Updated Closure Information: Due to the need to make sure we provide the best service to those in need, we are working with the state and other non-profits to continue current service to those needing assistance with Domestic Abuse Situations. Our helpline, 888-200-8426 continues to be in service and Lisa Johanningmeier, our Domestic Abuse Coordinator, is available for contact through this number. We will continue to keep all parties updated as this information changes. Again, if you have questions please refer to the original information in the official statement.
Emergency Phone Numbers
To call for an advocate: 608-326-1616
Prairie du Chien Police Department: 608-326-2421
Crawford Co. Sheriff’s Department: 608-326-8414
PDC Memorial Hospital ER: 608-357-2222
Victim/Witness Coordinator: 608-326-0299
Crawford Co. Human Services: 608-326-0248
New Horizons, La Crosse: 888-231-0066
Passages, Richland Center: 800-236-4325
Official Closure Statement-1.9.19
On January 23, 2019, Catholic Charities will be permanently closing their branch office located at 104 East Blackhawk Avenue in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. While this office was an outreach location for all Catholic Charities programs, this office employed 1 full-time and 2 part-time employees. Local services were provided for Domestic Abuse, a Representative Payee Program and our St. Lawrence Community services providing financial education and assistance with basic human needs.
While this office has served the southern tip of the Diocese of La Crosse since 1999, over the last few years the majority of our clients from the Prairie du Chien office were served through telephone and online technology. All agency services will continue to be available to this region through our other offices located in La Crosse, Eau Claire, and Wausau, except for the Domestic Abuse Program. The responsibility of this program will revert back to Crawford County.
We are in the initial stages of this closure. We will continue to keep you apprised when additional information becomes available. If you have any additional questions concerning this closure, please feel free to contact the Catholic Charities Executive Director, Roberto Partarrieu at 608-519-8001 or Karen Becker, Director of Marketing at 608-519-8002.