Our Mission and Vision for HOPE Clubhouse
HOPE Clubhouse is a community resource that fills a significant gap in the opportunities for people living with mental illness in Southwest Florida. HOPE Clubhouse offers opportunities for meaningful work, education, friendships, and access to housing in a supportive, caring, dignified and respectful community setting. Members of HOPE Clubhouse develop hope for recovery and achievement of their full human potential.
HOPE Clubhouse will be certified under the international standards of the International Center for Clubhouse Development (ICCD) and will be well known as a high quality,vital community resource whereby individuals living with mental illness become empowered to achieve independence and employment in a setting free of discrimination. Our clubhouse will bridge communities through hope, dignity, respect and opportunities.
HOPE Clubhouse is founded on the belief that recovery from mental illness is possible with the help and support of others and the community. We believe that members can overcome the effects of brain disorders to lead satisfying and productive lives. Our clubhouse gives everyone the chance to form friendships, gain respect through work, improve social skills and reduce the stigma so commonly associated with these illnesses. It is the hope and desire that our clubhouse becomes a permanent fixture in the landscape of the community where our members may continually find enhancement to their quality of life.
KNOW ME AS A PERSON, NOT BY MY MENTAL ILLNESS
WE ARE YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS
WE IMPROVE AND RECOVER
WE ARE MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS TO AMERICAN LIFE
WE DESERVE DIGNITY AND RESPECT