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The Lighthouse Drop-in Center

What We Do

A calm, soothing peer-led drop-in center, The Lighthouse is located in Suite 103 at 1700 Broadway Ave N in Rochester, adjacent to NAMI Southeast Minnesota’s office. This is the place to come when you seek companionship and support, and are dealing with a mental illness or the mental illness of your loved one.

The Lighthouse is a place to connect with others, relax, visit with Certified Peer Specialists, read, color, play board games...and the list goes on! 

The guiding motto at The Lighthouse is: “I am a lighthouse, rather than a lifeboat. I do not rescue, but instead help others find their own way to shore.”

As such, we promote hope and recovery. Our Resource Library is well-stocked with movies and self-help books. We offer an array of activities and enjoy simply spending time together.

If you’re interested in learning more about The Lighthouse, or in volunteering your time there, please email or call (507) 316-0950.

Among the services and amenities offered at The Lighthouse:

  • Peer Support Specialist services
  • Games
  • Resource Library
  • Fridge
  • Arts and crafts
  • Coffee and refreshments
  • Groups and guided self-help classes
  • Card games
  • Welcoming atmosphere
  • Crafts