Clubhouse Community Support Program

People with mental illnesses require a broad range of housing, health and mental health care, and social services. The burden of coordination too often falls on the consumer, who may be overwhelmed by the complexity and competing demands of these disparate programs.

SAMHSA

The Clubhouse is a “One-Stop Shop”, functioning as a community-based hub, a single point for people to access, integrate, and coordinate a range of services to work toward mental health recovery. 

Vail Place offers two Community Support Programs for adults living with serious mental illnesses based on the Clubhouse model.

The Clubhouse Model

Centered on relationship building and community, a Clubhouse is comprised of “members” and staff working together side-by-side to operate the Clubhouse, link members to needed services, provide social engagement, and share decision making. We offer peer support to help people with mental illnesses work on their goals in employment, volunteering, health and wellness, and education. 

And a Clubhouse is fun!

Vail Place Clubhouses offer a wide variety of social, recreational, and cultural activities in-person and in a “Virtual Clubhouse” using Zoom and Facebook.

How to Join:

The Clubhouses are enrolling new members! Potential members must be over the age 18, live with a serious mental illness, and be able to attend the Clubhouse independently. Membership is open to people living within an hour of the Twin Cities, with any kind of insurance (or none), with or without waivers. There is no cost to being a Clubhouse member and you do not need a referral from a mental health provider to begin the process. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Who qualifies to be a member?

Potential members must be over the age 18, live with a serious mental illness as their primary diagnosis, and be able to attend the Clubhouse independently. Membership is open to people living within an hour of the Twin Cities, with any kind of insurance (or none), with or without waivers.

How much does it cost to be a member?

There is no cost to being a Clubhouse member. Vail Place does not bill insurance or members for this service. There may be small costs for food or outside social activities.

How are the Clubhouses funded?

The Clubhouses are funded through a Hennepin County contract funded by the DHS CSP Grant and Vail Place fundraising events, like Dr. Vail Hour and Tour de Vail.

How do I become a member?

Email or call our Clubhouse Enrollment Coordinators. They will do a screening with you over the phone and then set up a meeting with you. You do not need a referral from a mental health provider to begin the process of becoming a member. 

Clubhouse Enrollment Coordinators

Uptown Minneapolis:
Katie Leverentz, LSW
Phone: 952-945-4260
kleverentz@vailplace.org

Hopkins:
Samantha Sands, LSW
Phone: 952-945-4221
ssands@vailplace.org

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