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.
- 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.
- 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.