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.