Monroe County

    What’s raised here stays here

    In 2019, Great Rivers United Way funded 46 programs that made a difference in the lives of thousands of Monroe County residents! Eighteen of our 25 partner agencies provide services in the areas of health, education, financial stability, and community basics in Sparta, Tomah, and beyond! Last year, United Way funding allowed these critical programs to touch their lives more than 115,000 times!

    Great Rivers United Way invests more than $250,000 a year in Monroe County. Please join our efforts to make this community an even better place to call home for you, your family, neighbors, and friends with a gift to Great Rivers United Way.

    Your gift of $1/week ($52/year) makes an impact – it provides:

    • Boys & Girls Club memberships to two Monroe County youth living in poverty
    • A habitability inspection of a new housing unit for a Monroe County family facing homelessness
    • An entire month’s worth of food for a Monroe County family of three

    Monroe County Funding

    Partner Program(s)
    American Red Cross Disaster Cycle Services
    Boy Scouts of America – Gateway Council Boy Scouting; Cub Scouting; Venturing Scouting
    Boys & Girls Club of Sparta* Project Learn
    Boys & Girls Club of Greater La Crosse Academic Success; Character & Leadership: Youth Mental Health; Healthy Life Styles: Preventative Health
    Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central WI* Academic Success; Good Character & Citizenship; Kids Cafe Food Program; Lifelong Healthy Lifestyle Choices
    Consumer Credit Counseling Services of La Crosse Credit Counseling & Financial Education
    Coulee Council on Addictions Crisis Management; Recovery Support & Relapse Prevention
    Couleecap* Drug Free Communities; Helping Entrepreneurs Thrive; Homeless Prevention; Monroe County Food Pantry; Skills Enhancement; Social Security Outreach, Access & Recovery (SOAR); Supportive Housing; Tenant Based Rental Assistance
    Families First of Monroe County* Case/Care Management; Safe & Stable Housing
    Family & Children’s Center* Drop-In Center; Hope Academy; Stepping Stones
    Girl Scouts of Wisconsin-Badgerland Council Girl Scouts Leadership Experience: Grades K-5 and 6-12
    Great Rivers 211 Comprehensive I&R; Crisis Line Services
    Hunger Task Force Food Recovery Program
    Independent Living Resources* Homeless Intervention & Prevention; Independent Living Services
    New Horizons Shelter & Outreach Center Crisis Line; Emergency Shelter; Outreach Program; Trauma Specialist
    Scenic Bluffs Community Health Centers* Help Team
    The Parenting Place* Parent Coaching; Parent/Child Development Groups
    YWCA La Crosse Child Center; Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)
     *These agencies have offices located in Monroe County.
     A complete list of funded programs is available in our online Campaign Center.

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