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1-800-273-8255

Local Resources

If someone is in immediate danger, dial 9-1-1

If you are concerned about someone and need immediate assistance, contact the Crisis Intervention Center:

  • Outagamie County: (920) 832-4646
  • Calumet County: (920) 849-9317
  • Winnebago County South: (920) 233-7707 - Oshkosh
  • Winnebago County North: (920) 722-7707 - Neenah
  • Brown County: (920) 436-8888 or (920) 391-4700
  • Waupaca: (715) 258-6300 or (800) 719-4418 (after business hours)

NAMI Fox Valley

[National Alliance on Mental Illness] Mission is to improve the quality of life of individuals living with mental illness and the vision to someday live in a community where mental illness is treated just like any other physical illness. Services include support groups, educational programs, advocacy, and crisis intervention training.


Iris Place

Iris Place provides Peer Run Respite as an alternative to an ER visit or inpatient hospitalization for adults experiencing and emotional distress or crisis. Iris Place is staffed and operated 24/7/365 completely by peers, people with lived experience in the mental health and/or substance abuse systems. Iris Place is free to any Wisconsin adult who wants or needs peer support to navigate or avoid a crisis and create their own wellness vision. Adults can stay up to 5 days.


Prevent Suicide Fox Cities

Nonprofit organization run entirely by volunteers, serving Outagamie and Calumet Counties providing suicide prevention education and awareness, QPR (Question, Persuade and Refer) suicide intervention training free to the community and grief support after suicide loss. Two SUPPORT AFTER SUICIDE (SAS) loss groups, one for the general public offered the 3rd Thursday of the month, and the other for siblings – brothers, sisters, cousins and friends offered the 2nd Wednesday of the month, both are held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at 211 E. Franklin Street, Appleton. All support groups are offered free of charge and led by trained facilitators who are also survivors of suicide loss. No registration is required for support groups, for more information about support, e-mail mail@preventsuicidefoxcities.org. If you are interested in hosting a free community QPR training, e-mail polly@preventsuicidefoxcities.org.


Community for Hope

Non-profit organization promoting suicide prevention, intervention, and grief support. SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE LOSS (S.O.S.L.) SUPPORT GROUPS are for family members, friends, and co-workers of those who have died by suicide. Minimum age for our general SOSL Support Groups is 14. Our Teen SOS Group is open to adolescents, ages 13-19. All meetings are free of charge and led by trained facilitators. You do not need to sign up ahead of time.


The Center for Suicide Awareness

Support groups for anyone who has lost a friend or loved one to suicide: Adult group meets the 2nd Monday of the month 6:30 – 8:30; Youth group meets the 3rd Monday of the month 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Both are offered free of charge, open to all and held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Appleton. QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training available for organizations and groups.


HOPELINE

HOPELINE by the Center for Suicide Awareness, is a text-in (versus voice call-in) free service for help and hope. HOPELINE Text Line serves anyone in any type of situation, providing them access to free, 24/7 emotional support and information they need via the medium they already use and trust: text.

Text HOPELINE --- 741741 --- anywhere, anytime, about any type of challenge or struggle. A live, trained specialist receives the text and responds quickly.


MyConnectionNEW.org

Your one-stop, online shop for mental health and substance abuse information, resources, and service navigation in Calumet, Outagamie and Winnebago Counties.


United Way’s Information and Referral Service

To find mental health services and resources serving Calumet, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Manitowoc, Marquette, Outagamie, Sheboygan, Waushara, Waupaca and Winnebago County residents, Dial 2-1-1 to reach United Way’s Information and Referral Service. 2-1-1 service is free and confidential, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Center for Grieving Children

The Center for Grieving Children offers an accepting environment where children, teens and families in the Fox Valley can be with others who are grieving the death of a loved one. The Center offers peer support and education, as well as opportunities to remember and commemorate. There is no cost for services.


Northern WI Alcoholics Anonymous (www.area74.org); Fox Valley Area (www.district02aa.org) and Narcotics Anonymous (www.iluana.org) websites – They contain an array of resources for individuals suffering from alcohol or drug dependence, and provide information and schedules for local meetings.


Wisconsin Al-Anon/Alateen

Provides community and support networks for families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a relative or friend. Similarly, Alateen is the recovery program for young people.


Goodwill NCW LGBT Services

Goodwill NCW LGBT Services includes the LGBT Partnership, Spectrum, and T-Force. with offices based at its Menasha campus (1800 Appleton Rd.) and program group meetings at other locations. The LGBT Partnership is on ongoing leadership development and support group for youth ages 14-18 who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning and allied.


Harbor House

Provides emergency shelter for battered women and their children. Also offers 24-hour helpline, individual counseling and support groups for adults and children, advocacy and legal information and support on behalf of battered women and their children. Offers referrals to counseling for abusers. In addition, provides perpetrator assessments, community education and outreach, legal advocacy, batterer's treatment program and emergency transportation to safety.


Sexual Assault Crisis Center — Fox Cities, Inc.

Sexual Assault Crisis Center — Fox Cities, Inc., a not-for-profit agency created to help survivors (and their families and friends) of all forms of sexual assault or abuse — including recent sexual assault, past sexual assault, incest, sexual harassment, and sexual exploitation. Services include free, confidential crisis services and 24/7 Hotline (920) 733-8119 or (800) 722-7797, as well as support groups for victims and families.

  • 24/7 Hotline: (920) 733-8119
  • Toll Free: (800) 722-7797

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