What is a Clubhouse?
The ‘clubhouse model’ is a dynamic community center giving purpose to individuals who are living with a mental illness. Members of the clubhouse work as colleagues along with staff to run the multidimensional center. This co-working model provides unique opportunities for members to build confidence, gain skills, support one-another, develop relationships and feel empowerment and sense of purpose. There are a variety of opportunities for members like employment, education, wellness and more.
Why a Clubhouse?
Being a member of a clubhouse has many benefits:
• improves overall mental health
• reduces loneliness • enlarges social networks • creates community involvement • decreases psychiatric symptoms • improves self-esteem.
There are significant cost saving:
• more than 50% of people with severe mental illness living in Kansas experience multiple hospitalizations with an average stay of 8 days costing the Medicaid program $8000 each visit
• Only 6% of people with severe mental illness that are active in the clubhouse program are re-hospitalized.
How does a Clubhouse help?
Members are given the opportunity for employment within the community with the guidance of a staff member. Members are involved in the day-to-day operations of running the clubhouse; such as menu selections, food preparations, answering the phones, cleaning and maintenance of the clubhouse, selecting activities and events planning and being apart of the workforce within a clubhouse business. Members can learn new skills which makes them marketable to businesses in the community.
Providing a place for belonging • wellness • purpose for individuals living with mental illness in our community.
Whether helping in the kitchen or answering the phones, providing work in a community environment will bring feelings of hope and belonging for people living with mental illness.
Engaging in a wellness effort can make a huge difference in the quality of our members’ lives and is an ongoing process of making choices toward a more healthier and successful life.
We believe in empowerment so adults living with mental health diagnoses can play a successful and meaningful role as co-workers, colleagues, family members and friends.
I did it! Completing tasks and reaching personal goals gives members a feeling of accomplishment, which leads to self-confidence and positive self-image.
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