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Peer Support & Recovery Drop-in Center for Adults with Mental Illness

Phone: (920) 783-6801

Location:  817 N. 8th Street, Sheboygan WI


What is the Open Door?

Open Door is a peer support and recovery center for adults with mental illness.  The center functions similar to other "Drop-in" centers  by providing a safe, supportive environment within a community for individuals who have experienced mental illness, trauma, addiction, and emotional challenges.  The “new” Open Door, as a program of MHA, will remain a safe and comfortable place for peers with mental illness to drop-in to relax, socialize, meet new friends, and be without judgment.  Open Door will also continue to provide such ‘drop-in’ hours with the leisure activities the program was known for such as a pool table, foosball table, movies and a comfortable lounge area.  In addition, the “new” Open Door will be operated from a recovery-based approach and perspective.   

NEW Drop-in Hours:                                                                  

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Calendar of Events

Check out the most recent CALENDAR OF EVENTS document to learn more about the activities happening at the Open Door during 'drop-in' hours and beyond. 

Recovery Approach

The "new" Open Door operates from a recovery-oriented perspective. This means a number of things.  The program is a community of friends supporting wellness and recovery.  At the core of the program is the belief that recovery is possible through proper treatments and support.  Open Door, as a peer support and recovery center, acts as one of many supports in an individual’s life encouraging a person’s self-worth, empowerment, individuality and emotional well-being, while providing an underlying sense of hope.  The “new” Open Door provides enhancements to 'drop-in' hours with organized activities, presentations, art projects, and more that support wellness and recovery.

Peer Support

Peer support will play a critical role as well in the “new” Open Door.  MHA added new positions of Peer Specialists to implement the Open Door program.  A Peer Specialist is a person who has progressed in their own recovery from a mental illness, trauma, or addiction and is willing to self-identify as a peer to assist other individuals who may be struggling with a mental illness, addiction, or trauma related disorder.  The new team members, a fabulous addition to the MHA team, are able to cultivate their peers’ ability to make informed, independent choices, identify and build on their own strengths, as well as assist folks in gaining information and support to make their goals a reality. 

Come Visit Us!

Not sure if Open Door is for you?  Come check us out during drop-in hours or give us a call.  Perhaps we can help you find a community where you belong OR help you support a loved one in enriching their own life by joining in on what the Open Door has to offer!

Questions?  Call (920) 783-6801 or email to learn more!


Find pictures of Open Door on our Facebook page album by clicking here

Click here for map of Open Door. 

Flyer & Brochure

Click here for a flyer on Open Door. 

Click here for a brochure on Open Door. 

Click here for a brochure on Open Door's Rules

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