As we commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a day dedicated to honoring the legacy of a visionary leader who fought for equality and justice, it is essential to reflect on the progress we’ve made as a society in promoting inclusivity and uplifting marginalized communities.
Clubhouse’s doors were closed for a day of reflection and remembrance to honor the extraordinary legacy of Dr. King. Today, we shine a spotlight on the Bridgeways Clubhouse Program, embodying values that align with Dr. King’s dream of a united, empowered, and compassionate community.
Our Marysville Clubhouse offers community members with mental health challenges a place of community and purpose. Our program additionally provides opportunities to learn meaningful work skills, gain employment, and access safe housing – without discrimination.
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
We recognize that injustice can manifest in various forms. Clubhouse members often confront injustice on a daily basis, stemming from societal stigmas surrounding mental health concerns or homelessness. Bridgeways’ Marysville Clubhouse becomes a sanctuary, offering a haven of support, understanding, and empowerment. We do this through a unique work-ordered day, where members take charge of their circumstances while gaining valuable work experience.
Clubhouse International describes the work ordered day as a structure where, “Members and staff work side by side as colleagues to perform the work that is important to their community. Instead of traditional talk therapy, members and staff share responsibility for running every aspect of the Clubhouse. By sharing responsibility for critical work, members and staff build relationships focused on each other’s strengths and gifts, rather than weaknesses and liabilities.”
Bridging the Gap
By adopting a “work-ordered” day model, Bridgeways emphasizes the strengths of its members, steering away from stigmatization and focusing on the positive aspects of individual capabilities.
The injustices faced by members are not isolated. By acknowledging the unique struggles of those grappling with homelessness, mental health concerns, or the threat of incarceration, we take a step towards creating a more just and compassionate society. Bridgeways Clubhouse reinforces the belief that justice and equality should be universal, touching every life, regardless of circumstance.
A Day in the Life
Members of the Bridgeways Clubhouse Program engage in a structured set of daily tasks, ranging from meal preparation to clubhouse maintenance. This intentional approach to rehabilitation is designed not only to address mental health concerns but also to instill confidence, independence, self-esteem, and essential workplace skills. Each day becomes an opportunity for members to create meaning and a sense of community, fostering an environment of support and understanding.
Clubhouse Doors Open To Anyone
The Bridgeways Clubhouse location is located in Marysville, WA.
At Bridgeways Clubhouse, the commitment to inclusivity and equality extends beyond addressing mental health concerns. The Clubhouse’s doors are open to everyone, regardless of skin color, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or any other identifier. We believe everyone deserves a safe and welcoming space for growth and community. The Clubhouse proudly fosters an environment free from discrimination. In embodying the principles of Martin Luther King Jr., Bridgeways is dedicated to creating a beloved community where all individuals can participate and belong, irrespective of their background or identity.
A Life of Dignity
By facilitating growth, independence, and a sense of community, the program embodies the spirit of Dr. King’s vision, recognizing the inherent dignity and worth of every individual. Through our work, Bridgeways seeks to break down barriers and provide a pathway for individuals to re-enter the workplace with newfound strength and resilience.
Bridgeways Clubhouse is a testament to the power of community, compassion, and empowerment. By recognizing the strengths within ourselves and others, we take a step closer to realizing Dr. King’s dream of a beloved community where everyone is valued and supported. Bridgeways stands as a living embodiment of the transformative change that can occur when a community comes together to build bridges towards a brighter, more inclusive future.
Are you in need of help or know someone who needs our help? Come visit us at 4716 61st St NE, Marysville, Washington 9827.
You may also reach the Clubhouse through email@example.com or through the toll-free number 1-855-513-8213.