The Howard Levin Clubhouse is a warm, welcoming community where adults whose lives have been disrupted by mental illness come together to discover and develop their strengths and abilities, build self-confidence, and gain valuable social and vocational skills that prepare them for more productive, rewarding, meaningful lives. Our members are adults from all walks of life, who have in common a history of mental illness and the desire to grow, develop and work together toward the goal of recovery.
What is the Howard Levin clubhouse? Many people driving down the intersection of Murray and Forward Ave may ask themselves is it a fitness club or private social club? The clubhouse is a community of members who have mental health challenges.The primary focus is on rehabilitation. The clubhouse is a voluntary program whose participants are known as members, not clients, patients or consumers.
Staff and members work together to run the clubhouse. Attendance and work at Howard Levin clubhouse is voluntary. New members may participate at their own pace. As they feel more comfortable they can gradually increase time spent at the Clubhouse. The Clubhouse operates on a work ordered day. The work of the Clubhouse is usually coordinated thru these three work areas: Food and Horticulture, Member Services, Business Education and Employment Services.
What does the Clubhouse offer?
1) A Place to go.
2) Meaningful work.
3) Meaningful relationships.
4) A Place to return.
Members who do not attend for months even years are always welcome to return when they wish. The Clubhouse which is a program of Jewish Residential services, offers many social and recreational activities. Among them, Friday night Shabbat dinners and outings to Kennywood and Pirates games.
In general the Clubhouse offers many opportunities. Clubhouse members can participate in meaningful and valuable work. Live a more empowering life, develop new job readiness skills, learn to function better, enjoy daily nutritious meals, participate in employment opportunities, develop self confidence, and develop healthy relationships within a warm welcoming community.