• Resources

    Be empowered, equipped, and encouraged to lead a balanced and purposeful life!

    Events & Conferences

    How to Become a Great Communicator

    January 28 / Times Vary

    Live Online Training In one information-packed day, learn to…

    • Recover quickly from a blunder and respond appropriately when someone else makes a mistake.
    • Fit in with any group of business people, no matter how little you may have in common.
    • Manage difficult situations that cause frustrations.
    • Make a lasting, positive first impression using our four-minute strategy.
    • Engage in small talk with new business acquaintances in unfamiliar settings.
    • Craft your messages for crystal-clear communication with business contacts.
    • Use business etiquette to your career advantage.

    Click above link for more information, cost and to register for this event.

    Leadership and Management Skills For Women

    Live Online Training

    January 21, 22 & More! / Times vary

    This seminar will empower you, inspire you, and boost your confidence as a leader.

    Through real-world case studies, eye-opening exercises, and spirited discussion, you will learn

    how to bring out the best in your people, and lead from a position of firmness, fairness, and quiet strength.


    *Discover the areas where women traditionally lack power as leaders,

    and learn how to overcome common obstacles to success.


    *Take a look at how women leaders at today's top corporations make the most of their influence and visibility.


    *See how you can become the type of leader who inspires loyalty, deep commitment, and exceptional achievement.


    True leaders are able to accomplish their goals and make a difference in the world even as they stay

    true to their personal values, ethics, and beliefs. Join us for this empowering, exciting day of training

    and come away with a renewed sense of optimism, a firmer commitment to yourself and your

    career, and the practical knowledge to make it all happen.

    Click above link for more information and to register.

    Thriving In Love & Money

    January 28, 2021 / 6:30 pm

    If you have ever wished you could get your spouse to understand and appreciate how YOU want to

    handle money, now’s your chance. If you want to stop feeling embarrassed by your instinctive money

    habits or annoyed by your spouse’s, you need this message! While most money books deal with surface

    issues of budgeting and debt, many couples struggle to even talk about money and it creates tension

    and a barrier to true oneness in their relationship. This is the money book that’s not about the money.

    It uncovers the issues that cause money conflicts and provide couples with truths that are

    relationship game-changers. Because you need a better relationship, not just a better budget.

    Free Event Sponsored by Thrivent.

    Click above link to register

    Managing Multiple Priorities, Projects, and Deadlines

    February, 2, 4, 10 & More! / $149

    Live On-Line 1-Day Seminar

                                                         Prioritize crucial projects, manage conflicting demands,                                                        reduce pressure and master multiple tasks with confidence

    Click above link for more information and to register

    Managing Emotions Under Pressure

    February 10, 18, 19 & More! / $149

    Half Day Live On-Line Seminar

    Improve yourself and your relationships with others using the most effective tools of modern psychology to conquer tough situations and stay calm and productive under pressure. Learn to break bad habits, master

    self-discipline and realize actual behavior and performance change in less than half a day of training

    Click above link for more information and to register

    The 5 Love Languages Webinar

    February 11, 2021 / 7 pm

    Whether we are married or single, we all need to feel loved by the significant people

    in our lives. However, what makes one person feel loved, does not make another

    person feel loved. The 5 Love Languages will help you effectively communicate

    love in a language that is meaningful to the other person.
    Learn and laugh as we hear Dr. Gary Chapman present The 5 Love Languages.

    Free Event Sponsored by Thrivent.

    Click above link to register.


    Click names below for more events and information.

    Forest Springs Camp and Conference Center


    Living Waters Mother & Daughter Retreat

    February 5-7, 2021

    Your daughter needs you in your role as a Mom!

    She might not say it or always act like it, but you

    are a critical part of her life. As Moms, we need to continually be on our knees praying for

    ourselves and our daughters!

    Join us this weekend to spend purposeful, quality time with your daughter!

    Click above link for more information

    and to register for this event

    Living Waters Family Camp

    July 4-7, 2021

    Today's family is pushed and pulled in every direction--moving too fast and never finding time to rest and regroup. At Living Waters our focus is on training

    and equipping you as a family in the fun and

    relaxing setting of camp. Take this week to step

    out of the busy world and refocus on

    God's purpose for you and your family.

    Living Waters Ladies Retreat

    September 10-12, 2021

    An opportunity to train and better equip your walk

    with the Lord. Take time to study God’s Word

    and enjoy fellowship and fun activities.

    Best of all, take time to relax in the

    peaceful valley of Living Waters Bible Camp.

    Books & Media

    You can find these books locally at Redemption Bookstore.

    Proverbs 31

    Online resources to meet the needs of women who sometimes feel alone. Women who need hope more desperately than ever.

    Community Resources

    Coulee Region Women's Magazine

    Area home and healthy living

    816 2nd Avenue South, Suite 300

    Onalaska, WI 54650

    Phone: 608.783.5395

    Adult and Teen Challenge of Western Wisconsin

    Adult & Teen Challenge of Western Wisconsin offers a long-term, faith-based recovery program for those struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. This program is specifically designed to help individuals find healing and ultimate freedom from chemical dependencies.


    Contact: Kevin Schaler

    2507 Weston Street, La Crosse WI.

    Phone: 608.351.2828

    Email: teenchallengelax@gmail.com

    Hope Harbor-Winona

    A family-oriented residential program where teens are equipped with the skills they need to overcome destructive behavioral patterns through a Christ-centered, biblically based approach.


    Contact: Mary Meyer

    Phone: 507.474.6411

    Email: mary.meyer@hopeharbormn.org

    La Crosse Community Foundation

    Grant opportunities


    401 Main Street, Suite 205

    La Crosse, WI 54601

    Phone: 608.782.3223

    .New Horizons Shelter & Outreach

    A 24-hour shelter for individuals and families who have experienced domestic and sexual abuse.


    Crisis Line: 888-231-0066

    Business Line: 608.791.2610

    Ophelia's House - YWCA

    Female offenders rehabilitation


    Contact: Gina Facchinello

    Phone: 608.785.6399

    Email: gfacchinello@ywcalax.org

    Living Free Ministry

    Living Free is for people who need help to stay free from life-controlling problems. ​

    Ruth House - YWCA

    Rehabilitation for women from chemical abuse.


    Contact: Melanie Hamel

    Phone: 608.781.2783 ext .221

    Email: mhamel@ywcalax.org

    Redemption Bookstore

    201 Sand Lake Road

    Onalaska, WI 54650

    Phone: 608.881.6300

    Salvation Army

    223 N. 8th Street

    La Crosse, WI 54601
    Phone: 608.790.3608

    Set Me Free Shop

    100% of the proceeds from sales go directly to support ministries that are rescuing men, women, and children from human trafficking.


    Hours: Sat & Sun, Before and after services, By appt.

    Location: First Free

    Sexual Abuse Counseling Program

    Services for children who have been sexually abused, adult survivors of child sexual abuse and recent sexual assaults.


    Phone: 608.775.3845

    Transitional Housing Program - YWCA

    Provides financial assistance for housing and housing services those experiencing homelessness.


    Contact: Melanie Hamel

    Phone: 608.781.2783 ext .221

    Email: mhamel@ywcalax.org

    Women's Clothes Closet

    Provides gently used clothing to low-income women, especially those who are entering or are currently in the workforce.


    Address: Our Saviours Lutheran Church

    512 Division Street

    La Crosse, WI 54601


    Hours: Mondays 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

    Tuesdays 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

    Saturdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    Bible Studies





    Bible Studies for Women

    First Free Church- Onalaska

    All Classes Begin on January 26, 2021.

    Morning classes from 9-11:15 AM and Evening Classes from 6:30-8:15 PM

    Ephesians-The Church Rooted in Love, Walking in Power- Precept Class-offered AM only

    How to Walk the Walk You Talk- Offered AM & PM

    Together-Study on Ephesians- Offered AM & PM


    Click First Free Link for more

    information and to register.


    Bethany Free Church-Onalaska

    Class Begins Tuesday February 2, 2021

    Offered at 9 AM & & PM

    On-Line or In-Person

    Recovering Redemption- Matt Chandler


    Click Bethany Link for more

    information and to register



    MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

    Location: First Free (begins 9-11-18)

    Times: 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays



    Location: La Crescent Evangelical Free Church

    Times: 1st & 3rd Thursdays 9-10:30 a.m.





    White Cross

    Bethany Evangelical Free

    2nd Thursday of the Month - 10 a.m.

    Contact: Marggi Porcari

    Phone: 608.781.2466



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    Contact the Chruch for more information

    Phone: 608-781-5821

  • Contact Us:

    Melissa Schultz, Director

    Phone: 608.386.4136

    Email: melissa@wwpwi.org

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