People With A Purpose

4840 Old National Hwy
College Park, Ga 30337

Hours of Operation

Monday- 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Tuesday- 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Wednesday- 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Thursday- 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Friday- 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Saturday/ Sunday- CLOSED

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470-355-7920

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About Us

Vision
To establish a Clubhouse in the Atlanta area that will provide people living with persistent mental illness a stable, warm, and inviting environment. The Clubhouse will be a supportive, encouraging, and non-judgmental place that will include opportunities to work, achieve personal goals, and integrate into the community.

Mission
To afford those whose lives have been disrupted by mental illness the opportunity to recover meaningful and productive lives through reintegration with the workplace and the community.

History
The very first Clubhouse, was Fountain House, which was started in New York in 1948. Since its inception, Fountain House has served as the model for all subsequent Clubhouses that have been started around the world. Fountain House began when former patients of a New York psychiatric hospital began to meet together informally, as a kind of “club.” It was organized as a support system for people living with mental illness, rather than as a service or a treatment program. Communities around the world that have modeled themselves after Fountain House have embraced the term “Clubhouse,” because it clearly communicates the message of membership and belonging. This message of inclusion is at the very heart of the Clubhouse way of working.

Who We Are

People with a Purpose Clubhouse is a member based non-profit organization helping to rebuild the lives of those living with persistent mental illness. The Clubhouse provides an accepting place to spend the day, valuable work to perform within the organization, opportunities to socialize with friends and co-workers, and access to employment within the wider community. Members share ownership and responsibility in their success as they work in a unique partnership, with a small staff, building on strengths-instead of focusing on illness. Membership is for life and support is ongoing.

FAQ

What is a Clubhouse?
A Clubhouse is a local community center where people who participate are known as “Members.” Although not entirely exclusive, membership is open only to people living with a mental illness, typically any local adult resident who has a history of mental illness.

Can anyone become a Clubhouse member?
Yes, typically, if you are an adult living with mental illness (e.g., schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, depression, major personality disorder, etc.), you are eligible for membership.

What is the cost of becoming a Clubhouse member?
Membership at our Clubhouse is free to anyone living with a mental illness.
MEMBERSHIP IS FREE FOR LIFE!

How much time do I have to spend at the Clubhouse/ Do I have to come everyday?
Membership and participation at a Clubhouse is completely voluntary. Each individual decides how much and how often they wish to be involved.

What activities occur at the Clubhouse?
There are many things to do at our Clubhouse. The different types of activities are divided in to the following categories:

Work Day: includes many projects that are important to Clubhouse members. The work day includes opportunities to do things like clerical and computer work, telephone work, food service, building maintenance and clean up, research, audio visual production projects, newsletter preparation, budget management, Clubhouse administration, member transportation services, mental health advocacy, etc.
An Employment Program: involves how the Clubhouse helps members get and keep paid jobs.
An Education Program: involves how the Clubhouse helps members enroll in and complete education programs, including College and other degree programs.
An Evening, Weekend and Holiday Social and Recreational Program: includes activities where Clubhouse members and staff have fun together and build friendships.

Can the Clubhouse provide me with a place to live?
No one lives at the Clubhouse, but the Clubhouse makes certain that members have safe, decent and affordable homes.

Must I work? If so, do I get paid for it?
No members are required to work. However, most members help out sooner or later because of all that has to be done to maintain the Clubhouse. Members are not paid for the volunteer work they do at the Clubhouse, but any member who wants or needs to have paid employment can find help gaining and keeping a paid job through the Clubhouse’s employment programs.

Are meals served at the Clubhouse?
Yes, all meals are free. Members are served breakfast, lunch, and two snacks during course of the day.

Is transportation provided by the Clubhouse?
At this time the Clubhouse does not have its own vehicle available for transportation. However, a staff member is available to assist members with scheduling Medicaid transportation.

Is smoking allowed in the Clubhouse?
No. There is an area designated for smoking, please ask a staff member for the respective area before choosing to smoke at the Clubhouse.