Clubhouses

The clubhouse program serves adults living with a mental illness.  If you or someone you know has mental health issues, you may be seeking a community of understanding, like-minded people who might share the same experiences that you do. Find your sense of belonging at a Clubhouse, a safe, supportive environment where you can socialize, participate in fun recreational activities, learn employment skills, and increase community involvement. At the Clubhouses, you will never be labeled by your condition, and will feel welcomed with open arms.


How the Clubhouses Work

The Clubhouses are based on a psycho-social rehabilitation approach to wellness. Participants of clubhouses are encouraged to participate in the daily operations. Each participant has an individual service plan that is reviewed on a regular basis and modified as circumstances dictate.  Staff at the clubhouse are trained  and possess an understanding of the obstacles facing people living with a mental illness, and can support you in skill building, locating useful community resources and finding suitable volunteer opportunities.


Programs and Activities

The clubhouses operate a variety of services and activities (called units). All activities and services are designed to promote personal health and wellness while increasing independence. These services facilitate recovery and assist individuals to maximize their strengths, develop or maintain skills and abilities, develop or maintain personal supports and to develop and maintain community involvement.

The new Peer-to-Peer Connections Calendar features an assortment of events, drop-in programs and places to catch a free meal outside of the clubhouse. Find an activity that catches your eye and share an experience with other members in your community.  To see the Peer-to-Peer Calendar, please click here.


Surrey Clubhouse North

Services are:

  • Personal life: activities that focus on an individual’s personal life essential to daily living.
  • Leisure/recreation/social: activities based on members' values and interests.

Hours: Mon – Fri: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Wheelchair accessible: Yes

Surrey North Calendar for October


Surrey Clubhouse Central

The Surrey Central location focuses primarily on employment related activities.

Services are:

  • Therapeutic Volunteer Program: time limited volunteer placements in the community. Participants are paid an honorarium for expenses incurred.
  • Supported Work: employment opportunities are provided with the support of a staff member. Participants are paid minimum wage.
  • Social enterprise: member-run initiatives, including picture framing and catering. 
  • Personal management: budgeting, shopping, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Education: assist individuals to identify educational goals and needs.
  • Pre-employment: activities which assist individuals to identify pre-employment needs and goals as well as opportunities to participate in skill-building activities.

Hours: Mon – Fri: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Flexible depending on client needs
Wheelchair accessible: No

Surrey Central Clubhouse Calendar for October
Surrey Young Adults Clubhouse Calendar for October

 

Whale House (White Rock)

Education: assist individuals to identify educational goals and needs.

Services are:

  • Personal life: activities that focus on an individual’s personal life essential to daily living.
  • Education: assist individuals to identify educational goals and needs.
  • Pre-employment: activities which assist individuals to identify pre-employment needs and goals as well as opportunities to participate in skill-building activities. Therapeutic Volunteer and Supported Work programs.
  • Leisure/recreation/social: activities based on members' values and interests.

Hours: Mon and Fri: 9:00am – 4:00pm; Tue, Wed, and Thurs: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Open some evenings
Flexible depending on client needs
Wheelchair accessible: Yes

 

This program is for
Adults

Type of Program
Pre-registered group
Requirements
Age 19 and over

Referral:
Surrey Mental Health and Substance Use, White Rock Mental Health and Substance Use
How to Register
Surrey Mental Health and Substance Use - Intake
(604) 953-4900

Contact Info:
Pat St.Jean (Surrey North and Central)
Program Manager
North: (604) 581-6177
Central: (604) 597-8610
patricia.stjean@options.bc.ca

Leeann Gardiner (Whale House)
Program Manager
(604) 536-3480
leeann.gardiner@options.bc.ca

Locations:
Surrey North
9803-140 St.
Surrey, BC
V3T 4M4 (map)
(604) 581-6177 

Surrey Central
13582- 68th Ave
Surrey, BC
V3W 2G3 (map)
(604) 597-8610

Whale House

15877 Pacific Ave.
White Rock, BC
V4B 1S8 (map)
(604) 536-3480