Bletzinger House is a private, non-profit Community Based Residential Facility (CBRF). Officially known as Rehabilitation House, Inc., it was the first group home in the state of Wisconsin. Established in 1964, Bletzinger House provides caring and compassionate transitional living support for individuals diagnosed with mental illness and co-occurring alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) issues. Bletzinger House serves adult male and female mental health consumers from counties throughout the state.
Bletzinger House is unique in that, unlike other group homes, it offers fully furnished 2 bedroom apartments with a kitchen, bathroom, and living room. On site laundry facilities are also provided. A large rec room is available for socializing, meetings, community meals, and group activities. The House is conveniently located along the bus line. Staff are available 24 / 7 with awake coverage at night. (Click on "Services" for more information).
The staff and leadership believe that when given an opportunity to learn independent living, social, and coping skills in an atmosphere of acceptance and support, our mental health consumers can once again experience success living independently in the community.
To provide transitional living support to adults with chronic mental illness, advocating growth toward self-sufficiency in order to facilitate choices which lead to safety, stability, and independence.
In 2022, there were 14 new residents accepted and 10 were discharged. Capacity for the year was 79%. Throughout the year, 20 individuals stayed at the 14-person capacity facility.