 State St, La Crosse
Monday–Friday 9am – 5pm

River Valley Integrated Health Center: Mental Health Clinic
1525 Losey Blvd, La Crosse 608-787-6411

Survivors of Suicide Support Group
For those who have lost someone to suicide.
Meetings are informal, with no religious affiliation.
7:00–9:00 pm, 3rd Wednesday
Franciscan Spirituality Center
920 Market St, La Crosse
For more information: 608-769-5007, or Mary

United Way (Great Rivers)

Veterans Service Office (La Crosse County)
Assists military veterans obtain the services they need.
400 4th St N, La Crosse

Wisconsin Resources


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

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)

Mental Health America of Wisconsin
Promotes the rights and well-being of people with a mental illness. Provides information to individuals, professional organizations and the community.
414-276-3122 or 1-866-948-6483 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.

Scenic Bluffs Community Health Centers: Behavioral Health Services
Offers private and personalized counseling for adults, youth, families, and couples.
238 Front St, Cashton 608-654-5100

Tomah VA
1-800-872-8662 ext 61751

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)

Government Contacts
State Senator Dan Kapanke: 1-800-385-3385
State Representative Jennifer Shilling: 1-888-534-0095
State Representative Mike Huebsch: 1-888-534-0094
Wisconsin Legislative Hotline: 1-800-362-9472

National Resources

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Center for Reintegration

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

DBSA Depression and BiPolar Support Alliance

Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA)

Mental Health America (formerly National Mental Health Association)
Dedicated to helping ALL people live mentally healthier lives.

The brain and behavior research fund.

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
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.
1-800-950-NAMI (6264)

National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Provides information from the Federal agency that conducts and supports research on mental illnesses.

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

Sowing Seeds of Hope
Responding to the mental health needs of farm families.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Works to improve the quality and availability of substance abuse prevention, addiction treatment, and mental health services.

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.

Government Contacts
Senator Ron Johnson: (202) 224-5323
Senator Tammy Baldwin: 202-224-5323 or 608-796-0045
Congressman Ron Kind: 202-225-5506

Publications/Internet Resources

bp Magazine (Bi Polar)

esperanza (hope to cope with anxiety and depression)

Schizophrenia Digest

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