Mental Health Crisis, Suicide & Substance Abuse Help

Mental Health Crisis, Suicide & Substance Abuse Help


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline — A network of local crisis centers that provide free and confidential emotional support to people in a mental health crisis, suicidal crisis or emotional crisis 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Committed to improving services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals and building awareness. (Veterans, press “1”)


National Drug Helpline — Offers free, 24/7 drug and alcohol help to those struggling with addiction. SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) is a confidential, free information service in English and Spanish. It is for individuals and family members facing a mental health crisis and/or substance use disorder. We provide referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Order free publications and other information.

Services in Lakeshore CAP’s Coverage Area

Manitowoc County
  • Pathways Alcohol & Drug Treatment & Recovery Services — Pathways to a Better Life is a dual diagnosis treatment facility that provides individualized care without judgement to those affected by the disease of addiction. It integrates mental health treatment at the same time as addiction treatment. There are 8 programs to choose from and family members are encouraged to participate. Make the call today: 920-894-1374. Pathways is located at 530 State Road 67, Kiel, WI  53042
  • NAMI Manitowoc (National Alliance on Mental Illness) — Mental health services does not just refer to medication or therapy but also to case management services, treatment teams, residential treatment, supported employment, supportive housing, peer support and more. Follow this link for mental health crisis & other services in Manitowoc County.
  • Prevent Suicide Wisconsin/Manitowoc County Join one of two groups IF you have lost a loved one, whether a family member, friend or colleague. Our goal is to raise awareness, offer support and to end suicide. Contact: 920-901-0779. Crisis line: 920-683-4230 or 888-552-6642 after hours.
  • Alcohol & Drug Rehab — Visit this National Substance Abuse Helpline site to search for facilities in Manitowoc county or call 800-662-4357.
  • Lighthouse Recovery Community Center — It’s mission is to empower those seeking recovery by providing access to resources, recovery support services, and a safe social space to gather. We educate the community about recovery with the aim to reduce stigma that is related to Substance Abuse Disorder. 721 Park St, Manitowoc. Contact:
Door County
  • NAMI Door — Follow this link for mental health crisis & other services in Door County.
  • Door County Mental Health Crisis Prevention Resource Guide — This list was compiled as a collaborative effort by numerous individuals invested in the mental health of Door County citizens.
  • Lakeshore CAP JAK’s Place — A drop-in resource center in Sturgeon Bay providing structured and social resources to those affected by mental illness and to family members in need of support and information. Call 920-818-0525.
  • Alcohol & Drug Rehab — Visit this National Substance Abuse Helpline site to search for facilities in Door County or call 800-662-4357.
Sheboygan County
  • NAMI Sheboygan — Follow this link for mental health crisis & other services in Sheboygan County.
  • Sheboygan County Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment Center — Providing treatment to residents suffering with mental illness, substance use disorders, and/or the negative effects of traumatic life experiences to foster hope, reduce symptoms, and promote recovery and improve quality of life. 24-Hour Crisis Service & involuntary commitments; mobile, walk-in and telephone service  877-688-0734
  • Alcohol & Drug Rehab — Visit this National Substance Abuse Helpline site to search for facilities in Sheboygan County or call 800-662-4357.
Kewaunee County

State Agencies

Wisconsin Suicide Prevention Organization — Our strategy is for you. Whatever you do, wherever you live, work or play in Wisconsin, you can have a role in preventing suicide. And this plan can help. Find resources and centers in your county on our website or call 414-336-7970.

Wisconsin Addiction Recovery Helpline 2-1-1 — The Recovery Helpline is available to connect people with resources in your community to overcome a dependence on Wisconsin Department of Health Services – Opioids or other substances. This free and confidential service supported by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services is managed by 211 Wisconsin. Staffed by caring, trained specialists, it is a safe, trusted place to quickly turn for information. Call 24 hours a day, seven days a week: 211 or 833-944-4673.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services — The DHS is one of the largest and most diverse state agencies in Wisconsin. It is working to reduce the impact of mental illnesses on Wisconsin’s citizens. Support is available! Find an index of community programs on our link or call 608-266-2717.

National Agencies

AODA Provider Directory by County — Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) treatment encompasses a wide range of programs for individuals, family and friends affected by drug and alcohol abuse. Wisconsin community programs include detox centers, day treatment, inpatient/outpatient facilities, residential programs, and intervention/prevention efforts.

Mental Health First Aid USA — Get involved and make a difference. Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders in your job and your community. Find courses and instructors and follow Mental Health First Aid’s stories, thoughts, and reflections on mental illness, drug abuse, self-harm, depression, anxiety, etc. Mental Health First Aid USA is ramping up its efforts for a better response to tearing down the barriers that prevent people from seeking and receiving help by talking about mental health and substance abuse. Knowing how to respond when someone tells you they’re NOT okay can change — or even save — a life! Notice when a person may need support. Learn, in particular, where you can direct people for appropriate help. Find ways to start and continue conversations about mental health and substance use: Watch this video on having that Awkward Conversation.Contact or call 888-244-8980, ext 4.

Veterans Crisis Line: CALL THE NATIONAL LIFELINE at 1-800-273-8255Press “1” OR Text 838255 — Responders at the Veterans Crisis Line are specially trained and experienced in helping Veterans of all ages and circumstances. From mental health issues that were never addressed to recent Veterans dealing with relationships or the transition back to civilian life.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) — A web site that shows the location of residential, outpatient, and hospital inpatient treatment programs for drug addiction and alcoholism throughout the country. This information is also accessible by calling 1-800-662-4357.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention — A voluntary health organization dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. We give those affected by suicide a place to take action against this leading cause of death. AFSP has chapters in all 50 states. As a result, people have a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy. Contact us at 1-888-333-2377. — A person with a co-occurring disorder has been diagnosed with a substance abuse disorder and another mental health disorder. Any mental health disorder can co-occur alongside substance use disorders. The most common types of co-occurring disorders include mood, anxiety, psychotic, eating, personality and behavioral disorders. Co-occurring disorders, sometimes called dual disorders, are best treated through integrated treatment that addresses both issues at the same time. is a web resource provided and funded by Advanced Recovery Systems. Readers can learn about risks of various substances, the latest approaches to treatment and real stories of recovery. — They have compiled an extensive directory of drug and alcohol rehab centers located throughout the United States, which can be narrowed down by state and city. This site is full of information and resources! Once you step over the line from use to abuse, it’s difficult for anyone to fight their addiction on their own. Pairing you with the right type of program is one of the most important factors in achieving long-term sobriety. To experience life without addiction, call them at 866-650-2452 or go to Inpatient Drug Rehab Center Locater — Learning how to identify the early signs of mental health issues can potentially decrease their severity. Professional treatment can help individuals manage these issues as they pursue a healthy future. Knowing about mental health can help individuals and families understand the significance of symptoms, how an illness might develop, and what to do to help. To learn more about how to identify early signs of mental health issues or substance abuse and find detox centers and rehab programs, contact us at 888-694-3198.

Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide — Our mission is to reduce the number of youth suicides and attempted suicides. We do this by encouraging public awareness through the development and promotion of educational & training programs. Contact us through our website or call 732-410-7900 to find out more about our efforts and, furthermore, how YOU can help!

(These sites are not all-inclusive or guaranteed accurate over time. You may always dial 2-1-1 for        community information and referral services in almost all areas of the United States)


2019 Manitowoc Coats for Kids & Christmas Toy Shop

2019 Manitowoc Coats for Kids & Christmas Toy Shop


AT: The Salvation Army of Manitowoc County, 415 N 6th St, Manitowoc, WI 54220


  • Monday, Sept 23 — 9AM – Noon
  • Tuesday, Sept 24 — 9AM-5PM
  • Thursday, Sept 26 — 9AM – Noon
  • Monday, Oct 14 — 4PM-7PM
  • Tuesday, Oct 15 — 9AM-Noon
  • Monday, Nov 18 9AM-Noon (this is Christmas Toy Shop sign-up ONLY)


You will be given a time to come when you PRE-REGISTER on one of the dates listed above!

These programs provide children in need in our community with gently used or new coats and gifts for Christmas . It is best to sign up early. First come clients and new clients receive consideration for “adoption”. Note that you may not be adopted two years in a row.


Please bring a photo ID, proof of address, proof of household income (must meet TEFAP/poverty guidelines – specifics available online) and proof that your children live with you. If you receive Foodshare, please bring that current document & your photo ID.




Donate a new or gently used coats for toddlers, kids and teens. New or gently used mittens and hats are needed, too, and new toys for The Salvation Army and area partners collection drive. Look through your closets and boxes and bins in your basements or attic!

Also in need of volunteers to help with setup and organization of the coats prior to distribution. Please contact the main office at (920) 684-7117, email or sign up online.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month


I Ask bannerSAAM is a campaign to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it. “I Ask” is the campaign theme. It champions the message that asking for consent is a healthy, normal, and necessary part of everyday interactions. Each year during the month of April, state, territory, tribal and community-based organizations, rape crisis centers, government agencies, businesses, campuses and individuals plan events and activities. These events are meant to highlight sexual violence as a public health, human rights and social justice issue — and, likewise, reinforce the need for prevention efforts.

Denim Day

The SAAM Day of Action provides a day to focus awareness on sexual violence prevention. It is nationally recognized in the United States and observed annually as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The focus is most recognized as Denim Day, a movement born of tragedy:

In 1998, an Italian court ruled that a woman could not have been raped because her jeans were “very, very tight.” Consequently. the court said the sex must have been consensual as she would have needed to aid in their removal. The ruling outraged women in Italy and worldwide. As a result, it sparked a movement “In her Jeans,” whereby the denim pants became a symbol for victims and advocates.


SAAM Teal RibbonDecorate Jeans at InCourage

InCourage in Manitowoc, WI ( would like to invite members of the community to decorate a pair of jeans in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual assault and you would like to decorate a pair of jeans, please call 920-684-4661 or email Their office is at 300 E Reed Ave, Manitowoc. (It would be very helpful if you bring in your own pair of jeans.)

SAAM Teal Ribbon Create Artwork to Bring Awareness

Furthermore, they are asking members of the public to craft artwork in honor of SAAM to be displayed around Manitowoc County to help bring awareness to this issue. You can call or email at the contacts above if you are interested.

SIP SIP HOORAY Fundraiser for CASA

SIP SIP HOORAY Fundraiser for CASA


Janet Planet’s On Her Way

She’s bringing the pizzazz for a classy night of jazz!

Manitowoc County CASA Fundraiser! 

Dinner plus entertainment by Janet Planet

  • April 5, 2019
  • Sepia Chapel, Two Rivers
  • Cocktails at 6:00 PM
  • Dinner & performance at 6:30 PM

Tickets — $65      or      Table Sponsorship — $500

TO PURCHASE TICKETS, click on and follow this link:

OR call Julie Ribley at 920-242-6727

Read about our CASA Program here!

CASA recruits, screens and trains everyday citizens from the community to be the voice of abused and neglected children in the courtroom, seeking to ensure them a safe and permanent home.

And please VOLUNTEER! Every child deserves a home. Click and follow this link to request information about Manitowoc County CASA volunteer opportunities: Lakeshore CAP CASA Volunteer Inquiry

CASA of Manitowoc County

Sheboygan Parent Cafe’ Workshops

Sheboygan Parent Cafe’ Workshops


Parents & Caregivers come together to talk, listen & support others who may have the same successes and challenges you do! Free childcare and meal. No cost to attend.

  • March 18
  • April 15
  • May 6
    • 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Above & Beyond Children’s Museum
  • 902 N 8th St, Sheboygan, WI
To register, contact Terri Schultz, 920-457-1999, Ext 107 or


Colleen Homb, Lakeshore CAP Director

Colleen Homb, Lakeshore CAP Director

Lakeshore CAP is pleased to announce Colleen Homb has been named Executive Director of our Community Action Program!

In her role, Colleen will provide the overall direction and leadership in managing the affairs of our four-county agency, which includes:

  • advocating for the interests of low-income individuals and families
  • ensuring effective program operations
  • adhering to state and federal regulations and contractual obligations
  • maintaining agency fiscal integrity
  • strategic planning
  • resource development
  • providing assistance to the Board of Directors.

Colleen had been serving as interim director since February 2017. She has worked at Lakeshore CAP since 2005 as the youth mentoring program coordinator, community services team leader and family development director.