The Meeting Place Clubhouse FAQs


What is The Meeting Place Clubhouse?

The Meeting Place Clubhouse is a place for adults with a diagnosed mental health disorder to join their peers and make use of their strengths, viagra  talents and abilities. The Clubhouse environment focuses on teamwork, treat  relationships, healthy lifestyles and individual choice. The Meeting Place provides members with opportunities to build long-term relationships that, in turn, support them in obtaining work, education, wellness, housing and friendship. Individuals who participate in the Clubhouse are called Members. Fundamental elements of their participation include openness and choice in type of work activities, choice in staff, access to all Clubhouse services and immediate re-entry after any length of absence.

A core component of The Meeting Place is the "work-ordered day," the structure around which daily activity is organized. The day-to-day operation of the Clubhouse is the responsibility of members and staff, who work side by side in a rehabilitative environment. Other core components include transitional, supported, and independent employment through which members can secure jobs at prevailing wages in the wider community; access to community support, such as housing and medical services; assistance in accessing educational resources; "reach-out" to maintain contact with all active members; participation in program decision making and governance; and evening, weekend, and holiday social programs.

Who is eligible to join the Clubhouse?

Adults age 18 or older with a diagnosed mental health disorder and no history of violence (within the last year) are eligible for membership. 

How does someone get started?

Potential members are asked to come in for a tour of the Clubhouse and complete simple enrollment paperwork. Tours are given Monday thru Friday at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (except Wednesdays at 1:30pm).The Meeting Place is open Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

How much does it cost?

Clubhouse membership is free of charge to anyone who meets our eligibility criteria. The Meeting Place Clubhouse is funded by the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency.

Why choose The Meeting Place Clubhouse? 

The Meeting Place (TMP) is California´s first Clubhouse International accredited Clubhouse. Clubhouse International accredited Clubhouses have also been listed SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices since 2010. At The Meeting Place each individual is welcomed, wanted, needed, and expected each day and is considered a critical part of a community engaged in important work. All work of the Clubhouse is designed to help members regain self worth, purpose and confidence.

Who staffs the Clubhouse?

Clubhouse staff members function as generalists and maintain a caseload, including managing employment placements, housing issues, and access to community supports. They also are responsible for the ongoing work of the Clubhouse and help organize and participate in social activities. Staff have diverse life experiences and backgrounds in a variety of disciplines, including psychology, counseling, social work, and education.

What do we offer?

The Meeting Place offers members:

  • A work-ordered day in which the talents and abilities of members are recognized and utilized within the Clubhouse;
  • Participation in consensus-based decision making regarding all important matters relating to the running of the Clubhouse;
  • Opportunities to obtain paid employment in mainstream businesses and industries through a Clubhouse-created Transitional Employment Program. In addition, members participate in Clubhouse-supported and independent programs;
  • Assistance in accessing community-based educational resources;
  • Access to crisis intervention services when needed;
  • Opportunities for improved health and wellness through fitness and nutrition
  • Evening/weekend social and recreational events; and
  • Assistance in securing and sustaining safe, decent and affordable housing