A Year of Good
A Year of Good Friends
Earlier this month we shared a story about LaDora, a member of Goodwill Detroit’s A Place of Our Own Clubhouse. Well…. we would like to talk more about the Clubhouse, and how members just like LaDora are putting the pieces back together in their lives.
A Place of Our Own Clubhouse is a community built to help people overcome the barriers they are facing while living with mental illness. Members are given the opportunity to connect with other individuals sharing similar struggles which leads to a beautiful support system.
“Without A Place of Our Own Clubhouse, I would either be in the streets, homeless, in jail or dead. My Clubhouse family keeps me motivated and moving in the right direction. I love coming because I love giving back and supporting my friends,” says Clubhouse Member Hervy.
At the Clubhouse, members are a part of a community where individuals like LaDora, participate in an environment of productivity and sustainability. This approach makes the Clubhouse one of the unique jewels of programming within Goodwill Detroit.
“Members are what makes this Clubhouse work,” says Program Manager Keon Sims. “The members are willing to help, learn and assist with what is presented to them on a regular basis; that is what makes our Clubhouse successful.”
A Place of Our Own Clubhouse works to provide quality personal development programming to residents in Metro Detroit. We encourage our members to overcome their challenges rather than be defined by them. Through your contributions, our program participants can continue their path towards discovering greater personal self-esteem and respect.
Your contributions maintain our mission of co-creating independence and dignity through the power of personal and workforce development. Your help directly impacts the well-being of our community members
Real people. Real stories. Real Impact.
That’s what I do every day. Give people a second chance.A mistake should not define what person you can be.
Elizabeth really helped me beyond the job interview. She checks up on you. She’s a huge supporter.
After high school, I remember I was just lost. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know what my next step was.