Peer Support Network (PSN)

Our organization provides a comfortable and safe space for adults to socialize and support one another, while emphasizing mental health. PSN is a “drop-in center” model that promotes recovery and growth to help individuals meet life’s challenges and set goals for the future. There are scheduled group activities and sessions which allow individuals from the community who are interested in interacting with, other community members, staff, volunteers, peer support specialists, and university interns.

You do not have to be a Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center (HVMHC) client to stop by the Peer Support Network (PSN). PSN is for all adults 18+.

Peer Support Network (PSN):

Monday – Thursday: 9am until 4pm

Friday: 9am until 2pm

Saturdays: Open the 3rd Saturday of each month – 11:00am-3:00pm (March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15)

Discussion Groups:
Monday 11:15am – 1:30pm – *Expressions Group: Join group members as they go on different outings in the community and create art projects. Make sure to check out the PSN in-center schedule for the itinerary each week. *You must be enrolled in the HVMHC ARMHS program to participate in the Expressions group.

Monday 4:00pm – 5:30pm – Healthy Lifestyles: Join the group to learn more about healthy lifestyle options and different recipes.

Tuesday 9:30am – 10:30am – Breakfast Club: Join group members as they provide support and check ins with each other.

Tuesday 10:30am – 11:30am – Book Club: Join the group as they read a variety of books, from genres like self-help, fiction, and mental health.

Wednesday 2:30pm – 4:00pm – Drawing Club: Join the group as they explore artistic expression and its relation to mental health.

Thursday 12:00pm – 2:00pm – Lunch Bunch: Lunch begins at 12:30. Join this group for lunch led by WSU social work professor Jay Palmer. Please sign up in-center at PSN by Wednesday morning to ensure food for all.

Contact Us:
PSN Coordinator: Sarah Johnson –
PSN Direct Line: (507) 961- 9407

Pictured is Dan showing off some artwork that he made in Drawing Club.  Dan used a wood block to create this print.