What is a Clubhouse?
Based on a research-proven method to improve the lives of people with mental illness, the Clubhouse is a welcoming community of
support. At its center is what we call the work-ordered day — here, members work side-by-side with staff to operate the Clubhouse. There are more than 300 Clubhouses worldwide.
Who can become a member?
Any adult (18 years or older) with a mental illness may join regardless of diagnosis or level of functioning.
Is there a cost?
Membership is free. Members pay only 2 dollars for lunch if they choose and 25 cents for coffee (served daily) and any other activities offered that day. You can attend as frequently as you like, depending on your own schedule and preference.
What do you do at the Clubhouse?
On any given day you will find members cooking the daily lunch, answering phones, editing promotional materials, working on our facility or volunteer projects, entering data, or maintaining the gardening—these are just a few examples.
How do I join?
Call and make an appointment for a tour of the Clubhouse. If you choose to become a member, our staff will assist you with the simple enrollment process.
When is the Clubhouse open?
The Clubhouse is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5:00 pm. In addition, there are social activities on two Wednesdays each month and dinner celebrations on major holidays.
Can the Clubhouse help me find employment?
For members who want to work, our Transitional Employment Program is a bridge into (or back into) the workforce. We also help members find ongoing employment and have supported employment and independent employment programs.
What if I want to go back to school?
The Clubhouse assists members who want to go back to school whether to get a GED, college degree or program certificate.
What psychiatric treatment services are offered at the Clubhouse?
While the Clubhouse is a support system rather than a treatment program, our Clubhouse integrates closely with both behavioral and primary healthcare services in keeping with the Clubhouse’s holistic approach to mental health.
Does the Clubhouse really make a difference?
Almost 100% of our members report improved well-being. They also have higher rates of employment (and pay) compared to others who live with mental illness. In addition, they report fewer symptoms and hospitalizations.