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Tomah VA Medical Center


Homeless Programs and Assistance

Stefhanie Greenwell, Healthcare for Homeless Veterans Coordinator Direct Phone (608) 372-7758

National Call Center for Homeless Veterans- 1-877-4AID-VET

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)  provides a list of HUD Housing Counseling Agencies and home ownership assistance programs in Wisconsin. 

The Federal Housing Authority (FHA) Resource Center helps consumers who are interested in buying a home, qualifying for a loan, FHA loans, down payment assistance and HUD homes.

Your County Veterans Service Office can answer questions.

Homeless Programs
The Veterans Assistance Program (VAP). Your County Veterans Service Office can answer questions and help get veterans into the program or contact the VAP Program, or call 1-800-WIS-VETS (947-8387), or contact the VAP sites directly at:
  *  Chippewa Falls – (715) 726-2541   *  King – (715) 256-1118   *  Union Grove – (262) 878-9151

HUD/VASH (VA Supported Housing) – Staff 608-372-7758
Homeless Outreach Coordinator - Amanda Steinhoff 608-372-3971 ext 64201

Emergency Shelters
Salvation Army Locations:
223 North Eighth Street                      Box 1152 (54602-1152)          1600 Briggs Street                              2211 S. Hastings Way LA CROSSE, WI                        STEVENS POINT, WI                            EAU CLAIRE, WI Tel: (608) 782-6126                 Tel: (715) 341-2437                             Tel: (715) 834-1224
202 Callon Street                    521 Bridge St                                       630 E. Washington Ave. WAUSAU, WI                           CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI                          MADISON, WI Tel: (715) 845-4272                 Tel: (715) 834-1224                             Tel: 608-256-2321   Waukesha Men's Shelter—(262) 547-7367, ext 236

VETS Place Central
—3330 W. Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI 53208  (414) 342-5000
Madison area Homeless Resources for Men (Click on the link below for a listing.)
Madison area Homeless Resources for Women (Click on the link below for a listing.)
Monroe County Community Resource Guide link:

Housing/Legal Assistance Programs

Catholic charities- 608-782-0710 Coulee cap – 608-782-4877 (Sparta:608-269-5021; Westby:608-631-3104) Randlin Homes 715-298-3700 Faith in Action: (608) 372-0939 Monroe County Faith in Action: (608) 339-0504 Adams County United Way: (608) 796-1400 Legal Action: 608-785-2809 SSVF- 608-372-8387

Transitional and Permanent Housing Programs

Rock Valley community Programs Phone (608)741-4500 http://www.rvcp.org/Pages/TransitionalHousing.aspx
Eagles Healing Nest 310 US Hwy 71 North PM Sauk Centre, MN 56378 Main: (320) 351-6200 ANSWERED 24 http://www.eagleshealingnest.com/

Medical Care for NON-VA Health Care Eligible

MONROE COUNTY ST CLARE MISSION OF MONROE COUNTY 310 W. Main Street Sparta WI 54656 (608) 269-2132 
SCENIC BLUFFS COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER (DENTAL ALSO) Cashton Health Center                                                                   Norwalk Health Center 238 Front Street                                                                               200 West North Street Cashton WI 54619                                                                           Norwalk WI 54648 (608) 654-5100                                                                                 (608) 823-7853                                                      
ST. CLARE HEALTH MISSION 916 Ferry Street                                  La Crosse WI 54601                                                    (608) 791-9546   (608) 791-9570 (FAX)                  Hours of Operation:  Tuesday and Thursday 5:00 PM-8:00 PM. Veterans must be registered by 8:00 PM. Helpful for Veterans to bring address and income verification.                                                                 SCENIC BLUFFS COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER (DENTAL ALSO) 1300 Badger Street Health Science Center La Crosse  WI 54601 (608) 785-2550 Web site:  http://scenicbluffs.org

Transportation Resources

DAV at Tomah VAMC: (608) 372-3971, ext 66227 Faith in Action: (608) 372-0939 Work-n-Wheels Program: La Crosse, Monroe, Vernon, Crawford Counties. (608) 637-6790.  

Food Resources
The Emergency Food Assistance Program, TEFAP: Monroe—Stephanie Rahr, 608-269-3012 Westby— 608-634-7365 Mobile Food Pantry: Tomah: Monroe County Fairgrounds - Large Exhibition Hall:  1st Tuesday of every month 4-6pm Sparta: 1800block Milwaukee st 3rd Monday of the Month from 4-6pm Norwalk: Community Center (200 North St.) Last Tuesday of the month 11am
**Each household will receive between 50-60 pounds of food. Please bring bags, boxes to help you carry the food to your vehicle.


Emergency Food Pantry Sparta—608-269-5021 (Couplecap) Couleecap Sparta Office/Food Pantry Sparta, WI (608) 269-1507 or (866) 766-9215
-Provides food to individuals and families with an emergency needs; -Income guidelines apply; call for available times and days
Families First of Monroe County Emergency perishable food vouchers 1118 West Veterans street, Tomah  608-374-4141
Neighbor for Neighbor, Inc. 1118 West Veterans Dr. Tomah (608) 372-6737 or (608) 374-7400 (emergency or 24 hour) -Food baskets providing a three day supply of food for emergency needs; -Income guidelines apply, call for current distribution day/times
Wilton Food Pantry 406 Main Street, Wilton 608-435-6406, 608-823-7397 or 608-435-6647

Fuel Assistance Programs

Monroe - Flocks Guardians, 608-487-9263 Vernon - 608-637-7434

Co-op Fuel Assistance

Westby - 608-634-7379 Sparta - Flocks Guardians, 608-487-9263

Other homeless resources for around WI and Dubuque IA

House of Hope                         920-88-6740                Women only Friendship House-                   414-276-4158              Women only    YWCA of Rock county             608-741-7226              Women only Domestic Abuse House of mercy                        608-754-0045              Emergency family shelter (up to 30 days) Safe Harbor                              608-768-0040              Women and children ( up to 30 days) Joy House                                 414-344-3774              Women only Safe Habor                               414-935-0200              Men only Gifts                                          608-728-0140              Men only Sparrows Nest                         608-362-8215 Hands of Faith                         608-363-0986 Maria House                           563-582-7480              Transitional woman only Theresa House                        563-690-0086              Emergency/Transitional women only Catholic Worker House         563-582-9079              Men only Rescue Mission                       563-583-1394              Men only


VA's Homeless Hotline

1-877-4AID-VET or 877-424-3838 



Contact Info


  • Building 402, First Floor

Contact Number(s)

  • 608-372-3971
  • 800-872-8662

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm