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How We Got Started
The Waipahu Aloha Clubhouse was established on December 1, 1997. We are one of nine Clubhouses in the state of Hawaii and one of five Clubhouses located on the island of Oahu. We have served over 800 consumers seeking mental wellness. The Waipahu Aloha Clubhouse is a unique member-driven psychiatric rehabilitation program for adults living with serious mental illness. Our members are offered a multitude of opportunities to achieve or regain the confidence and skills necessary to lead productive lives in the community. The member is a full partner in their rehabilitation and recovery, all participation in a Clubhouse is strictly on a voluntary basis.
The Waipahu Aloha Clubhouse is a comprehensive psychosocial program that offers rehabilitative services to adults seeking mental wellness. The Waipahu Aloha Clubhouse is a place where members can go to and return, provides meaningful work, gainful employment, opportunities to develop interpersonal skills, and provides a safe and supportive environment that fosters competencies needed for successful community integration.
We are a non-profit - 501c3
There are so many ways you can be a part of Waipahu Aloha Clubhouse. Your generous contribution can make a huge difference in the lives of our members. We are always looking for more people that share our vision of quality healthcare. Our non-profit is needed to subsidize the State of Hawaii funding.
BECOMING A MEMBER IS AS EASY AS 1, 2, 3!
Who can become a member? Anyone who is 18 years or older & has an Axis I Diagnosis
1 - Schedule a tour of our program-Hours of operation is Monday-Friday from 7:45am to 3:45pm
2 - Complete a Clubhouse referral form & submit the following: current TB clearance, Psychiatric Evaluation, Recovery Plan, Medication List, Insurance Card, Information Related to Legal Status (mail or hand deliver)
3 - Join us for an orientation
The Kitchen Unit is a busy unit where members and staff work side by side to plan, shop, and prepare nutritious meals on a daily basis at a low cost. We offer various food choice for breakfast, lunch and 1x/wk dinner.
The Facilities Unit is where members and staff maintain the indoors and outdoors for the Clubhouse. Task include housekeeping, grounds & maintenance, and minor repairs of equipment and building fixtures.
The Clerical Unit is where members complete the clerical tasks of the Clubhouse. The members operate office equipment, answer phones, use the computer, publish a daily and monthly newsletter, monthly calendar, bookkeeping, photocopying, shredding of documents, and many other office type of activities.
The unit has two focus: Membership and Media. The membership part of the unit places emphasis on welcoming new and returning members, students, volunteers and visitors. The media part of the unit seeks to increase the presence of our program through social media and all the while networking with community partners locally and internationally. In addition, the unit uses technology to promote program events and celebrations internally.
MEMBERSHIP & MEDIA UNIT
The CDU (Career Development Unit) assist our members in obtaining a job through job preparations such as resume making, job hunting, interview practice, skill building, etc. This unit also helps our members go back to further their education through enrolling in speciality courses or the local colleges.
CAREER DEVELOPMENT UNIT
WEDNESDAY PAU HANA
Held every Wednesday from 1:00pm-2:00pm virtual activity on zoom (during this time of COVID pandemic). Call for zoom info.
SATURDAY PAU HANA
Enjoying an activity outside in the community one Saturday of the month. (Tentatively on hold due to COVID pandemic)
HOLIDAY PAU HANA
The activity is held on the actual holiday, time TBD and activity held virtually through zoom (during this time of COVID pandemic).