Drop-In Center Activities
November 9, 2020 COVID-19 Update
Due to the spike of Covid-19 cases in the area the Kenneth Young Leadership team has decided that it is necessary to temporarily close the Drop-In Center. The Drop-In Center will be closed starting Monday, November 9th. Kenneth Young Center’s Leadership Team will re-evaluate conditions and provide an update when the Drop-In Center will re-open. Drop-In Center guests will be informed by phone when a change in decision has been made.
In the interim, the staff at the Drop-In Center will do everything they can to support you:
- Monday through Friday at 1:00 PM we will have a daily conference call for support, education, and fun. All Drop-In guests are invited to participate in that conference call. Just call in to the number 717−275−8940. You will be prompted to give your name and a code number. The code number is 9580835.
- If you would like to be called weekly by one of the Drop-In Staff, just let us know. One of our team members will call you weekly to check in on you and see how you are doing and to chat with you briefly. The calls you receive will be from a “No Caller ID.” Please answer these calls.
- If you require peer counseling at any time, please call 847−621−2040 Ext 117. Leave a message with your name, number, and state the fact that you need some peer counseling. Matt or Tom will call you back within two business days. These messages will not be checked on weekends.
Again, the calls you receive will be from a “No Caller ID.” Please answer these calls.
The Drop-In Team truly regrets that this decision had to be made, but it is for the safety and well-being of our guests and the Drop-In Team. Please continue to make safe decisions at home and in the community.
The Drop-In Team
Kenneth Young Center’s Drop-In Center
KYC’s Drop-In Center opened in March, 2015 to promote community among people living with mental illness. The Drop-In Center is designed to create a non-clinical environment to sharpen social skills, make new friends, and further explore opportunities within the community. Funded by the Department of Human Services, any adult with a mental health diagnosis is welcome 364 days a year. The Drop-In Center is closed on Christmas.
At the Drop-In Center, guests find caring staff who help to create an environment of friendship, recovery, and self-discovery. Although no therapy or psychiatric services are provided, guests and staff develop as a group centered on being open minded, nonjudgmental, encouraging, and understanding. A variety of activities and programs help guests reach their personal recovery goals, like listening to music, participating in arts and crafts, using community computers, sitting quietly, watching movies, or simply talking to other guests and visitors.
In addition to on-site activities, the Drop-In Center staff also offers off-site activities every month. Most of these excursions come at no cost to guests, like bowling, going to movies, exploring museums, volunteering, and attending community events and celebrations. Please see the announcements page for more information about current excursions and specific events/activities.
To talk to the Drop-In Center Team, please call: (847) 621‑2040 ext. 117.