• Adoption
  • Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center
    Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center
  • Catholic Welfare Bureau
    Catholic Welfare Bureau
  • Class of 1907
    Class of 1907
  • Front Street
    Front Street
  • 1943
  • St. Michael's Sisters - 1915
    St. Michael's Sisters - 1915
  • 1st National Conference - 1910
    1st National Conference - 1910
Catholic Welfare Bureau established by Bishop Michael Heiss 
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St. Michael’s Orphanage for Boys opens in La Crosse 
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St. Mary’s Home for Girls opens in Sparta 
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St. Anne’s Orphanage for Girls opens in La Crosse 
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St. Michael’s Orphanage for Boys and Girls rebuilt in La Crosse 
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Child Placing Agency license issued to St. Michael’s Orphanage 
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St. Joseph’s Nursing Home opens in La Crosse 
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Child Placing Agency license granted to Catholic Welfare Bureau
Monsignor Alphonse Schuh appointed first director of CWB 
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Wausau CWB office opens 
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Eau Claire CWB office opens 
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Stevens Point CWB office opens 
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Fr. Norbert Dall, M.S.W. appointed director of CWB 
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Special Education programs developed at St. Michael’s Foster Care Program 
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St. Michael’s converted to residential treatment facility 
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CWB incorporated as Catholic Social Services, Inc. 
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Marriage and Family Counseling program initiated
Refugee Resettlement program opens 
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Fr. William Jablonski appointed director of Catholic Social Services 
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Cadre Study published by National Conference of Catholic Charities changes name to Catholic Charities, Diocese of La Crosse, Inc. 
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Seven group homes for adolescents established 
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“Riverdale” Mental Health Clinics receive state licensure 
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“Marywood” Convalescent Center built in Wausau
Parent Education program initiated in Merrill
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Residential care of children discontinued – St. Michael’s closed
Mr. James Wagner becomes first lay director of Catholic Charities
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St. Joseph’s Nursing Home rebuilt in La Crosse
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Diocese of La Crosse OJP assumes Refugee Resettlement program
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Consumer Credit counseling program initiated
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Ms. Marky Engler appointed Director of Catholic Charities
Wausau and Wisconsin Rapids offices opened
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Children’s Services merged into Riverdale clinics
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Refugee Resettlement program returned to Catholic Charities
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Riverdale Clinics closed
Catholic Charities becomes “Catholic Residential Services, Inc.”
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of La Crosse, Inc. established
Wausau office reopens
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Robert Laubach appointed Director of Catholic Residential Services
Daniel Idzikowski appointed Director of Catholic Charities
Emergency Services program for economic aid opens
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Prairie du Chien office opened
“Friends of Adoption” Post-Adoption Resource Center established
Adoption office in Superior opens
HUD Housing Counseling program initiated in Wausau
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Special Needs Adoption services begin
Domestic Abuse Prevention program established in Crawford County
Mental Health outpatient clinics licensed by DHFS
Project Rachel post-abortion healing program begins
Seed of Hope farm family outreach program begins
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Outreach program for children with severe emotional disabilities began
WorkSavers Individual Development Account program established
MIRA Legal Immigration program accredited by Department of Justice
Representative Payee program established
Refugee Resettlement program re-opens under Catholic Charities
Central Wisconsin HIV/AIDS Ministry joins CCDL
Council on Accreditation for Family and Children’s Agencies accredits Catholic Charities of La Crosse for the 1st time
Position created to work in grants and development area
Hurricane Katrina efforts
Deacon Richard Sage appointed CEO
Preparation being made to move La Crosse office to Holy Cross Diocesan Center
Immigration program revamped as the second wave of Hmong refugees comes to an end
Immigration attorney hired for Migration, Immigration, and Refugee Assistance program (MIRA)
Assisted with establishing Hispanic Ministry in La Crosse Area
New Strategic Plan Adopted
Inaugurated the “Lenten Luncheon” event and the first “In My Name” award recognition
Responded to the Flood of August 2007
Worked with VOAD at local and state levels to perform long-term flood recovery
Inaugurated the “Evening in the Chippewa Valley” Event
Collaboration with Place of Grace Catholic Worker House for Emergency Services outreach
Flood in June of 2008 – Catholic Charities becomes known as an early responder to disaster
COA re-accreditation
Inaugurated the “Evening in the Wisconsin River Valley” Event
Hague Accredited – International Adoption
Joined the La Crosse Homeless Coalition in opening the La Crosse Warming Center
Catholic Charities became operator of La Crosse Warming Center
Opened Eau Claire Homeless Shelter, The Sojourner House
Consolidated Emergency Services and Financial Counseling Services into one department: St. Lawrence Community Services-providing community outreach, advocacy, financial education and enrichment
Closed Stevens Point Office
Inaugurated Wausau Lenten Luncheon
Joined the Wausau Housing and Homeless Coalition in opening of the Wausau Community Warming Center
COA re-accreditation
Opened new Wausau office location with expanded services to the homeless
Collaboration with Bridges of Belonging in operating the Dwelling Place-an Adult Family Home owned by Bridges of Belonging and operated by Catholic Charities
Hague re-accredited – International Adoption
New La Crosse Downtown location housing the La Crosse Community Warming Center, St. Lawrence Community Services and Immigration Services
Mr. Roberto Partarrieu is appointed as the eighth Executive Director of the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of La Crosse
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Opening of Franciscan Hospitality House in La Crosse
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Opening of Beyond Shelter in Wausau
Collaboration with the Loyal Community in opening the House of Mercy
Closed Hands of Hope Program
Opening of additional Beyond Shelter Home