New Hope House for mental illness

Adults struggling with mental health issues have a new resource in Wausau, with the opening of a social recovery residence this month.

Hope House, 319 N. Third Ave., is an extension of Community Corner Clubhouse, a voluntary treatment organization for people with mental health challenges. The new temporary residential program serves adults who need assistance but do not require hospitalization. Both are operated by North Central Health Care.

Members of the Clubhouse have access to vocational support, training, and educational opportunities, and get help finding safe housing they can afford. Hope House builds on that, says Jessica Meadows, communications coordinator for NCHC.


Led by a house mentor, residents live as a community and come “home” after a day filled with counseling, education, work and recreation. The idea is to develop lifelong strategies that will lead to independent living. A support team focuses on the specific needs of each person. Residents of Hope House are required to have a source of income to cover rent and be active members of the Clubhouse to be eligible for the program.