Mental illness affects people of all ages. Luckily, there is treatment available for those battling with their illness. Yet, for some of the mentally-ill, they also have to live with their physical ailments which prevent them from working and supporting themselves. It is even worse for those living on a limited income when they can’t afford to spend a nice day with friends or purchase the basic necessities.
The Psychosocial Club functions to deliver a culturally-sensitive environment where Asian men and women, ages 18 and over, battling with mental illness are able to come together to socialize, learn and become empowered as a group of survivors. Members are battling a wide array of mental illnesses that impacts their mental, physical, and emotional health. The club serves as a free additional support system to their mental health treatment.
This club contributes to community social support to prevent members from relapse and re-hospitalization, likewise, to maintain an on-going healthy state of mind for mental health sufferers. These members on a limited income and resources must rely on public transportation to travel to our facilities to participate in our club activities so we provide partial transportation reimbursements to those in need. We also hold birthday and holiday parties, trips, and recreational activities tailored to the interests and well-being of our members.
Trip to the Metropolitan Museum
Participatory Budgeting at Sunset Park Recreation Center
Sunset Park Recreational Center Club activity