Our Program

The Gateway Clubhouse is a work-ordered program for adults with brain injuries. It is a member-driven program that provides individuals with meaningful and purposeful work tasks that assist in the operations and running of the Clubhouse, while promoting inclusion, productivity, equality, and acceptance. Membership is voluntary, and focus is placed on individuals’ abilities and strengths.

Gateway Clubhouse is organized into two work units: Administrative Unit and Maintenance Unit. Members select a ‘home unit’ for each day of their attendance and work together with other members and staff to accomplish the tasks of that unit. The addition of a Café Unit to prepare and serve daily lunches is a Clubhouse goal for the near future.

In addition to the work units, members are involved in community volunteering, such as "Meals on Wheels", and work together to plan monthly social outings. Member’s personal goals are incorporated into Clubhouse participation and are collaboratively and routinely evaluated by the member and Gateway staff.

The Clubhouse encourages community re-entry, the building of social relationships, and the development of skills to increase independence and quality of life.


The Gateway Clubhouse started in December of 2010 with four members and has steadily grown to a diverse, talented and energetic group of members.

Click here to Meet our Members.


To qualify for membership, applicants must:

  • have a documented brain injury
  • be at least 18 years old
  • be independent in self care and mobility or accompanied by a personal attendant
  • be able to participate with limited supervision while at the clubhouse
  • be free from any significant behaviors or issues which may pose a threat to the health or safety of the clubhouse or its members (ex. TB, uncontrolled violence, etc.)
  • desire to participate in productive activity and work with peers toward a common goal.

If you are interested in becoming a member, you should call 919-662-0940 to arrange a tour to learn more about the program and to meet the members.

Click here to learn more about becoming a member

Click here to view and print our Membership Application

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Daily Schedule

Typical Daily Schedule:

9:00 – 9:30 Social Time
9:30 – 10:00 Morning Meeting
10:00 – 11:45 Unit Work and Goal Documentation
11:45 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 2:00 Volunteer or Unit Work
2:00 – 3:00 Group Activity

Daily schedule also includes operation of the snack bar and conducting tours to prospective members and visitors. Schedule can change due to social activities, volunteer experiences, and community and fundraising events.

Click here to learn more about the Administrative and Maintenance Work Units