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Focus Clubhouse provides a simple solution to  long-term support of adults with chronic mental illness.

Focus Clubhouse

A clubhouse is a restorative and safe environment for people who have had their lives dramatically disrupted by a mental illness and need the support of others who believe that recovery is possible.

A psychiatric diagnosis often leaves consumers isolated, hopeless and lacking the skills and support to rejoin their communities as independent, productive members of society. Through Clubhouse membership, participants are given the opportunity to rejoin the worlds of friendships, families, job skills, employment, education and access to the services and supports they need. The Clubhouse Model, which began in 1961, is currently being successfully used in over 30 countries around the world and is a proven method of psychiatric rehabilitation.

The Clubhouse model is based on the belief that every member can recover from the effects of mental illness and have a personally satisfying life.

At Focus Clubhouse,

all members, even those struggling with the most severe mental illnesses, can make a contribution to the work of the Clubhouse and build their confidence and ability to maintain relationships. We know that shared work is restorative and forms a foundation for growth and achievement, but we also believe in the power of socializing and having fun. Our goal is to create a sense of community and belonging.

A great many adults who have serious mental illnesses have repeated mental health crises resulting in frequent hospitalizations and encounters with law enforcement. The power of the Clubhouse International model is its effectiveness in keeping members out of crisis and on a path to recovery.  

About Us

Focus Clubhouse will be open to any adult who has a diagnosis of mental illness. There is an application process and membership is strictly voluntary. The daily activity of a Clubhouse is organized around a structured system called a work-ordered day. This is an eight hour period, usually Monday through Friday, which parallels the working hours of the business community. 

Who We Are

Focus Clubhouse will be open to any adult who has a diagnosis of mental illness. There is an application process and membership is strictly voluntary. The daily activity of a Clubhouse is organized around a structured system called a work-ordered day. This is an eight hour period, usually Monday through Friday, which parallels the working hours of the business community. 

Donations

Focus Clubhouse offers people living with mental illness hope and opportunities to achieve their full potential.

Focus Clubhouse provides a holistic, inspiring and cost-effective solution for people living with mental illness and demonstrates that people with mental illness can successfully participate in society through education, employment and other social activities.

Want to volunteer?

There is always work to be done and room at the clubhouse for enthusiastic individuals who want to make a difference.

At Focus Clubhouse, we bring community to people with mental illness – and with your gift, you do, too!

Get in touch. Get involved!

Assist us in bringing about a community where people living with mental illness in Acadiana can experience the respect, hope, and opportunities found at Focus Clubhouses. Help prevent mental illness from claiming more lives: there are many ways to get involved!

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​904 General Mouton Avenue Lafayette, Louisiana 70501, United States