The Social Clubs

Six social clubs in Jerusalem provide services for mentally ill adolescents and adults, from all parts of the city. The social club provides a warm, friendly atmosphere in which members can enjoy a variety of leisure-time activities which include informal social interaction, board games, discussion groups, study groups, trips, parties and short vacations. Members take an active part in planning group activities and in decision making as to club policy.

Social Clubs for Adults

Talpiot Club

The Talpiot club, the first established of all Enosh social clubs, is situated in Enosh House. Activities take place on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons between the hours of 15.00 and 19.00. Some 40 people, between the ages of 30 and 75 take part in activities at each club meeting.

Kinneret Club

The Kinneret Club functions in the 'Lev Ha-ir' Community Center in Rechov Ohel Moshe, just behind the Mahane Yehuda market. Activities take place every Monday and Thursday between the hours of 15.00 and 19.00, 40 people aged 30 to 70 taking part each time. Once every two weeks members are taken on an outing, in addition to participating in the club's regular activities.

'Shesh and a half' Social Club for High Functioning Adults

This club caters to young people, in their thirties, who are in an advanced phase of recovery after a psychotic episode and have difficulty in regaining their place among young people of their own age. The club offers a framework where members can meet other people like themselves and enjoy interesting and challenging activities suitable for their age group and level of functioning. Activities take place in Enosh House on wednesdays between 18.00 and 21.00. In addition there is an outing every two weeks.

Social Clubs for Youth and Young Adults

'Yahad' Social Club for Young Adults

The services provided by Yahad are designed to answer the special needs of mentally ill young adults. The approach of the professional staff and the type of activities offered by the club stress support and guidance for these young people. In order to avoid a stigmatic environment, which caters just to the mentally ill, this club meets three times a week at the Beit Hakerem Community Center. Activities, which take place on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons between 16.00 and 19.00 include structured activities and unstructured social interaction between members.

'Shesh' Social Club for High Functioning Young Adults

This club caters to young people, in their twenties, who are in an advanced phase of recovery after a psychotic episode and have difficulty in regaining their place among young people of their own age. The club offers a framework where members can meet other people like themselves and enjoy interesting and challenging activities suitable for their age group and level of functioning. Activities take place in Enosh House on Mondays between 18.00 and 21.00. In addition there is an outing every two weeks.

'Ofarim' Social Club for Adolescents

A unique preventative social program for 12 to 16 year-olds, 'Ofarim' is designed especially for adolescents experiencing severe loneliness and isolation due to emotional problems. Unlike other Enosh programs, 'Ofarim is geared to youngsters at risk for mental illness. This club meets at the Philip Leon Community Center in Kiryat Hayovel every Monday and Wednesday between 16.00 and 18.30.