"I have been coming to the Clubhouse since April. At the Clubhouse I feel very productive. I do the accounting, create forms, do data entry and perform outreach calls. Being at the Clubhouse has helped me out of my depression. I also have made many friends."
-Agnes (Clubhouse Member)
Clubhouse provides meaningful work for all members through the work-ordered day. During business hours, members and staff work together as colleagues to run the program. Members volunteer as they feel ready and according to their interests. Clubhouse work includes cooking, cleaning, maintenance, gardening, outreach, marketing, fundraising, research, intake and orientation of new members, new staff orientation, evaluation of Clubhouse effectiveness, administering the paid employment programs, planning social activities, and assisting members to obtain services from the wider community.
The Clubhouse Work-Ordered Day goes from 8:30-5:00 Monday through Friday.
Clubhouse also provides members with opportunities to return to paid employment. In the Transitional Employment program, Clubhouse contracts with employers, trains members to do the job required, and assures that a member or staff person fulfills the commitment. These placements generally are part-time, include extensive support from the Clubhouse staff, and last from 6 – 9 months. When ready and able, members may move on to Supported Employment to get help in applying for and acquiring a job of their own. Even when achieving Independent Employment, assistance is always available at the Clubhouse or on-site, as requested, to help members meet their employment goals.
We are asking our friends, supporters, and community partners to help us develop our Employer Network. Want to help?
Clubhouse schedules structured and non-structured social activities for members outside the work-ordered day. On evenings and weekends, members and staff have the opportunity to get to know each other, make friends, and have fun. We celebrate all major holidays on their actual day.
Some of our past social outings include a trip to Alcatraz, museum visits, trips to the Monterrey Bay Aquarium and the San Francisco Academy of Science.
Young Adult Program Launches!
Young Adult Program (YAP) – Utilizing a holistic model, California Clubhouse is supporting young adults living with mental illness in their efforts to build peer support networks, attend school, prepare for and enter the workforce, and become more independent. Recognizing the compounded effect of dealing with a mental illness, transitioning from adolescence to adulthood and striving to become a productive member of the community, the clubhouse is creating a system of support which integrates skill building rooted in peer engagement.
Health & Wellness Takes Flight
Health & Wellness Program – Realizing the connection between mind and body, members and staff have the opportunity to exercise together during daily Fitness Focus time 12:30pm-1pm. Activities include wellness walks, Yoga, Zumba, cardio, strength building and much more.