It’s important to understand that people who attend the Clubhouse are not clients who are receiving support services. Rather, they are members of the Clubhouse and are responsible for all aspects of its operation. Once a person decides to join the Clubhouse and becomes a member, they will always be a member. Clubhouse members and paid staff work together as co-workers to ensure that the Clubhouse operates for the benefit of members. Members describe the clubhouse not as a program or a place, but as a family.
“We’re like a family. Sometimes we’re The Waltons. Other times we’re the Adams Family. But we’re always family.”