Questions & Answers
What is a clubhouse?
The idea behind the clubhouse is that everybody is equal, sharing equal responsibility for the day to day functioning of the clubhouse. This is different than most rehabilitation programs because the members are working through their mental illness with the support of staff and others who are experiencing the same difficulties.
Fountain House, the first clubhouse, defines a clubhouse this way: "A clubhouse is committed to helping people with mental illness stay out of hospitals while achieving educational, financial and vocational goals. Responsibility for operation of the Clubhouse lies with the members and staff, who are engaged in all aspects of Clubhouse operation." It's our hope that when our members come on a daily, weekly or monthly basis that they feel personally invested their recovery and in helping others recover.
How are people referred to Breakthrough?
People are referred to Breakthrough through COMCARE, their psychiatrist or other mental health agencies, family doctors, friends, and family. Anytime an individual has interest in becoming a member they are welcome to stop by our location anytime we are open to get a tour from a member and an application.