RHYMES is a collaborative project of B.L.A.C.K; Cia Siab, Inc.; The Center: 7 Rivers LGBTQ Connection; and the YWCA La Crosse. We provide 24 hr crisis response and advocacy to runaway homeless youth. Services are free, confidential, and youth-driven.

  • Collaborative Youth Advocacy
  • Free and Confidential 24 hr Crisis
  • Response for Runaway and Homeless Youth
  • 24 Hour Crisis Phone and Text Response
  • Shelter
  • Drop In Services
  • Meet Basic Needs (Food, Clothing, Medical)
  • Ongoing Case Management
  • Family Mediation
  • Community Education
  • Life Skills
  • Education and Employment
  • Assistance
  • Transportation-related to goals
  • Educational Programming
  • Creative Opportunities
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Our Mission

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.

Our Values

  • Safety
  • Activism
  • Advocacy
  • Agency
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Empowerment
  • Partnership
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