What can I do at Connections Place Clubhouse? What activities go on here and must I participate?
There will be many things to do at the Clubhouse. The different types of activities will be divided in to the following categories:
• A Work Day: will include many projects that are important to Clubhouse members. The work day will include opportunities to do things like clerical and computer work, telephone work, food service, building maintenance and clean up, research, audio visual production projects, newsletter preparation, budget management, Clubhouse administration, member transportation services, mental health advocacy, etc.
• An Employment Program: will involve how the Clubhouse helps members get and keep paid jobs.
• An Education Program: will involve how the Clubhouse helps members enrol in and complete education programs, including College and other degree programs.
• An Evening, Weekend and Holiday Social and Recreational Program: will include activities where Clubhouse members and staff have fun together and build friendships.
Our Clubhouse will have low-cost meals, meaningful work, employment and education programs, and fun.
Members may participate in as much or as little as they want to in any of the Clubhouse activities. There will be no requirements about the amount of participation. At Clubhouses, we recognize that members come to us at various points in their lives and recovery. One member might want to come to the Clubhouse every day and be involved in many activities, while another may only want to come and get help with employment. Some members may just want to come once in a while until they are ready to do more. Each member determines his or her own level of participation