July News Letter

Jul 13, 2023

We’re going through changes….

Coming fresh off a 2 week training in SLC for a clubhouse comprehensive training. A lot of people have been asking what the future of the clubhouse looks like. Well, the clubhouse is still a clubhouse in every sense of the word and human connection is at the root of what we do at the clubhouse. in order to obtain the accreditation from clubhouse international one of the big changes that had to be made, was going away of the social groups during the day and replace it with “Work Order Day” tasks. The work order day is broken up into two units, so when members attend the daily house meeting at 11:00 am members are asked what unit they would like to be a part of for the day. There are 2 units at this time to choose from. The first being our culinary units which takes care of the meals on Monday-Thursday from 1:30-2:30 as well as prep and clean up. the culinary unit is also responsible for the upkeep of the Firebird Café and the restrooms for the day. And the other unit, that we call the Business and Communications unit, which handles the business side of the clubhouse. Which includes paying the bills, budgeting, community outreach, social media ect.. All work done is completed side by side with a staff member. To balance out the work order day, the clubhouse has “wellness hours” primarily 6-8pm on Wednesday evenings and a 6 hour block on Saturdays. That’s an opportunity for members to do Art, Play games, watch a movie or listen to music. Members also have opportunities to do social outings on evening and weekends. So piggy backing on the implementation of the work order day, the clubhouse offers daily tours at noon and 3:00pm for potential members who would like to learn more about the clubhouse. the application process to joining the clubhouse has changed as well. Membership is open to anyone who is 18 years or older and has a mental illness and does not pose a significant threat to the Clubhouse Community can become a member. We do have a referral form for clinicians to complete or the potential member can come in and complete it themselves. Once the potential member has a completed referral form and has completed a tour, we will schedule them to come in for an orientation/goal planning day. This is where we will go over the Clubhouse International Standards and discuss with the member what their goals are and how the Clubhouse can assist them. For potential members who are not active with Cascade services they will be asked to complete a Mental Health intake prior to receiving Clubhouse services. So with all the changes that are being made we want to remind our members that the clubhouse is for members to regain hope, dignity and independence and to be part of something bigger themselves.

Strive… Hey Folks! We wanted to let you all know that our “Strive” class is still being held on Fridays, but the time has been changed from 2:00- 3:30 to 4:00 – 5:30. Our class content is still the same great content that you’ve grown to love. Don’t know what the “strive” class is? Strive consists of 19 topics that promote self-growth and skills that help us along our path of recovery. Each week we go over a different topic that provides skills to overcome the challenges we all face as we grow and move forward in recovery. Please come in and join us on Fridays at the new time. See you soon!