From Isolation To Community!


Dear MCCDC and Empowerment Clubhouse community,

We are monitoring the status of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak so we can share vital information with our community and make every effort to maintain the health and safety of our members, clients, and staff. Due to the current “shelter-in-place” order for Marin County, MCCDC and Empowerment Clubhouse will not be offering in-person services until the order is lifted (expected date: April 7).

During this period, we are going to continue to provide off-site services and supports to Empowerment Clubhouse members, including:

1. Regular check-ins with all of our members via phone/text/email.

2. Delivery of meals, groceries, and necessary supplies (as available) to any member who needs them.

3. Regular reach-out calls to provide support and social connection.

4. Support accessing medical interventions when necessary.

5. Updates on best practices for promoting health and well-being during this stressful time.

As many of our members and clients are at a higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19 based on their age and physical health conditions, when we re-open we will continue to take extra precautions including:
  • Requesting that anyone with any illness symptoms refrain from attending the Clubhouse.
  • "screening" all visitors to MCCDC to limit the possibility of inviting sick people into the Clubhouse space.
  • Disinfecting all surfaces 3+ times per day.
  • Strongly encouraging frequent hand-washing with soap and water.
  • Providing daily reminders about "best-practices" for limiting the spread of germs.
  • Holding our meetings outdoors whenever possible.
  • Altering our culinary program so that a limited number of people equipped with all necessary safety gear are assigned to prepare and serve meals.
  • Canceling all group outings to heavily trafficked public places.
  • Encouraging members and staff to refrain from direct person-to-person contact and practicing "social distancing."
  • Providing daily updates to members and staff about the virus and our ongoing efforts to keep our community healthy.
  • During this time of great uncertainty, stress, and fear, we remain wholly committed to our mission of offering a safe and restorative community where individuals working toward mental health recovery become empowered through meaningful work and supportive relationships.
  • Please feel free to contact us at 415.339.2837 or email [email protected] with any questions.

    Wishing us all good health and recovery!