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We hope you enjoy taking a tour of “Connections Place”. Our Clubhouse is a virtual one right now – but the goal is to make it a true Clubhouse International. We will join with the other 330 Clubhouses worldwide in changing the world of mental health.
We will be a community-based centre with a dignified, respectful space for the work units that will include a kitchen and seating area.
Being accredited is vital as this means all 36 international standards are being met. This means more people will get back to work, school or whatever their goal is. It means that emergency services and hospitalizations will be reduced.
The Standards articulate the core value system of the clubhouse community. These values are:
Connections Place will focus on a person’s strengths and abilities – not illness. We value:
Adequately funded we will have reach-out that will cover:
Clubhouse has been keeping track of outcomes and statistics since 1948 and it is proven that accredited Clubhouses can achieve some amazing results. Our mentor, Pathways Clubhouse has a Societal Return on Investment of $14. Saved for every $1 invested in the Clubhouse. This is our goal too – at Connections Place – with an accredited program.
There will be no time limits to membership. The goal will be to see our members get back into life and attend school or work. However, if you have a slip with your mental health or want some social connections you will always be welcome.
We are looking forward to building connections in the business community and creating transitional employment opportunities for our members. TE jobs are usually entry level and members are paid at least minimum wage. The benefits of transitional employment include:
Please share this site with everyone you know who would like to see mental illness become mental wellness!