A Call to Action
Posted: September 6, 2019If we’re ever going to take bold steps forward to protect victims and prevent sexual assault, we need to change our mindsets as a society so that we stop blaming victims and stop minimizing sexual assaults by protecting the abusers.
There's a situation locally that has many in the community in an uproar, and rightfully so.
You Hold the Key to Help Human Trafficking Victims
Posted: May 1, 2019When someone’s eyes have been opened to a revelation and the fire catches inside—their passion can become contagious to others. That is exactly what happened for Maddie Adickes, a Viterbo nursing student and 2018 Miss Onalaska. Two years ago, Adickes was at an event and heard a speaker on Human Trafficking; how it’s happening right here in our own backyard—in plain sight.
Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month Poster Competition
Posted: April 17, 2019We are currently accepting entries for our 2020 Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month Posters. The theme is Technology, and we're looking for poster designs that teach teens about how technology can be used in unhealthy ways by someone's partner. Teen Dating Violence is a huge problem! One in four teens have been...
Coulee Region Voices of Men
Posted: April 9, 2019The work is just beginning. It’s going to take a lot of education if a societal change is going to happen, and that will need to be approached on a comprehensive basis. If youth are going to better understand what kindness, compassion, and acceptance really mean, the best bet to accomplish it is through education at every opportunity. Educating young men to stand up and speak out when they witness behavior toward women that is wrong is the ultimate goal.
Posted: April 5, 2019April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month AND Child Abuse Prevention Month. New Horizons has a whole slate of events planned to help drive awareness to these issues in our communities. Take a look and find one or two that you can participate in to be a part of the change for good in your community!
Two-Time Food Network Champion to Contribute Talents
Posted: February 15, 2019The two-time Food Network Champion, Jen Barney of Meringue Bakery will be contributing one of her delicious cakes to Victory Over Violence as part of the live auction at the event, slated for Saturday, March 23, 2019.
Dave Skogen to Speak at Victory Over Violence
Posted: January 29, 2019Dave Skogen, Chairman of Festival Foods and advocate of Servant Leadership will be the keynote speaker for this year's Victory Over Violence Gala & Auction to benefit New Horizons Shelter & Outreach Centers.
Vandals Destroy Memorial
Posted: January 8, 2019UPDATE: Thanks to several members of the community, funds have been raised to repair damage done by vandals to a special light post that memorializes a local victim who was murdered by her abuser.
Pajama Party for Kids in Shelter
Posted: December 13, 2018For most kids, having a birthday party means getting oodles of presents--toys and games to play with and enjoy--but for a 10-year-old boy in La Crosse, he chose to have a birthday party where the gifts were unique and intended for other kids. Meet Zach Shilling. He invited a dozen or so of his friends...
Holmen Youngster Pays It Forward
Posted: December 7, 2018The seeds you plant in the children can bloom into amazing kindness that spills out into this world filling it with love and compassion. During this time of year when hearts are full with the spirit of giving, one little boy ignites goodness in others through the memory of another youngster. Carter Fay is a third grader at Prairie View Elementary in Holmen. This amazing nine years old boy just donated two dozen hand-made fleece blankets for children that are in the shelter at New Horizons.