THE PRODUCTION FARM SECURES SHEBOYGAN FALLS FACILITY TO SERVE AS HUB FOR BEHAVIORAL AND MENTAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES IN SHEBOYGAN COUNTY
MANITOWOC/SHEBOYGAN, Wis. – The Production Farm (TPF), a non-profit mental and behavioral health service agency that specializes in person-centered, creative programs offered through the lens of trauma-informed care, today announced the purchase of a former church in Sheboygan Falls. The facility joins TPF’s Farm in Whitelaw, in Manitowoc County, as a physical hub for the organization’s non-traditional mental health care services.
“We have been steadily growing our presence in Sheboygan County and the need for services only continues to increase exponentially,” says Wyatt Kuether, President, CEO & Founder of TPF. “Having this space allows us to be much more hands-on, efficient and impactful. We expect to be able to double the number of clients we serve in the near future.”
Located at 621 Broadway, Sheboygan Falls, the 100-year-old building most recently housed the Pentecostals of Sheboygan County. At 17,000 square feet, the facility will house a community food pantry, clothing resources and a hygiene closet with personal care items – starting with items collected during the recent Help for the Homeless Hygiene Drive in partnership with The Family Radio Network.
In Manitowoc County, TPF primarily serves children under 18, but in Sheboygan County the reach extends to all ages. Trauma-informed, professional mental health services include psychotherapy; psychoeducation; skill development and enhancement, including through access camps; relationship-building; inclusive and creative experiential learning; and training and advocacy in mental and behavioral health. Individuals with a mental health diagnosis are referred to TPF through Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) programs, youth justice, community programs and school districts.
Upon the close of the purchase, TPF immediately switched gears into planning for an aesthetic overhaul to the Sheboygan Falls Farm. The biggest aspect of remodeling will be converting the sanctuary into a flexible, community-oriented space. Clients will play a key role in creating the aesthetic of the building, as has always been the case at the Farm in Manitowoc County.
“We’re reimagining mental health care and that starts with creating space – both physically and emotionally,” adds Kuether. “We now have a safe and tangible place for those we serve in Sheboygan County to work toward healing and mental well-being through play, art, nature, music & community.”
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About The Production Farm
The Production Farm originated in New York with a group of celebrated figures of stage, television and film who wanted to give youth in need of mental and behavioral health care alternative opportunities to learn, grow and heal. Inspired by the life of late friend and fellow founding mentor Robert Goldberg, Actor Wyatt Kuether, a Sheboygan, Wisconsin native, successfully brought a variation of the original pilot program back to his home state in 2014.
The initial success of The Production Farm in Wisconsin led to the 2016 purchase of a peaceful and picturesque 10-acre farm in Whitelaw, Wisconsin, where a growing number of young people receive a wide array of mental and behavioral health care offerings that are non-traditional, person-centered and trauma-informed. In 2022, the group secured a second physical location in Sheboygan Falls from which to offer its full scope of services to clients of all ages. Individuals in care are supported by a creative care team working together to tailor and adapt custom programs that encourage those served to play, connect and grow in safe and meaningful ways.
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