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.
develops confidence and skills to successfully function in the 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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Questions and Comments?
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Reclamation Clubhouse is a service of Pathway To Hope, Inc.