Spirit Crossing has moved to a brand-new space.
1148 E. Elizabeth Street, Fort Collins
Spirit Crossing Clubhouse is an empowering community intended to support each other in personal growth and recovery.
Since 1998, Spirit Crossing Clubhouse has helped adults work through their mental health recovery to become productive and significant contributors to Larimer County. Personal recovery and wellness goals may include:
- Obtaining or maintaining employment
- Pursuing an education
- Building positive social relationships
- Leading a productive, meaningful life
Mission: Spirit Crossing Clubhouse supports adults with behavioral health disorders as they pursue their personal, social, financial and vocational goals.
Vision: We believe one’s wellness depends upon experiencing positive work opportunities, meaningful social relationships, having one’s skills and talents needed by others and promoting independence through community involvement. The Spirit Crossing community seeks to reduce stigma of mental illness through community education and outreach programs.
Participation in the Clubhouse is voluntary. As a Clubhouse member, you will work side-by-side with Clubhouse staff in all operations of the day program to create a dynamic atmosphere that connects your recovery with the business of the Clubhouse.
Skill Building Opportunities
Known as the Work-ordered day, opportunities include:
- Administrative and clerical
- Media and publishing
- Food service and cashiering
- Horticulture and grounds keeping
- Cleaning and maintenance
- Transportation services to access the Clubhouse
Employment and Education
Supported Employment Services are offered to Clubhouse members and SummitStone Health Partners clients. Services include IPS Supported Employment methods including: job placement, consultation and support to employers, job coaching, on-the-job training, job seeking skills training, job leads, SSA benefits counseling, and post-employment support. We work with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) to give you additional supported employment resources.
Transitional Employment:Part time, entry level positions for any Clubhouse member expressing interest in returning to work. Members work on the employment position temporarily for 6 to 9 month period as an employee of the business. Regular on-site support and job coaching is provided by Clubhouse staff. Perfect for those that have never worked competitively or have a long gap in employment experience.
Part time, entry level positions for any Clubhouse member expressing interest in returning to work. Members work on the paid position temporarily for 6 to 9 month period as an employee of the business. Regular on-site support and job coaching is provided by Clubhouse staff. TE is perfect for those that have never worked competitively or have a long gap in employment experience.
The Clubhouse supports members with their educational goals including achieving a GED, college degree, vocational certification and adult enrichment. Support includes assistance with enrollment and financial aid applications, on campus peer support, and disability resource planning/advocacy, and tutoring.
Wellness and Recovery
Wellness – activities vary – Recovery is possible!
We believe in creating a change in attitude to enrich healthy lifestyles by building a balance between mind, body and spirit to reach our personal goals and to promote an atmosphere where “Mental Wellness is a Whole Body Experience.”
We do this through supporting each other through promoting healthy eating habits, weight management, self care, exercise and strength building, smoking cessation, and utilizing addictions supports, all while connecting to the community and making friends.
Spirit Crossing believes recovery is constant and different for each person seeking to work on personal growth, be productive, and have positive social relationships.
Wellness programming includes mental health advocacy activities and peer to peer support. A curriculum focused Wellness Club is offered weekly covering a variety of wellness topics. The Clubhouse has adopted the SAMHSA 8 Dimensions of Wellness (https://www.samhsa.gov/wellness-initiative/eight-dimensions-wellness ) to support members to focus on holistic, healthy lifestyles.
- Nutrition and gardening
- Physical exercise
- Healthy Lifestyle and daily living skill education
Clubhouse staff are available for regular case management support, consultation and monitoring of mental health, medication education, addictions recovery, personal care, and independent living.
Evening/weekend activities give opportunity for members to connect with peers and establish health work/life balance. A variety of social and recreational activities are planned monthly to include community outings, in-house dinners and celebrations. The Clubhouse celebrates all major holidays on the actual calendar day.
Community Volunteer Opportunities
An understanding of the Clubhouse Model is desired. Confidentiality Statement, Background Check and Drug Testing Required.
- Community Advisory Council: two-year term
- Tutoring members in supported education or in-house education programs
- Guest speakers for Wellness Club activities
Make a Difference and Help
Support the Clubhouse.
1148 E. Elizabeth St.
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Thursday evening and
one Saturday per month.
Spirit Crossing Clubhouse is an accredited member of Clubhouse International, a worldwide network of more than 300 Clubhouses in 30 countries following the evidenced-based practices of the Clubhouse Model of Rehabilitation
For more information about Spirit Crossing Clubhouse, call Director Natalie Brown at (970) 493-4053 or email firstname.lastname@example.org