The Meeting Place Clubhouse FAQs
Who is eligible to join the Clubhouse?
Adults age 18 or older with a diagnosed mental health disorder and no history of violence (within the last year)
Where are we located?
2553 State Street, San Diego, CA 92101. Between Little Italy and Mission Hills
What public transportation is nearby?
The Meeting Place is located near the following bus lines and trolley stop:
Bus 83: Runs on the hour – .1 mile walk South
Bus 11: 1st and Laurel, runs every 15 minutes – .4 mile walk West
Middletown Trolley Stop: off of the green line – 10 minute walk South then walk East on Laurel and left onto State Street
How does someone get started?
Potential members are asked to come in for a tour of the Clubhouse and complete simple enrollment paperwork. Tours are given Monday thru Friday at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (except we do not offer tours Wednesdays at 1:30pm).
What are the Clubhouse hours of operation?
The Meeting Place is open Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
How much does it cost?
Clubhouse membership is free of charge to anyone who meets our eligibility criteria. The Meeting Place Clubhouse is funded by the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency.
Does the Clubhouse provide a pick-up and drop-off from the bus or trolley?
Yes. To request a pick-up/drop-off you must put your name on the list at the Receptionist desk at least 30 minutes prior to your requested pick-up/drop-off.
The Meeting Place does not provide a 2:45pm or 4:15pm pick-up
The pick-up/drop-off locations are:
- The Middletown Trolley Stop at the corner of Kettner and Olive St.
- The corner of First and Laurel
The pick-up/drop-off times are:
- 8:45am 12:45pm
- 9:45am 2:45pm
- 10:45am 4:15pm
Why choose The Meeting Place Clubhouse?
The Meeting Place (TMP) is California’s first Clubhouse International Accredited Clubhouse. Clubhouse Accredited Clubhouses are listed under SAMSHA as an evidenced based best practice. At The Meeting Place each individual is welcomed, wanted, needed, and expected each day and is considered a critical part of a community engaged in important work. All work of the Clubhouse is designed to help members regain self-worth, purpose and confidence.
Who staffs the Clubhouse?
Clubhouse staff members function as generalists and maintain a caseload, including managing employment placements, housing issues, and access to community supports. They also are responsible for the ongoing work of the Clubhouse and help organize and participate in social activities. Staff have diverse life experiences and backgrounds in a variety of disciplines, including psychology, social work, communications and education.
What do we offer?
The Meeting Place offers members:
a work-ordered day in which the talents and abilities of members are recognized and utilized within the Clubhouse;
participation in consensus-based decision making regarding all important matters relating to the running of the Clubhouse;
opportunities to obtain paid employment in mainstream businesses and industries through a Clubhouse-created Transitional Employment Program. In addition, members participate in Clubhouse-supported and independent programs;
assistance in accessing community-based educational resources;
opportunities for improved health and wellness through fitness and nutrition
evening/weekend social and recreational events; and
assistance in securing and sustaining safe, decent and affordable housing
How can I support The Meeting Place Clubhouse?
The Meeting Place Clubhouse gratefully accepts donations to help us improve the lives of adults diagnosed with mental health disorders. All donations are tax deductible.
Our Tax id number is 33-0473530
You can donate to The Meeting Place Clubhouse by writing a check out to The Meeting Place Clubhouse, Inc. and mailing it to 2553 State Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Or you can make an online donation by clicking the Donate button at the top of the page
Thank you for your support!