Life-skills support for those in Waukesha
Located in downtown Waukesha, the Spring City Corner Clubhouse is a daytime resource center that welcomes adults who are diagnosed with mental illness to build critical life skills. We operate the Clubhouse in conjunction with Waukesha County Health and Human Services. The Clubhouse staff provides support, social connections and meaningful work for its members.
Spring City Corner Clubhouse offerings are based on a recognized international model that provides social contact in a structured, meaningful daily routine for those disabled by mental illness. The program has proven vital in relieving feelings of hopelessness, which can lead to a greater risk of psychiatric hospitalization.
What the Clubhouse can do for you
As a member, you’ll receive support in your recovery, meet new people, break the cycle of isolation and become active in the community again. Through a work-ordered day that parallels normal working hours, you will be empowered by working side by side with staff and other members, as colleagues, in the daily operations of the clubhouse.
You decide how you want to be involved by choosing work in the departments that interest you or use your talents. The departments are: clerical/members, culinary/snack ship and maintenance. There are no schedules, agreements, contracts or rules for participating – you choose the involvement at the level that feels right to you.
Employment assistance and education at the clubhouse
By contributing to the work of Spring City Corner Clubhouse, you will:
- Gain skills and the confidence to accomplish personal goals and/or consider options like school, employment or volunteer work.
- Develop relationships working side-by-side with staff and colleagues, boosting social competence and self-esteem.
- Discover unique abilities, potential and talents, and the staff will help promote them.
The staff at the Spring City Corner Clubhouse provides support and guidance to help you reach your employment goals:
- Transitional employment: the Clubhouse staff connects you with part-time, temporary job placements in local organizations for the prevailing wage rate.
- Independent (competitive) job assistance
- Job coaching and support on the job
- Employment workshops
- Independent employment
- Educational referrals and tutoring
- Volunteer work
To join the Clubhouse, you must be a Waukesha County resident and 18 years of age or older with a verified primary diagnosis of major mental illness. Our doors are open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.