Samaritan Behavioral Health

Cherry Street Clubhouse

A respectful, restorative environment for those who have been socially and vocationally disabled by mental illness.

Cherry Street Clubhouse (Cherry Street) is a social and recreational day program for adults living with mental illness. Cherry Street is operated by Samaritan Behavioral Health, Inc. (SBHI’S) Preble County office. Adults who attend Cherry Street are referred to as “members” as they are involved in the programming and daily activities of the clubhouse. Members are seen as valuable participants and critical to the important work in which Cherry Street is engaged.

Cherry Street provides a therapeutic and respectful environment in which members are supported in their recovery from mental illness. Cherry Street creates a community where members work to achieve their goals in a ”side-by-side” manner with staff and other members. Cherry Street guarantees its members a place to come, an opportunity to form meaningful relationships, a chance to perform work, and the opportunity to participate in social and recreational activities.

Members choose the ways in which they like to participate at Cherry Street. Members may participate in a wide variety of tasks necessary to keep Cherry Street running smoothly. They can choose to participate in different teams to fulfill their goals. The teams support the daily structure that allows members to build meaningful relationships and learn new skills while working together. The Cherry Street Teams are:

  • Culinary Team: planning, shopping, and cooking delicious meals, snacks, and desserts while maintaining a clean and safe environment
  • Clerical Team: attendance, data collection, newsletter, mailings, outreach Safety/Maintenance Team: monthly inspections of the facility and vehicles
  • Horticulture Team: grounds keeping, gardening
  • Housekeeping Team: interior maintenance, general cleaning

Members also have the opportunity to learn new skills such as cooking, gardening, and computer skills. They can participate in art activities such as sewing, knitting, crochet, art appreciation, and many other art projects. Members can develop healthy living skills such as relaxation to improve the quality of their lives.

Recreation and leisure activities are a big part of Cherry Street. Activities include trips to restaurants museums, parks, miniature golf, shopping and much, much more. Outdoor activities include corn hole, basketball and badminton.

Call for further information during normal business hours: 937-456-7338.