MOCA House Program

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 consumer-driven 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.



Frequently Asked Questions about the MOCA House Program

Are you a coffee house? No, we’re not, but we serve coffee! 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 and to make reservations.

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.

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 we have a carry in lunch, where we bring food and then share it together for a meal. 

I’m a young adult (or senior citizen), will I fit in? 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.



Monthly Calendar & Gazette

Discussion Groups

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 10-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. We also appreciate Reed Warehouses, Inc. for recently donating new tires for our van.