La Crosse’s latest effort to help people with addiction problems is in the works.
The Lighthouse Project hopes to have a temporary home for addicts running within a couple of years.
Residents would have to qualify to stay at the “respite” house, usually for no more than a week. They would also have to be over 18 and live in Wisconsin.
The president of the Lighthouse board, Scott Mihalovic from Viterbo, points out that the facility won’t be like a shelter, where someone can show up unannounced.
Mihalovic said the aim is to help reduce the economic costs of fighting drug addiction that are borne by an entire community.