Helpful Information for Making Referrals to Center Club

Center Club serves the Department of Mental Health’s Metro Southeast Area including the following communities:  all Boston neighborhoods, Brookline, Cambridge, Somerville, Revere, Chelsea, and Winthrop.  Prospective members MUST live in these areas and have a history of a major mental illness.

Center Club is based on the Clubhouse Model in which club members and staff members work side by side as partners in the daily operation of the program and in assisting club members in working towards their individual goals which may range from learning English, to getting a job to improving over health. Individuals who want or need a staff intensive program may not feel comfortable in a Clubhouse setting.  Our membership is large and diverse with approximately 65% people of color and many of our services are provided also in Spanish.

I. Individuals being referred to Center Club from the Department of Mental Health or from DMH programs (eg CBFS, PACT) should complete Center Club’s Critical Information Needed by Center Club form, as well as the Clubhouse Request for Enrollment form.

 Download the Critical Information Form  here>>>Critical-Information-Form-October-24-2016

Download the Clubhouse Request for Enrollment Form here>>>Clubhouse-Request-for-Enrollment-Form 2014

II. Individuals being referred from private practices or private hospitals who are not DMH clients should complete the Center Club Application, the Clubhouse Request for Enrollment, and the DMH Notice of Privacy Practices forms.

Download the Center Club (DMH Clients Only) Application Form here>>>Center-Club-Application-October-10-2016

Download the Center Club (Non-DMH) Application Form here>>>Application for Center Club ( for non-DMH applicants) revised 6-16-2016

Download the Clubhouse Request for Enrollment Form here>>>Clubhouse-Request-for-Enrollment-Form 2014 

Download the DMH Notice of Privacy Practices Form here>>>Privacy Notice_DMH_1 Notice

 All completed paperwork can be returned to Doug Kull via email at

III. Prospective members will be given program literature and a member facilitated tour.  Spanish-speaking members may choose to meet with a Spanish-speaking staff member and Club member. The member’s individual goals will be explored during this initial meeting. The member will be assigned a key staff member with whom they will make an appointment to complete the Club assessment and be oriented to the units.  The assessment and orientation provide an opportunity for members to further explore their goals and needs. Each club member will work with their key staff member in developing an “Action Plan” in which they will describe their personal goals along with the steps they will take in reach them including the people/programs who will assist them. New members are also strongly encouraged to attend our Monday info sessions (2:00-3:00 pm) in which we cover different aspects of the Club such as Employment Services, Clubhouse Philosophy, and Housing Services.

The following information may assist you in deciding whether or not Center Club is the best program for a specific individual:

Membership is voluntary. Members set their own schedule and decide how to best utilize the clubhouse. Because we are a clubhouse and intentionally not staff intensive, we cannot monitor members’ whereabouts.

The club is not a drop-in center or a social club. Members attending during the day are expected to become involved in unit work.  Our work-ordered day hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm. The social program is in operation Monday through Friday from 4:00-7:00 P.M.  We are open all holidays. Although the club is not a highly structured program, members are encouraged to develop their own structure by planning a schedule, working in a unit and participating in activities of their choice (for example job interview skills, resume writing, educational tutoring, meal preparation, diversity discussion or visiting the gym). Center Club does not provide transportation. Meals cost $1.00 for members and $3.00 for guests.  We typically only have guests for special occasions. Breakfast is free for members. There may be a charge for some social activities.

  Please direct all referral and enrollment inquiries to Doug Kull at 617-788-1003 or  Doug is at Center Club Monday-Thursday from 9:30-3:30.