Clubhouse - Psychosocial Rehabilitation

Clubhouses are comprehensive communities that provide a wide variety of opportunities for members.  Program participants are called “members” because it is a term that gives more inclusivity, ownership, dignity and respect than other terms used in clinical models.  Clubhouses follow an egalitarian, non-clinical model where there are no psychiatrists or counselors.  Rather, Clubhouse staff engage member colleagues to work side-by-side to accomplish a wide variety of tasks necessary to run the Clubhouse.  Clubhouse colleagues use a strengths-based approach and utilize this talent pool of membership to carry out the work.  This sends the important message that each member is valued, wanted, and needed. 

Opportunities include:

  • participation in the meaningful work of the work-ordered day 
  • relationship building with fellow colleagues (members and staff)
  • paid employment in the community through Transitional Employment, Supported Employment, and Independent Employment
  • social and recreational opportunities in the community on evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • educational connections, resources, and support
  • member to member support through outreach calls and visits
  • additional connections to community resources for a wide variety of supports including housing, medical, legal, financial, nutrition, and much more
  • wellness activities through various Clubhouse-wide initiatives
  • setting and achieving individual recovery goals

Clubhouse communities are connected together through a worldwide movement.  There are 45 Clubhouses in Michigan, and over 330 Clubhouses around the world.