Events & Announcements

Paint the Town Purple – Oct 28 – Tickets Available Now

A Night Out on the Town: Paint the Town Purple Support Family & Children’s Center’s Vernon County Domestic Abuse Project for their annual event. The event supports the Domestic Abuse Project by raising awareness and funds to make families safer in Vernon County. Enjoy live music, fun games, hear about how domestic abuse impacts the community […]

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An Evening in Monte Carlo – Thursday, November 2

Join us at our Casino Night to support FCC’s child abuse prevention programs!

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Lego building contest to raise money for Hope Academy- December 2nd

Join Family & Children’s Center for a Lego Building contest to support Hope Academy. hope Academy helps pregnant and parenting teen moms finish their high school credentials while learning how to raise a healthy child. Huge thank you to our sponsors for helping put on this contest. Register Here>> Event Details           […]

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Celebrating 25 Years of Healthy Families at Family & Children’s Center

Family & Children’s Center started the Healthy Families program in La Crosse, in 1992—championed by former FCC President/CEO, John Burgess. The program is designed to keep kids safe and strengthen families by helping new parents under extreme stress work on goals, learn child development and address their health concerns. It is one of Family & […]

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Transition from foster care to adulthood–Support Foster Care Awareness

Support kids like Ashley and join Wisconsin Youth Advisory Council at Hands Around the Capital on May 23rd–help support Foster Care. Flier below article. Program helps foster kids in transition to adulthood Posted: May 12, 2017 | Madalyn O’Neill Reprinted here with permission: Courtesy of WKBT News 8.  Click here to see the article and […]

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Host Homes helping homeless youth

Open your home and change the life & the future of a youth in need. Learn more about becoming a Host Homes volunteer and you can make the difference.

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Most needed items–Donate in-kind!

Are you cleaning out your closets, kitchen or garage?! If so, keep FCC in mind when you’re getting ready to donate your gently used items. In-kind donations help the people we serve focus on treatment and achieve their goals.  

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DQ Fundraiser Night-April 18

Join us for a fundraising night at the South La Crosse Dairy Queen on Tuesday, April 18 from 6-9 pm. Proceeds benefit our Healthy Families home visiting program to create stronger and healthier families across the community!

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Child Abuse Prevention Month–April

Family & Children’s Center offers a continuum of care with services ranging from outpatient counseling to treatment foster care, but child abuse prevention is a main area of focus for our agency. We have multiple programs dedicated to keeping kids safe, ensuring the health & wellness of families, early intervention and helping to mitigate the […]

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Hands Are For… Child Abuse Prevention Kick Off Event in Winona – April 3

Join Family & Children’s Center’s child advocacy center in Winona, Matty’s Place, the Winona Child Abuse Prevention Council and Winona National Bank for their annual kick off event for Child Abuse Prevention Month!

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We are a No Hit Zone

Family & Children’s Center is a No Hit Zone. Join us in raising safe, healthy and resilient children and become a No Hit Zone today!

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Pinwheels for Prevention–March 31st

Join Family & Children’s Center’s Stepping Stones Child Advocacy Center and the Coulee Region Child Abuse Prevention Task Force at the annual planting of Pinwheels for Prevention! It’s everyone’s turn to make a difference in the life of a child!

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The Other Door’s Recovery Jam — March 31

Join us for music, soup, bread & more to support recovery at The Other Door! Friday, March 31 $10 | 5 – 8 pm The Ark in Viroqua Music by Ted & Catherine and American Feedbag. See flier below for more details.

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Mental health successes meet real estate challenges

Shawn Semande tried everything. He saw therapists and psychiatrists. He stayed at group homes and residential care facilities in Caledonia and visited mental health experts in La Crosse, St. Peter, and Winona. “I’ve been in basically everything you can think of,” he said. Since he was young, Semande struggled with severe anger and depression. “My […]

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MATCH your gift on Giving Tuesday-November 29!

The countdown to have your gift MATCHED is on…  Your gift to Family & Children’s Center on Tuesday, November 29 will be MATCHED dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000 total by our generous sponsor, Trust Point!* Your support of Family & Children’s Center provides better tomorrows for children, families and individuals in your community. Stretch your contribution, share your […]

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Holiday Giving and Most Needed Items for Family & Children’s Center

Looking to give back for the holidays? You can make the holidays bright and futures even brighter by supporting Family & Children’s Center. Every year we work with hundreds of struggling kids, families and individuals and have found that the holiday season only compounds their challenges. We seek donations to help meet their needs and […]

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Gifts for Good: Giving back to the La Crosse Community as seen on WXOW

You can make the holidays bright and futures brighter by supporting Family & Children’s Center for the holidays. Check out our gift catalog Gifts For Good and consider supporting Family & Children’s Center. Check out how your Gifts for Good have an impact on your community and the people served by Family & Children’s Center […]

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Tutors Needed! 1200 Tutors in 12 Weeks Camapign

1200 Tutors in 12 Weeks Campaign Seeks Volunteers from Across Wisconsin Family & Children’s Center participates in the 13th annual tutor recruitment campaign to address statewide adult literacy need. Volunteer tutors are needed at Family & Children’s Center in the Hope Academy program. Volunteer tutors teach young adults seeking to gain basic literacy, math, and […]

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CSP Staff Members Save Life in Black River Falls

Every day Family & Children’s Center staff prove that their hard work, dedication and passion for excellent care changes lives. Earlier this summer two staff from our Community Support Program in Black River Falls helped saved a man’s life. Imagine wearing the clothes you wore to work and having to walk through raspberry brambles… read the story […]

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Interested in hosting a homeless youth?

The number of homeless youth in our region is growing. You could help provide a safe home for these youth through our Host Home Program in La Crosse.   Learn more here.

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Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Fashion Accessories Sale – August 20

Don’t miss the fashion accessories sale at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on August 20th. Find gently used fashion accessories and enjoy treats from Sweet Boutique for a fundraiser that supports Family & Children’s Center’s programs. Proceeds help with new school supplies for our Hope Academy program and new haircuts for clients across our continuum of […]

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FREE Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training in Winona – August 19

Family & Children’s Center is once again offering the Stewards of Children Training on Friday, August 19 from 11:30 am-1:30 pm at 601 Franklin Street in Winona. Registration is required. You will learn simple strategies to prevent and respond to sexual abuse with Darkness to Light’s 5 Steps to Protecting Our Children and learn about […]

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Mental Health First Aid Training – Winona – June 22nd

Family & Children’s Center in Winona is offering Adult Mental Health First Aid Training on June 22nd. If you are interested please click here to download a printable registration form.  

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Mental Health Awareness Walk – Thursday, May 26

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Teen Parent Cafe – April 25th

Hope Academy presents Teen Parent Cafe. If you’re an expecting or parenting teen mom, join us for a FREE meal and meaningful conversation. Register by April 21st. Limited to 20 registrants.

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Plant Blue Kids for Matty’s Place – April 19th

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Child Abuse Prevention Month Kick Off in Winona – Thursday, April 7th

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Pinwheels for Prevention Planting in La Crosse – Thursday, March 31st

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The Other Door’s Soup & Bread Awareness Night – March 18 – Viroqua

Join FCC at The Ark in Viroqua for the third annual Soup & Bread Awareness night for The Other Door. The Other Door is FCC’s Drop-In Center in Vernon County that works to provide positive social networking opportunities, particularly for people needing support in their recovery from severe mental illness or substance addiction. Homemade soup and […]

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Strategies to Support Young Adults Event – February 25, 2016

The Mental Health Coalition of the Greater La Crosse Area: Information Exchange Meeting “If not college or work, then what?  Exploring community strategies to support young adults in transition from high school and beyond.”     Thursday, February 25, 2016 7:30-9:00 AM Franciscan Spirituality Center 920 Market St La Crosse   The MHC invites you to join […]

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Child Abuse Prevention Training in Winona – February 24, 2016

The Family and Children’s Center in Winona is sponsoring “Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children,” a training, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 24 in conference room A of the Family and Children’s Center, 601 Franklin St. in Winona. Participants will receive a mix of survivor stories, expert advice, and practical guidance for […]

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Thank You Dahl Automotive La Crosse!

Big thanks to the sales team at Dahl Auto La Crosse for raising money for FCC through Subaru’s annual Share the Love event. For every new Subaru sold between Nov. 19 and Jan. 2, FCC received a $500 donation!

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Happy Holidays from Family & Children’s Center

Wishing you Joy and Peace at the Holidays and throughout the New Year!

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Building Bricks for Hope: Lego® Building Contest

Saturday, December 5, 2015

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A Night Out on the Town: Paint the Town Purple

Join us for a dinner, auction, 50/50 raffle, and entertainment! Proceeds benefit the Vernon County Domestic Abuse Project.

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21st Annual Tri-Quest – Sunday, September 20

Sponsored by Merchants Bank | Drugan’s Castle Mound Country Club, Holmen, WI

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Host Homes for Homeless Youth

Thanks to a grant from the La Crosse Community Foundation and the Johns Flaherty Collins – Michael Stoker Fund, Family & Children’s Center is excited to announce the start of a host home program for area homeless youth.

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Campaign to Change Direction

FCC made a pledge to the Campaign to Change Direction!

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Seven Rivers Photography

Dr. Schraith’s photography hobby helps to support Family & Children’s Center!

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Dahl Auto Lube-A-Thon 2015

Save the date! Get a free oil change and car wash with a donation to Family & Children’s Center on August 15 at any Dahl Auto location.

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