The Fellowship Club, Pathways’ Day Program, connects our clients with the world around them through a variety of programs designed to build confidence and competencies, connections and engagement. The Fellowship Club incorporates client involvement in day-to-day management, from food preparation and meal planning to programming. The calendar to the right illustrates the breadth of activities through which together we work to reclaim a future with possibilities for all our clients.
Every client is recognized for the unique individual that they are and as such activities are tailored to the individual as possible. Volunteers are integrated within the program as needed to expand the breadth of programming we can offer. One-on-one support, the most productive and meaningful strategy, would be limited without a volunteer team. (See Volunteering for more info.)
Engagement in the world is a top wish for most of our population and Pathways Fellowship Club supports this through an Employment Program, Community Connections Program as well as in-house Mail Service. We also advocate for continuing education, both skill-based and interest-based.
PATHWAYS MAIL SERVICE:
Considered a ‘social cooperative’ (based on the Fountain House model in NYC), our Mail Service employs roughly 15 clients who market their business to the community, participate with staff members in finding new contracts, and execute the mailing job including delivery to the post office. They also file monthly reports documenting the status of the operation. For more information or if you have a bulk mailing job we might handle, please contact Marie Michel at (203) 869-0378.
Mail Services Brochure
Pathways Fellowship Club partners with Ability Beyond Disability which provides a counselor two days a week for consultation and referral. In addition the counselor assists clients with resume preparation, interview skills and job searches.
Through our Happiness Project, the Fellowship Club identifies and profiles each client’s education background and aspirations. From these profiles, we tailor programming, whether of a group or individual nature, to foster engagement through the activities each client most enjoys.
Education is also encouraged on a more formal level through community colleges, continuing education programs, volunteer tutors, and a variety of in-house programs including music, wellness, yoga, drama, writing, tech training and art.
Recognizing that education and engagement occurs every time we interact with the world around us, the Fellowship Club sponsors regular field trips to local museums, parks, libraries, and ball parks. Fairfield County has a wealth of options including the Blue Fish in Bridgeport, the Maritime Center in Norwalk, Green Audubon, Tod’s Point, and Bruce Museum among many others. Our central location in Cos Cob enables most of our clients to access the parks, library and shops nearby.