JAK's Place

A drop-in resource center for persons affected by mental illness, and their friends and family.

December 26, 2020

January 2015 Newsletter and Calendar

Filed under: Events,News,Newsletter — The Editor @ 4:38 pm

Yes, ohmygosh, gee, wow, another year begins. Herein we take a look at what was and think about what can be.

Coming up in February, the NINTH Annual Love Festival Concert is in the works. Let’s hope nothing freezes over on February 15 — although the sudden change of venue went amazingly well last time, we don’t need that much excitement.

Membership renewals and donations sparked by the annual appeal mailing have been rolling in. Big thankyous to all who have and will yet support NAMI Door County and JAK’s Place. One year at a time, we do our best to make a difference.



One of the Big News Stories of 2014/2015 is the retirement of Paul Klapatch. The CSP Holiday Party included a celebration of the event. Cake, speeches, and all the trimmings.

Paul with funny look

Paul survives his moment of glory

The cake

The cake


November 24, 2020

December Newsletter and Calendar

Filed under: Mental health,News,Newsletter — Tags: , , — The Editor @ 2:45 pm

2014 is nearly over. But don’t get so carried away by the mad holiday rush that you lose sight of the happiness.

Holidays can get out of hand. What should be a bright moment in the yearly cycle of life sometimes becomes too demanding, disrupting healthy routines while adding heavy burdens. We need to welcome the joy, not try to force it.

Sit down and relax. Have a cup of tea or eggnog and read a newsletter. ;)

NAMI Doorways Dec. 2014 (PDF)

December 2014 Calendar (PDF)

The annual CSP Holiday Party, at Hope church on December 18, from 11am to 2:30pm, will also be a celebration of Paul Klapatch’s retirement. Come and give him a big hand. Paul has worked “like a Belgian horse” (to quote the late Gabriele Wolfe) for many years, often on call at all hours during an otherwise taxing work week. Starting January 2, he will be able to sleep at night!


November 14, 2020

Schedule change

Filed under: News,Update — The Editor @ 2:11 pm

This Sunday’s Packer Party (Nov. 16) will kick off at 3:25, not noon.


October 31, 2020

November Newsletter and Calendar

Filed under: Events,News,Newsletter — The Editor @ 10:17 pm

New this month — Skyler Champeau will lead an Energy Ball Meditation Workshop at JAK’s Place on Friday, November 6th, at 4pm.

The NAMI Door County Annual Dinner Meeting will be held at Hope UCC on Monday, November 10. Everyone is welcome to come. The gathering starts at 5pm, with dinner at 5:30. Official business gets rolling at 6:15, with election of officers and volunteer awards.

NAMI Doorways 2014-11 (PDF)

Nov. 2014 calendar (PDF)

We need several new board members. Don’t everybody step forward now and unbalance the planet’s rotation…. ;-)

The Halloween party was loads of fun. Jodi’s Famous Chili, Bingo, and some very creative costumes kept JAK’s Place rockin’.


September 29, 2020

October Newsletter and Calendar (revised)

Filed under: Events,General interest,Mental health,News,Newsletter — The Editor @ 4:22 pm

Welcome to autumn. :)

The month kicks off with Mental Illness Awarenesss Week, yet another time dedicated to dragging reality out of the closet to get some fresh air. As usual, NAMI Door county will have a display at the Sturgeon Bay Library. The libraries will be presented with eight copies of a book by a local writer, Tara Meissner. Stress Fracture is the story of her ordeal and recovery.

An event worth noting will be held at Stone Harbor Resort and Conference Center, 107 North First Ave, Sturgeon Bay. On October 7, beginning at 6pm with a Resource Fair and hors d’oeuvres, it will feature a presentation by Rob Valentine on Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders: Strength Through Understanding

On a lighter note, the annual JAK’s Place / CSP Halloween Party will take place from 1-3pm on October 31. Dress up for prizes! There will be plenty to eat.

Here is the first issue of our new unified newsletter. From now on, there will be no separate NAMI Door County or JAK’s Place newsletter.

NAMI Doorways Oct. 2014 (PDF)

And, of course, the calendar.
October 2014 Calendar (PDF)
NOTE: The calendar has been revised, and a fresh copy uploaded. We will be CLOSED on Wednesday, October 15

The winner of our third quilt raffle, held during the annual Open House on September 20, was Kris Wagner-Maclean.

Kris Wagner-Maclean with quilt

The winnah!

Thanks to Bettie Greenwood for another beautiful quilt.

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