When members join the Clubhouse they are assigned an advocate. Members work with this person to create an Individualized Action Plan which is use to identify the goals most important in their lives. Their advocate supports them as they work towards improving areas of their lives such as:
The Clubhouse offers members guidance and support in obtaining and understanding benefits such as:
- Social Security & Disability
- SNAP benefits
- Access to food banks
- Thrift shops
- Other community resources.
From choosing programs to providing application assistance, Daybreak supports members in all varieties of educational pursuits. Daybreak helps connect members with resources such as ACEMV, Featherstone, Cape Cod Community College, the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC), and many more.
Daybreak provides different employment opportunities for active members. Members work directly with employment coordinator to obtain one of the three employment options:
- Transitional Employment (TE) consists of jobs that island businesses reserve for Clubhouse members. A member retains the job for 6-9 months, after which the job will be filled by another member.
- Supported Employment (SE), are jobs that the member may have been assisted in acquiring or applied for on their own. The Clubhouse will provide support as needed.
- Independent Employment (IE). This type of employment is, as stated, independent. The member initiates the interview/ application process and the job belongs to the member without Clubhouse involvement. Members in Independent Employment can still use the services of the Clubhouse, when not on the job.
Health & Wellness
The Clubhouse encourages and provides a variety of activities conducive to the health and well being of the members.
These activities include daily healthy meals, trips to the Mansion House gym, stress management, working in the Greenhouse, art and music therapy, nutrition guidance, and supporting health related appointments.
Although staff does provide support in applying and negotiating for housing through Section 8, HAC, Island Elderly Housing, and other housing authorities, staff also provides assistance with other housing needs such as home maintenance, organization, and building appropriate landlord, neighbor, roommate relationships.
Assistance is provided in a variety of life skill areas:
- Financial management
- Personal care
- Problem solving
Members achieve these goals through structured activities such as cooking classes, budgeting and shopping trips.
Social and Recreational
Daily there are several social and/or recreational activities in the afternoon which members can participate.
Some of these activities include:
- Clubhouse outings
- Member dinners
The Clubhouse staff engages in outreach to members for the purpose of informing them of upcoming Clubhouse events, as well as maintaining contact with members who may be isolated in the community or hospital.