What is a Clubhouse?

Philosophy

The Clubhouse Model is based on a philosophy containing four basic tenets:

  • Everyone needs to feel connected to a community; thus the notion of membership is important.
  • Everyone needs to know that s/he is expected someplace on a daily basis.
  • Everyone needs to feel needed, that one’s presence is important to others.
  • Everyone needs to believe there is at least one place on the planet where s/he is truly wanted.
     

Clubhouse is:

A community of people organized to support individuals living with mental illness.  Through participation in a clubhouse, members have opportunities to rejoin the worlds of friendship, important work, employment, and education.  

The clubhouse concept is organized around the belief in the potential for productive contributions from everyone and hold the conviction that structured meaningful activities and work-related relationships are restorative and provide the foundation for growth and individual achievement.

Members and staff share the responsibility for the successful operation of the clubhouse as they learn each other’s strengths, talents and abilities.  The daily activities of a clubhouse are organized around a structured system known as the work-ordered day which parallels the business hours of the working community. The work of the Northern Lights Clubhouse is divided into units:

  • Administrative (education and connection to community resources, housekeeping, newsletter, supporting fundraising events)
  • Transitional Employment (TE), and academic support
  • Holistic wellness activities (yoga, gardening, WRAP, health and social activities)
  • Culinary and nutrition (planning and preparing a healthy lunch for all members)

 

 

Contact Us

Contact Info
P.O. Box 714 Ely, Minnesota 55731
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Phone: 218-365-7843
 
Visit Us
715 S. Central Avenue
Ely, Minnesota 55731
(St. Mary's Episcopal Church)
 
Hours of Operation:
 
Tuesdays & Wednesdays
10:00am - 4:00pm
 
Thursdays
10:00am - 3:00pm
 
See Calendar for details and for other planned Clubhouse socials and activities.
Coffee Club - Tuesdays at 8:30am. Call for location.
 
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