The Coast Mental Health Clubhouse provides pre-vocational and vocational opportunities for its 400 active members in a safe, inviting environment.
The Clubhouse promotes recovery through volunteering and work. Members learn work and social skills while working side by side with Employment Counselors.
- Environmental Unit teaches janitorial skills and lawn maintenance. Lawn Maintenance training is done in conjunction with the Forensics Hospital Greenhouse Horticulturalist.
- Food Service Unit provides food prep, cooking, cleaning and cashier training. From Monday to Friday a nutritious meal is served at noon for $1 to members.
- Communications Unit assists members to learn computer skills, reception duties and publishes The Coast Post. Computer training is provided by the “Working Together Project” which operates out of the VPL and funded by Service Canada.
- Once members have some skills they have opportunities to work in the Transitional Employment Program (TEP). Paid positions in the community for 6 months provide members with income, training and a job reference.