Mental Health Community Centers, Prospect House
MHCCI is is a local nonprofit that helps adults managing mental health. We are in need of a volunteer to help the drop-in center with one on one interactions with members in our kitchen with cooking skills, including proper utensil etiquette; how to make basic meals, etc., for about an hour per week. You can be as creative as you want! You will be part of a support team providing opportunities for members to increase their quality of life.
About Mental Health Community Centers, Prospect House
240B S TUTTLE AVE, SARASOTA, FL 34237, US
MHCC provides a safe environment, promoting wellness, for individuals managing mental health.
MHCC provides opportunities to enhance emotional health through situation-solution discussions and support groups, goal setting and performance sessions, a friendly caring atmosphere, and social activities to assist in problem-solving. We also offer vocational and educational training opportunities such as computer training, cooking, nutrition, creative arts, self-esteem building activities, independent living skills, etc. Social and recreational activities offered include beach/picnic outings, theater, library, physical fitness, sporting events, bowling, visits to local attractions.
At MHCC, peers support one another in reciprocal relationships. Peers have "been there, done that" and can relate to others who are now in a similar situation. Research has shown that peer-run self-help groups yield improvement in psychiatric symptoms resulting in decreased hospitalization, larger social support networks and enhanced esteem and social functioning.