skip mobile navigation
Aa Aa Aa

The Loop

Stay in The Loop. Find out what's
happening in the Fox Valley Region
through the Community Foundation.

Apricity helps people overcome substance use disorder

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) is now the most common mental health problem in the United States, affecting 16.5% of the population. Applied across the greater Fox Valley and surrounding communities, about 83,000 of our Northeast Wisconsin neighbors are impacted by SUD. And consider that 1 in 8 children live in a household with at least one parent with SUD. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about mental well-being.

The local nonprofit Apricity, a result of the 2018 merger between Mooring Programs and STEP Industries, has almost 50 years of experience meeting the ever-changing needs of adults with addiction and recovery support needs. Dedicated to offering a comprehensive range of treatment and recovery services to adults with SUD, Apricity’s services include:

  • Intensive and transitional residential treatment (Mooring House for men, Casa Clare for women, both in Appleton).
  • Recovery supportive employment with job/soft skills training through their contract packaging program (located in Neenah and Milwaukee).
  • Sober living (two men’s homes, two women’s homes, located in Neenah and Appleton)
  • Peer recovery coaching support to individuals in Apricity’s services and throughout our region and state including a collaboration with Ascension and ThedaCare regional medical systems and a newly launched statewide collaborative app called Recovery180

Apricity’s addiction treatment care and recovery services reach those throughout the region and state accepting those with private insurance, as well as those living at or below the poverty level on Medicaid (MA). Notably, while many facilities do not accept MA clients, they have always and plan to continue focusing on support for those facing the greatest barriers to care, particularly those on MA.

Apricity helps remove barriers to accessing care through:

  • Peer recovery coaches and dedicated admission staff to assist families, referents and individuals navigating systems to access treatment and recovery supportive services
  • Prolonged continuum of care beyond treatment which includes sober living, recovery supportive employment/job-training, peer support specialists and recovery meetings to strengthen and accommodate each individual’s recovery journey

It is Apricity’s goal to solve for gaps in the recovery services continuum so adults can access professional care tailored to their needs, when they need it.

If you, a loved one, your neighbor or a co-worker needs support for substance use issues, Apricity is here now and always, to help.

For treatment, call admissions for women at 920.731-3981 ext. 1 or for men at 920.739.3235 ext. 1.

For recovery-supportive employment/job-training after having a minimum of 30 days of recovery, apply online here or call 920.215.2998.

For sober living housing, after having a minimum of 30 days of treatment at any treatment center, apply online here or email [email protected] to inquire.

For access to a recovery coach in your area, download the Recovery180 App on Google Play or in the App Store for a list of local resources.

Apricity extends gratitude to their community partners, donors and board members, whose invaluable support enables them to provide lifesaving and life-changing treatment and recovery support services.

Jill Harp is the development director for Apricity.


What does a Community Foundation do? Glad you asked! Learn more here.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.