On Tuesday, Carolyn Robinson, Christine Watkins, John Robinson, Ben Burnside and Paul Hennekes made a trip to Hope Clubhouse in Fort Myers. We really enjoyed the opportunity to see how a more established, accredited Clubhouse operates.
Hope Clubhouse of Southwest Florida incorporated in 2007 and opened its doors in 2010. Serving approximately 250 members each year, Hope Clubhouse holds a three-year accreditation with Clubhouse International. Over the years, Hope Clubhouse has built a strong employment program, as evidenced by the high number of Transitional, Supported and Independent Employment placements for its members.
We are fortunate to have clubhouse colleagues nearby in Fort Myers, and look forward to future opportunities to share experiences. We learned a lot from our visit and appreciate the warm hospitality of Hope Clubhouse members and staff.