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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 7172758940. 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 8476212040 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.

Sin­cere­ly,

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) 6212040 ext. 117.

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