Club House Program - Opportunity Center
What is the Opportunity Center?
The Opportunity Center is a Clubhouse or group experience for adults with serious mental health issues that provides skill development and training in areas such as:
- community involvement
- emotional adjustment
- psychiatric stability, and
- adult daily living.
Services are designed to help members gain control of the debilitating aspects of their illness. Members learn to achieve personal, community, and social competencies, and to establish support systems in their lives. The program is community-based. Voluntary participation encourages members to more fully participate in the Clubhouse.
Who can benefit from the Opportunity Center services?
The Opportunity Center can help adult residents of Bay County who have serious mental illnesses. Members must have individual goals that can be achieved in a supportive and structured setting. They must be able to participate in, and benefit from, the activities planned to support the Clubhouse and its members. Activities may include transitional community-based employment, computer training, meal preparation, money management, clerical tasks, or general social ability.
How does the Opportunity Center help an individual?
A Program Manager supports an individual to more fully participate in his or her community. A person-centered treatment approach is used to help identify an individual's strengths, dreams, goals and desires. Staff and members work together to build self-confidence, increase independence, improve individual skills, and create opportunities for personal growth. Together they also try to accomplish the individual and team activities that are necessary for the development, support and maintenance of the Clubhouse.
How can you access the Opportunity Center services?
You may contact the Program Manager directly by calling (989) 895-9080 or you may request more information by contacting Bay-Arenac Behavioral Health at (989) 895-2300.