Ending veteran homelessness in La Crosse by Christmas is the goal set at a conference Wednesday.

The two day meeting lead to the one-hundred day goal. A partnership between the city, the county, the Tomah VA and many others in the community came together for this goal.

Discussion about combating homelessness in La Crosse began when a national consultant was brought to the city in June. Officials say the group has been hard at work since then.

"Success builds success. We're creating a level of momentum so that we can continue then, after we've taken care of veterans, then our next step will be looking at other fragile, vulnerable groups of people who need a place to live,” said Viterbo Professor of Servant Leadership Tom Thibodeau.

Work for the group begins after tonight's meeting. With day one of 100 Thursday, the group will begin creating a website as a place for donors and volunteers to go.