A Clubhouse is a psychosocial program designed for rehabilitating adults diagnosed with a behavioral health challenge. The goal of the program is to contribute to the recovery of individuals through a supportive, rehabilitative environment.
Objectives of the program include:
- Community employment support
- Meaningful relationships
- Housing support
- An overall improved quality of life
Each Clubhouse Member is welcomed, needed and expected every day as a critical part of a community. The program is built around the “work-ordered day,” where daily activity is organized into work units. The day-to-day operation of the Clubhouse is the responsibility of members and staff who work side-by-side.
A key characteristic of a Clubhouse is Transitional Employment. The Clubhouse secures jobs in the community at prevailing wages and members have the opportunity to work in these positions for six- to nine months in order to gain skills, stamina and confidence in their ability to work, again.
Clubhouses are open on all holidays, so members can celebrate with their clubhouse family. After-hour social programs provide an increased sense of community integration/inclusion.
Clubhouse Members do not pay dues or membership fees. Prospective members are referred by case managers and attend a tour and an orientation.