Title

Employment outcomes in Massachusetts Clubhouses

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry

Date

8-4-2005

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Adult; Aged; Community-Institutional Relations; Data Collection; Employment; Employment, Supported; Female; Follow-Up Studies; *Group Homes; *Halfway Houses; Humans; Length of Stay; Male; Massachusetts; Mathematical Computing; Mental Disorders; Middle Aged; Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care); Prejudice; Rehabilitation, Vocational; Social Adjustment

Disciplines

Health Services Research | Mental and Social Health | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology

Abstract

Employment outcomes of individuals participating in 17 Massachusetts Clubhouses certified by the International Center for Clubhouse Development were examined through an annual survey. Major components of employment programs in contemporary clubhouses are identified and individual employment outcomes are described. Within contemporary practice in ICCD clubhouses in this sample, clubhouses provided a three-pronged approach to employment. Between 1998-2001, 1702 individuals worked in 2714 separate job placements, employed in Transitional (TE), Supported (SE), and Independent Employment (IE). Forty percent of members with more than one job (N = 385) participated in at least one TE. Individuals with longer memberships tended to work longer and had higher job earnings.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Psychiatr Rehabil J. 2005 Summer;29(1):25-33.

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

16075694