How Does It Help People?
Building a Clubhouse program in Seattle will provide family members, friends, businesses, downtown stakeholders, and neighbors living with mental illness a low-cost option for gaining respect, hope and unlimited opportunity to access the same world of friendship, housing, education, and employment as the rest of the community.
Our Vision: "The downtown Clubhouse represents Seattle’s commitment to people living with the effects of mental illness, that they will not be abandoned, but restored to full membership in our community as capable and contributing persons."
What Do We Need to Start One in Seattle?
• A space of approximately 6,000 square feet with a kitchen and restroom facilities (room for 65 members at one time according to national best practice). The space will be home-like and comfortable; conveying a sense of respect, dignity and community.
• Operating funds for first three years (in the range of $1.5 million) while sustainable funding is sought.