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Program Information
Program Name: The Dauphin Clubhouse
Agency Name: Philhaven
Year the Program was Started: 2000
Public Contact Person: Kim Maldonado
Address: 2617 Herr Street
Harrisburg, PA 17103
Telephone #: 717 221 9610
Fax #: 717 221 9612
Email Address: dauphinclubhouse@philhaven.org
Website URL: www.dauphinclubhouse.org
Program Category: Clubhouse
Target Participants:
Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $200,000-$400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 5-10
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: None
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: None
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training, Program brochure
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: The Dauphin Clubhouse is a place where people who have had mental illness come to rebuild their lives. The Clubhouse is designed to strengthen social, educational and vocational skills with the knowledge that individuals with disabilities can lead successful, productive lives.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To provide a safe environment where adults with mental illness can come to strengthen social, educational and vocational skills. To provide a place where people can participate in meaningful work and build satisfying relationships.
Additional Information: The Dauphin Clubhouse is a place where people who have had mental illness come to rebuild their lives. The participants are called members, not patients and the focus is on their strengths not their illness. Work in the clubhouse, whether it is clerical, data input, meal preparation or reaching out to their fellow members, provides the core healing process. Every opportunity provided is the result of the efforts of the members and small staff, who work side by side, in a unique partnership. One of the most important steps members take toward greater independence is transitional employment, where they work in the community at real jobs. Members also receive help in securing housing, advancing their education obtaining good psychiatric and medical care and maintaining government benefits. Membership is for life so members have all the time they need to secure their new life in the community.

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