On March 20, 2020 Pathway Clubhouse ceased regular operations due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The safety and well-being of our members, staff and visitors are our highest priority. We follow the guidance and direction from our State of Ohio, Governor DeWine, the ADAMH Board of Franklin County, and our parent agency, Concord Counseling Services.
Although our doors are not open, our hearts and minds are. Pathway responded as we always do, we stepped up and began caring for each other. We learned a lot over the last several months. We do phone out-reach, emergency assistance and linkage to services. We have two staff members in the building every day from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. so members can call in for questions or support. Also, we have to swing by to take care of our guinea pigs!
Steps to Becoming a Member:
Costs: Membership is completely free! If you would like to eat lunch at the Clubhouse, it costs $2.00 for members and $3.00 for guests. Snack bar provides a variety of food and drink options throughout the day.
Early on we started a “virtual clubhouse” with the help of a very tech-savvy member. The virtual clubhouse is going well and slowly growing. Even after we re-open, we plan on keeping it in place in some fashion.
This virtual space consists of a wide variety of online groups (currently 16 and growing) that have made it possible for members to stay in touch and socialize online when they are unable to attend the clubhouse in person. It has been especially helpful during COVID-19 times, so much so that we will be continuing the virtual clubhouse beyond being open again. If you would like more information, any staff or communications unit member can discuss it further with you!
Along the way, we have discovered something very important – a clubhouse is not a building. It is the people. The relationships. The wonderful connections that we have established. This time has also made us realize that we are more resilient than we ever knew. Many things are uncertain, but our clubhouse community together can weather the storm!