We began in the 1970s as a small directory of resources for Gundersen patients. Then we grew and evolved and joined the national 2-1-1 movement to meet the needs of our communities. Today, we connect thousands of people with thousands of available services.
Great Rivers 2-1-1 helps those living in Buffalo, Chippewa, Crawford, Dunn, Eau Claire, Grant, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Pepin, Richland, Trempealeau and Vernon counties in Wisconsin; Houston, Fillmore and Winona counties in Minnesota; and Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek counties in Iowa.
We’re supported primarily by Gundersen Health System as part of its mission to promote the health and well-being of the communities it serves. Great Rivers United Way and Marathon County United Way also provide critical funding along with support from the La Crosse and Eau Claire County Departments of Human Services and 2-1-1 Wisconsin and other 2-1-1 state systems.
Great Rivers 2-1-1 specialists fielded 30,965 calls for help in 2020. About 10,000 calls were from those who needed help for mental health or addiction. You can learn more about our work in our annual report.
Our semi-annual publication is designed for those in human services, community planning and local government to track needs in the community.
Our internships offer students hands-on training in crisis intervention and information and referral services. We have a few options if you're in college. Learn more by contacting Amy Kuester at (608) 775-1251 or [email protected]
We’re here to answer your questions about Great Rivers 2-1-1 and to make sure our database has the most up-to-date information.
Call us at (608) 775-6339 or (608) 775-5586. Reach our director at [email protected]. Email [email protected] to join our database. Email [email protected] to reach our line supervisor.