In its role as a regional hub, the NEIPJC allows a number of civic groups to meet at the center:

Current groups utilizing the facility include:

  • Doing Death Differently – a group which educates themselves on ways to be more involved with end-of-life issues and how to research “green” burial options.
  • AA – Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of people who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about their drinking problem.
  • CODA (co-dependence anonymous) – We welcome you to Co-Dependents Anonymous, a program of recovery from codependence, where each of us may share our experience, strength, and hope in our efforts to find freedom where there has been bondage and peace where there has been turmoil in our relationships with others and ourselves.
  • Assistance to Seed Savers Exchange – Volunteers work with Friends of Recover to sort and send seed packets from last year to nonprofit garden projects.
  • Immigration Working Group – The Center’s most long-running program, helps legal Guatemalan immigrants integrate into the community and find the resources they need.
  • Community Rights Alliance – An alliance of citizens of the Driftless Region of the Midwest, this group peacefully asserts “their constitutional right to local, democratic self-governance, for the purpose of protecting the health and integrity of our communities, our commonly shared natural resources, and our future.”

Groups that have worked with us in the past: 

  • Holistic Moms Network – a support group to share resources and ideas to help raise healthy children.
  • Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) – Welcoming people from the community and sometimes showing a film or hosting a speaker. This time is always open for confidential sharing and discussion.
  • Overeater’s Anonymous
  • Let’s Get Organized-  A confidential 12-step support group that gives people who face the common problems of disorganization and messiness the opportunity to meet with others and shares their experiences, knowledge, strengths, and hopes.
  •  Decorah Urban Gardens (DUG) – tills plots for seniors who want a garden but cannot do the heavy work and provides instruction for first-time gardeners.