THE KONA PARADISE CLUB IS COMMITTED TO ENDING THE STIGMA SURROUNDING MENTAL ILLNESS THROUGH EDUCATION AND INCLUSION.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own. -Benjamin Disraeli, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
At The Kona Paradise Club, well-being is at the forefront of what we’re working together towards. Our work-ordered day is designed to be a catalyst that helps community members reach their goals and fulfill their potential. Learn more about the positive impact we have and join us in bringing about positive change.
MA KA HANA KA ʻIKE.
IN WORKING, ONE LEARNS. (HAWAIIAN PROVERB)
Through over 300 local Clubhouses in more than 30 countries around the world, Clubhouse International offers people living with mental illness opportunities for friendship, employment, housing, education and access to medical and psychiatric services in a single caring and safe environment – this social and economic inclusion reverses the alarming trends of higher suicide, hospitalization and incarceration rates associated with mental illness.
If you know someone who might be suffering with mental illness or if you have been diagnosed with a mental illness, please contact us.
We prep, cook, and serve a daily lunch for $3.00. Members and staff work side by side to plan the menu, shop, prep the food and serve. For some members, this is their only hot meal of the day.
In order to avoid isolation in the community, the Clubhouse provides daily phone, email, and/or in person outreach to members.
MONTHLY SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
At The Kona Paradise Club, we know that holidays can be hard for some people, and we want our members to know they have a safe place where they are welcomed. Therefore we are open most holidays on the actual day of the holiday. We are also open one Saturday per month for social activities. Members decide what we are doing (within reason, of course) and/or where we are going.
The Kona Paradise Club is constantly working to make sure all members have, as a right of membership, employment opportunities. We have a transitional employment program (TEP), supportive employment (SE), and independent employment (IE). The desire to work is the main criteria and we offer support at every step for our working members. Give us a call if you have a mental illness and are looking for work or know of someone who may benefit from our services.
Going back to school or starting for the first time can be confusing and scary, especially when you have a disability. Let us make it easier for you. We assist with the application process, FAFSA and other financial aid, choosing an educational or vocational program, planning your schedule, taking your placement tests, and tutoring.
At Hale Aikane AKA The Kona Paradise Club, in an effort to stay socially connected while remaining physically distanced during this COVID pandemic, have initiated a virtual clubhouse. Working together with the Hilo Clubhouse, Hale ‘Oluea, we have come up with a schedule of group activities, educational classes in conjunction with the “Get Connected” Phone Program, and social recreational activities for our members to participate in virtually.
“Everything that is done in the world is done by hope”