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COVID 19 Updates

Keeping in touch while keeping our distance!

How Magnolia Clubhouse is continuing to work as a community.

This week, 53 staff and members ‘gathered’ together for the first time as a group since Magnolia Clubhouse temporarily closed its doors to on-site work.  It was all smiles, waves, and “so nice to see everyone!” comments from all who participated.  The large turnout was both fun and a comfort to all who attended the first House meeting, which has temporarily taken on a new form through video conferencing.  

Lori D’Angelo, Ph.D., is the Executive Director, “When you’re isolated, it’s easier to slip into depression and other symptoms of mental illness increase.  The purpose of Magnolia Clubhouse is to provide community and purpose, a productive way to join in life, rather than being apart from it.  The current need for physical distancing is challenging for everyone.  Our Clubhouse community continues to have the strength of what it always provides and we are finding new ways to remain connected and productive, moving forward together.  During this difficult time, everyone is keenly aware of the need for community and purpose.”
The Clubhouse community remains open providing outreach services remotely via phone, text, email, and social media. The Clubhouse team continues to work together to support mental health and assist with challenges people may be facing with basic needs. Magnolia Clubhouse has a clinic integrating psychiatric and physical care which continues to provide services both through telemedicine and in person.


Members also stay connected by social media, sharing health and resource tips, and messages of creativity, humor, encouragement and hope. The Clubhouse community has gone virtual.  


“We are very happy to share that our community is doing well. The challenges will increase as time goes on, but it is comforting to know that our community system of care is working.  The broader international network of the Clubhouse Model is also sharing ideas across Clubhouses to stay connected with members, and to connect with each other, and we are a part of that leadership.”


"For everyone, we hope this time can bring new opportunities and a renewed appreciation for all that we share. We are here for everyone and wish you all good health, peace and hope.”

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An important message from Lori D’Angelo, Executive Director 

Dear Friends,


We are not alone. During these challenging times, we are connecting and letting everyone know that although we must keep a physical distance, we are still together. The group of people that started the Clubhouse model in 1948, coined the name for their group, “WANA”, “We Are Not Alone”, emphasizing the core of the Clubhouse Model, community.  


During this time while the Clubhouse facility is closed, the Clubhouse community remains open.  Our staff are engaging as many of our members as possible through phone calls.  We are able to continue to assess our members’ mental health and assist with challenges people may be facing with basic needs and we are providing additional resources as necessary.  We are utilizing social media and technology and sharing messages of creativity, wellness and hope. Our clinic also continues to provide services both through telemedicine and in person, as needed.


We are very happy to share that our community is doing well. The challenges will increase as time goes on, but it is comforting to know that our system of reaching out is working.  The broader international network of the Clubhouse Model is also sharing ideas across Clubhouses to stay connected with members, and to connect with each other, and we are a part of that leadership. 


For everyone, we hope this time can bring new opportunities for connection and a renewed appreciation for all that we share. We are here for everyone and wish you all good health, peace and hope.


Thank you for being a part of our community, 

Lori D’Angelo, Ph.D.Executive Director 

Linda Springer

Board Chair

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