The Lighthouse is a 501c3 formed in 2016 through the Alliance to Heal as a response to neighbors in La Crosse losing their lives to overdose, hopelessness, and suicide. Lighthouse was envisioned as a place that one could find acceptance, support, and hope to find meaning in life again.
To establish a network of community resources that support, preserve and
enhance the dignity and rights of those battling addiction and mental illness and in doing so,
seek their own level of recovery and independence.
The Lighthouse will be a beacon of light for those seeking peace in recovery, a sanctuary to heal; where hope is shared through companionship and connections made through conversations.
“From the moment I learned about the Lighthouse, I recognized that having this resource available to our community was going to be a game changer. It gave me hope for myself and for our community. I’m grateful to everyone here and to everyone involved for making this place a reality. I’m proud of our community for supporting this project, it’s so needed, thank you to everyone!"
“Great people work here; they truly care and actively listen to you and try to help with all of their abilities. I feel like a new person, staff was so encouraging and relatable. Loved that there was a wide range of ages with the peer specialists and they were willing to share their stories, it helped alot.”
“I just wanted to say that I feel like this place played a huge role in helping me save my life. The people really show they care and show that recovery is possible.”