CLUBHOUSE

BECAUSE NO ONE SHOULD FACE MENTAL ILLNESS ALONE

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.

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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.

Reclamation Clubhouse

develops  confidence and skills to successfully function in the community.

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.

WELLNESS

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.

SOCIALIZATION

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.

INDEPENDENCE

I did it! Completing tasks and reaching personal goals gives members a feeling of accomplishment, which leads to self-confidence and positive self-image.

COME JOIN US!

The Startup Team is looking forward to starting something great in Kansas!

MEMBER ACTIVITIES

Receptionist, Record and Statistic Keeping, Food inventory, Shop, Prepare & Clean up Create & Produce Newsletter, Clean and Maintain Building &  Equipment Stock, Track & Shop for business items, 
Conduct tours Job skills training, 
Employment opportunities, 
Lunch meals offered,
SOCIALIZATION, 
Social events with members,
Community outreach activities.

FUTURE ACTIVITIES

Business plan to sell goods to community Learn various craft, art & garden skills Physical & Emotional Wellness Programs GED, education & computer classes
Support, Transition & Independent Housing

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Sponsors

Donors

Employment Partners

A Great Investment!

This is a Community effort: Our Sponsors, Donors & Employment Partners

MEET OUR STARTUP GROUP

Community leaders are stepping up to the plate

Kiersten Adkins

Charles Hayden

Stephanie Needham

Cathy Russell

Lisha Camburako

Megan Marr

Ann Kong

Questions and Comments?

Contact: pth@pathwaytohope.org • (913) 397-8552
Reclamation Clubhouse is a service of Pathway To Hope, Inc.

Definition:

Reclamation is the act of returning something to a former, better state; rescue or recovery.

Vision:

A community based effort to enhance the lives affected by mental illness and provide ongoing support for members to successfully obtain personal goals.

Mission:

Provide the opportunity for members to experience meaningful work, practice social skills, build relationships, develop a sense of belonging and accomplishment and gain independence, while developing the confidence and skills essential to successfully function within the community.