Our Mission

The mission of CHAPS is to serve adults, children and families dealing with emotional and behavioral difficulties through the use of creative counseling and equine-assisted mental health activities. We empower those we serve to achieve ongoing productivity and success within their home, at school, at work, and in the community. 
CHAPS is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the strength, health and well-being of those who live in our community since its founding in 2004. Medical and Counseling Associates (MCA) is a licensed mental health clinic that operates under the CHAPS umbrella. MCA specializes in counseling providing critical support to the people that CHAPS serves.

Suicide prevention is the core service we offer. We will not turn away a person who is at risk for suicide.

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  Resources for your family.

  • Risk and Protective Factors: There are steps that can be taken to increase the factors that protect young people and reduce the factors  that put them at risk. Learn more about risk and protective factors here.  
  • Lethal Means Checklist: One important way to reduce risk factors is by removing lethal means from the home. The following checklist will help families assess the risk factors present in their homes and the homes youth may visit. Review the list compiled by CHAPS here

  Lifelines and other links you might find helpful.

  • U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-TALK (8255) The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24 hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis. If you need help, please dial (800) 273-8255. Visit their website here
  • The Trevor Lifeline: (866) 488-7386 A national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among LGBTQ youth. Visit their website here
  • Prevent Suicide Wisconsin: Increasing public awareness of suicide and mental illness, the warning signs of those who might be in crisis and methods for suicide prevention through education, information, and collaboration with all who are affected by suicide and mental illness. Visit their website here

Is your family looking for help?

CHAPS provides a holistic and creative approach to mental health counseling, specializing in trauma and suicide prevention and intervention. If you'd like to learn more about our programs and services, review our Programs and Services pages, or call our office to set up a tour (920) 986-3003.

I am looking forward to this new approach and what seems to be a miracle at this point- no clock or window watching.  Honest.  Caring.  Real.

​                  -A  client

Can you help us?

Our vision is that no adult or child will take their own life. To see this come true, CHAPS provides innovative services that produce impressive outcomes, but we couldn't do it without you. Find out how you can help us save lives on our How to Help page.

A holistic approach to mental health through creative counseling

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(920) 986-3003