Currently: Young Adults (16-25) Berks
Clubhouse History/About Our Clubhouse
On July 21, 2015, Threshold Rehabilitation Services, Inc. was awarded the Healthy Transitions Grant after presenting their proposal for a Site Base Psychiatric Rehabilitation Service to support the youth and young adult population in Berks County. Threshold has seventeen years of experience providing the Clubhouse Model of Site Based Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services in Berks County, at Mosaic House.
The Healthy Transitions Grant is part of a federal grant program, Now Is The Time (NITT). The purpose of this program is to improve access to treatment and support services for youth and young adults ages 16 - 25 that either has, or are at risk of developing, a serious mental health condition. Berks, Bucks, and Washington Counties were invited to participate in the grant program in order to implement its goals.
From the first day of receiving the grant, a group at Mosaic House started a Young Adult Committee in order to develop the new Clubhouse. This committee made consensus based decisions to pick paint colors, furniture, hours of operation and the name...etc. These founding members of the youth and young adult Clubhouse spent months discussing their recovery and how to market that recovery is possible to other young adults. Hope Springs Clubhouse was adopted as the name in September. The members picked Hope to mean Healing, Opportunity, Potential and Empower.
Stated the best by Hope Springs Clubhouse member:
“Hope reinforces recovery, our acronym HOPE, H represents Healing; the first step to recovery, O represents Opportunity; we are a resource to provide the opportunity and support for recovery, P represents Potential when people are given the support they see their innate potential, E represents Empower; when a person sees the opportunity and believes in their potential, they become empowered and believe in themselves, that is Hope to me.”
On December 7, Hope Springs Clubhouse opened its doors at 19 N. 6th Street, Reading, PA with four members, a manager, a full time psychiatric rehabilitation worker, and a part time peer support specialist. The Clubhouse is in the midst of developing the unique Clubhouse program, transitional employment, their supported education program, an evening/weekend/holiday program (social program), as well as doing community outreach to spread the word about its existence and combat stigma.
Hope Springs Clubhouse looks forward to continuing their fresh start into a bright future. Current hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:00am to 6:00pm.
How to become a member
Membership at Hope Springs Clubhouse is voluntary. For more information on becoming a member, contact Hope Springs Clubhouse for a referral form and schedule a tour.