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Drop-In Cen­ter Activities

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) 6212040 ext. 117.

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