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The Mill House & Community Futures. The Clubhouse Model. Origins What is a Clubhouse? Membership “Work Ordered Day” Meaningful Work Staff roles/relationships Focus on strengths Integrated/ Coordinated Services. CNI Project Goals. 1. Expanded array of services

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the clubhouse model
The Clubhouse Model
  • Origins
  • What is a Clubhouse?
  • Membership
  • “Work Ordered Day”
  • Meaningful Work
  • Staff roles/relationships
  • Focus on strengths
  • Integrated/ Coordinated Services
cni project goals
CNI Project Goals
  • 1. Expanded array of services
  • 2. Create services that meet the highest standards in the field
  • 3. Driven by outcomes
  • 4. Establish New and Creative Partnerships
  • 5. Create a Model System
  • 6. Financial Self-Sufficiency
expanded array of services
Expanded Array of Services
  • Goal 1: Expand Clubhouse Programming from 3-5 days per week
    • Completed in July 2002
    • 4 full time, 1 part time staff at program (3 pt, 1 ft prior to CNI
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Expanded Array of Services
  • Goal 2: Develop and Implement TE Program

-current member/staff levels prohibit a formal TE program

-have developed several community based volunteer and work sites which members attend on a regular basis

-Church Cleaning, Meals on Wheels, Diversity Thrift, Lewis Ginter, Food Bank

-working on an individualized volunteer matching program at present time

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Expanded Array of Services
  • Goal 3: Develop Work Adjustment Program

-vendored service with DRS called Employee Development Service, 30-90 structured vocational training and evaluation

-changed name because service was so tangibly different from WAT

-Community Based

-Developing Realistic Awareness of Jobs

-Supported Employment Preparation

-Brain Injury Specific (cognitive deficits, social skills issues

-Program was developed with DRS with hope that it could be implemented in other areas of state

-Over 20 referrals thus far to this program

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Expanded Array of Services
  • Goal 4: Develop Support Coordination Services (Case Management)

-critical service provided to all members

-help members with housing, medical, legal, advocacy and other pertinent resources in area

-each member has an assigned case manager

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Expanded Array of Services
  • Goal 5: Develop Social and Recreational Programming

-had to eliminate position of social program coordinator early on

-despite this were able to fully implement this service in Year 2

-member directed, takes place in the evening

-widely attended and well liked

-examples of events: Minor and Major Leagues baseball games, bowling, miniature golf, movies, dinners out, shopping, pottery making, etc…

create a model system and encourage replication
Create a model system and encourage replication
  • Goal 1: Develop Internship Opportunities

-Serve as internship sites for University of Richmond and VCU students

-Currently, program has 3 students (2 undergrad and 1 grad)

-has allowed us to increase knowledge of model and population and also allowed good networking with both of these universities

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Create a model system and encourage replication
  • Goal 2: Provide Training, technical assistance, and materials to our colleagues

-has provided staff training, curriculum development for other B.I. Clubhouses in the state and have assisted other clubhouse around country

-Newsletter, e-newsletter (mailing list 400+)

-New website:

-presentations on model at local and national conferences

new and creative partnership
New and Creative Partnership
  • Closely linked services and vocational model of program with local DRS offices
  • Assigned DRS counselor at the program
  • Founding Member of I.B.I.C.A (International Brain Injury Clubhouse Alliance)
achieve financial self sufficiency
Achieve Financial Self-Sufficiency
  • Greatest Challenge and Greatest Success
    • CNI grant recipients have developed an effective grassroots statewide advocacy organization for people with brain injuries
    • Resulted in first significant investment in brain injury by the state in over 10 years
    • Provided base funding for program and other programs and services around the state
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Achieve Financial Self-Sufficiency
  • In addition to base funding through the state we also have:
    • Received support from our base locality (Henrico)
    • Developed effective member run fundraising campaigns (direct mail, silent auction, cookbook, partners with our non-profits)
    • DD Waiver Provider
    • Workman’s Comp. Business
    • Fee-for Service with DRS
    • Corporate and community support
    • Numerous other grants
    • Sliding scale fee system
final outcomes
Final Outcomes
    • Current Program Status
      • 35-40 Active Members
      • Daily attendance 12-17 people per day (maximum capacity)
      • Referrals to program have more than doubled in past year
      • Waiting list for program services
      • CNI has enabled our program to double our operating budget and nearly triple the number of people we have been able to serve
  • More than 125 survivors served over lifetime of grant
looking towards the future
Looking towards the Future
  • Expanding Board of Directors
  • Expand services offered to Community


-residential services

  • Increase Number of People served
  • Continue to expand profile in Richmond area
thank you
Thank You
  • Thank you for your flexibility in working with us and our project.
  • Special thanks to all current and past board members, Patti Goodall, Sandy Prince, Kristie Chamberlain, and Commissioner Rothrock