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Helping La Crosse LevelUP

Creating Leaders and Allies

LevelUP La Crosse is an organization with a mission to engage men of all ages in the fight against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. Acts of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence permeate our entire community and the composition of our very diverse, 28 member Leadership Team reflects the entire Coulee Region. Our inaugural events last year were seen by over 700 adults and 2000 students to rave reviews, as evidenced by the testimonials below.

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Board of Directors

ANDREW RASMUSSEN CR@NHAGAINSTABUSE.ORG
DREW SCHELER DREW.J.SCHELER@GMAIL.COM
ANDREW BAKKUM ANDREW.BAKKUM@USBANK.COM
HENRY GREENGRASS HENRY.GREENGRASS@HO-CHUNK.COM
MIKE DESMOND MDESMOND03@GMAIL.COM
MARK SOLYST PASTORMARK@ENGLISHLUTHERAN.ORG
RICHIE JOHNSON RJOHNSON@LAXYMCA.ORG
LEE RASCH LEERASCH42@GMAIL.COM
PAT RUDA PRUDA@FSPA.ORG
VINCE HAMILTON VL7XSEVEN@AOL.COM
DAVID HENDRICKS DAVID.K.HENDRICKS@GMAIL.COM
TROY HARCEY THARCEY@LACROSSESD.ORG
STEPHANIE YOUNG SJYOUNG1@GUNDERSENHEALTH.ORG
AMANDA KUBISTA OWEN KUBISTA.AMANDA1@MAYO.EDU
TITA YUTUC TYUTUC@FCCNETWORK.ORG
ANN KAPPAUF ANNK@NHAGAINSTABUSE.ORG
INGRID PETERSON IPETERSON@UWLAX.EDU
CHUCK HANSON CEH@HALESKEMP.COM
TOM BERKEDAL TOMBVOICESOFMEN@GMAIL.COM
KAYCIE GREEN EXECUTIVEDIRECTOR@WOMENSFUNDLACROSSE.ORG
RICK TRIETLEY RCTRIETLEY@VITERBO.EDU
CAROLYN BOSTRACK CCBOSTRA@GUNDERSENHEALTH.ORG
PATER LY TONG-PAO PATER@CIASIABINC.ORG
JASON WITT JWITT@LACROSSECOUNTY.ORG
ANDREW IVES ANDREWI@7RIVERSLGBTQ.ORG
RICH PETRO RPETRO@FCCNETWORK.ORG
RICK BLASING RBLASING@LACROSSESD.ORG
SAM XIONG SXXOING97@GMAIL.COM
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In the News

‘Voices of Men’ encouraging students to stand up to domestic violence and sexual assault In the U.S. one in three women and one in six men will experience some form…

‘Voices’ events seek to engage men in preventing violence against women A vast majority of domestic and sexual violence is carried out by men. And, according to Tom Berkedal, that…

VOICES OF MEN Tom Berkedal shared information about a Fox Valley based group called “Voices of Men,” that engages men and boys in the process of reducing acts of domestic…

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Supporting Our Partners

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New Horizons Shelter and Outreach Centers, Inc.

Dear Friends,

As an agency that strives to end #abuse in all its forms, New Horizons Shelter and Outreach Centers stands in solidarity with victims of violence at the hands of systems that are supposed to protect them. As we advocate for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault we must acknowledge the injustices and unique experiences faced by Black, Indigenous and people of color (#BIPOC) in our communities.

In accordance with our mission statement, we seek to promote an egalitarian community without violence perpetuated by individuals or systems. We oppose the repeated acts of violence against BIPOC. Recognizing and acknowledging the oppression faced by people of color is crucial when working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. BIPOC members of our communities are forced to overcome unique #barriers when accessing services, finding safety and seeking justice. Domestic violence and sexual assault disproportionately affects people in marginalized communities because of historic and present day systemic racism.

BIPOC #survivors are often forced to choose between their own safety and that of their children and the potential for racist treatment, judgement, confirming stereotypes, and escalated violence by systems. New Horizons recognizes that not everyone has the same options when seeking help. We stand with our #community members seeking systematic change.

In Empowerment,
Ann Kappauf
Executive Director

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