We are Here To Help.

The Runaway and Homeless Youth Mediation and Emergency Services (RHYMES) is a group of strong, passionate, and diverse non-profit organizations coming together to provide access and funding to runaway and homeless youth to safe and affirming resources in the greater La Crosse region. RHYMES utilizes existing specialized programming to support, educate, and advocate for youth.

24 Hour Crisis Line

Call or Text


Services We Provide

24 Hour Crisis Phone and
Text Response


Education and Employment Assistance

Case Management

Family Mediation

Programming & Community Education

Emergency Shelter


Goal Related Transportation

Creative Opportunities

How to FIND US

State Street Location in La Crosse, WI 54601
Office Hours: 8am until 8pm

RHYMES Drop-In Center: 608-406-2992
Talk/Text 24-Hour Crisis Line: 608-406-2993

Did you know?

120 %

Those who identify as LGBTQ+ have a 120% higher risk of experiencing some form of homelessness.

28 %

of LGBTQ youth reported experiencing homelessness or housing instability at some point.


Support Rhymes?

With your help, we can make sure that runaway and homeless youth get the help and support they need.

Founding Partners