Wellness

Wellness is one of the core values of Hope Clubhouse. We offer people living with mental illness opportunities for health, friendship, and socialization by assisting members in gaining access to appropriate primary medical care and psychiatric services. We promote a work-ordered day to encourage the development of confidence and build up the self-esteem of our members.

The positive atmosphere at Hope Clubhouse allows members to develop and nurture lasting friendships. The Clubhouse provides regular social activities for its members including swimming, music walks, camping trips, bowling, roller skating, movies, barbecues and more. We believe that socialization helps members feel valued and respected to assist them in obtaining full recovery.

Horticulture

One thing that makes our Clubhouse unique is our Horticulture Unit. Within this unit is our urban garden, ‘Garden of Hope’ and it’s blooming and growing everyday. Members and staff help in daily gardening tasks and learn about horticulture, including identifying and learning about native species, what fruits and vegetables flourish in Florida, growing seasons and maintaining a continual harvest throughout the year. The garden serves as a useful food source for HOPE Clubhouse, and is used by our Culinary Unit to prepare nutritious meals for our members and staff. The Horticulture Unit is looking for new members everyday. If you are one to get out in the garden, enjoy hydroponics or will work in the sun we have a place for you!

Culinary

In the Culinary Unit, members learn and practicing skills needed to plan a variety of meals, create budgets, shop for groceries and prepare nutritionally rich snacks and meals. As part of the Culinary Unit there are many areas to work including a reduced price snack bar, waiting tables with food and drink, and hygiene proficiency in the preparation of meals and desserts. In addition, members of HOPE Clubhouse, will be learning how to prepare special occasional and holiday dinners. The Culinary Unit is cooks a daily lunch for our members with a small salad.

Social

HOPE Clubhouse has a robust social program. Social ideas are voted on during our ‘House Meetings’ by member vote and the day and time of the social is determined. We do events each week and then two Saturday’s a month. Members will then collect all information needed (price, location, reservations, transportation, etc) to make a sign up flyer. Every member can participate in these socials as long as space is available.

Some socials are free, but others are greatly reduced. The Clubhouse pays for 50% of the total cost of the event, making it easier for those experiencing financial hardship.