On January 1, 2013 our Disability Services Program officially opened The Dwelling Place. The Dwelling Place was constructed in 2012 and meets the state’s building standards for licensed Adult Family Homes. It is a Christian-based home, owned by ‘Bridges of Belonging’ and operated by Catholic Charities. It is centrally located at 1810 Green Bay Street, La Crosse, Wisconsin, 54601.
The home serves up to 4 residents, each with their own spacious bedroom. There is a four-season room with a gas fireplace, 2 bathing rooms, a generous commons area on the first floor and a large basement with plenty of space for group activities. It is also fully accessible to household members, including a lift allowing full access to the lower level educational and recreational areas. The home is located on the bus line near excellent health care facilities, restaurants, retail stores, a public library and parks. It is only a few minutes away from downtown La Crosse.
The Dwelling Place serves adult household members with developmental disabilities. Others served may include those with traumatic brain injury, mental health issues and physical disabilities requiring crutches, canes, walkers or wheelchairs. Services of the home focus on meeting the daily living needs as well as the social/emotional needs of each individual, with the intent of allowing members to age in place. Services are provided to people of all faiths and the member’s safety, respect and dignity are placed at the forefront. Spiritual growth opportunities are also offered. The Dwelling Place provides staff to meet the individual needs of household members which include 24-hour care, 7 days a week. Services provided are person-centered, family-centered and community-centered.