The drop-in centre, fondly known around town as “The Club”, is a mutual peer support environment which means that consumers come to intentionally support each other and engage in activities that will assist them in their personal recovery.
The Club is operated jointly by consumers and CMHA staff who share responsibility for opening and closing the space, cleaning, stocking supplies, making coffee, planning next month’s activities, and much more. The Club is about choice and empowerment. Consumers can decide how often they want to attend and what activities they would like to be involved in.
In order to provide the best possible support, CMHA partners with other organizations to deliver workshops or presentations at The Club on topics of interest including money management, smoking cessation, cooking skills, and many others.
While attendance at The Club is open to anyone, we ask that individuals who frequent the space register as a “member” by paying a one-time fee of $2.00 and agree to abide by a bill of rights and responsibilities for those using the space.
- To be treated in a fair and respectful way
- To be involved in deciding what goes on at The Club
- To a positive environment that encourages growth and recovery
- To treat others, including CMHA staff, in a fair and respectful way
- To provide your input and opinion about what goes on at The Club
- To use your experience to help others take steps toward growth and recovery
A monthly calendar of events (subject to change) is posted in advance and can be mailed or emailed on request. You can also view the calendar online here. The Club is open Monday to Thursday, 8:30 – 4:30; Friday 8:30 – 3:30; closed daily from 11:30 – 12:30 for lunch.
Meal Programs @ The Club:
As part of our commitment to support the basic needs of our community, we operate two meal programs out of The Club:
Take-Out Tuesdays: Every other Tuesday we offer a take-away lunch for $2.00. Pick-up only. Orders can be placed ahead of time by calling us!
Friday Breakfast: Every Friday we serve up a hearty breakfast and coffee for only $2.00. Stay for a game of crib before getting your day started!