A large part of Coulee Council’s efforts is to serve as a resource for those looking for assistance. We identify critical issues involving individuals and families in recovery and collaborate on making policy recommendations to various governing boards represented. Below you will find a number of links that will connect you with other groups that may be beneficial to you as you look for information related to substance abuse and other addictions including a link for a quiz that might help you identify if you or your loved one is in need of services as well as a link for various treatment centers.
Changing the Culture of Risky Drinking Behavior Coalition
The mission of the Changing the Culture of Risky Drinking Behavior Community Coalition is to reduce the adverse effects of alcohol-related injuries and deaths by 1) creating a safer environment that supports safer choices* and 2) reducing underage access to and use of alcohol. The vision of the Coalition is a community in which alcohol is consumed legally and safely without resulting in injury either to those drinking or those who are not. http://www.lacrosseconsortium.org/content/c/changing_the_culture_of_risky_drinking_behavior_coalition
La Crosse County Heroin Task Force
The goal of this effort is to create a self-sustaining coalition or task force of community stakeholders to identify and implement community-based strategies that reduce the public health burden of heroin and other illicit substance use in La Crosse County. Our intention to pilot this initiative is to: Save and protect lives; Reduce illegal and prescription drug substance misuse; Improve overdose interventions; Improve early intervention to treatment and recovery; Provide education to the community about heroin and prescription drugs; and Reduce the burden on the Criminal Justice Programs. http://www.lacrossecounty.org/hTaskForce.asp
La Crosse County Prevention Network
The La Crosse County Prevention Network (LCPN) supports implementation of evidence based strategies to prevent youth alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use by drawing on private, public, and individual resources for the implementation of multiple environmental strategies across multiple sectors. The La Crosse County Prevention Network focuses on two goals:
Goal I: Establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, private nonprofit agencies, and Federal, State, local, and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalitions to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth.
Goal II: Reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, among adults by addressing factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse.
Partner agency working together to make a difference for the people living within our community. Helping develop community initiatives and improving lives. http://www.greatriversunitedway.org/
Work Force Connections
To connect people, work, and training while advancing self-sufficiency; Workforce Connections, Inc. administers employment and training programs funded through a variety of sources including the United States Department of Labor, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, the Western Wisconsin Workforce Development Board. Inc., local employers, and community organizations. http://www.workforceconnections.org/
Independent Living Resources
Independent Living Resources is committed to community diversity through advocacy, choice and education resulting in empowerment for individuals with disabilities. http://www.ilresources.org/