Gatehouse Observation Report

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The Gateway House is a non-profit organization that helps to serve mentally ill individuals within the community. Gateway House serves members by opening opportunities to build friendship, participate in work units, and obtain employment and education. Not only does Gatehouse have a clubhouse where members come to meet on a daily basis to participate in the programs offered, it also has several different housing buildings for members who require more assistance. The organization is located in Greenville, South Carolina less than 2 miles from the downtown area with a river walk, a park, shops and restaurants nearby. The site is not far from colleges such as Furman or Bob Jones where some of the employment opportunities for the members of the Gateway House are offered.
The Gateway House’s day to day operations are carried out both by staff and members of the clubhouse. They work together as a team to keep the house functioning lending help and encouragement where it is needed. The field instructor that I am assigned to at this location is Lauren Dean. Ms. Dean at the first interview took me on a tour of the Clubhouse. I was introduced me to several club members all of whom were
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I entered the agency from the back for the first initial interview. I was greeted by two smiling members and there appeared to be a meeting taking place. I was asked to sign in. I indicated that I had a meeting with Lauren Dean and was directed to the front desk area was I was greeted by more members. I was told Lauren was held up in a meeting and she would be out shortly. A member showed me there was seating in a small foyer near the front door. I would not technically call the area a waiting room. If I recall correctly there were two chairs and on the walls of the foyer were pictures of the housing buildings and a map of sites across the United States that have been trained in the Clubhouse

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