JAK’s Place is a refuge in our Community. It provides structured and social resources to those among us who are affected by mental illness. It also provides family members with information and support. JAK’s Place is not a treatment center, but rather a drop-in cen- ter where you can stop by anytime we are open. We have scheduled activities daily that are all free of charge. We are an under- standing group of individuals that create a safe space for all.
Here is an excerpt from their latest newsletter:
“COVID-19 has been a lot: sickness and isolation, cancelled events and vacations, and the inability to visit with loved ones. All of this has piled up over the months and now years. What we need to remember is that all of us are connected, by our common needs and desires. We need to show compassion for one another as friends and family and al- so complete strangers. That’s everyone’s job. A virus will not discriminate and we shouldn’t either. Our community is strengthened and progresses accordingly when we choose to care for each other as people and lift each other up. This pandemic has been a terrible thing but it has given us the opportunity to bring our community together and to reflect on the fact that we’re all in the same storm.”
JAK’s Place opened in 2006 as a community resource for those whose lives have been touched by mental illness. The center is named after Jonah Andrew Klapatch (JAK), who lost his life in 2005 to the unpredictable effects of mental illness.
JAK’s Place is located just across from the hospital in Sturgeon Bay at 1623 Rhode Is- land Street and is a program of Lakeshore CAP. Inc. Please consider helping out by donating to our January mission. Thank you