On November 8,, 2019, the Academy joined ten other mental health Clubhouse programs in Miami for the Second Annual Florida Clubhouse Coalition (FCC) Conference. This year’s conference was hosted by Key Clubhouse of South Florida. It was a wonderful opportunity to share strategies, best practices, and future goals – not to mention plenty of fellowship – with colleagues from across the state of Florida. Regions represented included Ft. Myers, Ocala, Gainesville, Orlando, Sarasota and Lakeland.
Members and staff from the Academy were instrumental in Conference preparation as well as workshops. Our Arts & Communications Team provided lanyards, printed nametags and programs for the event. The new FCC logo was also designed by the Academy. At the Conference, John Robinson and Garrett Laue of our Multimedia Team, unveiled the new FCC website, designed and managed at the Academy. William McKeever and Rima Ghalieh discussed recent achievements and future advocacy efforts in Tallahassee.
The Academy is one of seven accredited mental health Clubhouse programs in Florida, with five additional Clubhouse programs on the track to accreditation. The vision of the FCC is to establish an accredited Clubhouse program in every one of Florida’s 67 counties!