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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 a “Partnership to END Domestic and Sexual Violence.” Acts of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence permeate our entire community and the composition of our diverse Board of Directors and 3 community committees reflect the entire Coulee Region. Our events in the first two years of our existence were seen by over 1000 adults and 3000 students to rave reviews, as evidenced by the testimonials below.

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Board of Directors

LEE RASCH LEERASCH42@GMAIL.COM
RICH PETRO RPETRO@FCCNETWORK.ORG
CHRIS PORTER
MARK SOLYST PASTORMARK@ENGLISHLUTHERAN.ORG
AMANDA KUBISTA OWEN KUBISTA.AMANDA1@MAYO.EDU
ANN KAPPAUF ANNK@NHAGAINSTABUSE.ORG
STEPHANIE YOUNG
TOM BERKEDAL TOMBVOICESOFMEN@GMAIL.COM
PAT RUDA PRUDA@FSPA.ORG
DAVID HENDRICKS DAVID.K.HENDRICKS@GMAIL.COM
TITA YUTUC TYUTUC@FCCNETWORK.ORG
HENRY GREENGRASS HENRY.GREENGRASS@HO-CHUNK.COM
TINA JOHNS
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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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