Beaufort County Clubhouse
We have great news about the Beaufort County Clubhouse! ‘Sweetgrass Place’, a Clubhouse for adults with mental illness, has opened on a limited basis Fridays from 12 noon to 5:30 pm at the Canal Street Apartments in Beaufort. This is a first step towards opening TWO Clubhouse International facilities in Beaufort County, the other South of the Broad. We look forward to seeing many new members join the initial group of 20 or so adults at Sweetgrass Place.
A Clubhouse is a membership-based community where people living with persistent mental illness come to rebuild their lives. The Clubhouse provides an accepting place to spend the day; valuable work to perform within the organization; opportunities to socialize with friends and co-workers; and access to education and employment within the community. The Clubhouse is built upon the belief that every member can sufficiently recover from the effects of mental illness to lead a personally satisfying and productive life. Recovery is achieved through work and work-mediated relationships, which are proven to be restorative and provide a firm foundation for growth, self-respect, and individual achievement.
In addition, Beaufort County has hired a consultant—Angela Barnard – for the Working Group currently responsible for Clubhouse development. We look forward to working with Angela to recruit a first-class Beaufort County Clubhouse Corporation board of directors (the entity which will establish and govern the Clubhouses), which is our most urgent need.
We invite you to learn more about the Beaufort County Clubhouse:
- Beaufort County Clubhouse Fact Sheet is a one-page flyer about our Clubhouse
- Case Statement is a more detailed discussion of why we need a Clubhouse and more details on the Beaufort County Clubhouse
- CLICK to learn more about Clubhouses and our accrediting organization.
We want to thank our initial funders for their support: The Beaufort Fund of Coastal Community Foundation, The WRG Foundation, and The Nash Family Foundation. We invite you to donate now to the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry’s Beaufort County Clubhouse Fund!
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