VIRTUAL SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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WEEK OF MAY 11, 2020 VIRTUAL DROP IN CENTER SCHEDULE:

MONDAY

2pm Compassion with Lou L (guest speaker)

5pm Trivia with Nikki and Haran

 

TUESDAY *Connections 6pm with Jules

2pm NAMI Neighbors with Ian

5pm Goals Group with Charles

 

WEDNESDAY

2pm Cooking Class with Shalas W (guest speaker)

5pm Ask the Nurse with Haley M (guest speaker)   

 

THURSDAY

2pm Open support call with Charles

3:45 – 4:15 Facebook Live Charles (singalong)

5pm Improv with Sean

 

FRIDAY

2pm Mindfulness with Ellie

3-3:30 Facebook Live Madison (exercise)   

4-6pm Virtual Open Mic with Charles  

5pm  WRAP tools with Ericka

 

SATURDAY*Connections 12:30p with Angie

2pm Writing and Journaling with Jane T. (guest speaker)

5pm Spirituality Group with Angie

 

SUNDAY*Connections 6p with Ellie & Eva Marie

2pm Fun Ways to Cope with Eva Marie

5pm Open Support Call with Eva Marie

 

The Drop-In Center is for adults 18 years and over that live with a mental health condition. It provides a safe, stigma-free place for participants to socialize and find new recovery skills and tools. The Drop-In Center’s Club House Model is a comprehensive program of support and opportunities. It is not a traditional mental health agency as there are no therapists or psychiatrists on staff. Rather, the program includes elements of small group work, peer support, socialization activities, life skill building, and evidence-based job placement strategies.

WHAT YOU WILL GAIN

The Drop-In Center provides an array of services to individuals with a mental health diagnosis that, through social interactions, enhances their lives and promotes their involvement in the larger community. Social isolation is a problem for people with mental illness. The Drop-In Center serves as a source for reducing the effects of this debilitating isolation. Programming at the Drop-In Center promotes life skills development, enhances self-esteem and improves the overall quality of life for its participants through wellness programming.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

“Sometimes I just have one of those days and no one can do anything about it, except for NAMI. Coming here may not take away my problem, but NAMI helps me create solutions and provides support.”

-NAMI Participant of 4 years

“Some participants have been coming here since the Drop-In Center opened up. They like it so much, it’s become a part of who they are.”

-NAMI Participant of 3 years

 

 

 

 

 

The Drop-in Center is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Please join us by phone or video-chat for one of our Virtual Open Discussions:

Daily Topics will help you stay connected and learn new skills. Discussions are led twice a day by Drop-in Center staff and surprise guest speakers. (Each call is limited to 20 participants)

 

 2:00 pm to 3:00pm Daily

Meeting number 290 260 490/Password: Daily2

Call-in number 312-535-8110/Access code 290260490

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE DISCUSSION

 

5:00pm to 6:00pm Daily

Meeting number 297 135 209/Password: Daily5

Call in number 312-535-8110/Access code 297135209

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE DISCUSSION

 

Visit the Drop-in Center
814 Harrison St., Oak Park

For more information contact Charles Torpe at torpe@namimetsub.org or 708.524.2582, x. 102

Hours:
M/W/F 1pm-7pm
T/Th 3pm-7pm
Sat/Sun 2pm-6pm