Support & Donate

Our Mission:

La Crosse Jail Ministry offers residents and former residents of the jail spiritual direction, rehabilitative support, and connections to faith communities.

Donate Money

Donate by Check:

La Crosse Jail Ministry, Inc.
Post Office Box 2675
La Crosse, WI 54602-2675

Donate via Credit or Debit Card:


  • Inmates, their families, their friends and their victims need prayers for healing, wisdom, guidance, freedom from addictions, change and health.
  • Jail staff, jail ministry board members, Circles of Support volunteers and the chaplain:  prayers for wisdom, guidance, health, safety and faithfulness.
  • La Crosse Jail Ministry needs prayers for support, donations and awareness.

Provide Supplies

Items needed can be purchased and sent directly to the jail: Jail Ministry, 333 Vine Street, La Crosse, WI 54601

Used or New Items Needed:

  • Recent magazines – all types
  • Paperback Books – spiritual, fiction and nonfiction (no Harlequin romance or hardcover)
  • Books written by black authors
  • Books in Spanish or written by Hispanic or Latino authors
  • Books in Hmong, or written by Hmong authors
  • Puzzles (cardboard only in a cardboard box and no plastic baggies)
  • Sweatpants, t-shirts, and sweatshirts for men in all sizes (can be second hand but must be clean)
  • Backpacks (can be secondhand)
  • Jackets and coats for all seasons in all sizes (can be second hand but must be clean)
  • Boots or tennis shoes in all sizes (can be second hand but must be clean)
  • Warm socks and clean underwear

We have two drop off locations:

  • Coulee Life Church in Onalaska (N5761 County Rd SN next to Sand Lake Elementary).  There is a bench inside the first set of doors and donations can be dropped there during the week from 9 to 6. In the event the doors are locked, please email or call 608-783-4770.
  • English Lutheran Church (1509 King Street, La Crosse).


Opportunities to Learn More

If you and/or your faith community would like to learn more about jail ministry, we offer the following options: