California Clubhouse Open House – October 22

Launched in May, California Clubhouse, a new San Mateo nonprofit based on a proven international model for mental health recovery, is holding its first Open House from 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 22 at California Clubhouse, 2205 Palm Ave., in San Mateo.

Stephen Kaplan, director of Behavioral Health and Recovery Services of San Mateo County, will be the featured speaker at the event’s program that starts at 4:30 p.m.

The public will also have an opportunity to tour the clubhouse, hear member testimonials, meet the staff, enjoy refreshments, and join in celebrating a community of hope, recovery and dignity for people who live with mental illness.

Based on the belief that everyone can sufficiently recover and lead better lives, California Clubhouse is a community-centered organization where people with mental illness can go every day from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to work on overcoming the obstacles they face. Support, training, education, healthy social interaction and positive reinforcement through collegial relationships and work are offered to the participants.  See the full story in the Mercury News or visit the Clubhouse’s website at