Cherry Street Clubhouse
Working Together to Overcome Mental Illness
120 North Cherry Street, Eaton, Ohio 45320
The Employment Opportunities Program helps members obtain educational opportunities through a three-pronged approach of Transitional Employment, Supportive Employment & Independent Employment.
- Transitional Employment (TE) is for members who have not worked for awhile. Members work in a part-time job, paying minimum wage or more, with support from a placement manager including on-the-job training and benefits assistance. These jobs last 6-9 months.
- Supportive Employment (SE) is for members that have finished a TE and are looking for long-term work. The clubhouse offers assistance with applying and interviewing, and benefits assistance.
- Independent Employment (IE) is for members that want to get and keep their own job. The clubhouse can assist with resume writing and interviewing skills and provide job leads.
The Supported Education Program
The clubhouse encourages members to pursue thier educational goals. Members and staff work together to assist with tutoring, GED classes, financial aid and more.
The clubhouse provides advocacy support for housing, helping with benefits, referrals to community programs, and other areas as needed.
Criteria for Membership:
Must be 18 years old
Must have a diagnosed mental illness
Must not pose a threat to the clubhouse or its members
- Take a tour of the Clubhouse
- Complete a membership application
- Return to the clubhouse three more times during the next 90 days
- On the third visit, complete application and receive your ID card
Are you a mental health client needing support during the daytime hours? Would you like to learn new skills for employment?
"A Place to Belong"
Cherry Street Clubhouse is a program to help the severely mentally disabled. It is a respectful, restorative environment for those who have been socially and vocationally disabled by mental illness. It is not a residential facility. No members are housed on the premises and it is not a place for members to "hang out." It operates on four key elements:
The Work Ordered Day Program involves both members and staff in the real and meaningful work of keeping the clubhouse running. Most apects of the operation are shared equally between members and staff. This shared work provides needed structure and serves as the first step toward possible employment.
Teams of the Clubhouse
compiles statistical information pertaining to the clubhouse.
plans, prepares, and serves meals.
maintains the grounds and plants the vegetable garden. They also harvest the garden for the Culinary team.
Works to insure the building and grounds are safe.
Reception & Membership Team:
compile monthly newsletter, outreach calls to members, and sends reminder cards to members who have not attended regularly.
works to complete monthly inspections of all equipment, fire safety and vehicle safety.