Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Brenda & Tonya Complete Two Week Clubhouse Training

Clubhouse members Brenda and Tonya recently completed two weeks of International Clubhouse training in St. Louis, MO.  The training  was in depth and covered  all aspects of the Clubhouse model. Here is an article by Brenda F. to  explain her experience with the training.

"The Independence Center members were welcoming and friendly and easy to talk to.  I had long days of going to the Independence Center and studying late in the night for the next day.  Between discussions of membership, functions of the house, work, governance, relationships, education, space, TE and etc.  I worked in the Upscale Resale shop. I sorted and priced items, typed donor letters, ran the cash register, and whatever else needed to be done.  The group discussions of six different clubhouses were informative and interesting. We took a tour of Swiss and Barnes and met the TE workers and their bosses that were very nice.  Lastly we visited two group homes where the members live independently with community space. I will talk more about my experience at the House and Standards meetings. I want everyone to know I had a great time!"

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Art Fundraiser

The Friends in Action Clubhouse currently has a wide selection of framed and un-framed art d├ęcor for sale at their center in Park Hills, Missouri. All money goes directly to the non-profit Clubhouse fundraising. The price range starts at $15 and goes up from there. Custom art can be requested by our artists and custom frames are available. All the art in this flyer is currently for sale. Please visit us online at or contact us at the Friends in Action Clubhouse at 573-431-9620 for more information on the pieces.


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Meet a new member - Cy B.

Name:  Cy B.
Hobbies: History buff, reading, walking, movie
Amount of time attending clubhouse: One Month.
Favorite Movie or Show: Requiem for a Dream, Apocalypse Now
Interesting fact about you: My name Cy comes from a movie my mother enjoyed. I’ve been sky diving twice. I’m originally from Dallas, Texas.
First impression of clubhouse: I thought it was awesome, chill environment, great people.
Favorite activity at the clubhouse: General store
How the Clubhouse is helping to change your life: Anxiety, getting out of my shell, Clubhouse seems to be helping.
Is there anything else you want to add? Iron sharpens iron.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Congratulation to Jasmine D. who graduated her DBT course

Congratulations to Jasmine D. who graduated her  Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) course.  This course was a large step in the right direction for Jasmine and  has helped her to achieve much in her life.  Jasmine has become more independent and learned coping skills from attending the class.  Jasmine has applied the skills she learned from DBT to help get and maintain a job, get her own apartment, and even meet new friends! We are glad that Jasmine achieved one of her goals and would like everyone to know that there are courses at BJC to help just about everyone. We cannot wait to see what goals Jasmine tackles next, and wish her all the best in her future decisions. If you have any questions about different courses offered at BJC simply ask a staff member or call today!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Meet a new member -- Mindy P.

Name:  Mindy P.
Favorite Movie: I’m a movie buff, but my favorite movie has to Titanic. It made me cry.
Hobbies: Reading mystery and romance, listen to new or dance music, walking at the park, my son Myles.
Interesting fact about you: I’m originally from Los Angeles California and moved to Missouri when I was four. I went to live with my aunt and uncle who raised me.
Amount of time attending clubhouse: First full day at the Clubhouse.
First impression of clubhouse: Everyone was really friendly, I liked that. This is great place to get away from home and meet new people.
Favorite activity at the clubhouse: Meeting the new members here.
How the clubhouse is helping to change your life: I want the Clubhouse to help me find a job that I can enjoy.
Is there anything else you want to add: With God all things are possible.