The Second Step Clubhouse will hold an Open House on Tuesday, May 14 from 3 to 6 p.m. to celebrate their 30th anniversary. The Clubhouse is located in the VINE Adult Community Center at 421 E Hickory Street, Mankato on the fourth floor. Attendees will be able to tour the Clubhouse and the event is free and open to the public.

Second Step Clubhouse is a Blue Earth County adult mental health community support program and resource center which believes people with mental illness have the right to reach their full potential and to have fulfilling and productive lives in the community. Second Step offers members:

  • A healthy and safe environment for members to develop skills through structured groups and social and recreational activities with an emphasis on member strengths and abilities
  • Opportunities for members to share ownership and responsibility for the day-to-day management of the Clubhouse
  • A recovery focus, which allows members to educate and empower themselves to take charge of their mental illness
  • Opportunities and support to join the worlds of friendship, family, employment, education and community

Clubhouse attendees must apply for membership and are required to meet specific eligibility criteria.