If you are experiencing any of the following challenges, the REACH Center may be able to help:
- Experiencing homelessness – couch surfing, living at a shelter, sleeping in a vehicle or outside, etc.
- Are behind on mortgage payments or facing foreclosure
- Landlord is threatening eviction
- Are at risk of being kicked out of your home by a roommate or family member
- Were denied housing
- Are at risk of having your utilities shut off, or they already have been shut off
- Need clothing, hygiene products, and/or food
- Need help getting a phone
- Insufficient or no access to healthcare, mental health services, or long term care
- Need help getting a social security card or driver’s license
If you’re not sure where to find help with these issues, stop in at the REACH Center and a Resource Advocate will work with you to determine what to do next.
We are located at 212 11th Street South, La Crosse WI 54601 (get directions). Appointments are appreciated but not necessary. Call 608-781-2783 or complete this form to schedule your appointment.
If you are unsure if we can help with a particular issue, please call 608-781-2783 to inquire.
If your landlord is threatening to evict you, you can meet with our Landlord Liaison. They'll consult with you on how to work with your landlord to avoid eviction.
Are you experiencing homelessness, or are at risk of losing your home? Stop into the REACH Center and meet with a Coordinated Entry (CE) specialist. They can refer you to a community housing list. The community housing list will help you access housing openings in the community. This list combines housing opportunities from several organizations, in one place.
“Services are funded in part by a grant from the City of La Crosse and Federal American Rescue Plan Act.”
If you need access to administrative services, you can receive help from Resource Advocates at the front desk of the REACH Center. They will assist in completing applications for housing, access to a phone to contact employers, landlords, etc., and access to a computer within the REACH Center.
After speaking with a Resource Advocate, they will be able to connect you with the correct partnering agency and services inside and outside of the building. They can also confirm if clients have been placed on the Coordinated Entry list and schedule appointments with partner staff in the building.
Hygiene & Non-Perishable Food Pantry
A hygiene and non-perishable food pantry is available Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
The REACH Center staff can help you to
- Find a doctor or therapist that can work with you
- Help make appointments
- Help apply for Badgercare or access other insurance
- Provide information about Long Term
- Care and help you to access the process to apply
The REACH Center also employs Community Health Workers (CHWs) who can do all of the above as well as help you to understand health conditions and medications, advocate with you to health care professionals, help develop pro-active health plans, and provide assistance with accessing community resources to optimize your overall health and wellbeing.
Get help enrolling in the Lifeline program. The Lifeline program provides low-income Wisconsin residents affordable access to essential telecommunications by discounting the cost of phone, cell and internet services.
Get help obtaining a social security card and/or driver’s license.