The purpose of this coalition is to establish and enhance accredited Clubhouses across the state of Ohio. We intend to pursue and accomplish the following goals:

1. Identify communities that will benefit from the Clubhouse Model and assist in the development of Accredited Clubhouses. Enhance awareness of the needs within the mental health community and provide education on how the Clubhouse Model helps to fill critical gaps missing in our current healthcare system.

2. Reduce stigma for those living with mental illness. We want to ensure that the entirety of our Clubhouse Community is viewed with dignity and respect.

3. Continue to work in collaboration with agencies at the state and local level to ensure there are opportunities for our members to gain and maintain employment or further education. Develop relationships with employers across the state of Ohio to improve Transitional Employment opportunities for individuals living with mental illness.