The Florida Mental Health Clubhouse movement is expanding. We were pleased to welcome Leda Pérez, José Torres and Diana Williams from the Ora Clubhouse in Ocala, who made the three-hour trip to Sarasota recently. They spent the day working in our teams, sharing ideas and discussing plans for their new endeavor. Diana enjoyed our Multimedia Team, José kept busy in Culinary, and Leda worked in our Business & Technology Team. The Ora Clubhouse will become the twelfth Clubhouse program in the state of Florida.
The Ora Clubhouse is a new initiative through NAMI of Marion County. Our guests Leda, José and Diana are an inspired group, filled with the excitement of starting a new program. Their Clubhouse will provide adults pursuing mental health recovery with opportunities for friendship, skill development and employment. We wish them the best, and look forward to following their progress in Ocala. We hope to return the visit to the Ora Clubhouse once they are up and running, and fully functional.