Who Do We Serve?
The goal of this page is to highlight the community partners who serve the common good in our communities. These agencies and organizations have hosted a Service Saturday project and continue to need support beyond Saturdays. We encourage everyone to learn about the agencies we serve and support them in your own way!
Catholic Charities Warming Center: Learn about the Warming Center and how service impacts our neighbors in need! Click here to hear from Hope Hickman, Human Resources Coordinator for Catholic Charities of La Crosse.
FSPA Garden and Greenhouse: Learn about the impact service has on the FSPA Garden and Greenhouse. Click here to hear from Karen Stoltz, the FSPA Ecospirituality Project Outreach Coordinator.
UGetConnected Conversation Series
Day 1: This video highlights 3 agencies focused on stewardship of our environment: Friends of the Blufflands, Mississippi Valley Conservancy, and WisCorp.
Day 2: This video highlights the Great Rivers United Way and the Pump House Regional Arts Center, two local agencies impacting our community in meaningful ways.
October: This video highlights Catholic Charities and the Salvation Army, two local organizations that serve our neighbors on the margins through collaborative, volunteer-driven programs.
Service Saturdays Hosting Agencies
|American Legion||Our American Legion Post #52 provides a space to build community and celebrate our local veterans. They regularly need assistance hosting community events, fundraisers, and recognition for their members.||
|Boy Scouts of America: Camp Decorah||The Gateway Area Council reaches out to serve youth and develop tomorrow’s leaders guided by the Scout Oath and Law. Click here to learn more.||
Boys and Girls Club
|The Mathy Boys and Girls Club shares a building on Viterbo's campus. This is a great way to support children who live near Viterbo while also getting connected to a national organization serving the common good. Click here to learn more.||
|Catholic Charities||Catholic Charities of the Diocese of La Crosse proclaims Christ’s Gospel of Life and promotes human dignity by alleviating poverty and strengthening individuals and families. Catholic Charities provides a range of services to vulnerable populations in La Crosse and surrounding areas. The Warming Center provides a safe, warm place for individuals needing a place to stay during the night seasonally. Click here to learn more.||
|Coulee Council on Addictions||This incredible resource provides support for people looking for help, people already in recovery, and loved ones of those affected by addiction. Click here to learn more.||
|Enactus||The Enactus student organization creates opportunities for members to design and implement social entrepreneurship projects with local organizations.||
|Friends of the Blufflands||Our mission is to promote sound conservation practices in the Coulee Region blufflands and to be a voice for a wide variety of blufflands users who value the area blufflands for the increased quality of life they provide.||
|FSPA Garden & Greenhouse||The Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration founded Viterbo University. This is a community of vowed Franciscan women centered in Eucharist, committed to being a loving presence through prayer, witness, and service. Click here to learn more about their ecological advocacy.||
|GROW La Crosse||GROW La Crosse is a non-profit organization formed in 2012 by enthusiastic parents and community members in order to connect children to healthy food and nature through school gardens and farm experiences. Click here to learn more.|
|Habitat for Humanity||Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization working in local communities with a vision to create a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat works toward our vision by building strength, stability and self-reliance in partnership with families in need of decent and affordable housing. Click here to learn more.||
|Holy Trinity-Longfellow Neighborhood Association||Help local neighborhoods beautify parks and assist with needs within the neighborhood association. NA's help communities create spaces for community members to gather to create a sense of community.||
|Hunger Task Force: Kane St Garden||Sponsored by the Hunger Task Force, the Kane Street Community Garden grows over 30,000 pounds of organic produce annually. Produce grown at the garden is distributed for FREE at the garden during harvest times. Click here to learn more.||
|La Crosse City Parks and Recreation||From creating youth athletics events to organizing cleanup days at Pettibone Beach or Cameron Park, the La Crosse Parks and Recreation office builds opportunities for our community to come together. Click here to learn more.||
|Mississippi Valley Conservancy||The Mississippi Valley Conservancy works with landowners and local governments to protect land in the Driftless area with conservation easements and other land protection tools. They also own and manage twenty-one nature preserves with public access for recreation, education, and research. Click here to learn more.||
Phone: 608 784-3606
|Onalaska Care Center||Onalaska Care Center offers an array of individualized skilled nursing and rehabilitative services for seniors and persons with disabilities. Click here to learn more.||Needs on UGetConnected||Phone: 608-783-4681|
|Place of Grace||The Place of Grace is love made visible. Join our commUnity through worship, contemplation, community meals, a food pantry, and more to serve our neighbors and friends.||
|Powell Poage Hamilton Neighborhood Association||The Powell Poage Hamilton Neighborhood is an historic neighborhood on the south side of La Crosse, just across the street from Viterbo University.||
|St. Clare Health Mission||Volunteer healthcare providers from the community join together several times per week to provide free healthcare to those who have gone without due to a lack of financial resources. Click here to learn more.||
|The Good Fight Community Center||The Good Fight’s charitable mission is to provide at-risk and disadvantaged youth with hope, encouragement, and a safe environment to develop personal goals, discipline, and values free from juvenile delinquency, substance abuse, truancy, crime gang activities, and other difficult challenges. Click here to learn more.||
|theExchange||Through the effective re-use of donated items, theExchange collaborates with socail service organizations, schools, and ministries to provide furniture and essential home goods to community members in need. Click here to learn more.||
|Viterbo Knit-a-thon||The Viterbo Knit-a-thon knits 5" x 5" squares to be sewn into a blanket. Blankets are donated to children in the local La Crosse area through a collaboration with a local church.||
Email us for questions or to coordinate checking out a sewing/knitting kit!
|Viterbo Physical Plant||The Viterbo Physical Plant is working as partners with the Viterbo community to provide flexible, comprehensive, custodial facilities, maintenance, and security systems.||