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Veterans Services

Location and Contact Info:


Health and Human Services - 1st Floor

Veterans Crisis Line Image

300 4th Street North

La Crosse, WI 54601


Phone: (608) 785-9719
Fax: (608) 785-9718

Email: [email protected]

Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Weekdays

We moved as of February 6th, 2024! We are now located on the first floor of the Health and Human Services Building. (300 4th Street North, La Crosse, WI)


Veterans Service Staff:

Jane Brannan, Veterans Service Officer
Erica Lakowske, Veteran Services Coordinator

Chelsea Pataska, Veterans Benefit Specialist

Holly Roth, Veterans Benefit Specialist

Anamarie Moore, Veterans Benefit Specialist



Community Office Hours & Outreach- Community Office Hours have first come, first serve at the following dates and times:


May 28, 2024 Onalaska Library 1-4:30pm 741 Oak Ave. S, Onalaska, WI
June 4, 2024 La Crosse Library 1-4:30pm 800 Main St., La Crosse, WI
June 6, 2024 Holmen Community Center 12:30-4pm 600 N. Holmen Dr., Holmen, WI
June 12, 2024 Onalaska Legion 1-4:30pm 731 Sand Lake Rd., Onalaska, WI
June 14, 2024 Hillview Healthcare Center 1-4pm 3501 Park Lane Dr., La Crosse, WI
June 18, 2024 La Crosse Legion 1-4pm 711 6th St. S, La Crosse, WI
June 20, 2024 West Salem Library 1-4pm 702 Industrial Dr., West Salem, WI
June 24, 2024 Onalaska Library 1-4:30 741 Oak Ave. S, Onalaska, WI
June 27, 2024 Holmen Legion 1-4pm 419 1st Ave. W, Holmen, WI
July 2, 2024 La Crosse Library 1-4:30pm 800 Main St., La Crosse, WI
July 10, 2024 Onalaska Legion 1-4:30 731 Sand Lake Rd., Onalaska, WI



Community News:

  • Military & Veterans Family Day at the Milwaukee County Zoo on Sunday, June 30, 2024 from 9:30am-5pm. Enjoy free Zoo admission and parking. Tickets available in our office May 28-June 28. There will be a Veterans Benefit Expo from 9:30am-3pm.
  • The Milwaukee Brewers will be continuing Military Sundays for the 2024 season. Any active-duty military member or veteran can receive up to 2 free Terrace Level tickets by showing their military ID at the ticket office prior to any Sunday home game. This offer is available only on the day of the game when the ticket office opens at 10am and is subject to availability. Go to their website for more info: Military and First Responders Discount Offer | Milwaukee Brewers (mlb.com)
  • The Commonweal Theatre Company presents, Ugly Lies the Bone by Lindsey Ferrentino. This play is a drama of hope and healing for an army veteran. This play will be performing from April 6- July 6, 2024 at 208 Parkway Ave N, Lanesboro, MN. There is a Blue Star discount of $10 off on all performances for military. Sunday, May 5th matinee is completely free to anyone who has served/is serving in any branch of the military and their families. Link to get tickets and more information: Ugly Lies the Bone| Commonweal Theatre
    • Rock the Vets is on September 1st at the American Legion Post 417. This event will fundraise to support local veterans. There will be 8 hours of music, food and beverage. More details to follow!
    • Wisconsin offers Veterans Family Camp weekends every fall and sprint for military service veterans and their families. The camp is located outside the Wisconsin Dells area. 2024 spring session dates are April 26-28, 2024. Registration or for more information: www.EastersealsWisconsin.comor call 608-254-2502 ext 190.
    • Get your FREE National Parks & Federal Recreation Lands Passes for veterans and gold start family members. For more information visit USGS pass website: https://store.usgs.gov/recreational-passes or please call the Refugee Visitor Center (608) 779-2399.
    • Patriot K9s of Wisconsin needs Veterans! There are service dogs available now! Veterans suffering from PTSI, TBI, or MST win the war on suicide through the help of a trauma recovery service dog. Contact Patriot K9s at 715-298-1373 or go to their website at www.patriot k9s.org.
    • Looking for some help around the home, or looking for volunteer opportunities? Ugetconnected is a great resource for those looking for a service or wanting to provide a service. You can go to their website and create an account to make a request. Enter their website here: Ugetconnected


    Helpful Documents:

    Emergency Resources

    How to Request Records

    Service Connected Disability Rating Scale

    What to do after your claim is submitted



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