Our mental health determines how we think, feel, act, relate to others, handle stress, and make choices. Mental heallth challenges (including of substance abuse) and homelessness are often closely related as causes and consequences of each other. HOPES Center has a licensed mental health counselor who is available to meet with PATH and Rapid Rehousing participants who need someone to whom they can talk confidentially and discuss their mental health and how it affects their lives in a safe, non-judgmental, and therepeutic environment. HOPES Counseling services are confidential and responsive to each person's individual concerns and situation.
Counseling services are also available for residents of Racine shelters and people who are unsheltered. HOPES also facilitates a support group at the Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization (HALO).
HOPES is stigma-free and supports the efforts of NAMI Racine County (National Alliance on Mental Illness), Racine Friendship Clubhouse, and other organizations and individuals raising awareness of mental illness.