Q/ WHAT IS SHORE HOUSE? Shore House is a registered nonprofit organization that provides community-based recovery services for adults with serious mental illnesses. Members work with each other and with staff in all aspects of the running of our Clubhouse. Our success is dependent upon the contributions and efforts of each and every member.
We are the first and only accredited Clubhouse in New Jersey.
Q. IS SHORE HOUSE A RESIDENTIAL FACILITY? A. NO. Shore House is open Monday-Friday from 9 am - 4pm.
Q. WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY "CLUBHOUSE MODEL"? The uniquely effective Clubhouse Model was, and remains, the foundation of our work. Our success at building a broad network of partnerships and collaborations has made it possible for us to expand our recovery approach and become a leader in whole-person, integrated care.
The Clubhouse model is:
An Evidence–BasedPractice for employment, quality of life, and mental health recovery
A uniquelyintegratedapproachtorecovery, combining peer support with a full array of services
Accreditation based on rigorous compliance (by Clubhouse International, the organizing/accrediting body for Clubhouses worldwide)
A decades-old,provenperson-centeredmodel – now in 340 locations in 33 countries
Q. WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF YOUR PROGRAM? Shore House has 10 years’ experience providing community-based services for adults with serious mental illnesses. The Clubhouse centers on community, relationship building and opportunities to help:
Reduce isolation and promote recovery through social support services
Improve mental and physical health through wellness education and support
Achieve your vocational goals.
Q. How do we Know the Program Works?
● PROVEN, EVIDENCE-BASED MODEL The Clubhouse model is listed in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. ● COST EFFECTIVE Shore House costs $46.34 per member per day in comparison to a hospital stay which is subsidized by the taxpayer at a cost of $700-$1000 a day. ● REDUCED HOSPITAL STAYS Those living with a mental illness have an average re-hospitalization rate of 50%. Since 2011, only 4% of Shore House members have been re-hospitalized. ● IMPROVED WELL-BEING Members report feeling a sense of appreciation, accomplishment and inspiration after spending time at Shore House. ● INCREASED EMPLOYMENT RATE 15% of individuals with a mental illness are employed nationally. 50% of Shore House members are in paid employment.
Q. CAN ANYONE BECOME A CLUBHOUSE MEMBER? A. NO. Only adults (18 years and older) with a mental illness (e.g. schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, depression, major personality disorder, etc.), is eligible for membership.
Q. HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BECOME A MEMBER? A. There is no charge for membership - it's free, voluntary and for life.
Q. DO YOU GIVE TOURS? Shore House is a very friendly place, so if you are interested in learning more about us, give us a call today at (732) 759-1595 and set up a visit. We can't wait to meet you.
Q. DOES SHORE HOUSE PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION FOR MEMBERS? A. YES!
Q. MUST I BE REFERRED BY A DOCTOR AND/OR ANOTHER MEMBER? YES. Potential members can have their psychiatrist fill out a referral form, and then fax it to our Executive Director, Susan Mazzeo. For more information, please call (732) 759-1595 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
Q: I believe in the Shore House mission. How can I help? A: There are many ways you can help! You can volunteer your time with us; tell people you know about us, like friends and family, or donate/
Q: Can people living with mental illness really be a part of the workforce? A: They absolutely can be! One in five people suffer from at least one mental illness; it could be you or someone you love. But many of these people lead successful, fulfilling lives both in the workforce and at home. Here at Shore House, we recognize that steady employment contributes to a person's sense of self-worth and a renewed sense of purpose, ultimately leading to improved outcomes for our members via job opportunities.
Q: I want to help either myself or a loved one learn more about mental illness, but I don't know where to start!
A: The National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI, is a wonderful organization with a very informative website, rich with resources to help you and/or a loved one gain a greater understanding of mental illness, as well as providing you with ways you can help yourself or others struggling with a mental disorder. The site also provides guides for crisis management, in addition to links to other hotlines and websites that can assist those suffering from mental illness. You can access all of this information and more at nami.org. Another great resource is the website of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH): https://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml.
Q: How can I stay informed on Shore House events, news, and other goings-on? A: There are many ways you can stay apprised of our latest activities! We frequently update our website, blogs, Facebook, and Twitter, so you can stay up to date!