About the Drop in Center


The Upward Bound 5th Street Express will help consumers develop their social life, develop leisure skills, help overcome loneliness, isolation and provide relief from stress in a cost effective setting. It will provide, in a very comfortable way, an atmosphere of acceptance with a sense of belonging.


Upward Bound 5th Street Express is a drop in center where adults meet other adults, most of whom struggle with stress, anxiety, depression or other mental health disorders. It is a safe, stigma free place where members are treated with respect. There is no cost for membership and most activities are free. Transportation is available for most activities.

Upward Bound is a 501(c)3 corporation, governed by a 8 member consumer board of directors. The board meets on the second Monday of each month and all members are welcome to attend.


Access to mental health information and services

Education: nutrition education, mental health skills group, nurse time, visits to historic sites, museums, state parks

Health & Wellness: nutrition workshops, fitness opportunities, tread mill, recumbent bike.

Social activities: movie night, playing cards & games, shopping trips, county and state fair, picnics, Wii bowling, and 10 County activities

Other: craft and painting supplies, sewing machine, computers with internet access, cable TV