Grand Avenue Club is open to members from 8:30-4:30 Monday through Friday, 1-4 Saturday's, Sunday's, and Holidays, and from 4:30 to 6:30 for recreation on Wednesday evenings. At Grand Avenue Club, which is located in the heart of Milwaukee's commercial district, members and staff work together to do all that is necessary to keep the program going. Grand Avenue Club focuses on the principle of the "work-ordered day" and the interest, talents and capabilities of its membership. There are no clients at Grand Avenue Club, only colleagues-members and staff who publish newsletters, do data-entry and word processing, handle correspondence, prepare and serve food, maintain a lending library, manage our finances, and maintain the building.
Grand Avenue Club is a vital community offering respect, hope, and opportunity to hundreds of people who struggle with mental illness. Grand Avenue Club helps its members secure work, find suitable housing, go to school, have a place to celebrate holidays, and experience a sense of community by connecting with others. Working with quality employers, the Clubhouse develops jobs for members in the Transitional and Independent Employment Programs. One in Four adults will have some form of mental illness in their lifetime, that's nearly 15,000 people in Milwaukee County have experienced mental illness. They are our fellow citizens, co-workers, neighbors, and family members.