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Veterans Services

Location and Contact Info:


Health and Human Services - 1st Floor

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



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


February 22, 2024 1-4pm Holmen Legion 419 1st Ave. W, Holmen, WI
February 26, 2024 1-4:30pm Onalaska Library 741 Oak Ave. S, Onalaska, WI
March 5, 2024 1-4:30pm La Crosse Main Library 800 Main St., La Crosse, WI
March 7, 2024 12:30-4pm Holmen Community Center 600 N. Holmen Dr., Holmen, WI
March 8, 2024 1-4pm Hillview Health Care Center 3501 Park Lane Drive, La Crosse, WI
March 13, 2024 1-4:30pm Onalaska Legion 731 Sand Lake Rd., Onalaska, WI
March 19, 2024 1-4pm La Crosse Legion Post 52 711 6th Street S, La Crosse, WI
March 21, 2024 1-4pm West Salem Library 702 Industrial Drive, West Salem, WI
March 25, 2024 1-4:30pm Onalaska Library 741 Oak Ave. S, Onalaska, WI
March 28, 2024 1-4pm Holmen Legion 419 1st Ave. W, Holmen, WI



Community News:

  • American Legion Post 417 Chicken Que on March 2nd at 4pm. 1/2 a chicken with baked bean, coleslaw, and bread for $12. Serving at 4pm until sold out. 700 Fishermans Road, Lacrosse, WI 54603.
  • Save the Legion - Holmen American Legion, March 9th at 5pm. There will be music, silent auction, Chinese raffle, food, tip boards, and bake sale. There is a $10 cover charge. Proceeds will stay with the legion so they can continue to support the community through programs and events!
  • 5th Annual Tomah VA Caregiver Summit on Tuesday, April 23rd from 10am-11:30 with Resource Fair to follow. Event held at the Tomah VA Medical Center, 500 East Veterans Street, Tomah, WI 54660 - Building 455, Veterans Hall. RSVP required to: [email protected]
  • 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.com or call 608-254-2502 ext 190.


We are looking for feedback on how our office can improve our connection to the younger veteran population. If you are able to provide feedback or ideas for improvement, please complete our new short survey here. All ideas are welcome! 


Two helpful documents are the following:

The first document shows the different benefits that our office can assist you with.  The second document identifies what Federal and State benefits become available at the different service-connected disability rating percentages.  

Please let us know how we are doing by completing this short survey.
We appreciate your time and will use your feedback to make positive changes.