The mission of La Crosse Jail Ministry is “To provide an opportunity and create an environment for inmates that awakens, renews and stimulates their spiritual life, thereby promoting behavioral change, social reintegration and personal well-being.”

Some of the ways we help include taking care of inmates’ basic human needs, helping communicate with families outside of jail, and providing outlets for the extremely stressful environment they must live in – see About Us for a full list of budget priorities. You can support our mission by donating money or supplies.

Thank you for your continued generosity!

Give Money

DONATE NOW  electronically through Paypal:

Or, please send checks to support our ministry to:

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

Provide Supplies

Supplies and materials can be dropped off at the jail at the second glass window once you enter.  These will be placed on a cart for the chaplain to bring upstairs to the inmates.

  • Holy Books for any faith (must be paperback)
  • Pencils
  • Colored Pencils
  • Pads of lined paper
  • Stamps
  • Legal and letter size envelopes
  • Playing Cards and Card Games
  • Blank greeting cards and envelopes
  • Recent magazines – all types, although we would like more automotive and outdoors types.
  • Paperback books (no romance novels, or hardcover or leatherette covers of any kind, please)
  • Reading Glasses
  • Coats – during the winter months
  • Gift cards for hair cuts
  • Bus Tokens


Recent financial supporters include the following:

  • Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, La Crosse
  • La Crosse Community Foundation
  • La Crosse Area Synod – ELCA
  • Our Saviors Lutheran Church WELCA, La Crosse
  • Holmen Lutheran Church WELCA, La Crosse
  • English Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, La Crosse
  • Blessed Sacrament Women, La Crosse
  • Bells Coulee Lutheran Church, Bangor
  • Trinity Lutheran Church, La Crosse
  • Onalaska American Legion Community Days
  • New Amsterdam Presbyterian Church, Holmen
  • Dickinson Family Funeral Homes, La Crosse
  • Mindoro Presbyterian Women, Mindoro
  • Olivet Beacon of Light Lutheran Church, La Crosse
  • St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Women of the ECLA, La Crosse
  • First Presbyterian Church, La Crosse
  • Our Redeemer Women ELCA, La Crosse
  • OMA Java, LLC, West Salem
  • People’s Food Coop

The following have provided in-kind support:

Thank you for your continued generosity!