Monroe County

    What’s raised here stays here

    In 2020, Great Rivers United Way funded 32 programs that made a difference in the lives of thousands of Monroe County residents! Nineteen of our 26 partner agencies provide services in the areas of health, education, and financial stability in Sparta, Tomah, and beyond! Last year, United Way funding allowed these critical programs to touch their lives 66,549 times!

    Great Rivers United Way invests more than $234,000 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
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of the 7 Rivers Region Community Based Youth Mentoring
    Boys & Girls Club of Sparta* Power Hour
    Boys & Girls Club of Greater La Crosse Promoting Health in Youth Who Need Us Most
    Youth Academic Success
    Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central WI* Academic Success
    Good Character & Citizenship
    Healthy Lifestyles
    Consumer Credit Counseling Services of La Crosse Building Financial Stability
    Coulee Recovery Center Crisis Support & Early Intervention
    Prevention & Education
    Recovery Support & Relapse Prevention
    Couleecap* Food Security & Outreach
    Healthy Homes
    Homeless Prevention & Supportive Housing
    SSA Outreach, Access & Recovery (SOAR)
    Families First of Monroe County* Strengthening Individuals & Families
    Family & Children’s Center* Stepping Stones
    Supported Employment
    Gateway Are Council, Boy Scouts of America Cub Scouting
    Girl Scouts of Wisconsin – Badgerland Council Girl Scouts Leadership Experience: Grades K-5
    Great Rivers 211 Information & Referral Line
    Hunger Task Force Food Recovery Program
    Kane Street Community Garden
    Independent Living Resources* Homeless Prevention & Intervention
    New Horizons Shelter & Outreach Center Emergency Shelter & 2 Hour Crisis Line
    Outreach Services
    Scenic Bluffs Community Health Centers* Enabling Services: La Crosse Help Team
    The Parenting Place* Parent Options Education & Support Program
    YWCA La Crosse Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Kids
    Rapid Re-housing
    Ruth House
     *These agencies have offices located in Monroe County.
     A complete list of funded programs (PDF) is available in our online Campaign Center.

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