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NAMI Fox Valley
NAMI Fox Valley Office
211 E. Franklin St.
Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 954-1550 phone
(920) 954-0490 fax email web
Beth A. Clay, MA, Executive Director
Office hours: Monday through Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. All NAMI Fox Valley programs are held at 211 E. Franklin St. unless otherwise noted.
Support Groups:

Family Sharing: First Wednesday of the month, 6:30 p.m.

Faith Based Family Sharing: Third Thursday of the month, 7 p.m., @ First Congregational Church, 724 E. South River St., Appleton.

Teen Support Groups, ages 13- 18:
--Mondays, 6 p.m. @ CHAPS, 2416 Crooks Ave., Kaukauna
--Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m. @ Harmony Café, 233 E. College Ave., Appleton
--Thursdays, 6 p.m. @ Catalpa Health, 444 N. Westhill Blvd., Appleton

New Hope Support Group: (Anyone over 18 who is living with a mental illness) First & third Mondays, 6-7:30 p.m.

Mens New Hope Support Group: Second Monday of the month, 6 p.m., at the Claire Koepke Outreach Center, 322 N. Appleton St., Appleton.

Mood Disorders Support Group: (Anyone over 18 who is living with a mood disorder) First Wednesday of the month at 12 noon.

Anxiety Disorders Support Group: (Anyone over 18 who is living with an anxiety disorder) Third Wednesday of the month at 12 noon.

Coffee Clutch: (Anyone over 18 living with a mental illness) Saturdays 3:30 pm @ Atlas Coffee Mill, 425 Water St., Appleton.

Education Programs:

Family-to-Family: Taught by family members, this class is for family members of adults living with mental illness. Classes held in Appleton and Calumet County. Upcoming fall 2014 classes:
Tuesdays, 6 - 8:30 p.m., Sept. 2 - Nov. 18 @ FVTC, 1200 E. Chestnut, Chilton. Mondays & Thursdays, 6 - 8:30 p.m., Oct. 6 - Nov. 13 @ NAMI Fox Valley.
For more information or to register, call (920) 954-1550

Peer-to-Peer: This 10-week education course focuses on mental health recovery and is for adults living with mental illness. Upcoming session: Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9 p.m., Sept. 9 - Nov. 18, 2014.
Contact Paula at 920-954-1550 or for more information or to register.

Recovery, Education and Advocacy Program (REAP): Participants utilize the information gained in Peer-to-Peer to create a recovery plan that goes beyond relapse prevention. Contact Paula at 920-954-1550 or for more information or to register.

Mental Illness in Children & Adolescents (MICA): MICA offers 32 hours of education on mental illness in children. Topics include brain biology, working with schools, becoming an advocate and developing healthy coping skills. The course is taught by professionals in the field and is facilitated by parent-peer volunteers. Educators who complete the course are eligible to apply for graduate credit (fees apply). Fall 2014 course: Saturdays, Oct. 18, Nov. 1, 15 & 22 at Catalpa Health, 444 N. Westhill Blvd., Appleton.

Public Education Programs:

Ending the Silence: This outreach program is an in-school presentation about mental health designed for high school students. Students learn about the basic signs and symptoms of mental illness in teens, ways to seek help for themselves or a friend, and recovery and coping strategies. The presentation is led by a team of trained presenters including a young adult living in recovery from mental illness. Contact Tracy at or (920) 954-1550 to schedule a presentation.

In Our Own Voice: This recovery-education program is presented by two adults living with mental illness who share their personal stories. These presentations are a practical tool to educate and increase awareness about the true nature of mental illness while also breaking down stigma. Powerful and hopeful, this sharing of recovery stories is appropriate for all audiences from the classroom to the boardroom. Contact John at or (920) 954-1550 to schedule a presentation

The NAMI Fox Valley 101s:
--NAMI Fox Valley 101 offers an overview of the work we do to provide essential education, support, outreach and advocacy programs in the community.
--Recovery 101: Utilizing the recovery definition, dimensions and principles established by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration), this workshop provides information on the fundamentals of recovery and how NAMI Fox Valley puts them into practice in our programs and services.
--Mental Illness 101: What is mental illness? What is mental health? This informative, 50-minute presentation provides an overview of mental illness and its impact; treatment and recovery; the adverse effects of stigma; the importance of advocacy; and NAMI Fox Valleys role in the community to educate, support and empower those affected by mental illness.

Professional Training
Is your business or organization looking for education on mental illness? NAMI Fox Valley offers tailored presentations and trainings, including signs, symptoms and an overview of the major mental illnesses, how to support individuals living with mental illness, and other topics.

We also offer training on crisis intervention that equips individuals with the skills and knowledge to de-escalate crisis situations; presentations on understanding mental illness in special populations (children, older adults, etc.); as well as more in-depth training on a variety of topics related to mental illness.

For more information or to schedule a presentation, contact Tracy at or (920) 954-1550.

NAMI Oshkosh
PO Box 3303
Oshkosh, WI 54903
(920) 651-1148 phone email email
Jamie Schrauth, President
Family Support Group: Our family support group will re-convene in early September.

Family-to-Family Class: Begins Thursday, January 17, 2013 and ends April 4, 2013. Class meets weekly from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. at the NAMI Oshkosh office, 525 North Main Street, Oshkosh. For more information call Ellen Harwell (920-252-2775)or

Peer Support Group: Meets second, third and fourth Wednesday of the month at 525 North Main Street, Oshkosh.


Cooperative Educational Service Agency (CESA) 6
2300 State Road 44
PO Box 2568
Oshkosh, WI 54903-2568
(920) 233-2372 phone
(920) 424-3478 fax web
Patti Brandt, Transition Coordinator
Serves 42 school districts. Check CESA map at

Consumer Drop-Ins

Hope and Care Center
736 North Main Street
Oshkosh, WI 54901
(920) 233-3563 phone
Activity based drop-in center. 4/11

County Services

ADRC of Winnebago County
220 Washington Avenue
Oshkosh, WI 54903
(877) 886-2372 phone
(877) 886-2372 phone
(920) 424-7521 fax email web

Community Support Program - Winnebago Co.
Winnebago Co. Dept. of Human Services
220 Washington Ave.
PO Box 2187
Oshkosh, WI 54903
(920) 236-4812 phone
Melissa Hoodie, Clinical Coordinator
State Certified CSP 5/11

Community Support Program - Winnebago Co.
Winnebago Dept. of Human Services
211 N. Commercial St.
Neenah, WI 54956
(920) 729-2777 phone
(920) 720-9682 fax
Melissa Hoodie, Clinical Coordinator
State Certified CSP 1/12

Comprehensive Community Services of Winnebago County
Winnebago County Department of Human Services
220 Washington Ave.
PO Box 2187
Oshkosh, WI 54903-2187
(920) 236-4700 phone
(920) 303-4792 fax email web
Melissa Hoodie


DVR - Winnebago County
Fox Cities Workforce Development Center
1802 Appleton Road
Menasha, WI 54952
(920) 968-6219 phone
(877) 367-1105 phone
(920) 832-2838 fax
(866) 223-5539 tty

DVR - Winnebago County
Oshkosh Area Workforce Development Center
315 Algoma Boulevard, Suite 106
Oshkosh, WI 54901-4737
(920) 232-6250 phone
(800) 848-4355 phone
(920) 424-2073 fax
(866) 223-5539 tty


Bay Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
2900 Curry Lane, Suite C
Green Bay, WI 54311
(920) 469-8858 phone
(800) 991-5578 phone
(920) 469-8967 fax email email web
Frank Schersing, Executive Director

Benefits Planning and Outreach
Employment Resources, Inc.
4126 Lien Road
Suite 104
Madison, WI 53704
(877) 826-1752 phone

Disability Drug Benefit Helpline (Medicare Part D)
(800) 926-4862 phone

Disability Rights Wisconsin
131 W. Wilson St.
Suite 700
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 267-0214 phone
(800) 928-8778 phone
(608) 267-0368 fax web
DRW provides advocacy services including: information and referral; advice and guidance in self-advocacy; investigating, negotiating or mediating on your behalf, or representing you in legal proceedings. DRW also has offices in Milwaukee and Barron Counties. Click on those counties for contact information. LE:01/08

Disability Voting Rights Helpline
(800) 928-8778 phone

Legal Action of Wisconsin, Inc.
Oshkosh Office
404 North Main Street, Suite 702
Oshkosh, WI 54901
(920) 233-6521 phone
(800) 236-1128 phone
(920) 233-0307 fax
(800) 947-3259 tty email web
Legal Action of Wisconsin exists to provide creative and effective legal representation in order to achieve justice for low-income people and others to whom it would otherwise be denied.

Social Security Office
304 Otter Ave.
Oshkosh, WI 54901
(920) 232-2355 phone
(800) 772-1213 phone

Social Security Office Toll Free Number
(800) 772-1213 phone
Open 7 am to 7 pm

Survivors of Suicide (SOS)
Oshkosh, WI
(920) 230-4840 phone web
Mary VanHaute
The organizations that sponsor these groups offer support and understanding to those left behind. The groups are open to anyone, are confidential and free of charge. LE:05/09
Meets third Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at 404 N Main Street (former First National Bank), basement (Enter front door of bank and take a right down the curving staircase to basement conference room.)