Tuesday, May 23, 2017


The grand opening day was a success. We enjoyed the staff speeches, they were all great. We also enjoyed all of our visitors from Independent Center and Eastern New York Clubhouse. We had Dan Rothery, behavioral health president, and Barbi Berong, behavioral health vice president with us to celebrate along with our very own Supervisor Anna Portell and Site Director Karen Miller. We enjoyed the food and all of the different departments. We thank Steak n Shake, Qdoba, and Cici’s Pizza for providing such great food and drinks. Jack Mc was the 1st member to ride in on his bike. We had a ribbon cutting at 2pm. Members  -Lindell, Peggy, Ed, and our newest staff Bekah were able to hold the scissors for the cutting. The daily journal and BJC Today photographers were here taking pictures of the event. We look forward to seeing those printed. The day was perfect and we are excited to have our work ordered day in our new beautiful building.

Bea Young

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Art show auction live streaming

We will be streaming our art show live auction on our Friends in Action Facebook page from 6-8pm. You can bid & buy from the convenience of your your house with a glass of wine. Afterwards just stop on by the Farmingon Library to pay and pickup your purchases. Don't forget all proceeds go to charity. 

Friday, March 24, 2017

Jewelry Available at Art Show April 21st

Jewelry Available at Art Show April 21st

April 21st Farmington Library from 5-8PM

Necklaces — Bracelets
Earrings — Key chains

Made by Clubhouse members!

Custom jewelry available.

Smiles Free. Hugs available upon request!

Help us with our new building so we can help give back to the community!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Kenny O’s thoughts on Hill Day 2017 & Bill SB28

       For those of you who don’t know what Hill Day is; It’s the time of year when the Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare, behavioral health clients, staff and members of Friends in Action Clubhouse, and even the V.P of BJC Behavioral Health journey to our state capital building in Jefferson City. We make this trip to speak our voice on certain bills that come before the House of Representatives and the General Assembly. This year our main focus was to oppose SB28, “What is that?” you ask. Well SB28 is a bill that’s going to the General assembly. From what I understand this bill is going to mess with the way we have learned to live our lives and more importantly our medical and mental health needs, this bill will cause suffering for people with mental health disorders, substance abuse disorders, and children. SB28 is going to require the DFSS (Department of Social Services) to apply for a Global Waiver for MO health net which means there will be a spending cap on Medicaid. This means that people who are eligible for Medicaid services may no longer be eligible in the future. I urge everyone to call Governor Greitens office and oppose this Bill!! Because our lives matter!!

       Now for the brighter side of Hill Day, we left clubhouse around 11ish on Tuesday, the trip was awesome, lots of fun, singing, joking, and laughing. We stopped in Steeleville for lunch, we tried to leave Mike out of the fun, but he joined in anyway, that’s Mike for ya. I think the best part of the trip was when we had dinner, that’s when I realized I was with the best group of people that I have ever spent time with. That’s when I realized that clubhouse people are not only friends and staff, but we are one big family. Seeing the capitol was very cool and the folks we talked to actually listened to what we had to say. The trip in whole was by the far best and most educational one that I’ve been on. I also believe that our driver learned a good lesson as well, when one of our members got lost, we ended up searching the capitol building for him and his cell phone. (You know who you are!!)

       But for real please call the Governor’s office or send a letter to oppose SB28. Yours and my way of life depends on it. All the information you need is at the bottom of this article. Thank you for reading!

Office of Governor Eric Greitens
P.O. Box 720
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: (573) 751-3222

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Meet a new member

Name:  Ashley  G.
Favorite Movie/Music/Tv:  Aladdin, Inuyasha, Betty Boop, Popeye, Country Music, Hip Hop
Hobbies: Pokemon, Magic the Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh, Computers, Video games, bikes
Interesting fact about you: When I was young my family drove through a tornado.
Amount of time attending Clubhouse: About 3 weeks
First impression of clubhouse: I was nervous, but when I started getting used to it everything was fine. Everyone was nice.
Favorite activity at the clubhouse: Art and crafts class is what I’m most excited about getting involved in. I’ve been learning about answering phone calls at the front desk and working on the computers.
How the clubhouse is helping to change your life: I want the Clubhouse to help me get a job. The Clubhouse helps me to socialize more.
Is there anything else you want to add: I can’t wait to help to improve the Clubhouse for the best. I want to improve the fundraising department.