Arrowhead Clubhouse is a place where people living with mental illness can come to learn skills, get support and build relationships in a safe, stigma-free environment.
The daily activity of a Clubhouse is organized around a structured system known as the work-ordered day. Members and staff work side by side, as colleagues to perform the work that is important to their community. There are no clinical therapies or treatment-oriented programs in the Clubhouse. Members volunteer to participate as they feel ready and according to their individual interests.
A Clubhouse is first and foremost a local community center that offers people who have mental illness hope and opportunities to achieve their full potential. Much more than simply a program or a social service, a Clubhouse is most importantly a community of people who are working together to achieve a common goal.
Arrowhead Clubhouse is split up into three different units so members have an opportunity to use their skills or learn different skills in various areas:
Arrowhead members and staff work side by side in the kitchen unit, serving lunch every day. Members are involved in all aspects of the kitchen, from shopping trips to cooking, cleaning, and menu planning. Holiday feasts are always highlights. In a typical month over 600 meals will be served at the clubhouse! Food safe courses are offered occasionally to keep everyone up to date. Kitchen meetings are once a week and anyone can offer up an idea or plan to help cook their favorite meal.
There is always a lot happening in the Clerical unit. Members gain skills in basic computing, reception, meeting procedures, data entry, writing and editing the monthly newsletter, making cards for donors and birthdays, designing brochures and posters, and general administration duties.
With an amazing garden, there is always lots to do for the members and staff who love being outside and around the garden and lawn. From planting, watering and weeding to mowing the lawn and building new garden boxes. We also use a lot of produce from our garden in our lunches.
With many members completing the peer support training program, there is a big emphasis on peer support at the clubhouse. Members do hospital visits, make outreach calls and send cards as a way to support members who aren’t attending for various reasons.
Arrowhead members receive help with resumes and cover letters as well as guidance with employment preparation, interview skills and employment searches.
The clubhouse offers many social opportunities for members at the clubhouse and through monthly outings. Members really enjoy the creative writing, yoga and art courses as well as the hikes and picnics throughout the summer.
People living with mental illness often require a variety of social and medical services. Help is given to members in acquiring and keeping affordable and dignified housing, psychiatric and general medical services, government disability benefits and any other needed services.
To be eligible to become a member of the Arrowhead Clubhouse, a potential member needs their Doctor or medical professional to fill out their membership form. The form ensures that the person has a primary diagnosis of mental illness and that they are in a safe place in their recovery to come to the clubhouse community.
Tel: 604-747-4734 | Fax: 604-885-9493
PO Box 676, 5554 Inlet Ave.
Sechelt BC V0N 3A0
Hours Monday – Thursday 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Arrowhead Clubhouse is a member of Clubhouse International. We are continually working towards becoming accredited by embracing the 36 International Standards that define the clubhouse model of rehabilitation.
The standards are at the heart of the success experienced by Clubhouses around the world in helping people with mental illness stay out of hospitals while achieving social, financial, educational, and vocational goals.
Legacy Housing offers eight apartments for adults living with mental illness.
Program Contact Information
Foye Hatton, Project Lead
Location & Hours
5554 Inlet Avenue, Sechelt, BC
OPEN: Monday to Thursday, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm
CLOSED: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Additionally at this time, we are able to offer support to our members by phone 604-865-0078, by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, and via our Arrowhead Reception Facebook page - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.