Part of the daily work of Putnam Clubhouse involves keeping track of members. When a member has not recently attended the Clubhouse, a “reachout” telephone call or visit is made to let the member know that he or she is missed. When a member isn’t feeling well, they will be called and often visited at home or the hospital. The Clubhouse also provides home visits to potential members through the following In-Home Outreach Program.
Mental health consumers sometimes feel uncomfortable attending the Clubhouse for the first time, especially if they don’t know anyone there. During an in-home visit, Clubhouse members (current program participants) and staff will pay a fun, social call to the consumer’s home. The person visited is encouraged to attend onsite Clubhouse activities in the future. In some cases, the caregiver will be able to leave the home during the visit, allowing them a break from caregiver duties. Consumers who are already Clubhouse members may also be visited when they are unable to attend onsite programming. For more information or to schedule a visit, please contact Tamara Hunter, Putnam Clubhouse Director, at (925) 691-4276 or [email protected].