Everyone has a story to tell. The voices of our neighbors who have or are currently experiencing homelessness are important. This project elevates these voices who may have been silenced, ignored, or misunderstood in the past. The Facing Homelessness in La Crosse project encourages mutual vulnerability, empathy and trust.  It connects project members human to human. The stories of our neighbors were respectfully collected by Western Technical College students, published into stories by University of Wisconsin-La Crosse students, and were brought to life on stage by Viterbo University students in March 2018. However, the stars of the project are the nine brave storytellers who lived the experience and are willing to share it.

READ THEIR STORIES HERE

Project Partners

Couleecap
La Crosse Collaborative to End Homelessness  (homepage)
The Facing Project
United Healthcare Community Plan
University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
Viterbo University
Western Technical College

Want more information or have a question about the project?
Contact one of our University team members:

Kari Reyburn
Western Technical College.
Engage@westerntc.edu
608-789-4798

Kirsten Gabriel
Viterbo University
kkgabriel@viterbo.edu
608-796-3840

Jaralee Richter
UW-La Crosse
jrichter@uwlax.edu
608.785.8869