THE SAN ANTONIO CLUBHOUSE IS A VOLUNTEER PROGRAM FOR ADULTS WHO HAVE A HISTORY OF MENTAL ILLNESS. HERE, YOU’RE NOT A PATIENT. YOU’RE A UNIQUE AND IMPORTANT MEMBER OF OUR COMMUNITY. YOU HAVE GIFTS AND TALENTS TO SHARE WITH THE WORLD. WE WILL HELP YOU USE THOSE TALENTS, AND LEARN NEW SKILLS, SO YOU CAN REACH YOUR FULL POTENTIAL.
The Clubhouse Recovery Model™
THE CLUBHOUSE RECOVERY MODEL IS BASED ON THE IDEAS THAT YOU DESERVE TO BE PART OF A COMMUNITY THAT CARES, AND THAT YOU HAVE SKILLS AND TALENTS TO SHARE (EVEN IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT THOSE TALENTS ARE YET!) AS A MEMBER OF THE CLUBHOUSE, YOU'LL GET SUPPORT IN MEETING YOUR GOALS AND YOU'LL BE ABLE TO HELP OTHER MEMBERS REACH THEIRS
What you can get from SA Clubhouse
How you can help our Community
A work-ordered day in which the talents and abilities of members are recognized and utilized within the Clubhouse;
Participation in consensus-based decision making regarding all important matters relating to the running of the Clubhouse;
Opportunities to obtain paid employment in the local labor market through a Clubhouse-created Transitional Employment Program. In addition, members participate in Clubhouse-supported and independent programs;
Assisting members with community-based educational resources, work and going back to school or getting their GED.
Access to crisis intervention services when needed
Planning of evening/weekend social and recreational events.
Assistance in securing and sustaining safe, decent and affordable housing.
Learning new technologies to assist you and other members in your daily lives.
Why Clubhouse's work!
Why it works...
A CLUBHOUSE IS FIRST AND FOREMOST A LOCAL COMMUNITY CENTER THAT OFFERS PEOPLE WHO HAVE MENTAL ILLNESS HOPE AND OPPORTUNITIES TO ACHIEVE THEIR FULL POTENTIAL. MUCH MORE THAN SIMPLY A PROGRAM OR A SOCIAL SERVICE, A CLUBHOUSE IS MOST IMPORTANTLY A COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE WHO ARE WORKING TOGETHER TO ACHIEVE A COMMON GOAL.
A Clubhouse is a membership organization, and the people who come and participate in a Clubhouse are its members. Membership in a Clubhouse is open to anyone who has a history of mental illness.
Clubhouses are built upon the belief that every member has the potential to sufficiently recover from the effects of mental illness to lead a personally satisfying life as an integrated member of society. Clubhouses are communities of people who are dedicated to one another’s success, no matter how long it takes or how difficult it is.
The Clubhouse environment and structures are developed in a way to ensure that there is ample opportunity for human interaction and that there is more than enough work to do.
Clubhouse staffing levels are purposefully kept low to create a perpetual need for the involvement of the members in order to accomplish their jobs.
Become part of something bigger than yourself
SA Clubhouse is also home to the Clubhouse Texas...
a non-profit program designed to advance the work of clubhouses in the state of Texas.
Clubhouse Texas has two goals:
Increase the number of clubhouses in Texas
Increase the effectiveness of each Clubhouse in
A non-profit community-based center that gives people with mental illness hope and opportunities to reach their full potential.
Austin Clubhouse believes recovery from mental illness is possible. We are a community that offers hope, respect and opportunities for personal development.
Planned Living Assistance Network (PLAN) of North Texas is an organization dedicated to providing comprehensive support toward a “meaningful life in community” for individuals with mental illness and their families.
St. Joseph House
St. Joseph House is dedicated to the recovery of persons living with mental health diagnoses in Houston, Texas. We provide meaningful work and valuable experiences while fostering genuine relationships that result from working, learning and celebrating together.