New aftercare sober housing facility opens in La Crosse

LA CROSSE (WKBT) – A new wing for an aftercare sober housing program opened in La Crosse.

Adult and Teen Challenge of Western Wisconsin announced they have seven beds available in their sober living facility at 2507 Weston Street location. The nonprofit’s newly leased facility is open to graduates of their treatment program.

The organization began in 2019 as a faith-based chemical dependency treatment program. The year long program has the ability to house 14 individuals at a time. Adult and Teen Challenge of Western Wisconsin is specifically dedicated to women 18 and older.

Graduates can then move on to their aftercare sober living program, in which they are required to a stable living environment, a place of employment, and must be connected to a local church.

“I have found that when a client completes our program some of them don’t have a healthy environment to return to,” Kevin Schaler, Executive Director said. “We will be able to offer affordable on-campus housing, free food, accountability, chapel services and most importantly, a recovery community. These are all key components that help an individual maintain freedom from their addiction.”

If you would like more information on the admittance process, how to donate or get involved with this project, please visit their website.

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