Mission

California Clubhouse strives to give those whose lives have been disrupted by mental illness an opportunity to experience meaningful work and relationships as they reintegrate into the broader community.

The Clubhouse approach is effective because it develops and sustains Clubhouses that remain:

Holistic

Offering members opportunities for friendship, employment and education, and access to quality housing, medical and psychiatric services through a single caring and safe environment

Sustaining

Helping members become productive participants of society over the course of their lives.

Inclusive

Allowing members to follow the example of others who are achieving their personal aspirations and goals.
 

Responsive

Dedicated to continuous improvement based on direct feedback from members.

Cost Effective

Providing members, families and communities significantly more value for money than other approaches.

How the Clubhouse Works

1. Participants - called members

They share ownership and responsibility for the success of the organization.

2. Members Work and Socialize

In a unique partnership with a small staff they build on strengths instead of focusing on illness. There is not enough staff to do it all.  The work of members is genuinely needed.

3. Recovery through Work and Work-Mediated Relationships

Work and work-mediated relationships are proven to be restorative as they provide a foundation for growth, self respect, and individual achievement.

4. Clubhouse Provides Paid Employment

We provide paid employment opportunities in local community businesses for members who want to work, helping members become successful employees.

5. Extension of Services and Programs

Clubhouses provide a needed extension of existing services and programs.

 

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Benefits to the Community

Research confirms the value to Clubhouse members, their families, and our communities.

Higher Employment

Reduced Hospitalizations

Reduced Incarcerations

Improved Well-Being

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