The Alliance for Abilities is hosting a Murder Mystery Dinner Party, on June 8, 2013, at 7 pm, at 2043 N. Broadway, in Santa Ana. Tickets are only $50 each and are by reservation only. Call (714) 542-0855 ext. 237. Apparently the tickets are on sale right now on a two for the price of one basis. Send an email to Twila Chisum at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Alliance of Abilities, the parent company of Integrity House, is committed to serving the social, vocational, and housing needs of adults with cognitive disabilities through the establishment and support of clubhouses based on the Fountain House model. alliance of Abilities is a member of the International Center for Clubhouse Development (ICCD).
Alliance of Abilities was incorporated in 1997 with the sole purpose of founding and maintaining clubhouses in partnership with people with a traumatic brain injury or developmental disability, so they can build meaningful lives with the help of a supportive community. An Alliance clubhouse is a safe place where the emphasis is on individual abilities instead of disabilities, where everyone is respected as a responsible adult whose hard work and commitment contribute to the smooth running of their clubhouse. Members and staff support each other in setting that encourages goal setting, personal responsibility, and self- determination. Alliances of Abilities first clubhouse is Integrity House which started in Fullerton, CA opening its doors on August 18, 1997 with 17 members. Integrity House then moved to Sunny Crest Dr. in Fullerton, CA in 2000. In 2005 Integrity House moved one more time to Santa Ana, CA. Then in 2009 Alliance of Abilities opened its seconded clubhouse in Signal Hill, CA called LOTUS House.
The Alliance of Abilities is committed to serving the social, vocational, and housing needs of adults with cognitive disabilities through the establishment and support of Clubhouses based on the Fountain House Model. The Alliance respects each member’s autonomy, personal goals, and individual needs and acknowledges the valuable contribution each member makes to the overall operation of their Clubhouse and the Alliance.
What is a clubhouse? The clubhouse model for rehabilitation was conceived in 1948 by Fountain House in New York City, as a community intentionally organized to support individuals living with a disability, rather than service or treatment program. The term “clubhouse” clearly communicates the message of membership and belonging. This message is at the very heart of the clubhouse way of working. The concept of membership means that an individual has both shared ownership and shared responsibility for the success of that organization. Each member is a critical part of a community engaged in important work. A clubhouse is designed to be a place where a person is not defined by a disability label. The daily work of the clubhouse community is organized and completed in a way that continuously delivers the message that the clubhouse requires the participation of its members. Members are engaged in every aspect of its operation. The skills, talents, and creative ideas of each member are needed and encouraged each day. Members get the necessary help and support that they need to achieve individual success and satisfaction.
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