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Lexington Clubhouse

911 Lexington Avenue
Altoona Pa 16601

Phone: (814) 940-6065

Fax: (814) 940-6056

Director: Katie Clauss

Auspice Agency: Home Nursing Agency/UPMC

Email: kclauss@homenursingagency.com

Web site: clubhouse@homenursingagency.com

 

How would someone go about becoming a member at your Clubhouse? 
You can be referred from any resource ex. . (Altoona Hospital, any mental health setting, primary care physician etc.) You can also be a self referral or walk in and no one is turned away regarding of how they come to know about clubhouse. 

History:
Lexington Clubhouse has been operating under Home Nursing Agency Community Services since June 1999.  Lexington Clubhouse services operate under Pennsylvania’s Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Medical Necessity Criteria and Standards for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 2001 as a licensed facility.  Lexington Clubhouse was accredited in the past and reapplied for accreditation in April of 2012 and received a 3 year conditional from the ICCD.

About Our Clubhouse:
We currently have a director and 4 fulltime staff.  Our clubhouse has two units…the kitchen and clerical unit. The clerical unit offers a variety of skills one might find in any typical office setting. Clerical teaches many office skills in their daily operations:  Reception skills, record keeping such as tracking of daily attendance records, calculating of daily statistics, collaborating on the newsletter and numerous other clerical tasks.  Members through partnering with one another, become knowledgeable on phone etiquette, computers, fax machines, copiers, letter writing, banking and, how to talk with others in a work setting. 

Our kitchen unit offers a variety of food skills:
members learn how to create a menu, prepare daily meals, food safety, how to shop for groceries/prepare a list, budgeting for food etc.  and the   proper use of kitchen equipment.  Members will also have the opportunity to utilize a cash register, produce receipts, stocking and tracking of items in a mini-convenience store. 

Lexington Clubhouse has 5 TEP work sites within the community and will be taking on a 6th in the very near future we are in the process of setting up the schedule and training of staff.  . We are currently working under two funding pots…CBHNP managed care and our MH/MR county funding.  We have a wonderful newly appointed over the past year advisory board who are helping with new innovative ideas.   The mission of the Lexington Clubhouse advisory board is to empower clubhouse members through gainful employment, community awareness, and the elimination of stigma. Our aspiration is to promote growth, independence, and resiliency.  Our model strives to empower members as they seek attainment of their highest possible level of success.  The opportunities that arise at clubhouse develop potential to focus on strengths and not the individual’s illness.