Programs

Our goal with the Employment Program is to increase Clubhouse members’ financial security, independence, and confidence. We do this by providing opportunities to return to paid employment in integrated work settings through Transitional, Supported, and Independent Employment.

Transitional Employment (TE)

Transitional Employment (TE) is a highly-structured program for members looking to work in local business. Transitional Employment Placements are part-time (15-20 hours per week), include extensive on-the-job and off-site support from Club Nova staff and other members, and generally last from 6 to 9 months.

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Supported Employment (SE)

Supported Employment (SE) assists members in securing, sustaining, and bettering their employment. The Clubhouse maintains a relationship with the working member and the employer. Members and staff in partnership determine the type, frequency, and location of desired supports.

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Independent Employment (IE)

Independent Employment (IE) assures that members continue to have available all Clubhouse supports and opportunities including advocacy and assistance with housing, provider coordination, budgeting, and goal setting.  Supports take place outside of the workplace.

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BY THE NUMBERS:

50%

20% of people living with mental illness are employed.  50% of new Members are employed within one year of membership.

Some members have not finished high school, while others have had to curtail their university studies. Club Nova makes it possible for everyone who has the desire to learn to return to or advance their studies, regardless of their previous education, illness, or particular disability.

We provide support and guidance

in navigating the many challenges prospective students face and help members acquire the skills, resources, confidence and motivation they need to succeed. We also provide assistance with admissions, financial aid, and accessing disability accommodations.

BY THE NUMBERS

Average number of members advancing education, including ESL, GEDs, and college degrees, at any one time:

10

BY THE NUMBERS:

44000

Number of Hours Members Engage Per Year

45

Average Members Per Day at Club Nova

110

Individuals Served Per Year

The Work-Ordered Day operates Monday – Friday and parallels typical business hours.

Based on interests, members voluntarily join and participate in areas of the Clubhouse called Units: Administration, Program, Culinary, Thrift Shop and Membership.

Tasks include everything from creating budgets for grants and paying bills, to planning meals and coordinating events, to mowing the Clubhouse lawn and answering phones. Working side by side with staff and other members, members use and strengthen their abilities and gain confidence through their collaborative running of the Clubhouse.

The Work-Ordered Day operates Monday – Friday and parallels typical business hours.

Based on interests, members voluntarily join and participate in areas of the Clubhouse called Units: Administration, Program, Culinary, Thrift Shop and Membership.

Tasks include everything from creating budgets for grants and paying bills, to planning meals and coordinating events, to mowing the Clubhouse lawn and answering phones. Working side by side with staff and other members, members use and strengthen their abilities and gain confidence through their collaborative running of the Clubhouse.

BY THE NUMBERS:

44000

Number of Hours Members Engage Per Year

45

Average Members Per Day at Club Nova

110

Individuals Served Per Year

Having a mental illness can make coordinating support services particularly challenging. Club Nova helps members access the best quality services in the community, bridge the gaps between these services and integrate them into a robust safety net. Help is given to members in acquiring and keeping affordable and dignified housing, psychiatric and general medical services, government disability benefits, and any other needed services. Members and staff from the Clubhouse ensure members have all necessary support and assistance, including transportation and attending appointments with members.

BY THE NUMBERS:

In 2016, Club Nova provided over 1,500 hours of individualized support to members navigating healthcare, mental health care, housing, and legal issues.

5

Average Number of Outside Resources an Individual is Coordinating at a Given Time

Our social/recreation programs are scheduled outside of the work-ordered day on Thursday evenings, weekends, and holidays.

These programs provide an opportunity for members to develop relationships in a relaxed and safe environment, while becoming more fully engaged with their own communities.

* All holidays are celebrated on the day on which they fall.

By The Numbers

98%

98% of Members attend social programs

Example socials include: museum visits, karaoke night, softball and kickball games, dance and theater events, Durham Bulls games, Eno River Music Festival, biennial beach trips, holiday events and many other activities.

BY THE NUMBERS:

4000

Monthly Sales

12

Members Working as Part of the Thrift Shop Unit

120

Hours members work in the Thrift Shop per week (6 days)

Through access to all aspects of running a fully functioning, open-to-the-public, income generating business, members gain experience in customer service, logistics, marketing and other areas. The Shop allows members to see themselves as capable workers and employees and gives them building blocks for their future success.

The Thrift Shop also helps to increase public awareness of mental illness and provides income — all proceeds generated by The Shop are used to support the Clubhouse.

For more information about our Thrift Shop, including location, hours of operation, donations, merchandise and volunteering opportunities, click here

Through access to all aspects of running a fully functioning, open-to-the-public, income generating business, members gain experience in customer service, logistics, marketing and other areas. The Shop allows members to see themselves as capable workers and employees and gives them building blocks for their future success.

The Thrift Shop also helps to increase public awareness of mental illness and provides income — all proceeds generated by The Shop are used to support the Clubhouse.

For more information about our Thrift Shop, including location, hours of operation, donations, merchandise and volunteering opportunities, click here

BY THE NUMBERS:

4000

Monthly Sales

12

Members Working as Part of the Thrift Shop Unit

120

Hours members work in the Thrift Shop per week (6 days)