Schrank's Clubhouse is founded by Gwen Schrank and Brittany Schrank with the mission to provide help and resources to individuals and families have suffered from a mental illness. One of their objectives is to provide awareness and prevention. Gwen suffered with anxiety and depression which led to suicide attempt in which her daughter Brittany found her. They want to help as many people as they can so that families don't have to go through what their family went through. Gwen was offered a position in San Diego at the Community Research Foundation; an organization that has multiple Clubhouses throughout San Diego County. She turned the job down to open up Clubhouse Visalia to help the community in which she lives in instead. Gwen has partnered with Clubhouse International; a organization that helps people open Clubhouses throughout US and abroad. They have over 300 Clubhouses partnered with them. It is a innovative and different way of supporting people with Mental Health Disorders.
Our Mission is: To be a community of love, understanding, and support to help those who suffer from mental illness recover and become an integral part of society.
Clubhouse Visalia's Objectives are to:
Provide a place where people with mental illness can have the support and resources to help them lead productive lives where they can thrive.
Provide a place where people participate in their own recovery process by working and socializing together in a safe and welcoming environment
Provide a place where work, education, and social activities are meaningful and helps members regain self-worth, confidence, and purpose
Reduce hospitalization, incarcerations, and homelessness due to lack of programs, support, and resources.
STOP THE STIGMA Associated with Mental Illness and REDUCE AND STOP SUICIDES