What You Need To Know


What is The Meeting Place Clubhouse?

The Meeting Place Clubhouse is a psychosocial rehabilitation program for adults with a diagnosed mental health disorder. We are California’s first Clubhouse International accredited Clubhouse. Clubhouse International Accredited Clubhouses are an evidence based model recognized  by  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), as such and have been listed in SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices since 2010.

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?

Any resident of San Diego County age 18 or older, who meets the definition of a person with a primary psychiatric disability. 

How does someone get started?

No referral paperwork is required. 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.

Who staffs the Clubhouse?

Staff have diverse life experiences and educational backgrounds in a variety of disciplines, including psychology, counseling, social work, and education.