Multicultural Resource Guide

Welcome.      Respect.      Connect.

This guide lists established and emerging resources that reflect and celebrate cultural diversity in our area.  It is made possible through the generous support of the member organizations of the Greater La Crosse Area Diversity Council (GLADC).

The purpose of this guide is to identify these resources, welcome and build connections with and among diverse groups, increase civic participation and citizenship, and strengthen economic and community development efforts. We recognize this guide is not exhaustive or all-inclusive; nor is it an endorsement of any particular organization.

If you would like to be included in the electronic guide and future print guides, or have suggestions, please contact GLADC Executive Director, Jodi Vandenberg-Daves: .

Civic & Advocacy Organizations & Initiatives

Accessing City & Regional Government

Faith Communities

Education

Arts/Culture/Entertainment

Businesses & Services

Civic & Advocacy

African American Cultural Alliance (AACA)
115 5th Ave South, Suite 527, La Crosse, WI 54601
608-792-3597
Provides services that promote a quality lifestyle for African American families.

African American Mutual Assistance Network (AAMAN)
727 4th Street S, La Crosse, WI54601
608-519-2376; 810-336-5958
www.aaman.us
Develops employment and educational opportunities for low-income families.

Services for Hmoob Elders Care Program,
Aging & Disability Resource Center of La Crosse County
300 4th Street North La Crosse, WI 54601
800-500-3910 (Toll-free); 608-785-5700
www.adrcww.org

Assists people with all aging related questions, programs, or services.

The Arc La Crosse, Inc.
1035 Green Bay Street #4 La Crosse, WI 54601
608-782-4799
www.thearc.org
The nation’s leading advocate for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

Awareness Through Performance
UW-La Crosse Office of Campus Climate
https://www.uwlax.edu/campus-climate
Promoting greater consciousness around social justice and diversity using the stage as a forum.

Black Leaders Acquiring Collective Knowledge (B.L.A.C.K.)
www.facebook.com/Black-Leaders-Acquiring-Collective-Knowledge
Works on finding ways to bring the La Crosse Black community together.

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of La Crosse
including Immigrant Legal Services
3710 East Avenue South, La Crosse, WI 54601
608-782-0710  |  888-212-4357
www.cclse.org
Promotes human dignity by alleviating poverty and strengthening individuals and families.

The Center – 7 Rivers LGBT Connection
Strives to make the world a better place for LGBT people and their allies.
La Crosse Location
230 6th Street S
P.O. Box 3313, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
608-784-0452

Winona Location
Women’s Resource Center of Winona
77 East 5th Street, Winona, Minnesota 55987
www.7riverslgbtq.org

Centro Latino
1209 Main St, La Crosse, WI 54601
608-515-9134

Provides services and information to the Latino community.

Cia Siab, Inc.
1130 Kane St, La Crosse, WI 54601
920-234-5313
24/7 WI Hmong Family Strengthening Helpline:
877-740-4292
Working to build a vibrant Hmoob community by providing culturally specific services with an emphasis on Hmoob language as a foundation.

Compassionate Community Faith Alliance
P.O. Box 1211, La Crosse, WI 54602

www.ccfaithalliance.org
Diverse faith congregations working together to create a more compassionate community.

Global Partners Gundersen Health System 
608-775-3833
www.gundersenhealth.org/global-partners
Works to improve the health and well-being in global communities through volunteerism.

Great Rivers 2-1-1
P.O. Box 426
Onalaska, WI 54650
2-1-1 (toll-free, voice/TTY); 800-365-8255
www.greatrivers211.org
Access to community resources and human service programs including shelters, Hunger Task Force, emergency services, 24-hour crisis line, alcohol and drug treatments.

Hmong Cultural and Community Center
1815 Ward Ave La Crosse, WI 54601
608-781-5744
www.hmoobagency.org
Serves refugees, former refugees, and other ethnic populations by offering services, resources, programs, and facility to fulfill their informational, educational, and cultural needs.

Ho-Chunk Nation Three Rivers House
724 Main St, La Crosse, WI 54601
608-783-6025

Facebook
Community center, youth and elder services including fitness and after school programs.

Human Rights Commission – City of La Crosse
400 La Crosse St, La Crosse WI 54601
Jason Gilman (Commission Secretary)
608-789-7362
www.cityoflacrosse.org
Receives, initiates and investigations all complaints alleging discriminatory practice.

Human Rights Commission – City of Winona
207 Lafayette St, Winona, MN 55987
507-457-8200
www.cityofwinona.com
Provides citizens equal opportunity in employment, housing, public services, education, and more.

League of Women Voters of the La Crosse Area
P.O. Box 363 La Crosse, WI 54602
www.lwvlacrosse.org
Nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government.

Independent Living Resources (ILR)
4439 Mormon Coulee Rd, La Crosse, WI 54601
608-787-1111; 608-787-1148 (TTY)
www.ILResources.org
Advocacy, choice, and education aimed at empowerment for individuals with disabilities.

UW-La Crosse International Education and Engagement
608-785-8016
www.uwlax.edu/international-education/
Coordinates exchange programs for U.S. and international students.

Lugar de Reunion, Scenic Bluffs Community Health Center
201 E. Franklin St, Room B3, Sparta, WI 54656
608-269-2944
www.scenicbluffs.org/Services/Lugar-de-Reunion
Latino resource center offering a broad range of supportive programming and English language instruction.

Mental Health Coalition of the Greater La Crosse Area
P.O. Box 3724, La Crosse, WI 54602
www.mentalhealthlacrosse.org
Advocates for mental health and providers of mental health services.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
P.O. Box 595, La Crosse, WI 54602
608-779-1554; 1-800-236-2988
www.namilacrossecounty.org
Dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with mental illness and their families through support, education, and advocacy.

Project FINE
202 West 3rd St, Winona, MN 55987
507-452-4100
www.projectfine.org
Nonprofit organization that helps newcomers integrate into the community.

La Crosse Area Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ)
Facebook
Network of groups and individuals organizing white people for racial justice.

School District of La Crosse Cultural and Family Connection Programs
807 East Ave S, La Crosse, WI 54601
608-789-7600
www.lacrosseschools.org/programs-services/cultural-family-connections/
Educates, supports, and engages staff, families, and students on topics and issues of culture, race, and social justice.

United Migrant Opportunity Services (UMOS)
2701 S Chase Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207
414-389-6000
www.umos.org
Wisconsin non-profit corporation providing services to improve employment, education, health, and housing for underserved populations.

YWCA La Crosse
3219 Commerce St, La Crosse, WI 54603
608-781-2783
www.ywca.org
Dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

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Accessing City & Regional Government

Local Government

*Contact information for mayors and elected council members

City of La Crosse
608-789-2489 Citizen Resource Center
www.cityoflacrosse.org
*See Self Help Portal

City of Onalaska
608-781-9530
www.cityofonalaska.com

Village of Holmen
608-526-4336
www.holmenwi.com

La Crosse County
608-781-9530, Chair of La Crosse County Board
608-785-9700, La Crosse County Administrator
www.co.la-crosse.wi.us

State Government

*Contacts for La Crosse area state representatives
608-266-5490 (Senate District 32-Shilling)
608-266-0631 (Assembly District 94-Doyle)
608-266-5780 (Assembly 95- Billings)
608-266-1212 (Governor’s Office)
maps.legis.wisconsin.gov/

Federal Government

*Contacts for La Crosse area elected officials from the 3rd Congressional District
608-782-2558 (U.S. Representative Kind)
202-224-5323 (U.S. Senator Johnson)
202-224-5653 (U.S. Senator Baldwin)
www.govtrack.us

Voter Registration

*Contact your City Clerk for information about voting
608-789-7510 (City of La Crosse)
If you don’t have an approved photo ID, contact the DMV: 608-264-7447
Elections are held each spring (April) and fall (November)
www.myvote.wi.gov/en-us/
www.bringitwisconsin.com

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Faith Communities

*The listed faith communities reflect non-majority faith traditions and/or serve non-majority members of the La Crosse area with central or added intention. We recognize that this guide is not exhaustive.

Agape Asian Ministry ELCA Hmong
In St Paul’s Lutheran Church
420 West Ave. S
La Crosse, WI 54601
608-385-3642

Baha’i of La Crosse
1303 Green Bay St
La Crosse, WI 54601
608-784-7024

Congregation Sons of Abraham
1820 Main St
La Crosse, WI54601
608-784-2708
www.lacrossesynagogue.org

Diamond Way Buddhist Center
507 Main St
La Crosse, WI 54601
608-620-4836

www.diamondway.org/lacrosse

Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse
3710 East Ave S, P.O. Box 4004
La Crosse, WI 54602
608-788-7700
www.diolc.org
Contact for a list of Spanish-speaking Roman Catholic priests.

Franciscan Spirituality Center
920 Market St
La Crosse, WI 54601
608-791-5295
www.fscenter.org

Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration
St. Rose of Viterbo Convent
912 Market St
La Crosse, WI 54601
608-782-5610
www.fspa.org

Hmong Faith Alliance Church (CMA)
Hmong Kx Txawj Fwm Yaaj
2122 Campbell Road
La Crosse, WI 54601
608-784-8711
www.hmongdistrict.org

Iglesia Evangelica Libre “La Cosecha”
123 Main St, P.O. Box 73
Norwalk, WI 54648

Iglesia Hispana Pentecostés “Lirio de los Valles”  
35567 4th St
Independence, WI 54547

Islamic Othman Bin Affan Mosque
206 Rose St
La Crosse, WI 54603
608-784-7167

Friday Prayer at 1:20p.m.

Neighborhood City Church
525 7th St S
La Crosse WI 54601
608-782-4494
Check site for yearly neighborhood Block Party
www.citychurchlax.com

Office of Ministries and Social Concerns Diocese Spanish
3710 East Ave S
P.O. Box 4004
La Crosse, WI 54601
608-791-0161
www.diolc.org/social-concerns/Hispanic-ministry/spanish-masses

Islamic Center of Winona
71 W 3rd St
Winona, MN 55987
507-312-0307
www.livewellwinona.org

Roncalli Newman Center
1732 State St
La Crosse, WI 54601
608-784-4994
www.roncallinewmancenter.com/

Saint Augustine of Hippo
W109 County Highway U
Norwalk, WI 54648
608-654-5654
www.smash3p.org

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe
5250 Justin Road
La Crosse, WI 54601
608-782-5440
www.guadalupeshrine.org/

St. Elias Eastern Orthodox
716 Copeland Ave
La Crosse, WI, 54603
608-782-8641
www.stelias-lacrosse.org

St. James the Less Church
1032 Caledonia St,
La Crosse, WI 54603
608-782-7557
www.saintjameslax.com

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
401 West Ave S
La Crosse, WI 54601
608-796-9993
www.uulacrosse.org/

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Education

Greater La Crosse Area Diversity Council
www.glaxdiversitycouncil.com
Education on workplace, workforce, and community diversity, inclusion and equity issues.

Ho Chunk Nation Three Rivers House
(Learning Center)
724 Main St, La Crosse, WI 54601
608-783-6025
Facebook

The Parenting Place
1500 Green Bay St, La Crosse, WI 54601
608-784-8125
www.theparentingplace.net
Prepares, strengthens, and supports parents and caregivers by creating greater understanding of the impact they have on the lives of the children in their care.

School District of La Crosse
(Cultural & Family Connections Programs)
807 East Ave. S, La Crosse, WI 54601
608-789-7628
www.lacrosseschools.org

UW-La Crosse
1725 State St, La Crosse, WI 54601
608-785-8000
www.uwlax.edu
ACCESS Center: 608-785-6900
Multicultural Student Services: 608-785-8225
Campus Climate Office: 608-785-5095
Diversity and Inclusion: 608-785-5092

UW-La Crosse International Education and Engagement
608-785-8016
www.uwlax.edu/international-education/
Coordinates exchange programs for U.S. and international students.

UW-La Crosse Multicultural Student Organizations
ALANA (Asian, Latina, African, Native American Women)
SO (Asian Student Organization)
BSU (Black Student Unity)
DOC (Diversity Organization Coalition)
Hillel-Jewish Student Organization (JSO)
HOPE (Hmong Organization Promoting Education)
ISO (International Student Organization)
Islamophobia Working Group
IOPA (Intercultural Organization Promoting Awareness)
LASO (Latin American Student Organization)
Le Cercle Français (French Club)
NASA (Native American Student Association)
Pride Center
RU (Rainbow Unity)
SAPA (Students Advocating Potential Ability)
Spanish Club

UW-La Crosse Self-Sufficiency Program (SSP)
4306 Centennial Hall UW-L Campus
608-785-8733
www.uwlax.edu/self-sufficiency-program
Works to extend the availability of higher education to low-income parents by preparing them to be successful college students.

Viterbo University
900 Viterbo Drive, La Crosse, WI 54601
608-796-3000
www.viterbo.edu/
Diversity and Inclusion Center
Disability Services: 608-796-3190
Global Education Office: 608-796-3172
Latin American Studies Program 608-796-3493
SOAHR (Student Org Advocating for Human Rights)
Spanish Club

Western Technical College
400 7th St. N, La Crosse, WI 54601
608-785-9200
www.westerntc.edu/
Disability Services: 608-785-9875
Welcome Center: 608-785-9200
Multicultural Center:  608-785-6270
Project Proven: 608-785-9267

Winona State University
4175 West Mark St, Winona, MN 55987
507-457-5000
www.winona.edu/
Access Services: 507-457-5878
Inclusion & Diversity Office: 507-457-5595

Winona State Human Diversity Student Organizations
AAC (Asian American Club)
BCO (Black Cultural Organization)
FORGE (Fighting for Our Rights and Gender Equality)
Full Spectrum: Winona State University Gender and Sexuality Alliance
Hillel-Jewish Student Organization (JSO)
HASA (Hmong American Student Association)
LASO (Latino-American Student Organization)
Muslim Student Association
Saudi Student Association
Somali Student Association
Spanish Club
Turtle Island Student Organization
WOCA (Women of Color Association)

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Arts/Culture/Entertainment

Events

Hmoob New Year Celebration
www.hmoobagency.org/

Three Rivers Pow-wow
715-284-9343
www.calendar.powwows.com

Pride Fest
www.7riverslgbtq.org

Indigenous People’s Day Celebration
Every year, October 12

Irish Fest
601-615 2nd St N, La Crosse, WI 54603
www.irishfestlacrosse.org

Juneteenth Celebration
www.aaman.us

Martin Luther King Jr Celebration Event
P.O. Box 1211, La Crosse, WI 54601
608-487-3552

Oktoberfest
Last Thursday of every September
www.Oktoberfestusa.com

Westby Syttende Mai
Third weekend in May
Celebration of Norwegian heritage and culture.
www.westbysyttendemai.com

See GLADC Community Calendar for event announcements!

Organizations

City of La Crosse Sister Cities
www.cityoflacrosee.org/sistercities

Hmong Cultural and Community Center
1815 Ward Ave La Crosse, WI 54601
608-781-5744
www.hmoobagency.org

Special Olympics WI-South Central Area
608-222-1324

Radio Stations

El Fonógrafo 1150AM (Mexico City)
www.tunein.com/radio/El-Fonógrafo-1150- s47671

La Mezcla Radio Hour
WDRT Driftless Community radio
www.wdrt.org

Radio Caracol Colombia
www.caracol.com.co

Radio Exterior de España
www.rtve.es/radio/radio-exterior

Radio Habana Cuba
www.radiohc.cu

Radio HCBJ La Voz de los Andes (Ecuador)
radiohcjb.org

Radio México Internacional
www.imer.mx/rmi

Radio Nacional Argentina, Folklorica
98.7FM
www.radionacional.com.ar

WJTI Milwaukee Spanish Radio
1460AM or Online
www.streema.com/radios/WJTI

WOJB – Native American Station
Online Only
www.wojb.org

WPR – Wisconsin Public Radio
90.3FM
www.wpr.org

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Businesses & Services

Markets

Bridgeview Plaza Farmers Market
2500 Rose St, La Crosse, WI 54601
June to October, Wed 8am–1pm

Cameron Park Farmers Market
Downtown La Crosse in Cameron Park
Between 4th St and 5th Avenue
May to October, Fri 4pm–8pm, Sat 8am-1pm

HMOOB Farmer’s Market
1815 Ward Ave, La Crosse, WI 54601
June to October, Thu 7am–4pm

Holmen Market
Festival Foods (parking lot)
600 Holmen Drive, Holmen, WI 54636
May to October, Wed 3pm–7pm

Kane Street Community Garden
1240 Clinton St, La Crosse, WI 54603
Harvest Hours:
Mon 3pm-5pm, Thurs 3pm-5pm, Sat 10am-12pm

Onalaska Area Farmer’s Market
Festival Foods (parking lot)
1260 Crossing Meadows Dr, Onalaska, WI 54650
June to October, Every Sun

Riverside Park Farmers Market
Downtown La Crosse in the South end of Riverside Park
608-789-7533
May to October, Sat 7am–12pm

West Salem Market
Jefferson and Mill streets (parking lot corner)
June to October, Wed 2pm–6pm

Grocery Stores

Del Río Mexican Store
102 W Main St, Arcadia, WI 54612
608-323-2030

Indochinese Grocery Store
704 La Crosse Street, La Crosse, WI54601
608-785-1566

Asian Food Market
1509 George St, La Crosse, WI 54603
608-519-1913

La Pasada Grocery Store
317 E Wisconsin St, Sparta, WI 54656
608-269-2411

Mini Market San Juan
306 W Main St, Arcadia, WI 54612
608-323-3445

Oriental Goodies
2945 21st Pl S, La Crosse, WI 54601
608-881-6514

People’s Food Co-op
315 5th Ave. S, La Crosse, WI 54601
608-784-5798

Thao Brothers Asian Market
510 Lang Drive, La Crosse, WI 54603
608-784-0534

Tienda Elvira Grocery Store
515W Wisconsin St, Sparta, WI 54656
608-269-3076

Unique Food Concepts
623 East Main St, Arcadia, WI 54612
608-323-8149

Services (Not Exhaustive)

Chia’s Transportation Services
1310 Red Cedar Court, Onalaska, WI 54650
608-397-9650

Hmong Kashia Daycare
1100 Kane St, Suite 120 La Crosse, WI 54603
608-397-9650

Margaret’s Hip Hop Fashion
1134 Gillette St, La Crosse, WI 54603
608-782-3610

Orange Pearl Salon
300 Pearl St, La Crosse, WI 54601
608-782-2868
www.opsalon.com

Cura Salon (African-American)
2470 Riley Rd, Sparta, WI 54656
608-487-9510

The Salon Professional Academy
566 Theater Rd, Onalaska, WI 54650
608-783-7400

Business and Employment Development

La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce
601 7th St. N, La Crosse, WI 54601
608-784-4880
www.lacrossechamber.com
Helps businesses thrive by connecting them, helping them grow, and advocating as the voice of business.

UW-La Crosse Small Business Development Center
1701 Farwell St, Room 120, La Crosse, WI 54601
608-785-8783
www.uwlax.edu/sbdc/
Works with business owners and entrepreneurs to facilitate business growth and improvement, and to launch successful new companies.

Workforce Connections Inc.
2615 E Ave S, #103, La Crosse, WI 54601
608-789-5920
www.workforceconnections.org
Connects people, work, and training while advancing self-sufficiency.

Thank you to our GLADC members whose support made this guide and all of our work possible. Special thanks to Gundersen Medical Foundation for providing major support for printing a 2017-2018 version of this guide, and thank you to UWL Diversity and Inclusion, UWL Campus Climate, and UWL College of Business Administration for additional support.

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