Mental illness is common everywhere in the world, with one person in every fourth or fifth household struggling with the symptoms of mental illness and the loss of confidence and isolation that often accompany it.
Grand Avenue Club (GAC) offers adults who experience mental illness an array of opportunities 365 days a year. Program participants are “members” of a community with a place to come, meaningful work, and meaningful relationships. GAC members work alongside a small but dedicated staff to actually run GAC and are involved in every aspect of the work.
What makes us unique:
The expectation that members can be productive and contribute to the community.
The assumption that the community needs and values them.
The idea that when members work, go to school, vote, take an interest in social issues, and participate in cultural and recreational life, they take their rightful place in society.