Frequently Asked Questions
Do members get paid for their work in the Clubhouse?
No, according to Clubhouse Standard #16, members are not paid for any clubhouse work.
What are the hours of operation at the Clubhouse?
The Clubhouse is open on every holiday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm except Yom Kippur.
How can the Clubhouse help me find a job?
There are various resources and assistance available for job search and readiness skills. The Clubhouse offers Transitional Employment opportunities for a six month part-time position in a local business.
Our "World of Work" group assists members with job searching and job related skills.
Resume preparation as well as interview practice is also available.
What can I learn at the Clubhouse?
Members gain employment skills by working with other members and staff. There is a "work-ordered" day to help members transition back into the work-force by creating a daily structured routine.
Work activities vary by unit.
The Member Services Unit keeps daily and monthly attendance statistics. It also sends reach-out cards to members who are struggling or haven't been in the Clubhouse for a while, and birthday cards.
The Food Service Unit is in charge of food preparation, The Little Hippo snack bar, and the Clubhouse's urban garden.
The Business/Employment/Education Unit takes care of accounting, creating and editing a monthly newsletter, and serves as the communication hub for the Clubhouse.
How long can I be a member of the Clubhouse?
Membership is voluntary and without time or age limits. Members can choose to come back even if they have been away for a while.
How often can/should I come to the Clubhouse?
As often as one desires. There is no schedule or need to sign up before coming in, so you can stay as little or as long as you'd like.
The Howard Levin Clubhouse is part of Jewish Residential Services. Does that mean I have to be Jewish to join?
No, you don't have to be Jewish to join. The Clubhouse is open to all faiths.
What does it mean to have a "kosher kitchen"?
As a part of a historically Jewish organization, the Clubhouse's kitchen is kosher. Food is separated into meat, dairy, or parve. These practices are respectful of the Jewish tradition.
What is a Work-Ordered Day?
A Work-Ordered day is structured to be similar to any business day. It ends at 3 pm.
How much does it cost to be a member of the Clubhouse?
Membership is free. There is a $1.25 charge for lunch, and a $2 charge for Friday dinner. The Little Hippo snack bar prices are the cost of the item bought in bulk: no money is made from snack bar purchases.
Does the Clubhouse have social activities?
Yes! Friday night dinners and other social activities are planned by the Members Services Unit.
Who runs the Clubhouse?
According to Standard 11, the Clubhouse is run cooperatively by members and staff.
How can I be a member of the Clubhouse?
Please call us to schedule an orientation tour, and complete the membership application.
Who is eligible to be a member of the Clubhouse?
Any adult with a mental health diagnosis.