FSPA Grant Awarded
The Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration’s (FSPA) Leadership Team met and approved the recommendations from the Ministry Grant Fund Committee to support 90 grants and one of them was our ministry! We’ve been approved to receive $9000.00 to support our ministry! They stated they are grateful to support our ministry and the people we serve. We are extremely grateful for their support; it’s been crucial to providing for our inmates.
These funds have helped us provide for inmate needs and especially has helped us provide faith books for all faith backgrounds. They also have made it possible for us to send a brand-new faith book with inmates who are going to prison. The Recovery Bible is the most requested, but we have also had requests of Qurans, the Jewish Bible, King James Bibles, Study Bibles, Hmong Folklore, and books on Buddhism. Lastly, this grant has made it possible for us to stock our library with books in Spanish. We are truly appreciative of their support!
American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)
The federal government allocated almost $22 million to the city of La Crosse in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to recover from pandemic conditions. The City of La Crosse joined with the La Crosse Community Foundation to distribute $2 million in grant funding to 22 nonprofits. The La Crosse Jail Ministry is one of those non-profits to receive funding. Over the next two years the Jail Ministry will receive $20,000 to meet the physical, intellectual and emotional needs of the inmates as well as provide training for our many volunteers. Thanks to the City for sharing ARPA funds with the La Crosse Jail Ministry.
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Media / In The News
- Jail ministry touching lives for decades (February 2022)
- Channel 19 News – La Crosse man says jail ministry changed his life for the better (February 2022)
- Channel 19 News – La Crosse’s Jail Chaplain connects inmates to faith community (February 2022)
- Coulee Region Women’s Article on Ann Wales (October/November 2021)
- Channel 19 News – Jail Ministry Bring Faith Behind Bars (December, 2018)
- Channel 19 – Jail Ministry Needs Funding (December, 2018)
- WLSU Interview with Chaplain Tom Skemp October 2008