WHEN YOU JOIN OUR CLUBHOUSE, YOU ARE NO LONGER A PATIENT, CLIENT OR CONSUMER, YOU ARE A MEMBER.
You become part of an accepting, caring community of people who will understand you, who’ve had similar experiences as you, and who value you. Clubhouses are vibrant communities in which members can share life events and gather support for accomplishments or challenges. Sometimes the worst symptom of mental illness is isolation — but no one feels alone at Independence Center. The personal bonds and friendships formed at the Clubhouse through work and social activities can last a lifetime.
You will be able to choose your own goals and take an active role in your own progress. You’ll gain access to programs allowing you:
We look forward to being a part of your life and helping you accomplish whatever you set out to do.
Preparing meals in the café
Answering phones at the front desk
Managing financial transactions at our bank
Get support with education goals
Selling goods in our resale shop
Get support with employment goals
Learning to get healthy and fit
Writing our newsletters
Arranging flowers in our floral shop
Work in the snack bar
Independence Center Clubhouse is accredited by Clubhouse International, a globally recognized leader in changing the world of mental health. We are the second largest of 390 Clubhouses in the world and one of only 5 training bases in the United States.
Our members are proud to give tours of our facility and be living proof of the effectiveness of our programs.
Help us eradicate the stigma of mental illness by scheduling one of our members to speak at your event. Your organization can gain valuable insight into mental illness directly from a person who has learned to manage it, and has gained the confidence to educate others.
If you are currently enrolled in one of Independence Center’s programs and experience a crisis after program hours, please contact: