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A Clubhouse is first and foremost a community of people who are working together toward a common goal, recovery from mental illness.
Our community is organized to support individuals living with the effects of mental illness. Members are given the opportunities to rejoin the worlds of friendships, family, important work, employment, education and to access the service and support they may individually need. Learn more about the Components of our Clubhouse.
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
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?
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 been a place for me to socialize and be creative.
Painting Pathways has helped me meet people with some of the same problems and be able to talk about them openly.
The clubhouse helps me cope.
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.
Acceptance, belonging, friends, responsibilities, hope, guidance.
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.
Painting Pathways has helped me find constructive ways of handling my anger.
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.
Members who actively participate in their wellness and increase what they view as a higher quality of life should be able to demonstrate good decision making in their choices of community and domestic activity.
Painting Pathways Clubhouse feels that through participation, members should be able to demonstrate good stewardship which will be indicated by reductions in the number of costly hospitalizations, the amount of time spent in jail and the number of members who are homeless.
Dimensions of Wellness
Universally, there are eight dimensions of wellness that describe what healthy people identify as the foundation of a strong recovery model. They include: