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Survivors Of Mental Illness Outreach

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Causes: Counseling, Mental Health, Mental Health Disorders

Mission: SOMI Club (Survivors of Mental Illness) provides a welcoming place for individuals living with a mental illness to participate in self-help and peer-led activities that help promote their wellness, maintain their recovery and support their re-entry into mainstream society.

Target demographics: those living with a serious mental illness

Direct beneficiaries per year: an average of 35 people per day.

Geographic areas served: Mobile, AL

Programs: breakfast and lunch, peer support, volunteerism, bus passes, art supplies for art expression, learning opportunities, creative writing and a computer lab.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Dee J.1

Advisor

Rating: 5

SOMI is the house with a heart, a drop-in center for people living with a mental illness who are in recovery. It opens at eight o'clock in the morning and closes at two in the afternoon. The hallmark of SOMI is its volunteer board. Members sign up to run SOMI each day: from kitchen duties, manning the front desk, running the store, keeping the inside and outside clean, to floaters who give volunteers a smoke or bathroom break. SOMI allows members to buy items their food stamps can't buy at fifty cents on a dollar. People receive a continental breakfast in the morning with a hot meal prepared by a great cook for their midday meal. People who attend SOMI really enjoy the camaraderie shared by all.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

SOMI club provides individuals living with mental illness a caring, compassionate, and fun environment to do activities, socialize, or just hang out! The staff and peers there are awesome. Best place on the Gulf Coast!!

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

SOMI Club is filled with warm and caring people who live with a mental illness. They offer compassion and understanding to others facing the same challenges. SOMI Club is a no-judgement zone - a place to have purpose, fun and relax!