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Our Core Programs

Clubhouse Atlanta operates as a community where the day-to-day programming models the traditional work day. ​Members are involved in helping with maintaining the clubhouse facility, shopping for groceries, inventory planning, recipe planning and preparing lunches.

The Clubhouse Model is widely used in the United States as well as internationally.  As participants in a clubhouse, you are not a client or patient, you are a member.  The focus is on your strengths and goals, not on your mental health condition.  Work in the Clubhouse consists of an array of choices that are completely voluntary.


The Work-Ordered-Day essentially creates a sense of structure that gives purpose and gets members working towards common goals that can be used to strengthen skills that will aid in their recovery.

Volunteers serving food.

Business Unit - Responsibilities are focused on administrative/clerical services, as well as serving as ambassador for potential members.

Culinary Unit - This unit focuses on job skills training in Culinary Arts.  Members are involved in meal preparation, planning, and learning about healthy nutrition.  

Wellness Unit - This unit focuses on four points of wellness: physical; financial, social, and emotional. 

Employment Unit - This unit is the foundation of our work-ordered-day.  This unit assist members in uncovering their innate ability to maintain independence, through obtaining and sustaining meaningful employment.

Restaurant Ready

Restaurant Ready is a national program dedicated to helping people acquire basic job and life skills necessary to pursue jobs in the restaurant & hospitality industry and jumpstart a pathway to independence.  In partnership with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF), Clubhouse Atlanta is working to expand work-readiness training opportunities for people with mental health diagnosis.

Restaurant Ready covers six (6) work-ready competency areas defined by the hospitality industry.  These competencies are designed to help participants acquire the skills, discipline, and confidence to start a job and stay employed.  The program is open to Clubhouse members only.  If you have a clinically diagnosed mental health condition, a desire to work in the restaurant & hospitality industry, and are interested in the program, please email Natosha Huggins-Cupid at to become a member and enroll in the program.