It means a lot to me. I have agoraphobia, and I used to not leave the house. However, I now joined the Clubhouse and speak to other members that have the same issues.
Acceptance, belonging, friends, responsibilities, hope, guidance.
Painting Pathways is a community of like-minded individuals who share a common illness and strive to become better people in their struggles in life. Like the spokes in a wheel, which represent the clubhouse members, and the hub being the staff of PPC
The clubhouse helps me cope.
Painting Pathways has helped me meet people with some of the same problems and be able to talk about them openly.
Painting Pathways has been a place for me to socialize and be creative.
For me, Painting Pathways has given me a non-judgmental family in which I am able to share the challenges I face in life. I’ve never had the support of my family, and society has judged me so harshly that I struggle with anxiety, depression and post traumatic stress disorder. I also face a devastating disease which I focused so much on, that I couldn’t see anything good about myself and felt like I didn’t deserve the good things or loving relationships. Painting Pathways changed my mind and changed my life.
I enjoy coming here and doing some work for others. I also like their dinner very much. I am 80 years old, and it gives me something to do.
Painting Pathways Clubhouse has helped me realize that I am not the only one with problems. People here show me kindness and it’s a community of healing. Every part of every day is great here at PPC.
Painting Pathways has been a fun/safe place I can socialize and be productive. I enjoy the environment and fun spirit here. It has really helped in a lot of aspects of my life.
Painting Pathways has helped me find constructive ways of handling my anger.
Painting Pathways Clubhouse has turned my life upside down, in a positive way. Before the clubhouse, I isolated and I was going down a very dark and dangerous path. I was a lost soul, looking for a purpose in life. Since coming to the clubhouse, I finally feel wanted, appreciated, loved, and at last, I have the family I’ve been searching for my entire life. What more could anyone ask for?