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Our clubhouse programs support people with mental health experiences and are driven by a belief in recovery through work. Dana and his path to rediscovering meaning in his life are truly a testament to that philosophy. Tradewinds, a clubhouse of VIABILITY, provides a supportive environment for Dana and all its members so that they may increase vocational, educational, and social skills.
“VIABILITY’S TRADEWINDS CLUBHOUSE INSPIRED ME TO FINALLY FIND MEANING IN MY LIFE AGAIN BY FINDING AND KEEPING WORK”
Before coming to Tradewinds, Dana faced many obstacles in his personal and professional life that took a physical and mental toll that culminated in his eventual hospitalization. After a stressful divorce and unexpectedly losing his job; after months of staying with family and searching for new work; after dealing with depression, nightmares, and insomnia; it was at that point, someone stepped in and things began to change for Dana.
The psychiatrist that Dana was seeing suggested he join Tradewinds Clubhouse. Dana began to develop his skills by participating in clubhouse activities and trainings, working side by side with a community of supportive staff and peer members. He is now gainfully employed, working not just 1 but 3 jobs! One of those positions at Cornerstone Creations allows him to take full advantage of his artistic abilities by creating lawn statuettes.
Just like everyone else, Dana continues to face stress and difficulty in his life, but he now has work to look forward to, and a community that he can count on for ongoing support and empowerment.
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