The Arrowhead clubhouse is a place where people living with mental health challenges can come together to learn skills, get support and build
relationships in a safe, stigma-free environment.
The daily activity of the clubhouse is organized around staff and members working side by side
to perform the work that is important to their community. There is 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 into four 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 800 meals will be served at the clubhouse! Food Safe courses are offered yearly 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.
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.
There is a big emphasis on ‘members helping other members’ in the clubhouse. At the weekly meeting, members find new ways to support each other; hospital visits, check-ins and birthday wishes. This group also plans positive, healthy and inclusive opportunities inside and outside the clubhouse where members can support and bond with one another. This could be a Kayaking trip or a visit to the art gallery or local movie theatre.
The Art and Entertainment unit, the newest unit, is responsible for creating the monthly Arrowhead magazine called the Clubhouse Sandwich, the Arrowhead mural, and the weekly art workshops. The group, along with Creative Director (Melanie), run the weekly meeting and art program.
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 music, 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 seeking 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 1-page membership form. The form ensures that the person is living with mental health challenges and that they are in a safe place to come to the clubhouse community.
We invite everyone to come to the clubhouse, take a tour, find out more or join us for lunch. Donations can be made by mail (cheques made payable to SCCSS) or by visiting our website at: www.arrowclub.org
Tel: 604-747-4734 | Fax: 604-885-9493
PO Box 676, 5554 Inlet Ave.
Sechelt BC V0N 3A0
Hours Monday – Friday 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Arrowhead Clubhouse operates according to the International Clubhouse model. We fully embrace the 36 International Standards that define the clubhouse model of rehabilitation. These standards play a crucial role in the global success of Clubhouses, as they help individuals with mental health challenges avoid hospitalization while working towards their social, financial, educational, and vocational objectives.
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 Friday, 9.00 am to 3.30 pm
CLOSED: Saturday and Sunday
Additionally at this time, we are able to offer support to our members by phone 604-865-0471, by e-mail email@example.com, and via our Arrowhead Reception Facebook page - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.