The goal of clubhouse programs is to help individuals and families experience recovery and healthier lives by providing community access, inclusion in the community, and volunteering as a way to give back to the community.
Psychosocial Rehabilitation or Clubhouse Programs are designed to help persons to optimize their personal, social, and vocational competency in order to live successfully in the community. Clubhouses are community-based centers that offer members opportunities for friendship, employment, housing, education, and access to medical and psychiatric services through a single caring and safe environment, so members can achieve a sense of belonging and become productive members of society.
The daily activity of a Clubhouse is organized around a structured system known as the work-ordered day. The work-ordered day is an eight-hour period, typically Monday through Friday, which parallels the typical business hours of the working community where the Clubhouse is located. Members and staff work side by side, as colleagues to perform the work that is important to their community.
As a right of membership, Clubhouses provide members with opportunities to return to paid employment in integrated work settings through both Transitional Employment and Independent Employment programs.
Transitional Employment is a highly structured program for members returning to work in local business and industry. Transitional Employment placements are at the employer’s place of business, are part-time (15-20 hours per week), and include a lot of on-the-job and off-site support from Clubhouse staff and other members. These placements generally last from six to nine months. Members can then try another placement or move on to independent employment. Transitional Employment is specifically designed as a vocational rehabilitation program where a member can gain or re-gain the skills and confidence necessary to have a job while he or she is employed in a “real world” position. The only requirement for the member to participate in Transitional Employment is the expressed desire to work.
Our two facilities are accredited by Clubhouse International. See the map (below) for directions.
- Friendship Clubhouse, Mt. Clemens (Macomb County)
- J-Town Clubhouse, Jackson (Jackson County)