As the world continues to deal with the current health and economic crisis, #GivingTuesdayNow was created as a global day of giving and unity. Set to take place on May 5, 2020, it is an emergency response to the enormous need for the communities and nonprofits most affected by COVID-19.
At Austin Clubhouse, we know that social connection is vital for everyone, especially those living with mental health diagnoses, and for the last ten years we have fostered this through our space at Austin Clubhouse. The necessary steps to combat the virus, social distancing and staying home, strikes at the heart of how the Clubhouse model has traditionally operated for more than 70 years.
For the safety of our members, we've closed our physical location for now. But we are committed to still being there to support all the members of our Clubhouse community in new and creative ways, every single day. The moment we were faced with closing our doors, we immediately began adapting all of our programs and how they are delivered to ensure that social distancing does not become social isolation.
Such a fundamental change to our way of life can’t be accomplished without help from our friends and neighbors. Any gift you can make today goes directly to furthering our innovative efforts to bring the power of a Clubhouse into this new reality we are all living in.
Your support in this time of great need will ensure that we are able to do this and then come back together from this, stronger than ever and ready for what's next. Thank you, be well and stay safe.