Drop-In Center offers a safe, supportive and judgment-free environment for individuals in recovery from mental illness together. The purpose of the program is to create a sense of belonging and community. It’s a place for friends to meet, socialize and participate in activities in an informal setting.
The Drop-In Center provides an opportunity for friends to socialize with others who may have shared experiences in their recovery. Through this interaction, friends build a support system to assist them through tough times.
Friends and staff are supportive of one another. They have a mutual understanding of each other’s struggles as well as hopes and dreams. Friends are empowered to take control of their own recovery.
Drop-In Center provides the opportunity to:
- Have a place to go
- Interact with others
- Make friends
- Listen to each other
- Make your own decisions
- Offer support and assistance with mental health recovery
- Have fun
- Provide peer-run educational groups
- Build self-esteem and confidence
- Use computer and Internet
- Obtain a sense of identity
Some activities Drop-In Center friends enjoy include:
- Arts and crafts
- Movies/cable television
- Baking and cooking
- Video games
- Holiday parties
- Trips to the mall and other stores
- Dining out
- Miniature golf
- Walks around town
To Become a Friend
Individuals interested in Drop-In Center must meet the following criteria:
- Reside in Northampton County;
- At least 18 years old; and,
- Have a mental health diagnosis.
If you are interested in becoming a friend at the Drop-In Center, stop by for a tour:Easton Community Drop-In Center 60 N. 4th Street Easton, PA 18042 Phone: 610-252-8420 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
After a tour, individuals will also need to:
- Complete a one page referral form; and
- Read and sign the Code of Conduct.
Individuals may join activities the same day they complete paperwork.
Transportation is provided for friends ONLY to and from the program. Friends must sign-up in the van log at the Drop-In Center or call prior to 10:00 a.m. Monday – Friday, and before 9:00 a.m. on Saturday. Friends that are able to secure other transportation are encouraged to do so because van space is limited.