Community Outreach Center [ORC] – Youth and Young Adult Program

What is the ORC Youth and Young Adult Program?

Located in the heart of Appleton, WI, the Community Outreach Center Youth and Young Adult Program (ORC Y/YA) is in walking distance from the transit center. The ORC Y/YA is a drop-in mental health community center for youth and young adults with a mental health and/or substance use diagnosis. The ORC Y/YA is open to community members who are 14 years old to 24 years old. Youth and young adults often are discovering and experiencing first-time mental health symptoms. The ORC Y/YA offers supported education and access and delivery of mental health services that are trauma informed. The ORC Y/YA offers the ability to practice skills while having side-by-side coaching available.

Mission Statement:

The Youth and Young Adult Program cultivates healthy habits; develops community; and supports, empowers, and encourages independence within young adults.

Services Offered:

  • Daily check-ins and topical discussion
  • Advocacy
  • Skill Development through interactive activities
  • Wellness Management Techniques through interactive activities
  • Community Outings
    • Focus on learning from, being active, giving back, and being social in the community
  • Social Engagement
  • Crisis Prevention Planning
  • 2 Group Activities Daily
  • One-to-One Support/Coaching when needed




  • Social Support Networks
  • Social Engagement around Peers
  • Community Engagement
  • Independent Living Skills
  • Coping Strategies
  • Knowledge of Community Resources
  • School Attendance
  • Work Readiness Skills
  • Whole Health
  • Improved Quality of Life


  • Isolation
  • Psychiatric Symptoms
  • Hospitalization
  • Police Involvement
  • Overall Cost for Mental Health Services

Member Information:

  • Free Services 
  • Available to anyone with a formal mental health and/or substance use diagnosis 
  • Intake process that will include needed paperwork, tour of facility, explanation of services
  • Hours of Operation: 
    • Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 12:30pm to 5:30pm
    • Tuesday/Thursday from 3:00pm to 8:00pm
    • Saturday from 11:00am to 4:00pm




Community Collaborations

United Way, Community Foundation


Contact Information

Address: 322 N. Appleton St. Appleton, WI 54911 (Second Floor)

Phone: (920) 749-5867