Member Advisory Board (M.A.B.)
Meeting Schedule 2019-2020 every 1st Wednesday each month from 10 A.M. -11:30 A.M.
*Guest interested in attending please inquire with Program Director
The mission of the Wellness Center is to “Provide a safe and nurturing environment for each individual to achieve their vision of Recovery while promoting acceptance, dignity and social inclusion”. The goal of the Member Advisory Board is to represent The Wellness Center’s ethnically and culturally diverse membership and to ensure that the services are of high quality, accessible, culturally competent, resiliency-focused and cost-effective. It is also to ensure that the activities and groups are member driven and are embedded with a support network based on peer support. This includes, but not limited to, increasing personalized socialization, relationship building, social outings and recreational activities, providing educational opportunities, assisting in maintaining benefits, assisting in setting employment goals and encouraging integration into the community.
Some of the Functions of the “Member Advisory Board” (MAB):
Message from the M.A.B. Team:
The Member Advisory Board is a creative and energetic team devoted to the needs of the members of the Wellness Center. Each member of the team contributes in his or her own way directly to the Wellness Center’s growth and success. It is the teams hope that you will join us in being a part of the Wellness Center’s Member Advisory Board. Thank you for your consideration!
Work Units for Wellness Center West is divided in various areas designed to manage the everyday tasks associated with the operation of the wellness center. Involvement will enable a member not only to participate in activities and support groups, but to gain the feeling they are an important part of the Wellness Center. All member contribution inside the Wellness Center is done so on a voluntary basis. These activities allow members to gain work skills, stamina, creativity, confidence, and independence.
Provides Wellness Center members the opportunity to explore their vocational interests through business and office oriented tasks. Duties of the work unit include answering phones, photocopying, typing, maintaining records of daily attendance, and other clerical/secretarial work.
Building and Maintenance
Provides interested members with an opportunity to participate in the maintenance and day-to-day upkeep of the Wellness Center. Members are responsible the cleanliness of the center and in the process, learn about nutrition, kitchen safety, safe food handling, and reading food labels.
Outreach and Orientation
Provides outreach to our members and conducts tours of the program for visitors; this alternative work environment is where members strive to develop pre-vocational and vocational skills through projects and coordinating the outreach work for the Wellness Center.
Socialization and Support
Develops and presents monthly educational workshops, activities, hobby classes, and leisure activities; doing so creates a fun and secure environment for members to meet new people and enjoy each other's company.