The New Horizons Clubhouse offers community-based rehabilitation, daily lunch program, transitional and supported employment, social and recreational activities for people with mental illness.
The Clubhouse follows the standards of the International Centre for Clubhouse Development (ICCD). It is a community-based psycho-social rehabilitation program that optimizes, social and vocational competencies, through focus on the work ordered day. Members are offered the opportunity for involvement in the kitchen, clerical and maintenance units. A lunch program is offered daily at a cost of $1.00 per lunch to members.
The Employment Unit offers employment opportunities for members in our Transitional Employment Program (TEP). Our TEP holds contracts with Catalyst Paper where we employ five members per season, two per session plus one relief person. We have two members, plus one relief person working the year-round janitorial contract with the Capitol Theater. We also have a year-round employee working at Alberni Drug & Alcohol Prevention Service (ADAPS) as well as persons employed at the CMHA Clubhouse and at the CMHA farm.
We also offer a Supported Employment Program to three unionized members working at Roger Street apartments doing maintenance. A member who had previously been in the Transitional Employment positions at Roger Street has now moved into a more permanent, long term placement. Other supported employment opportunities include positions within Peer Support, Food Matters and the Healthy Harvest programs.
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday – 9:00am to 4:00pm
Saturdays – 1:30am to 3:00pm
This program is funded by Vancouver Island Health Authority and donations.