MOCA House Program

Front Door


MOCA House Program is Open


Face masks/coverings are no longer required to enter MOCA House.


Call us at 330-264-1590 for more information about our schedule and offerings. See the below calendar.


About MOCA House Program

Motivating Optimistic Caring Accepting House


MOCA House Program is dedicated to reducing the isolation of people with mental illness. Through peer support, educational services, social and recreational activities, advocacy and community involvement, people are encouraged, challenged and develop hope for recovery.

MOCA House Recovery Center is a peer run program of NAMI Wayne and Holmes Counties. We offer support, social benefits, activities, projects and programs for anyone recovering from a mental illness. We provide special activities which encourage social interaction with peers and offer supportive and educational opportunities which can strengthen coping and life skills. MOCA House is a drop in center, and all programs are free and open to the public.

Hours: Monday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 Location: 2525 Back Orrville Road, Wooster, OH 44691

Many thanks to our partners who share our vision. We are funded in part through grants from Mental Health & Recovery Board of Wayne & Holmes Counties, PEG's Foundation, Noble Foundation, Orrville Area United Way, United Way of Wayne & Holmes Counties, and private donations. We’re grateful for their willingness to improve the lives of people with serious mental illness by investing in this program.
We’re a friendly, safe place where people with mental health concerns may come to relax and make new friends. The program is staffed with Recovery Aides and volunteers who are available to assist and educate participants in their recovery. Please call us at 330-264-1590 if you have any questions or would like to drop by for a tour.



Van Transportation

Join us on the road to recovery! We’re pleased to offer van transportation on Monday through Friday, to and from the MOCA House program for individuals who wish to work on their mental health recovery. Our 12-passenger van has routes throughout Wayne and Holmes Counties. Call the program van at 330-466-4765 to schedule transportation.

Thanks to the Noble Foundation for providing funds for our transportation costs. 

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Outings and activities are planned each month.  Some examples are going to the YMCA, walking at Johnson's Woods, fishing at P.Grahm Dunn, Rubber Ducks game, picnics, fruit picking, and more.  Join us for a fun time!

Chat with a Cop
Talk with Dr. Helmuth
therapy dogs


There are different groups and activities taking place daily.  They include art classes, therapy dog visits, talks with local people, Chat with a cop, a wide variety of support groups and many more.  Check out the calendar to see what is coming up.  There is often a game going on and a puzzle is always in process.

Winter Weather Closings

A reminder that during the winter months, the NAMI office and MOCA House Program may be closed due to weather. Our weather policy is as follows:

  • All NAMI programming, including the MOCA House Program will be cancelled when there is a Level 2 or 3 advisory in Wayne County.
  • If there is a Level 2 or 3 in Holmes County and NOT in Wayne County, the MOCA House Program and NAMI office may remain open, but there will be no van transportation into Holmes County.
  • Visit our Facebook pages for updated information on closings. 
  • Once the program and offices have been open, staff will decide if the program and facility will close early due to weather conditions.

Please listen to WQKT (Wooster) and WKLM (Millersburg) or visit their website for any information about closings.

Frequently Asked Questions about the MOCA House Program


Are you a coffee house? No, we’re not. MOCA is an acronym for “Motivating, Optimistic, Caring, & Accepting”.

Must I make a reservation before attending? Not at all. Feel free to drop in at any time. Our hours are 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

May I bring young children or adolescents along? No; the MOCA House program is only for adults, 18 and over.

Is there any transportation service available? Yes! We offer van transportation to residents of Wayne and Holmes Counties. Our driver will pick you up at your home and deliver you to the MOCA Program. Please call 330-264-1590 for more information.

I called the phone number for the van, and no one answered. How do I know if he received my message? Our van driver will return your phone call.

Is there a dress code at MOCA Program? Yes, we require shoes or sandals at all times.  We also require everyone to wear modest clothing.  Please no spaghetti strap tops or tank tops for women and no tank tops for men. Pants or shorts need to be worn at the waist, not sagging or falling off.  Please wear modest attire.

Since you’re open over the lunch hour, is food available for purchase? No. Participants are encouraged to bring a packed lunch. We usually offer assorted snacks at no cost.  On Friday lunch is provided by MOCA House.  Please come and share a meal with us. 

I’m a young adult (or senior citizen), will I fit in? Our program is for anyone 18 years old and older.  All ages attend our programs.

Is the MOCA House Program religion-based? No, the MOCA House program is available to all. We do offer a spirituality and prayer group that meets once a week.

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