NAMI Fox Valley`s Peer Run Respite Opening Mid
NAMI Fox Valley’s Peer Run Respite
Opening Mid-March 2015!
NAMI Fox Valley is excited to announce a new program in our community – Peer Run Respite! Our agency was one of
three in the state to receive funding for this innovative approach to supporting individuals struggling with mental health
and/or substance abuse. Iris Place is completely staffed and run by individuals with lived experience who provide
24/7/365 recovery-oriented peer support. Establishing mutual connection and relationships creates a comfortable, nonjudgmental environment to offer hope and healing.
Are you interested in getting involved with Iris Place?
We have volunteer opportunities and a wish list to help make this dream a reality in our community!
For the following volunteer opportunities at our house, please contact Val Neff, House Manager at (920)954-1550 or
“Adopt a Room” – Adopt a bedroom, living, kitchen, resource room, etc. at Iris Place. Decorate, clean, paint and
furnish to prepare our house for guests.
Painting/Interior finish work – Help us prep and paint the rooms at our house. Must be able to climb ladders and
lift up to 10 lbs.
Landscaping (Spring/Summer 2015) – Iris Place plans to have a garden and outdoor seating area. Contact us in
spring to learn more about opportunities.
Donation pickup – Support our staff in helping pick up donations offered by the community.
Cleaning – Help prepare our house for guests with some spring cleaning.
For more information about supporting our programming, contact Kara Patterson at (920)954-1550 or
Translating (for guests who are most comfortable in languages other than English) - To be a welcoming home,
we will work to meet the needs of all guests. If you can help translate materials (marketing and house
materials), please contact us.
Program Facilitator – Do you have lived experience with mental health and/or substance abuse and have a skill
or hobby you’d like to share?
For more information about Iris Place and other opportunities to get involved, contact Karen Iverson Riggers, Iris
Place Director at (920)954-1550 or [email protected]
Marketing/Public Relations – Help support our efforts to share this service with our community! Opportunities
include helping plan our Open Houses, work on establishing our website and social media as well as other
NAMI Fox Valley's
Peer Run Respite
Cookie Sheets/Baking Pans
Travel Coffee Cups/Lids
Dishes (Plates, Bowls, etc.)
Oven Mitts & Pot Holders
Measuring Spoons & Cups
Place Mats & Tablecloths
Tea, Hot Chocolate, Coffee
Dishcloths & Towels
Tall Kitchen Garbage Can
Tall Kitchen Garbage Bags
Dish Drying Mat
Blender, Toaster, Crockpot
Utensils (Forks, Knives, Spoons,
Spatulas, Pizza Cutter, etc.)
IRIS PLACE 2015 WISH LIST
Hand Soap & Dish Soap
Napkins, Paper Towels, Kleenex
Feminine Hygiene Products
Mouthwash (Alcohol Free)
Legal Writing Pads
Copy Paper (White or Color)
USB Flash Drives
Markers: Permanent, Dry Erase
Contact Val Neff, House Manager, for more information.
(920)954-1550 or [email protected]
Microphone & Stand
CDs & DVDs
i-Pod Docking Station
Basic Arts/Crafts Supplies
Markers, Crayons, Colored Pencils
Glue (Sticks or Liquid)
Magazines (and subscriptions)
Table & Floor Lamps
Secular Holiday Decorations
Mirrors (All Sizes)
Storage Bins (All Sizes)
Small Garbage Cans
Iron & Ironing Board
Lawn Games (Ex. Bean Bags, etc)
YMCA Day Passes