Advocacy & Multicultural Services: The clubhouse provides opportunities for members through advocacy to become involved with local legislators and speak out on their concerns. The clubhouse develops and maintains strong relationships with our local representatives in an effort to advocate for issues pertaining to our community. We publish a multi-cultural newsletter monthly and have meetings every other Friday at 3:00 pm. We have also developed a means to make available to our members easier access to a multitude of information concerning community supported agencies.
Audio Visual: This new aspect of the Community Resource Unit focuses on utilizing equipment for telecasting an internal video program and bringing awareness to our community. There will be endless amounts of opportunities for members’ involvement, such as filming videos editing tapes writing scripts doing commentaries and internal clubhouse announcements and events.
Educational Services: Prime Time House assists members to achieve educational aspirations from basic computer knowledge completing one’s GED to support through accessing community based adult educational opportunities. We do this by providing an in-house educational program, called PLATO staff and members tutoring one another, and collaborating with other outside educational resources.
Employment Services: As a right of membership, the clubhouse provides members with the opportunity to return to paid employment in work settings of integrity. Prime Time House assists with career development, job seeking, and maintaining one’s employment. There are three employment programs:
Transitional Employment (TE) program is a highly structured vocational rehabilitation program where a member can gain or regain skills and confidence while returning to work and community-based business and industry. TE placements are part time and include a great deal of on-the-job and off-sight support from the clubhouse. These supports include absence coverage and transportation. Placements generally last from six to nine months. Members may participate in another TE placement or move on to supported and/or independent employment.
As a part of the Supported Employment (SE) program, the clubhouse develops and maintains a relationship with the employer and assists with job-site development and training. There is no absence coverage provided. An SE position is not time-limited and may be full or part time.
Independent Employment (IE) is a clubhouse program through which members, when ready, are given assistance from the clubhouse to acquire a job of their own. There is no on sight supports at the place of business for members; all of the support is at the clubhouse.