EVERYONE KNOWS SOMEONE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS
Grand Avenue Club successfully helps people experiencing mental illness
achieve recovery through work, education, and community life.
Members & Staff work side-by-side to manage all the operations of Grand Avenue Club.
Membership is voluntary and available to all Milwaukee County adults with mental illness.
Open 365 days a year
Serves 450 members annually
What makes us unique:
The expectation that members can be productive and contribute to the community.
The assumption that our community needs and values our members.
The idea that when members work, go to school, vote, take an interest in social issues, and participate in cultural and recreational life, they take their rightful place in society.
Mental illness is common everywhere in the world, with one person in every fourth or fifth household struggling with the disabling symptoms of mental illness, loss of confidence, and isolation.
Grand Avenue Club (GAC) offers adults who experience mental illnesses an array of opportunities 365 days a year. Program participants are members of a community with a place to come, meaningful work, and meaningful relationships. GAC members work alongside a small but dedicated staff to run GAC and are involved in every aspect of work.