From 123 S. Minnesota Avenue to 1301 Marshall Street, St. Peter, the Power Up Clubhouse now known as Lighthouse on Marshall found a new home this Spring. Purchased by Nicollet County in December of 2021, the new space offers increased accessibility and safety, a larger gathering space for a variety of monthly activities, natural light, and a large outdoor space for yard games, garden beds and socialization.
Lighthouse on Marshall is a safe, stigma-free place for persons experiencing mental illness to feel welcome and supported, socialize with friends, and receive increased access to resources in the community. Lighthouse on Marshall currently has 68 active members that attend weekly educational, recreational, and social activities. Activities include, but are not limited to mental health recovery groups, medication education, budgeting assistance, exercise groups, men’s and women’s groups, cooking classes, and employability groups
Lighthouse on Marshall is staffed by Nicollet County employees—our Clubhouse coordinator and Community Support Program case manager, as well as a peer support specialist who is contracted through Horizon Homes.
There is no cost to members for most activities and transportation to and from activities can be coordinated or provided. The Clubhouse is largely funded by mental health and community support grants that were developed to meet goals related to deinstitutionalization and reducing admissions to emergency rooms and psychiatric facilities.
If you’d like more information regarding Nicollet County’s Clubhouse, please reach out to Melissa Plath, our Clubhouse coordinator, at (507) 934.4444.