• Resources

    Be empowered, equipped, and encouraged to lead a balanced and purposeful life!

    Books & Media

    You can find these books locally at Redemption Bookstore.

    Daily Audio Bible

    The Bible read fresh every day.


    Christian podcasting app



    The Happy Hour

    Podcast by Jamie Ivey

    Proverbs 31

    Online resources to meet the needs of women who sometimes feel alone. Women who need hope more desperately than ever.

    Events & Conferences



    Professional Women in Transition

    What is your transition?

    Growing your career?

    Re-entering the Workplace?

    Working a job that has you under-employed?

    Developing or improving your professionalism?

    Let LAK Group & Thrivent Financial provide an evening of workshops, career advising, networking and professional resources to help elevate your career.

    Wednesday, January 29, 2020 4-8 pm

    Reinhart Center-Viterbo University, 900 Viterbo Drive

    $20 entry fee, Registration limited to 100, Pre-registration required

    Contact Jillian at 608.554.1030 to register and for questions


    Women's IF: Gathering Simulcast

    IF: Gathering 2020 will be focusing completely, entirely on the person of Jesus.

    Come together with other women, ignore your feeds, ignore the noise,

    ignore the chaos inside of you and listen to the word of God being taught.

    IF: Gathering 2020, First Free Church, 123 Mason Street, Onalaska, WI

    Friday, February 7 from 6-9 p.m.

    Saturday, February 8 from 9-5 p.m.

    Cost is $25 includes Refreshments & Lunch

    Follow link to register


    Mother Daughter Retreat

    Living Waters Bible Camp

    Friday February 7, 2020- Sunday February 9, 2020

    Ladies Retreat -Fall 2020

    Living Waters Bible Camp

    Friday September 11, 2020- Sunday September 13, 2020


    Known Women's Conference

    Register now for the 1st ever Known Women's Conference!

    Presented by Lifest!

    Early Bird pricing till 7.11.2020

    October 9-10, 2020 

    Starting Friday at Noon and ending Saturday at 1 PM

    Oshkosh Convention Center, Oshkosh, WI

    Known Conference desire to provide a refreshing environment where women can experience the joy

    of being known by God and others through

    conversations and community.


    Click names below for more events and information.

    Forest Springs Camp and Conference Center

    Living Waters Bible Camp

    Community Resources

    Coulee Region Women's Magazine

    Area home and healthy living

    816 2nd Avenue South, Suite 300

    Onalaska, WI 54650

    Phone: 608.783.5395

    Adult and Teen Challenge of Western Wisconsin

    Adult & Teen Challenge of Western Wisconsin offers a long-term, faith-based recovery program for those struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. This program is specifically designed to help individuals find healing and ultimate freedom from chemical dependencies.


    Contact: Kevin Schaler

    2507 Weston Street, La Crosse WI.

    Phone: 608.351.2828

    Email: teenchallengelax@gmail.com

    Hope Harbor-Winona

    A family-oriented residential program where teens are equipped with the skills they need to overcome destructive behavioral patterns through a Christ-centered, biblically based approach.


    Contact: Mary Meyer

    Phone: 507.474.6411

    Email: mary.meyer@hopeharbormn.org

    La Crosse Community Foundation

    Grant opportunities


    401 Main Street, Suite 205

    La Crosse, WI 54601

    Phone: 608.782.3223

    .New Horizons Shelter & Outreach

    A 24-hour shelter for individuals and families who have experienced domestic and sexual abuse.


    Crisis Line: 888-231-0066

    Business Line: 608.791.2610

    Ophelia's House - YWCA

    Female offenders rehabilitation


    Contact: Gina Facchinello

    Phone: 608.785.6399

    Email: gfacchinello@ywcalax.org

    Living Free Ministry

    Living Free is for people who need help to stay free from life-controlling problems. ​

    Ruth House - YWCA

    Rehabilitation for women from chemical abuse.


    Contact: Melanie Hamel

    Phone: 608.781.2783 ext .221

    Email: mhamel@ywcalax.org

    Redemption Bookstore

    201 Sand Lake Road

    Onalaska, WI 54650

    Phone: 608.881.6300

    Salvation Army

    223 N. 8th Street

    La Crosse, WI 54601
    Phone: 608.790.3608

    Set Me Free Shop

    100% of the proceeds from sales go directly to support ministries that are rescuing men, women, and children from human trafficking.


    Hours: Sat & Sun, Before and after services, By appt.

    Location: First Free

    Sexual Abuse Counseling Program

    Services for children who have been sexually abused, adult survivors of child sexual abuse and recent sexual assaults.


    Phone: 608.775.3845

    Transitional Housing Program - YWCA

    Provides financial assistance for housing and housing services those experiencing homelessness.


    Contact: Melanie Hamel

    Phone: 608.781.2783 ext .221

    Email: mhamel@ywcalax.org

    Women's Clothes Closet

    Provides gently used clothing to low-income women, especially those who are entering or are currently in the workforce.


    Address: Our Saviours Lutheran Church

    512 Division Street

    La Crosse, WI 54601


    Hours: Mondays 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

    Tuesdays 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

    Saturdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    Bible Studies



    Romans( Part 4 ) Precepts

    Locations: Faith Evangelical, Sparta

    Times: 6:30-8:30p.m.





    Mark- The Gospel of Jesus Christ, Son of God & Son of Man - (PRECEPT)

    Location: First Free

    Times: 9-11:15 a.m.


    Becoming A Woman of Excellence- Cynthia Heald

    Location: First Free

    Times: 9-11:15 a.m.


    The Gospel of Mark-Francis Chan

    Location: First Free

    Times: 9-11:15 a.m.


    The Art of Parenting - Dennis & Barbara Rainey

    Location: First Free

    Times: 9 - 11:15 a.m.


    God of Creation: Study of Genesis -Jen Wilkin

    Location: First Free

    Times: 6:30-8:15 p.m.


    The Gospel of Mark - Francis Chan

    Location: First Free

    Times: 6:30 - 8:15 p.m


    Learn to Study the Bible- Acts

    Location: Bethany E. Free

    Times: 9-11:00 a.m.


    God of Covenant- Jen Wilken

    Location: Bethany E. Free

    Times: 9-11:00 a.m.


    2 Samuel & 1 Chronicles- Precept Study

    Location: Bethany E.Free

    Times: 9-11:00 a.m.


    Peacemaker- Ken Sande

    Location: Bethany E. Free

    Times: 9-11:00 a.m.



    MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

    Location: First Free (begins 9-11-18)

    Times: 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays



    Location: La Crescent Evangelical Free Church

    Times: 1st & 3rd Thursdays 9-10:30 a.m.






    White Cross

    Bethany Evangelical Free

    2nd Thursday of the Month - 10 a.m.

    Contact: Marggi Porcari

    Phone: 608.781.2466



    Christ is Lord

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    Contact the Chruch for more information

    Phone: 608-781-5821

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    Melissa Schultz, Director

    Phone: 608.386.4136

    Email: melissa@womenwithpurposewi.org

    Jodi Vogel, Administrator

    Phone: 608.397.5119

    Email: Jodi@womenwithpurposewi.org

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