YWCA La Crosse

Truancy Intervention

YWCA La Crosse's Truancy Intervention program works with youth, their families and area schools to improve school attendance. It addresses lateness, truancy and excessive "excused" absences. It recognizes that school absences have negative academic and social consequences and are linked to drug and alcohol use, crime and early sexual activity and works to keep kids in school. Truancy Intervention is supported by area schools, the La Crosse County Department of Human Services, and local Truancy Courts.

Through one-on-one meetings and ongoing case management, our program coordinator works with the student, their parents and guardians as well as school officials to determine a path to get them attending class.

For more information, contact Teen Services Director Tracie Stinson at (608) 781-2783, ext. 231, or email tstinson@ywcalax.org.